As much as we try, none of us are perfect.  Some tend to make more mistakes than others – or at least some people are more willing to point out others mistakes more often than they are willing to point out their own… Regardless, when mistakes are made, corrections often follow, and the corrections section of the New York Times has one that makes me smile.


An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in “The Hobbit”; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins’s sword was called Sting.)

via New York Times

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. litanyofthieves
    May 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    Either way, R.A. Dickey was…..

    One of us! One of us! One of us! HEHEHEHEHEHEHE!

  2. Robbie
    May 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm — Reply

    Hmmm, I wonder if it glows when Yankees are close?

  3. lordrandy
    May 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm — Reply

    nice one Robbie!

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