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Congratulations to the winners of Fark's 2010 Headline of the Year contest 
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Below are the winners and runners-up for Fark's Headline of the Year contest for 2010. We put this together a few years ago to give special recognition to the funny submitters that have given us all so many laughs over the course of the year, and also as a way to recap some of our favorites.

Although there are a lot of funny headlines here, there are a lot more that were great but ultimately didn't get enough votes to win this contest. Below are the results of the Headline of the Year contest based on your votes.

HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Coup succeeds in detaining Niger president, exciting teabaggers who misread the headline
(submitter: crimsin23 )

Runner-up: Baby Jesus stolen from church nativity. Maybe they should try nailing him down
(submitter: Sybarite )

SPORTS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Golfer Melissa Reid bitten by snake between holes. Sounds like she should have tightened up her stance a little
(submitter: ElusiveWookiee )

Runner-up: Sports radio host compares Tim Tebow to a Nazi, which is ridiculous considering the Nazis had a devastating air attack
(submitter: MisterLoki )


GEEK HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Turns out the US Army has a Twitter feed. The French army has one too, but they only use it to retweet
(submitter: Masterdog )

Runner-up: For only $34,000 you can buy a video game that teaches your child abstinence, or you could just spend 50 bucks, buy them World of Warcraft and let nature take its course
(submitter: mitchcumstein1 )


SHOWBIZ HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Michael J Fox says Parkinson's improved his life, speed at which his Polaroids develop
(submitter: danduran )

Runner-up: Katy Perry in bikini and now that all the straight men have already clicked the link, we can communicate freely; the revolution starts tonight. Leave no survivors. Triumph will finally be ours over the straight males
(submitter: Jonathan Hohensee )

POLITICS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Senate panel approves bill banning the word "retarded" from federal laws, opting for more politically correct "Palin-American"
(submitter: krelborne )

Runner-up: The small print: tampons fall under taxable items with ObamaCare. Republicans warned you there'd be strings attached
(submitter: FlyingJ )

MUSIC HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Jim Morrison to be pardoned today. Come on baby right my prior
(submitter: queenalice )

Runner-up: Fans of Kanye West joining together to demand that he perform in Helsinki. Imma let you Finnish
(submitter: Dr.Fey )

BUSINESS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Euro touches 11-month bottom, has a seat right over there

(submitter: NewportBarGuy )

Runner-up: Former CEO of Bank of America charged with fraud, $39 overdraft fee, $10 notification fee, $25 low balance fee, and $7 loss fee
(submitter: andrew131 )


CONTEXT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: *facepalm*
(submitter: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener )

Runner-up: MEMEMEMEME MEMEMEME MEMEMEMEMEME {{boom}}
(submitter: thebigwhitewolf )

WORDPLAY/PUN HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Cops arrest driver who threw potato at a pedestrian who did not have her eyes peeled. Story to the left, common taters to the right
(submitter: ozone )

Runner-up: Police suspect flees biting dog
(submitter: shopball )


Congratulations and kudos to the winners!

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-12-26 to Sat 2011-01-01:

www.fark.com  15,000 lose power in Connecticut. More like Disconnecticut, AMIRITE?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Tattoo parlor fire-bombed. First responders report several people horribly disfigured, but say no one was actually hurt    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Nearly 70 dead bats found in Arizona. Isn't it a little early for spring training news about the Cubs?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Authorities say European anarchists are much more sophisticated and better organized these days, while seemingly still unaware of the irony of this development    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Earthquake hits Central Indiana. Hundreds of thousands of acres reported to be flattened, desolate, uninhabitable wasteland. Oh wait...nevermind    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  All 100 cars in pileup in North Dakota    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Man strips to his underwear at airport checkpoint in protest of TSA searches. TSA appreciates the effort, calls him an 'early adopter'    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Gun battle today between homeowner and unlicensed invasive extrajudicial wealth redistributor    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Baby, if you've ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me, I'm flying through the air in Cincinnati, Cincinnati W-I-N-D    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Ancient fortress in Tel Aviv home to ancient lesbian urn. What's an ancient lesbian urn? About three drachmas an hour    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Fire closes water ride at Universal Studios. What on earth will wind up being the cause?    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  TSA to ban Jay Cutler for his apparent ease at taking down Jets    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Brett Favre fined $12,500 per inch    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Metrodome out of commission until March, then will take several agonizing months deciding whether or not to retire    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  New study claims drinking water can help you lose weight. Best results noted if you're on vacation in Mexico    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Neanderthals cooked their vegetables "just like humans." Where they got microwaves from is anyone's guess    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Under certain circumstances, Jell-O hooked up to an electroencephalograph can display readings similar to human brain. Which explains the Politics tab    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  Miley Cyrus wants to turn over new leaf in 2011. How long until she smokes that new leaf, I have no idea    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Five things to know about Kim Kardashian's new boyfriend Kris Humphries, while he tries to figure out why his side of the bed was already warm    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  "Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure suffered from bulimia, was urged by Dave Coulier to CUT (✂) IT (☞) OUT (☜)  


Politics:

www.fark.com  Congress to open next session with reading of Constitution. Please don't tell them how it ends. They've gone out of their way not to hear anything about it yet    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Boston may replace convicted city councilor Chuck "blame the Irish" Turner with son of convicted state senator Dianne "bra-stuffer" Wilkerson. His four arrests give him an early lead    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  "Anderson Cooper 360" apparently refers to the number of people watching his show    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  Teena Marie, Motown's first white act, dead at 54. Best known for somehow surviving working with Rick James while only 19 years old    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  DMX admitted to jail's mental health unit. Y'ALL GONNA MAKE HIM LOSE HIS MIND UP IN THERE, UP IN THERE    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Sebastian Bach to divorce his wife of 18 years, has life to go    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  The high-tech matchup that everyone has been waiting for-Sears and Roxio team up to offer on-line movies. Plans to develop new "virtual out-of-stock" technology    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Hotel washes every coin they receive in an effort to stop some weirdo's ass-penny scheme    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Borders approaches Chapter 11 in their choose your own adventure novel    img.fark.net
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2011-01-04 03:05:25 PM
 
2011-01-04 03:08:16 PM
Congrats folks. Funny stuff right there.
 
2011-01-04 03:10:07 PM
Congradulations you amazing funnypeople you. I tip my hat.
 
2011-01-04 03:10:34 PM
For some reason, I thought that all the runners-up were significantly better than the winners.

/Congrats to everyone though!
 
2011-01-04 03:12:50 PM
Did we finish the Dumbass and Parents of the Year awards?
 
2011-01-04 03:13:23 PM
I had at least 20 headlines that were way more funnier and links to way more funnier and interesting articles. I don't even try submitting anymore, you farking cultist bastards!
 
2011-01-04 03:13:52 PM
The 2011 Headline of the Year will be any headline that doesn't misuse the word hipster.
 
2011-01-04 03:13:58 PM
I know some of those people!

Some of the submitters too!

WHAT?????
 
2011-01-04 03:14:23 PM
I'm sad the "MEMEMEMEME MEMEMEME MEMEMEMEMEME {{boom}}" one didn't win, but thems the breaks. Great headlines.

Also this: "Full House star Candace Cameron Bure suffered from bulimia, was urged by Dave Coulier to CUT (✂) IT (☞) OUT (☜)"... very well played.
 
2011-01-04 03:14:48 PM
RichieLaw: For some reason, I thought that all the runners-up were significantly better than the winners.

/Congrats to everyone though!


Contact Drew. You have a fantastic future ahead of you greenlighting FARK headlines.
 
2011-01-04 03:16:08 PM
I submitted all of those with a better headline.
 
2011-01-04 03:16:51 PM
Who?
 
2011-01-04 03:17:48 PM
standing o, face

/oh
/oh
 
2011-01-04 03:18:15 PM
Fireproof: Did we finish the Dumbass and Parents of the Year awards?

2010 Dumbass Roundup
2010 Parents of the Year candidates

I'll be dropping the Parents of the Year thing next year; it's just too depressing. I think we'll replace it with a more formal Thread of the Year nomination, I just don't know how I'll track that, since I get busy and miss a lot of threads.
 
2011-01-04 03:18:58 PM
I submitted this with a funnier headline
 
2011-01-04 03:19:38 PM
All of those are very good. LOL'd about both the context ones. Congrats to everyone!
 
2011-01-04 03:20:15 PM
Congratulations fellow Farkers. It's always good to see some of us getting credit for our 'work' ;)
 
2011-01-04 03:20:21 PM
keygrip: WHAT?????

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2011-01-04 03:20:47 PM
CONTEXT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: *facepalm*
(submitter: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener )

Congrats, my friend!!
 
2011-01-04 03:21:11 PM
I wonder how the Teabaggers feel about beating out Baby Jesus.
 
2011-01-04 03:21:21 PM
WORDPLAY/PUN HEADLINE OF THE YEAR should have been "Man finds path to transcend dental medication as he uses skills he learned filling cavities to help search for life on Mars"
 
2011-01-04 03:24:57 PM
The HOTY wouldn't be that impressive if we could use the n-word 'round these parts.

Just sayin'.

/although that'd probably turn Fark into 4chan-lite
 
2011-01-04 03:26:07 PM
HOTY and PHOTY are both far less funny than the runners up.
 
2011-01-04 03:27:16 PM
Those were all very good. Cheers to the winners. Thanks for making me laugh.
 
2011-01-04 03:30:00 PM
Isn't anyone going to thank the members of the Academy?

/not George C. Scott for sure.
 
2011-01-04 03:30:03 PM
Congrats to everyone!
 
2011-01-04 03:34:21 PM
The jesus headline should have won!!! Kudos to all the winners though.
 
2011-01-04 03:34:37 PM
This is why I come here. You guys make me laugh so hard, it's better than therapy. I love you all. Congrats winners.
 
2011-01-04 03:35:26 PM
"Police suspect flees biting dog"


That's goddamn heavenly.
 
2011-01-04 03:37:16 PM
Also, since so many seem to be showing up to smack talk those who won... I think the winners were the funniest and they deserved it.
Bite it grumpsters.
 
2011-01-04 03:37:31 PM
All those headlines have sharp knees.
 
2011-01-04 03:42:46 PM
TMLO SHOULD NEVER WIN ANYTHING EVER THIS THING IS RIGGED!!!
 
2011-01-04 03:43:26 PM
Unfreakable: Fireproof: Did we finish the Dumbass and Parents of the Year awards?

2010 Dumbass Roundup
2010 Parents of the Year candidates

I'll be dropping the Parents of the Year thing next year; it's just too depressing. I think we'll replace it with a more formal Thread of the Year nomination, I just don't know how I'll track that, since I get busy and miss a lot of threads.


Pet or animal headline of the year maybe?
 
2011-01-04 03:43:41 PM
CONTEXT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: *facepalm*
(submitter: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener )


I should have known! Congrats TMLO!
 
2011-01-04 03:46:32 PM
big grats to TMLO! I'm going to organize a congratulatory concert! (new window)
 
2011-01-04 03:47:23 PM
img208.imageshack.us
 
2011-01-04 03:48:39 PM
How exciting ;)
 
2011-01-04 03:49:14 PM
My God wants Keats.
 
2011-01-04 03:50:03 PM
No Thread of the Year ? (new window)

Hmmmmm...
 
2011-01-04 03:50:50 PM
blogs.smh.com.au

You are some funny-ass Farkers.
 
2011-01-04 03:51:28 PM
Good work people. Here's to more laughs in '11.
 
2011-01-04 03:52:06 PM
Congrats to all the winners! Seriously hilarious stuff!
 
2011-01-04 03:52:20 PM
Wight Power: No Thread of the Year ? (new window)

Hmmmmm...


It wasn't a formal thing, I just threw that one out there at the end of the year.
 
2011-01-04 03:53:06 PM
PrivateCaboose: All those headlines have sharp knees.

Not as sharp as yours.

/or something
//Im bored
 
2011-01-04 03:54:32 PM
Genta: "Police suspect flees biting dog"


That's goddamn heavenly.


yes.
 
2011-01-04 03:55:19 PM
Congrats to all the winners.

At least all but one of them didn't use tired headline cliches. For that, I am happy.
 
2011-01-04 03:56:33 PM
Wight Power: No Thread of the Year ? (new window)

Hmmmmm...


Bah, I'm sure we'll get over it.
 
2011-01-04 03:59:20 PM
The HOTY was spot-on. I couldn't stop laughing the first time I read it, and it's still funny now.
 
2011-01-04 04:02:22 PM
Good stuff
 
2011-01-04 04:03:28 PM
It's also fun to go back to the original threads of these winners and see how many say "HOTY candidate" or "HOTY winner". Someone called it on the big winner headline, in its original thread (new window)
 
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