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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
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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:
University of Maryland to field new sports team--in competitive eating. Great, another sport that will be dominated by the SEC
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
Panicky pilot causes Indian passenger jet to plunge 6,000 feet, leaving Hindu passengers up in arms
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?
Guy at Harry Potter Movie: "Engorgio. Spankus monkius." Police: "ARRESTO"
Pentagon: Letting openly gay troops serve won't hurt, at least not after the first couple of times
Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin going up for auction - remember, you only get one shot at this
Forest fire in Israel kills at least 40. Fire blamed on the yews
Two rare red foxes confirmed in Sierra Nevada, you big dummy
B.C. task force seizes 54,000 pot plants, invents the wheel
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
Jockey upgraded to stable. Before Obamacare, he would have been upgraded to a hospital
Derek Anderson throws a temper tantrum, has it intercepted and returned for a touchdown
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
Same face may look male or female, say defensive researchers surprised by who they woke up with
NASA press conference is *not* about aliens. At all. Now please look into this light from my standard issue neuralyzer
Mercury poisoning can make you gay. Hgs for everyone
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
America's next top model wants to talk to teens about being comfortable in their own fat, nasty skin
Mark Wahlberg thinks he can take champion boxer Manny Pacquiao. Where? To the mall? To the pharmacy? To a nice restaurant?
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
Pakistan rejects US fears on nuclear arms falling into the wrong hands, as that would imply Pakistani nuclear arms are currently in good hands
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
Mariah Carey refuses to answer reporter's question about her twins, mistakenly thinking he was asking her about her pregnancy
Rapper Curren$y challenges Ke$ha for the most rigoddamndiculous stage name
Scissor Sisters frustrated by gig cancellation, Rock Sisters
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
Lesbian-only resort opens its doors to men due to financial crunch, much like your sister right after she graduated from college
Lowe's recalls 11 million blinds. I SAID: LOWE'S RECALLS 11 MILLION BLINDS
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