Correction of the Year
I know it’s bad mojo to point these things out, but still, this correction that ran in today’s Globe is spectacular.
Correction: Because of a reporting error, a story about wrestler Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake in yesterday’s Living/Arts section misidentified the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.
Here’s the offending paragraph:
After his wrestling career began dwindling in the 1990s, Leslie bounced between jobs for a while before settling at the Metro Boston Transit Authority. ‘‘I was stuck in a tollboth in Chinatown with the prostitutes and the bums and the rats,’’ he says. ‘‘You cannot imagine the filth I had to endure.’’ He lived in his father-in-law’s attic to save money, he says, and hated the MBTA.
Youch. When I edited the Weekly Dig, we once suggested MBTA stood for “Mishaps, Brutality, Tardiness and Arrears.” The second part may be debatable now (for non-Orange Line riders), but I think the rest still holds.
UPDATE: Turns out a lot of people think MBTA stands for Metro Boston Transit Authority — including Harvard!