SEPTA Philadelphia Beer Week Day Pass screwup

This past Sunday I posted about the SEPTA Philadelphia Beer Week Day Pass, and how awesome it will be for railfans. Well it seems the pass had a big error, one that slipped by me and almost everyone else. Except for Brad Maule of phillyskyline.com. He noticed that the background image on the pass was of the New York City skyline, and not the Philadelphia skyline.

Hilarity ensued.

A spokesperson for Beer Week went as far as to try to convince a Metro reporter yesterday that the image was of Philadelphia and that it featured City Hall.

“Until we talk to the graphic artist, I’m not going to be able to tell for sure,” said Jerri Williams. “I don’t really recognize [anything] in the background.”

Wow.

Read all about it on Brad’s website from the link above. (He doesn’t have permalinks to individual posts so you’ll just have to scroll down until you find it.)

Here’s the incorrect pass:

SEPTA Philly Beer Week 2009 pass

SEPTA Philly Beer Week 2009 pass

And here’s the corrected pass:

**corrected** SEPTA Philly Beer Week 2009 day pass

**corrected** SEPTA Philly Beer Week 2009 day pass

But the fun doesn’t have to end there. In an article on the subject by MSNBC, while referring to the incorrect pass, a claim is made that “You can clearly see the Empire State Building in the background.” Really, now. Because I clearly don’t see the Empire State Building anywhere in that photo. In fact, the photo is of lower Manhattan, not midtown. Way to go, MSNBC…

In case MSNBC edits the article, here’s a screen shot:

MSNBC ... FAIL

MSNBC ... FAIL

Wow again.

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