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Spanish inquisitions, Chinese fire drills and disproving Galileo: Headlines of the Week 2/22 to 2/28 
Posted by Drew at 2009-03-03 3:00:52 PM (24 comments) | Permalink
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Normally, Drew posts an observation of media trends and recaps some of the top stories of the week. Since Drew is away today, we're just going to cut to the chase. Here are some of the best headlines submitted last week.

- Tony

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-02-22 to Sat 2009-02-28:

img1.fark.net  Baghdad's National Museum reopens six years after looting. Featured displays include mostly a bunch of really heavy stuff    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Herbal weight-loss supplements found to be tainted with laxatives. With fronds like that, who needs enemas?    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Woman leaps off cliff to catch feather, promptly disproves Galileo    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  NYC firefighters are running arround in circles trying to fight a big blaze in Chinatown    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Spain inquires about taking some Guantanamo inmates. Nobody expected that    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Peephole in door of girl's dorm room reversed; police are looking into it    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Woman beaten with a crucifix is expected to recover in three days and have her story misinterpreted for thousands of years    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Women complain of feeling screwed by car-repair industry. Don't worry hon - it's nothing that a lube job and some rear-end work won't fix    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Firefighter learns to speak again with the help of his pet parrots, is now looking to find out if anyone knows any nice pretty boys    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Two-year-old refuses to sleep during day, may get charged with resisting a rest    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Former nun says there's a lot of hetero and lesbian sex going on inside the convents. Must be a hard habit to break    img.fark.net


Sports:

img1.fark.net  Dale Earnhardt Jr. earns $830 for each left turn he makes. Unlike his father, whose one right turn earned him sainthood    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  ♫ And that's how they became the Brady-Bundchen ♫  

img1.fark.net  NBA to borrow $175 million dollars. No word yet on which player is going to loan it to them    img.fark.net


Geek:

img1.fark.net  "The once-common jaguar has become a rare sight in North America." Submitter feels obligated to point out that you can usually track one by the trail of oil and transmission parts that the things litter highways with    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  NASA satellite that was launched to track atmospheric CO2 levels will now be measuring oceanic temperature fluctuations    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Scientists in Florida develop first synthetic lifeform capable of evolving, and a first for any Florida lifeform in general    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

img1.fark.net  Slumdog's child actors return home to heroes welcome, huge backlog of orders for Gap chinos    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Lisa Rinna to appear nude in Playboy. The magazine will feature first horizontal foldout to accommodate her lips    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together. You just can't beat true love    img.fark.net


Politics:

img1.fark.net  Obama aims to halve deficit by end of first term. Just like Bush's goal, but with an extra "l"    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Ted Kennedy not ready for the obituaries. "We'll drive off that bridge when we come to it," he never said, but really should have    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  US official confirms that US aid to re-build Gaza will likely exceed $900 million. No word on whether this is coming out of Israel's allowance    img.fark.net


Business:

img1.fark.net  Ritz Camera processes Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Story developing    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Sweden to shed 20,000 construction jobs on news that it doesn't take that many people to push the sides together and fasten the screws with allen wrenches    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Author who got his master's dissertation in post-communist studies gets high Marx with article on Eastern Europe economics    img.fark.net
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24 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2009-03-03 03:09:36 PM  
Nobody was expecting this headline.
 
2009-03-03 03:09:45 PM  
Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together. You just can't beat true love

My personal favorite this week.
 
2009-03-03 03:11:45 PM  
I didn't expect the spanish inquisition!
 
2009-03-03 03:14:31 PM  
Obama aims to halve deficit by end of first term. Just like Bush's goal, but with an extra "l"

The "l" is not extra. It's an addition.
 
2009-03-03 03:19:31 PM  
Well im glad its not the USA because if it was the headlines would have been about Britney Spears, Johnas Brothers, Brad Pitt, Angelina etc
 
2009-03-03 03:23:43 PM  
Most clever: enema headline
The one which made me snort coffee out my nose: peephole headline
 
2009-03-03 03:28:37 PM  
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2009-03-03 03:28:47 PM  
UsikFark: Obama aims to halve deficit by end of first term. Just like Bush's goal, but with an extra "l"

The "l" is not extra. It's an addition.


I still don't get that one.
 
2009-03-03 03:31:52 PM  
AvaFark: I still don't get that one.

"halve" a budget deficit
"have" a budget deficit
 
2009-03-03 03:34:51 PM  
Who is Tony?

And for that matter, who the heck is this Drew character?
 
2009-03-03 03:37:08 PM  
Tony is me.
I am Tony.
The Narrator is Tyler Durden.
 
2009-03-03 03:45:20 PM  
Do you have to have a four-letter first name to be an admin on Fark? Drew, Jeff, Mike, Tony...
 
2009-03-03 03:47:33 PM  
My first name is now Dave.
 
2009-03-03 03:47:38 PM  
Yay! I got a HotW.

Now to work on that HotY.


/yeah, right
//I don't even like sports.....
 
2009-03-03 04:28:36 PM  
I laughed at the Ritz camera one.
 
2009-03-03 05:18:07 PM  
DrySocket: Who is Tony?

And for that matter, who the heck is this Drew character?



Must be one and the same since it was posted by Drew and signed by Tony. Really, it's Trew.
 
2009-03-03 05:18:36 PM  
buckeyebrain: Nobody was expecting this headline.

HAHA!! NOBODY EXPECTS THE DISPROVAL OF GALILEO!!
 
2009-03-03 05:21:43 PM  
img113.imageshack.us

Even better.
 
2009-03-03 05:29:01 PM  
Lots of good ones here, but the spanish inquisition one is the funniest I've seen this year.
 
2009-03-03 06:14:19 PM  
Oznog: Even better.

Awesome.
 
2009-03-03 07:10:26 PM  
Unfreakable: AvaFark: I still don't get that one.

"halve" a budget deficit
"have" a budget deficit



Then how is the "l" an extra one?


/My wife typed this. I would never nitpick.
 
2009-03-03 10:39:34 PM  
I don't get the Galileo one...halp?
 
2009-03-04 03:40:58 AM  
UsikFark: Obama aims to halve deficit by end of first term. Just like Bush's goal, but with an extra "l"

The "l" is not extra. It's an addition.


You know, I read that as with an extra "I"

Either way works. The def'cit.
 
2009-03-04 04:02:22 AM  
Gwinny: I don't get the Galileo one...halp?

Galileo came up with the concept of a constant acceleration due to gravity; the confounding factor having been air resistance.

The woman in the article "disproves" Galileo by running off a cliff while chasing after a feather and hitting the ground before the feather does.

/not a physicist so go easy on me.
 
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