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

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.

Heh. More, please.

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

  • TocksNedlog

    “Baby we were born to wander the desert!”

  • TocksNedlog

    It’s hard to be a tsadek in the city.

    • SpinMeNot

      brother, stop, you are killing me … I can’t take it … I need a new keyboard now …

  • TocksNedlog

    They WISH it was “Bruce Springstein”.

    Instead, they’re stuck with Neil Diamond. Oy!

  • poljunkie♪

    I just call him the poser.

    Sometimes I call him the adulterer. Since he cheated on his first wife and left her.

    Either way, when his song comes on the radio, I turn the station.

    • lillymckim

      You can add doesn’t pay his fair share of taxes either just ask his neighbors

  • nc

    I’m sorry, maybe it’s me. I just don’t get him.

  • KansasGirl

    Does that mean he’s a schmuck?

  • lainer51

    what a coincidence, my rabbi Bruce Springstein was quite taken aback, and only somewhat flattered…

  • littleones

    a mensch?

  • teapartydoc

    Bruce Springstein is a mohel. He’s got some skin in the game.

    • SpinMeNot

      I am in awe of your wit, that is brilliant.

  • SpinMeNot


    Oh, wait, sorry, no, that should read …

    In other news, the NYT gets something else wrong …

    Wow, the copy editor should be proud of the fine job he is doing.

    *yawn* wanders off to find a cup of joe …