Fake Goofs

It diminishes my ability to enjoy a movie or TV, but I always watch with the hope that nothing stupid is contained in it. Quite often, however, there is a goof. When that happens, I always wonder if was accidental or intentional.

When it is blatantly wrong or out of place, I cannot help believing that it was intentional.

The other night, I was watching a funeral scene on the Major Crimes TV show. A cadre of police officers were saluting (see image) as the casket of the commander was carried by. When the casket had passed, the police chief commanded “present arms” and the police dropped their salute. Actually, “present arms” is the command to initiate the salute.

As most people know, the correct command to drop the salute is “order arms.”

I don’t get this glaring mistake.


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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