Glory Oys? Oops: NY Times article on ‘Bruce Springstein’ sparks hilarity

No, for real. The New York Times wrote an article in which they referred to singer Bruce Springsteen and “Bruce Springstein.”

MT @jeffreygoldberg NYTimes: “….misspelled the singer’s surname…He is Bruce Springsteen, not Springstein.”

— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) November 8, 2012

Worse, they did it a number of times. A screenshot from the updated The New York Times article:

Perhaps the New York Times writer was just so horrified by Springsteen’s creepy ode to Obama that he invented a new singer?

Hilarity, of course, swiftly ensued.

Oy RT @jeffreygoldberg: NYT “An earlier version of this article misspelled the singer’s surname. He is Bruce Springsteen, not Springstein.”

— Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) November 8, 2012

amazing MT @jeffreygoldberg: NYTimes correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled the surname…. Springsteen, not Springstein.

— Alex Callahan (@AlexCallahan) November 8, 2012

@jeffreygoldberg #LesserKnownJews

— William D. Adler (@williamadler78) November 8, 2012

Man, how amazing would Bruce Springstein be? (See last RT)

— Mike F. (@frizz) November 8, 2012

Bruce Springstein performed my son’s Bris. It was epic.

— AHT (@HoagieHaus) November 8, 2012

I’m pretty sure Bruce Springstein was my dentist when I was a kid.

— Chris Heller (@c_heller) November 8, 2012

@jeffreygoldberg NYTimes: An earlier version of this article misspelled mad scientists surname. He is Dr. FrankenSHTEEN, not FrankenSTINE.

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) November 8, 2012

@chris_moody @jeffreygoldberg Saw Springstein in the Catskills last summer. Amazing. 3hr show, 5-8pm. Buffet merely adequate.

— Don Wood (@thatdonwood) November 8, 2012

@jeffreygoldberg I’ve seen that same mistake occur alot recently. #Borntoschlep.

— Bob Harper (@GenesisPOrridge) November 8, 2012

@dylanbyers Some guy in South Williamsburg named Bruce Springstein is shaking his fist in the air as we speak.

— Will Levith (@Mediawill) November 8, 2012

@jeffreygoldberg – someone should set up an @springstein account.

— John A Gans Jr (@johngansjr) November 8, 2012

Heh. More, please.

Update: And, the hilarity continues. Now with more hashtag. Enter: #BruceSpringsteinSongs

Born in the U.S.A. (But I Have Dual Loyalties) #BruceSpringsteinSongs

— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) November 8, 2012

#BruceSpringsteinSongs is the best thing to happen to Jewish music since someone put the Four Questions to music.

— Aaron Connelly (@ConnellyAL) November 8, 2012

#BruceSpringsteinSongs Don’t Dance in the Dark, You Could Put an Eye Out

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) November 8, 2012

#BruceSpringsteinSongs Ha’atzmaut Day

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) November 8, 2012

Oy Vey, I’m On Fire. #BruceSpringsteinSongs

— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) November 8, 2012

Schvitzing in the Dark #BruceSpringsteinSongs cc @joshgreenman

— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) November 8, 2012

Does this Bus Stop at *2nd Street? What??? Speak up I can’t hear you. #BruceSpringsteinSongs

— Jod(@jodmentum) November 8, 2012

#BruceSpringsteinSongs Open All Night Except on Friday

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) November 8, 2012

#BruceSpringsteinSongs 10th Avenue Is Freezing Out So Wear Your Coat and Hat!

— Jay Caruso (@jaycaruso) November 8, 2012

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