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November 4, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Washingto Nationals beanie bear

Beanie_bear_1Nathaniel Kennedy writes:

The new baseball team in Washington DC is called the Nationals... So check out this bear toy in their gift shop.

Where is the "n" in Washington?

This is broken!


Yay, first again.

But I didn't see the typo the first time...

Now I get it

Posted by: Kip at November 4, 2005 01:13 AM

The most recent photos on this site (this teddy bear and the ATM receipt) are coming out unusually blurry (as of this writing).

Posted by: Joshua at November 4, 2005 02:30 AM

Broken. but when you are paying as little as that what do you want? Cheap Crap from China

Posted by: Ron at November 4, 2005 04:05 AM

absolutely broken. nothing to argue about here.

Joshua... mine is blurry too, but is okay when i click to enlarge the picture.

Posted by: Pal at November 4, 2005 08:11 AM

I wonder if this is not a design, but a production error. There looks like there is room reserved for the "n". So I would expect that the problem is that it didn't get put on this particular one. The real broken here is probably quality control.

Of course using a defective unit in the shoot for a product advertisement is really really broken. In fact normally one would provide only the best for this purpose. I used to volunteer with a program to provide meals to the poor. Normally this would be what you expect, but there were times that everyone ate stuff that you would pay big bucks for. I cna remember an entire week of grilled seafood for everyone. The reason --- a national chain was using a company in town for an advertising campaign. They had flown in their top cooks, and setup a huge kitchen. For wach tiem they cooked hundreds of servings of it. Then the producers chose only the best, and we picked up and served the rest.

If a food chain can do this, why can't these guys at least picture a bear with all the letters ;-)

Posted by: Ray Stevens at November 4, 2005 09:06 AM

yay! collectors item!

very broken. whoever didnt notice that before selling it is retarded.

Posted by: yoyo at November 4, 2005 09:07 AM

"whoever didnt notice that before selling it is retarded."

Who sez they didn't notice? ;-)

Posted by: DaveC426913 at November 4, 2005 09:46 AM

MH- If you're going to block threads that become political, then why have political ads? One or the other, MH.

Posted by: Bob at November 4, 2005 10:29 AM

I see in this T. Bear a metaphor for the team's season: they were in first place at the All-Star Break, but faded in the second half and finished last in their division with a .500 record. The team started with a Wallop, but ended with a No Show.

Posted by: Sean at November 4, 2005 11:24 AM

Washi gto atio als!

Posted by: Fuzzy at November 4, 2005 04:10 PM

Ist amlsot lkie wehn poelpe wirte lkie tihs, wilhe kpeenig the frist and lsat ltter fo the wrod the smae, teh wrod can sitll be raed. Taht's why Kip ddin't ctach it the frist tmie. :)

Posted by: my nmae is mdud at November 4, 2005 05:55 PM

The 'N' has moved and is now on top the first letter of "Nationals" ;-)

Posted by: name at November 4, 2005 07:01 PM


This is broken indeed.

But what is also broken is that the "remember personal info?" box doesn't do its job at all.

Please fix it!

Posted by: Sido at November 4, 2005 07:44 PM

mabye they thought they only needed one "N" as if the wanted to sat: Washingtonationals

Posted by: ben at November 5, 2005 07:24 PM

mabye they thought they only needed one "N" as if the wanted to say: Washingtonationals

Posted by: ben at November 5, 2005 07:24 PM

Well, our team sucks, what do ya expect? The underpaid taiwanese workers probably care about as much about the spelling of our names as BoSox fan about care.... about the Nats.

Posted by: Mike at November 6, 2005 09:57 PM

"remember personal info" only works until cookies are deleted. The site doesn't remember you (how could it? you likely have a different ip add every login) it plants a note on your cpu and retrieves it when you come back. So officially NOT broken, just uninformed user.

"Arguing on the internet is like the special olympics...even if you win, you're still retarded."

Posted by: Dan at November 7, 2005 07:16 PM

But Dan. On other web sites requiring cookies I have no problems. Here I hit "Post" and my personal info dissapears.

Posted by: Sean P at November 8, 2005 11:31 AM

I'm surprised there's not a slurry of people screaming that this is Photoshopped. Given that there's a perfect-sized space in the badge for the letter N, while I'm making no absolute claims, I think doctoring is a distinct possibility.

.. Having taken a much closer (600% zoom) look at the image... If it was Photoshopped, it was a good job..but I'm still not convinced..

Posted by: Brian at November 8, 2005 11:35 AM

The washin' gto nationals rock!

Posted by: yo mama at November 11, 2005 08:26 AM

Not photoshopped. Check out the link (which brings you to the MLB store Web page). I think it is authentic.

Broken Bear

Posted by: Andre at November 19, 2005 09:52 PM

So the team turns out to be not so good. What did they expect? The Montreal Expos (who were moved to Washington) have been really bad for quite some time now.

You buy a bad team, you get a good team. Moving them from Canada to the US isn't going to suddenly turn them into superstars ;)

Posted by: Adam at December 1, 2005 12:50 PM

This is not "Broken". This is a "Collector's Item".

Posted by: Jeff at December 1, 2005 03:59 PM

sry guys... after analyzing this pic, the 'N' is erased with photoshop.

:D yay i bust fakes again

Posted by: Pyro at January 5, 2006 03:44 PM

Rofl, and I thought it was real. Guys, he's telling the truth- turn up the contrast and you'll see that right where the N should go the lighting is inverted.

Posted by: Eric at February 21, 2006 06:38 PM

*squints* I think it was edited. I did a double take when I thought I saw a faint black square where the N should be. Maybe the N was removed on purpose so the picture wouldn't violate any copywrite laws?

Posted by: RC at May 7, 2006 08:45 PM

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