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2010-12-23 01:54:45 PM
Also, mad props to Unfreakable.

/is it still cool to give mad props?
//lawn. off.
 
2010-12-23 01:59:29 PM
Beer It's What's For Dinner: Rumo: My vote would be for that thread with the toy store owner who gave away a shopping spree to a sick girl and then absolutely owned some poor sap in the thread. Don't remember the specific thread name, but it was a couple months ago.

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5684206 (new window)

Search for "Oh, Hi! I own Tree Town Toys." to see epic pwnage.


I have no idea how I missed this thread. Holy fark.
 
2010-12-23 02:03:43 PM
Kevin72: Unspeakable , did you list 2006 as 2007? For some reason I remember 2007 being the one about sin in textbooks and trigonometry.

That headline was from July 2007, for some reason it wasn't a formal nominee in the quarterfinals thread, although we didn't implement the Headline of the Week thing we have now until 2009, so it's possible that either it was missed when someone was pulling the best ones, or somehow it got missed when copying and posting from the document with all the headlines into individual voting posts.

Could have been either one, don't know how it would have been missed otherwise.
 
2010-12-23 02:05:40 PM
Talon: I know Eau d'Humanity was a BIG headline... and I could've sworn it was HotY too... maybe it's older than 2007? I guess all the years start to blur together when you've been here for years.

Look again. It won 2008.

AlwaysRightBoy: Thanks again for all your hard work this year with the headlines!

My pleasure. Thanks for the kind words.

Banned on the Run: Also, mad props to Unfreakable.

And thanks to you as well.
 
2010-12-23 02:06:03 PM
Unfreakable: Kevin72: I believe last year's hoty involved people dying in a perfume factory and "Eau d'Humanity".

2009

5. 80-ton wave generator works briefly as advertised when it falls into the ocean
4. Baghdad's National Museum reopens six years after looting. Featured displays include mostly a bunch of really heavy stuff
3. Fire officials in SoCal wildfires: "GTFO." Residents: "STFU." Fire: "NOM NOM NOM." Residents: "OMG." Fire department: "DIAF"
2. Jesus prepares to receive Oral
1. Gas blowing out exit brings 69 to a complete halt

2008

5. Baptist minister calls birth control "murder." Your mom's face now a crime scene
4. One armed girl swims circles around competition
3. You are what your mother eats. So, if you turn out to be a bit of a dick, you know why
2. "Spam King" sentenced to 47 months of having his inbox filled with unsolicited male
1. Five killed and dozens injured in perfume factory fire. EAU DE HUMANITY

2007

5. First 450 people who show up at Cleveland's convention centre this Saturday with a working handgun will get a $100 gas card. The first person to think this through will get $45,000 in gas cards
4. We still don't know who put the "hot" in 'hottentot', or the "ape" in "apricot," but police have captured the man who put the "semen" in "the girls locked in his basement"
3. Girl, 14, impaled while having fun with friends. More fun than you can stake a chick at
2. Man who beat his girlfriend with a flashlight charged with assault. Flashlight charged with battery
1. Bear attack victim had 'tender heart,' according to friends, family, bear


For completeness' sake, here's 2006:

5. Feminist author Betty Friedan dies at 85. World loses not just a decent broad, but a fine piece of ass
4. Deputy uses Taser to drop charging black bear. Critics complain any other kind of bear would have been let off with a warning
3. Thieves steal staircases from mobile breast unit. In related news, new politically correct term for women introduced
2. Man challenges panhandler's veteran status, panhandler challenges man's unstabbed status
1. Floodwaters send sharks inland. So beware of... hang on a sec, there's someone at the door

/I seem to remember there being a much more informal HOTY contest before 2006, but I can't seem to find it in the Farkives
 
2010-12-23 02:06:44 PM
stiletto_the_wise: BartJones: That Niger headline would've been much better without the "teabagger" reference. That term is way too played out, and takes away from the joke.

I LOLd and LOLd at the teabagger reference because it's so true. That's what makes it funny.



I meant in the sense of using "Tea Partier" instead... same great joke, without smothering it with a hackish slur.
 
2010-12-23 02:08:03 PM
I thought Keats was most clever.
Fat butts made me laugh hardest.
 
2010-12-23 02:11:04 PM
Fireproof: /I seem to remember there being a much more informal HOTY contest before 2006, but I can't seem to find it in the Farkives

Thanks for 2006. No, nothing formal was set up prior to 2006. We had talked about it, but there was just nothing set up.
 
2010-12-23 02:13:06 PM
Niger president still makes me chuckle
 
2010-12-23 02:14:06 PM
Unfreakable, any chance for some kind of a "Thread of the Year", such as the Nutsack Conundrum thread?
 
2010-12-23 02:18:11 PM
I am going to vote for best comment.

There was a thread about Betty White appearing in some photos or a new movie or something and the Weeners was "I'm already masturbating."

Simple. Dumb. Yet for some reason I laughed for around 5 minutes and still laugh when I think about it.
 
2010-12-23 02:18:12 PM
GoldSpider: Unfreakable, any chance for some kind of a "Thread of the Year", such as the Nutsack Conundrum thread?

I'll open up a thread for it tomorrow, and everybody can link their 2010 nominees. It'll be a fun thread.
 
2010-12-23 02:23:54 PM
BartJones: That Niger headline would've been much better without the "teabagger" reference. That term is way too played out, and takes away from the joke.

Agreed.
 
2010-12-23 02:26:24 PM
Tax Boy: DamnYankees: Anyone remember last year's HOTY winner? I know 2008's was the "old white man runs from black guy asking for change" headline.

I'm pretty sure it was a variation on "Jesus excited about receiving Oral"

Anyway, "Niger" should win. Not only is it funny, but it encapsulates the year in politics as well.


I'm not surprised this one is so popular in the left-wing echo chamber that is Fark.

/Baby Jesus got the most lulz from me
 
2010-12-23 02:30:16 PM
I just figured out what this meant "Dyslexic student wins poetry competition. Your god wants Keats"

I cannot figure this one out "Scientists create a bulletproof t-shirt by adding a fourth wolf"

I did finish high School
 
2010-12-23 02:41:42 PM
I submitted these with better headlines.

/Merry Christmas all
//Got nuttin' but slashies
 
2010-12-23 02:42:53 PM
Unfreakable: 2. Man who beat his girlfriend with a flashlight charged with assault. Flashlight charged with battery

Oh lawd.
 
2010-12-23 02:45:19 PM
Banned on the Run: is it still cool to give mad props?

Yes, but thanks to hipsterism it is no longer desirable to be "cool".
 
2010-12-23 02:47:10 PM
niger pres
god wants keats
retardant.
 
2010-12-23 03:03:03 PM
Babies with Rabies: Unfreakable: 2. Man who beat his girlfriend with a flashlight charged with assault. Flashlight charged with battery

Oh lawd.


That is still my all time favorite. That and Juan Moore.
 
2010-12-23 03:05:37 PM
Very, very fun.
 
2010-12-23 03:37:53 PM
jdhj2: I just figured out what this meant "Dyslexic student wins poetry competition. Your god wants Keats"

I cannot figure this one out "Scientists create a bulletproof t-shirt by adding a fourth wolf"

I did finish high School


Somebody doesn't know the wonders of the Three Wolf Moon shirt? Unpossible!
 
2010-12-23 03:59:44 PM
Unfreakable: Talon: I know Eau d'Humanity was a BIG headline... and I could've sworn it was HotY too... maybe it's older than 2007? I guess all the years start to blur together when you've been here for years.

Look again. It won 2008.


Ooops... been a long day. skimmed right over it.
 
2010-12-23 04:04:36 PM
Fireproof: For completeness' sake, here's 2006:

5. Feminist author Betty Friedan dies at 85. World loses not just a decent broad, but a fine piece of ass
4. Deputy uses Taser to drop charging black bear. Critics complain any other kind of bear would have been let off with a warning
3. Thieves steal staircases from mobile breast unit. In related news, new politically correct term for women introduced
2. Man challenges panhandler's veteran status, panhandler challenges man's unstabbed status
1. Floodwaters send sharks inland. So beware of... hang on a sec, there's someone at the door

/I seem to remember there being a much more informal HOTY contest before 2006, but I can't seem to find it in the Farkives


I wasn't here back then, but it would appear #3 got robbed.
 
2010-12-23 04:14:21 PM
Also, we need an honorable mention category because I didn't see the Gene Masseth thread from Jan 1 or MEMEME MEMEMEME MEMEMEME {{boom}}. That had me rolling for days. Easily HOTY in my book.
 
2010-12-23 04:23:24 PM
well done submitters
 
2010-12-23 04:57:58 PM
Keats, Niger, Texans/innocent for me.
 
2010-12-23 05:17:57 PM
vot-a-liscious
 
2010-12-23 05:25:44 PM
voted
 
2010-12-23 05:33:15 PM
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?

I challenge anyone to say that out loud and NOT laugh.

That said, the Keats one is probably the best ever... not so much a LOL but a gradual dawning of just how many levels that works on.
 
2010-12-23 06:22:30 PM
Niger wins, tho I did giggle at Meth/Sudafed
 
2010-12-23 06:22:39 PM
Let's not start sucking each other's dicks quite yet

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5846745 (new window)

/write in vote!
 
2010-12-23 06:33:08 PM
Your god wants Keats. Loved that one, it took a familiar Fark cliche and took it to another level. Gotta be the Fark HOTY.
 
2010-12-23 06:55:49 PM
Thank you everyone for your votes. My favorites are:
1)Keats
2)Olive oil
3)fence

/Subby of Niger headline.
 
2010-12-23 07:05:35 PM
Great work by everyone - cheers, folks!


Unfreakable: Thanks for 2006. No, nothing formal was set up prior to 2006. We had talked about it, but there was just nothing set up.

I've been meaning to ask you about that, actually - is there any chance that we could learn who the winners and the runners-up were for 2006's contest?

We got some great winners and runners-up from that, but I don't think the winners and runners-up were ever named, unless I'm mistaken.


You submitters make Fark what it is. Thank you.

Word to that - great lot this year!
 
2010-12-23 07:23:32 PM
tis a shame that this one didn't go any further

Police suspect flees biting dog (new window)

imo, the best headline of the year. subtle and clever, great word play, and it doesn't cater to the low-hanging fruit crowd (Niger, please)
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-12-23 08:21:06 PM
Who was the first to do the xerox multiple headline thing? Take a bow, cliche creator.

Teabagger headline is too political. It should be cast off into a politics voting thread. I'm curious to see which headline was voted the most politically incorrect, i.e. the politics headline with the most negative votes.
 
2010-12-23 08:31:59 PM
LancePGH: Let's not start sucking each other's dicks quite yet

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5846745 (new window)

/write in vote!



^^^ Right here!! ^^^
 
2010-12-23 08:35:32 PM
There was one about a cow that was stolen and subby said something like "US DA was searching for prime suspect,"---does anyone remember that one? I thought that should be HOTY. And can someone explain the "Keats" one to me? Excuse my ignorance...
 
2010-12-23 08:37:41 PM
Let's not start sucking each other's dicks quite yet

/ftw
 
2010-12-23 08:41:45 PM
I have to say my top three are:

1) Niger President
2) Fire at the home
3) Keats

However my personal favorite is #2 in addition to the comments in that thread. Everyone has stepped up this year. :D
 
2010-12-23 08:45:43 PM
HillshirefarmsGOMEAT: There was one about a cow that was stolen and subby said something like "US DA was searching for prime suspect,"---does anyone remember that one? I thought that should be HOTY. And can someone explain the "Keats" one to me? Excuse my ignorance...

the whole dyslexic thing: your god wants Keats. Scramble that around, translates to 'your dog wants steak.'

thats_the_joke.jpg
 
2010-12-23 08:47:51 PM
Jackpot777: I have cast my votes, but I do want to have this considered as best combo hedline...



Still gives me the giggles. Thanks to whoever submitted it.


That is brilliant, wouldn't even need to be combo to make it.
 
2010-12-23 08:52:42 PM
"Driving Instructor Critical After Student Crashes." What did the student expect, compliments?"

^ Won a place in my heart.
 
2010-12-23 08:56:36 PM
I'm still claiming Threadjack of the Year (new window).
 
2010-12-23 08:58:22 PM
I stand in awe of the Keats one. Its like a triple whammy when you realize the full force of it. My faith is restored in the inter-tubes when I see things like this. Bravo!
 
2010-12-23 09:02:28 PM
Keats. Classic.
 
2010-12-23 09:14:54 PM
Heineken is a funny word, like weasel and chainsaw
/got my vote
 
2010-12-23 09:18:27 PM
My vote goes to this:

" Fark's 2010 HEADLINE OF THE YEAR contest "
 
2010-12-23 09:18:51 PM
meh.
 
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