Three screw-ups
March 20, 2008 1:23 PM   Subscribe

"Now when I screw up, people from all over Charlotte mindlessly come to Belk looking for Magic Johnson." Thee entertaining screw-ups from author and sports columnist Joe Posnanski. posted by whir (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It actually took me a few minutes to figure out how *spoiler* ceremoniously screwed *spoiler* could be anything other than something sexual.
posted by drezdn at 1:30 PM on March 20, 2008

Man, if there are two things I'm specifically not known for, I reckon they'd be my fancy passing and my winning personality.
posted by Wolfdog at 1:38 PM on March 20, 2008

This is a pretty good post, by the way.
posted by Wolfdog at 1:40 PM on March 20, 2008

Thee entertaining screw-ups

great band name right there.
posted by dubold at 1:44 PM on March 20, 2008 [3 favorites]

Loved this. I spent much of today fretting over a screw-up of my own; I think I can put it in perspective now.
posted by Epenthesis at 2:18 PM on March 20, 2008

Other band names from this post:

  • anything other than something sexual
  • ceremoniously screwed
  • specifically not known
  • my fancy passing
  • winning personality
  • fretting over
  • I think I can
  • perspective now
  • Thee entertaining

  • posted by blue_beetle at 2:23 PM on March 20, 2008

    I would have thought that Belk would have been thrilled with all the extra traffic from people showing up to see Majic Johnson and sticking around to shop when they found out they were there on the wrong day.
    posted by Pollomacho at 2:25 PM on March 20, 2008

    Screw-up 2: Shaq

    This is a much simpler screw-up. I was working in Augusta, and I decided it would be fun to writing a fishing column.

    FUN TO WRITING? Looks like we have professional screw-up #4! LOL!
    posted by mullacc at 2:31 PM on March 20, 2008

    Fun article. Love that first story of first-day-on-job bafflement.
    posted by LobsterMitten at 3:11 PM on March 20, 2008

    I've never read the word "Belk" so many times in succession. Or ever before.
    posted by anazgnos at 3:31 PM on March 20, 2008

    The comments are priceless.
    posted by eritain at 3:53 PM on March 20, 2008

    Very funny. I love this quote: "Well, that’s the problem with screw-ups … you never know what to wear."
    posted by ClaudiaCenter at 6:58 PM on March 20, 2008

    I don't see the problem; I'd certainly go to a game if people were ceremonially screwing in the front row.
    posted by flatluigi at 10:45 PM on March 20, 2008

    But it's not ceremonially, it's ceremoniously -- so it's a lot of "oh my good sir, beg pardon but may I have the pleasure of gettin it on with you this day?" and "tis the height of impertinence but won't you allow me to suggest that your knee is in the way, preventing our unhindered congress?" etc.
    Not hot.
    posted by LobsterMitten at 12:23 AM on March 21, 2008

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