Archive for April 10, 2009

Whether this is a story about an unfortunate typo, a case of someone using big words without knowing the meaning or keeping angst all bottled up, this is yet another story in a series of giggles against the Mormon church.

Thousands of issues of Brigham Young University’s student newspaper were pulled from newsstands because a front-page photo caption misidentified leaders of the Mormon church as apostates instead of apostles.


For those not in the know, like our fun-loving, collegiate, fat-fingered student, an apostate is someone who has forsaken religion… you know, sort of like cult leaders who surreptitiously portray a walk with God while wishing to go to another planet and have heavenly fun babies.

Ironic, the name of the BYU student newspaper is “The Daily Universe.” Nice.

The paper noted in the BYU rag was about the “Quorum of the Twelve Apostles,” which is a governing body in the LDS Wonder World. Evidently – as the legend goes –  she hit F7, spellcheck recommended the unfortunate flub and he accepted.

The typo was an honest mistake, said Carri Jenkins, spokeswoman for church-owned BYU. She said most of the 18,000 copies of the student paper were retrieved Monday morning and replaced with 10,000 corrected copies later in the day. “This is extremely rare,” she said. “The focus today has been how and why the error occurred and what we can do to make sure that this does not happen again.”

spell-check-its-impotentSo, most of the papers were retrieved?! What did the Mormons do? Saddle up in SWAT gear and go from classroom to classroom packing heat looking for the renegade papers?

I’d love to see them throw some of that Prop 8 money on eBay for the rest… because that is definitely where they are going.

And I suppose the IT department of BYU are a united front to rid their precious university of the demonic Microsoft spellchecks. One dusky-hued evening, a bunch of dorks with pocket protectors and sacred Fruit of the Looms scurry to the computer labs and hack into the systems to remove all words that are considered anti-Mormon.

And while the nerd patrol is on a roll, they may want to suit up and visit the Psychology lab and beat the crap out of all those pesk Freudians who perpertrate their superego thinking, which probably doesn’t coincide with the Pearl of Great Price.

Hey, BYU? Big Brother called, and he really wants his computer back. He went to Mac, but the F7 key isn’t working that great.