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A quick note on Fark's Headline of the Year contest, and a few of our favorite Headlines of the Week for 11/28 - 12/4 
Posted by Drew at 2010-12-07 12:42:55 PM (24 comments) | Permalink
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Sup everybody, just a hello and a reminder that we're in the process of putting together the annual Fark Headline of the Year contest, using Headlines of the Week from January 1, 2010 through today. The voting threads for January and February have already gone to TFD, and the first quarterly thread for Headlines of the Year will go live this Friday around noon EST. A lot of really phenomenal headlines in there that you may have missed earlier this year.

In the past, I know that some people who come to Fark for the first time take one look at the main page and don't really understand what they're looking at. They only see headlines and not every headline is as great as these.

This is my favorite contest of the year, so feel free to share the mainpage links when they go live, I'd love to see us blow up Facetube and Twitter this year.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-11-28 to Sat 2010-12-04:

www.fark.com  University of Maryland to field new sports team--in competitive eating. Great, another sport that will be dominated by the SEC    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth at least $429.72^3    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Panicky pilot causes Indian passenger jet to plunge 6,000 feet, leaving Hindu passengers up in arms    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  President of Kenya: "It is 'madness' for two men to fall in love with each other when a recent census showed there were 'plenty of women' in the country." And you Americans elected this guy?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Guy at Harry Potter Movie: "Engorgio. Spankus monkius." Police: "ARRESTO"    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Pentagon: Letting openly gay troops serve won't hurt, at least not after the first couple of times    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin going up for auction - remember, you only get one shot at this    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Forest fire in Israel kills at least 40. Fire blamed on the yews    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Two rare red foxes confirmed in Sierra Nevada, you big dummy    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  B.C. task force seizes 54,000 pot plants, invents the wheel    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Rare 12' long serpentine oarfish washes up on Malibu shore, is promptly cleaned, grilled, dusted with lime, sea salt, Malabar peppercorns and served with a bold but casual Alsatian Pinot Blanc    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  Jockey upgraded to stable. Before Obamacare, he would have been upgraded to a hospital    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Derek Anderson throws a temper tantrum, has it intercepted and returned for a touchdown    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Henrietta King, wife of boxing promoter Don King, deathalized, sensationalized, mortuarified and casketized at 87. Practitioners of ratfinkism and the greatest show on Earth mournify in stupendous and momentous occasion    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  Same face may look male or female, say defensive researchers surprised by who they woke up with    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  NASA press conference is *not* about aliens. At all. Now please look into this light from my standard issue neuralyzer    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Mercury poisoning can make you gay. Hgs for everyone    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  George Lucas mourns the death of "The Empire Strikes Back" director Irvin Kershner, will release a remastered special edition of his funeral with new scenes involving Jar Jar Binks    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  America's next top model wants to talk to teens about being comfortable in their own fat, nasty skin    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Mark Wahlberg thinks he can take champion boxer Manny Pacquiao. Where? To the mall? To the pharmacy? To a nice restaurant?    img.fark.net


Politics:

www.fark.com  McCain says Sarah Palin similar to Reagan. Presumably Nancy since they both spent a significant portion of their lives wiping the drool from an incoherent invalid in diapers    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Pakistan rejects US fears on nuclear arms falling into the wrong hands, as that would imply Pakistani nuclear arms are currently in good hands    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Uncle Joe clears everything up: "GOP 'just simply wrong'." Thanks for clearing that up, Joe, now clear out your office so Hillary can move in    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  Mariah Carey refuses to answer reporter's question about her twins, mistakenly thinking he was asking her about her pregnancy    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Rapper Curren$y challenges Ke$ha for the most rigoddamndiculous stage name    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Scissor Sisters frustrated by gig cancellation, Rock Sisters    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  Google offers to buy Groupon for $5 billion. Now they just need 50 more people to buy the offer as well for the deal to be active    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Lesbian-only resort opens its doors to men due to financial crunch, much like your sister right after she graduated from college    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Lowe's recalls 11 million blinds. I SAID: LOWE'S RECALLS 11 MILLION BLINDS    img.fark.net
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24 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2010-12-07 01:10:37 PM  
There were some real political gems this year
 
2010-12-07 01:25:23 PM  
Woot! I finally made Headline of the Week!
 
2010-12-07 02:09:10 PM  
HawgWild: Woot! I finally made Headline of the Week!

Congrats! :)
 
2010-12-07 02:10:48 PM  
Ok the Jockey one is probably the best I've seen in a while.
 
2010-12-07 02:11:30 PM  
Guy at Harry Potter Movie: "Engorgio. Spankus monkius." Police: "ARRESTO"

Still hilarious; would laugh again. Has my vote.
 
2010-12-07 02:14:47 PM  
Henrietta King, wife of boxing promoter Don King, deathalized, sensationalized, mortuarified and casketized at 87. Practitioners of ratfinkism and the greatest show on Earth mournify in stupendous and momentous occasion

Headline of the week, and possibly headline of the year.
 
2010-12-07 02:15:04 PM  
www.fark.com Rare 12' long serpentine oarfish washes up on Malibu shore, is promptly cleaned, grilled, dusted with lime, sea salt, Malabar peppercorns and served with a bold but casual Alsatian Pinot Blanc

www.fark.com Henrietta King, wife of boxing promoter Don King, deathalized, sensationalized, mortuarified and casketized at 87. Practitioners of ratfinkism and the greatest show on Earth mournify in stupendous and momentous occasion



mine
 
2010-12-07 02:15:22 PM  
HawgWild: Woot! I finally made Headline of the Week!

Me too! (Google and Groupon) Congrats.
 
2010-12-07 02:16:48 PM  
Tighten up her stance...
 
2010-12-07 02:22:10 PM  
sn82: HawgWild: Woot! I finally made Headline of the Week!

Congrats! :)


Thanks! ;)
 
2010-12-07 02:26:06 PM  
CaptainWes: HawgWild: Woot! I finally made Headline of the Week!

Me too! (Google and Groupon) Congrats.


Mine was the Harry Potter headline.

/we rule!
 
2010-12-07 02:35:36 PM  
rickythepenguin: www.fark.com Rare 12' long serpentine oarfish washes up on Malibu shore, is promptly cleaned, grilled, dusted with lime, sea salt, Malabar peppercorns and served with a bold but casual Alsatian Pinot Blanc

www.fark.com Henrietta King, wife of boxing promoter Don King, deathalized, sensationalized, mortuarified and casketized at 87. Practitioners of ratfinkism and the greatest show on Earth mournify in stupendous and momentous occasion


mine


The Don King one made me laugh out loud. Nice
 
2010-12-07 02:36:03 PM  
I'm withholding my vote until December gets a fair shake. Free December headlines!
 
2010-12-07 02:42:12 PM  
HaywoodJablonski: Free December headlines!

You had to pay for the November ones?
 
2010-12-07 02:44:28 PM  
Wow, I've seen so many great headlines this year.
 
2010-12-07 02:54:37 PM  
I'm glad the Picasso headline was in this round-up, I didn't get it the first time around.

/understanding no math, etc.
 
2010-12-07 03:34:39 PM  
My favorite of 2010.

i301.photobucket.com
 
2010-12-07 03:36:00 PM  
dstanley: I'm glad the Picasso headline was in this round-up, I didn't get it the first time around.

/understanding no math, etc.


seconded

/Hgs for everyone!
 
2010-12-07 04:50:13 PM  
And for the TFers: March 2010 preliminaries are now live on TFD:

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5808013
 
2010-12-07 06:10:21 PM  
HawgWild: CaptainWes: HawgWild: Woot! I finally made Headline of the Week!

Me too! (Google and Groupon) Congrats.

Mine was the Harry Potter headline.

/we rule!



I posted this to Facebook, dude. This BETTER be in serious consideration for HOTY.

/ Some definite winners this week, though!

// Hgs, Lucas produces a funeral, Hindus up in arms
 
2010-12-07 10:46:40 PM  
Flab: HaywoodJablonski: Free December headlines!

You had to pay for the November ones?


Yeah, $5.
 
2010-12-08 12:15:35 PM  
*facepalm* or the puppy gets it!
 
2010-12-08 12:35:20 PM  
Dinner: *facepalm* or the puppy gets it!

Amen!
 
2010-12-08 07:25:54 PM  
Hey, I got nominated again (lesbian resort). That's at least twice. I wonder how many times I got nominated and didn't notice...yeah, okay, probably not many.
 
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