The return of Johnny 5

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Forgive me now for playfully poking our friend Brett Garman from Peak Radar.

But her erroneous listing for the upcoming Greater Colorado Short Circuit film festival is worth a quick chuckle.

Rather than linking to said event, she accidentally made the error of promoting a showing of the 1986 film Short Circuit, which I'd once joked about in a write-up of the series' third installment.

Click on this photo to take a closer look at the goof:

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Anyway, I called Brett to find out what happened, and she sportingly enough indulged me with an explanation.

She says she received some vague info on the listing submission, to the effect of "independent film screening, 'Short Circuit.'"

With little else to go on (but not making any inquiries for more info), she plugged in a brief description of the film, assuming it was a showing.

Laughing about it with me now, she says the film came out the year she was born, but she remembers watching it some years later when she was a kid.

"Yeah, I liked it — it's great," she says. "He's super cute. Who wouldn't want a Johnny 5?"

Touché.

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