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2010-12-23 11:25:15 AM
Hello and welcome to Fark's Headline of the Year contest for 2010. Every year we wonder where the headlines will come from, and every year, the submitters deliver.

On that note, I'd like to thank all of the submitters that make Fark such an enjoyable place. Every one of them scours the news and then craft each headline, sometimes re-wording it, living and dying with each greenlight. You submitters make Fark what it is. Thank you.

Through today, we had four quarterfinals threads, and the top five from each quarter are here for your votes. Have at it.
 
2010-12-23 11:25:57 AM
Man robs shoe store with a large rock. This would never happen if more people were allowed to carry concealed paper

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4903242
 
2010-12-23 11:26:10 AM
"Driving Instructor Critical After Student Crashes." What did the student expect, compliments?

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4911686
 
2010-12-23 11:26:25 AM
Shark attack victim was a veteran windsurfer, good husband to his wife, loving father to his children, pal to his friends, and chum to shark

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5000131
 
2010-12-23 11:26:37 AM
Coup succeeds in detaining Niger president, exciting teabaggers who misread the headline


http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5038211
 
2010-12-23 11:26:51 AM
Fat butts may be healthy, says study you other brothers can't deny

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4930155
 
2010-12-23 11:30:51 AM
Record pollen count in Kansas City is so high, drug dealers are turning meth back into Sudafed

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5211348
 
2010-12-23 11:31:14 AM
A pill to prevent premature ejaculation will be coming soon

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5244047
 
2010-12-23 11:31:28 AM
 
2010-12-23 11:31:40 AM
Scientists create a bulletproof t-shirt by adding a fourth wolf

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5208264
 
2010-12-23 11:31:53 AM
Dyslexic student wins poetry competition. Your god wants Keats

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5374658
 
2010-12-23 11:32:09 AM
Texans wonder if they executed an innocent man. They don't actually care, they're just wondering

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5503056
 
2010-12-23 11:32:30 AM
Olive oil sold as "extra virgin" often is merely "virgin." Well, yeah, if you want get anal about it

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2010-12-23 11:32:42 AM
The Vatican says ordaining women is as bad as raping children. So it's okay, then?

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5485716
 
2010-12-23 11:32:59 AM
Man impaled on fence. Worst... post... EVER

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2010-12-23 11:33:13 AM
"Same sex bridal magazine fills void." Well, maybe if you rolled it up

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5548783
 
2010-12-23 11:33:28 AM
Study: Colorectal cancer linked to smoking. You're doing it wrong

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5690490
 
2010-12-23 11:33:54 AM
In an interesting turn of events, the Emancipation Proclamation is being sold at auction

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5672861
 
2010-12-23 11:34:15 AM
When they left forceps in their abdomen I said nothing. Then they left a drill bit inside my skull, and spork Wednesday with them hamster off yours gradually Heineken?

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5719607
 
2010-12-23 11:37:07 AM
Fire at home for mentally ill spreads slowly due to retardant

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2010-12-23 11:37:25 AM
Baby Jesus stolen from church nativity. Maybe they should try nailing him down

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5812332
 
2010-12-23 11:39:38 AM
Some of your personal favorites might not have made the cut, but they probably made it to the quarterfinals threads last week. For anybody that wants to see the four quarterfinals threads, those can be found here:

Quarterfinals for Jan-Mar

Quarterfinals for Apr-Jun

Quarterfinals for Jul-Sep

Quarterfinals for Oct-Dec
 
2010-12-23 11:39:57 AM
One final note, we still have upcoming contests next week for the subtabs (Sports, Geek, Showbiz, Politics, Business), the best Context headline of the year, puns/wordplay, parents of the year story, and dumbass of the year story.
 
2010-12-23 11:41:22 AM
Well, there's always next year. =)
 
2010-12-23 11:42:27 AM
1) Niger President
2) Your god wants Keats
3) You other brothers can't deny.

That's it. That's the list.
 
2010-12-23 11:44:59 AM
I knew "Niger President" was HOTY as soon as it was greenlit.
 
2010-12-23 11:45:05 AM
I have cast my votes, but I do want to have this considered as best combo hedline...

i301.photobucket.com

Still gives me the giggles. Thanks to whoever submitted it.
 
2010-12-23 11:45:22 AM
1) Niger President
2) Emancipation proclamation
3) Rolled up bridal magazine

That's the list.
 
2010-12-23 11:46:53 AM
CaptainWes: Well, there's always next year. =)

This ...

/at least I made it to the quarterfinals!
 
2010-12-23 11:47:02 AM
just curious if there was a relationship between HOTY and Epic comments thread...

Any numbers on headlines with the most comments in it?

My two favorite threads are easily when the Quaker man made his return after a long absence and the Rally for Sanity thread.
 
2010-12-23 11:47:09 AM
GooberMcFly: 1) Niger President
2) Emancipation proclamation
3) Rolled up bridal magazine

That's the list.


Agreed, with honorable mention for the fence impaling.
 
2010-12-23 11:47:27 AM
GooberMcFly: 1) Niger President
2) Emancipation proclamation
3) Rolled up bridal magazine

That's the list.


Baby Jesus is coming on the rails.

I just can't believe "spork Wednesday with them hamster off yours gradually Heineken" isn't more popular.

/not Subby
 
2010-12-23 11:48:13 AM
Gonna have to say:

Meth into Sudafed
Shark attack victim
Driving instructor critical
 
2010-12-23 11:48:33 AM
major_accuracy: Any numbers on headlines with the most comments in it?

9 of the top 10 would just be weekly NFL threads.
 
2010-12-23 11:48:36 AM
major_accuracy: just curious if there was a relationship between HOTY and Epic comments thread...

Any numbers on headlines with the most comments in it?

My two favorite threads are easily when the Quaker man made his return after a long absence and the Rally for Sanity thread.


Nah, because my nominated headline had like 89 comments ...
 
2010-12-23 11:48:52 AM
Keats, hands down. The others are great, too, but that's probably the most clever headline of all time. OF ALL TIME.
 
2010-12-23 11:49:10 AM
"Niger President" gets my vote. "Your god wants keats" is VERY clever, but I didn't LOL when I read it.
 
2010-12-23 11:49:35 AM
major_accuracy: just curious if there was a relationship between HOTY and Epic comments thread...

There should be an "Epic Thread of the Year".
 
2010-12-23 11:50:51 AM
Headline of the Year candidate: When they left forceps in their abdomen I said nothing. Then they left a drill bit inside my skull, and spork Wednesday with them hamster off yours gradually Heineken?

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5719607


I cannot stop laughing at all of these. They are all so good and it's so difficult to pick one but I had to go with this one. It truly cracks me up every time and never gets old.
 
2010-12-23 11:51:10 AM
Niger President is the winner.

No chance it doesn't win.
 
2010-12-23 11:52:27 AM
I love them all. I miss submitting headlines, too. Just lost my steam after NaSkAr died; his death was my last greenlight.
 
2010-12-23 11:52:51 AM
professorkowalski: Niger President is the winner.

No chance it doesn't win.


That was a very close second for me as well.
 
2010-12-23 11:53:23 AM
major_accuracy: just curious if there was a relationship between HOTY and Epic comments thread...

Any numbers on headlines with the most comments in it?

My two favorite threads are easily when the Quaker man made his return after a long absence and the Rally for Sanity thread.


Also a challenge: some threads get closed when too full and a continuation is posted for the next day's conversation.
 
2010-12-23 11:53:32 AM
keats....better than hoty.
 
2010-12-23 11:53:43 AM
Jackpot777: I just can't believe "spork Wednesday with them hamster off yours gradually Heineken" isn't more popular.

It's my favorite.
 
2010-12-23 11:54:18 AM
Voted for the teabagger one. And the fourth wolf.
 
2010-12-23 11:55:04 AM
I less'n three FARk.
 
2010-12-23 11:56:47 AM
RobertBruce: keats....better than hoty.

Seriously. That headline gets better every time I read it. Beyond brilliant.
 
2010-12-23 11:57:08 AM
Keats it is
 
2010-12-23 11:59:08 AM
Niger president. Winner.

Kudos to the others, those are some damn fine headlines.
 
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