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An update Fark's annual Headline of the Year contest, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 11/6 - 11/11 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2011-11-15 11:04:20 AM (34 comments) | Permalink

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As of today, it's only a few weeks until we start the Headline of the Year contest. Just put up the voting thread for October (TF only), so we're basically caught up as far as mainpage headlines go.

Now I'm working on the subtabs for Sports, Geek, Entertainment, Politics and Business and will try to get those up and out pretty quick. And thanks to the farkers that have gone through to pluck those nominees from previous Headline of the Week threads. It's appreciated, and it's why this year is the first one in which we're actually ahead, if you can believe that.

So that's the basic update. Enjoy.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-11-06 to Sat 2011-11-11:

img.fark.net  Number of men living with their parents in the U.S. has jumped from "moderate" to "Italian"    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Eagerly awaited videogame Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits stores today, or as they call it in Iraq, The Sims    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Rodney King pleads not guilty in DUI case. "Can't we all just get a Long Island Ice Tea?"    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  NASA develops super-black material, can't make up their minds if they want to name it Dolemite or Shaft    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Girl scouts now sell lip balm in chocolate, peanut butter, caramel. Company says they have NO plans to issue brownie flavor    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  "Family Circus" cartoonist Bil Keane dead at 89. Funeral procession to pass through schoolyard, neighbor's lawn, baseball diamond, train tracks, and abandoned factory    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  The Pope suffers from crippling leg pains that make goose stepping almost impossible    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Police use the promise of free beer to capture suspects during Operation Dirty Goddamn Trick    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Hippies protesting consumption are starting to come down with it    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  "Swedish chef in 'freak' saucepan accident". Chef stated, "I em hurrnin witda soospan, un slip di slip un neerly Børk Børk Børk mi earm en halvs"    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Texting driver jailed for killing cyclist. He'll BRB in 20 months, LOL    img.fark.net


Sports:

img.fark.net  Down goes Frazier    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  San Diego Chargers lose disappointing fourth game in a row as team continues to go in Riverse    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Kidnapped Major League baseball catcher Wilson Ramos safe at home    img.fark.net


Geek:

img.fark.net  Dutch graphic artist designs font for dyslexics to reab detter    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  400-meter-wide asteroid to now pass only 200,000 miles from the Earth. Or in NASA terms, a direct hit    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Thieves steal 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 after slamming into a delivery truck and tossing tear gas, earn enough XP to reach Level 50    img.fark.net


Entertainment:

img.fark.net  Heavy-D..composing    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  The game show host from "Slumdog Millionaire" to play Indian Jack Bauer. OH MY GOODNESS, WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF THE TIME    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Porn star Sasha Grey was invited to read to first graders. This article is brought to you by the letter A, The number 2, and the letter M    img.fark.net


Politics:

img.fark.net  Mississippi voters abort personhood amendment    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Author of tough Arizona immigration law loses recall election to fellow Republican Jerry Lewis. Lewis was said to have benefitted from strong turnout among Latinos, college students, and LADIES    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Asked about campaigning, the President replied "I don't think it requires us to go negative [...] We may just run clips of the Republican debates verbatim. We won't even comment on them, we'll just run those in a loop"    img.fark.net


Business:

img.fark.net  $900 million purchase leads to blow job, Siemens    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL partner up in some kind of Down Syndrome Voltron arrangement    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Greek stock market soars on news that outgoing Prime Minister Papawhatever will be replaced by incoming Prime Minister Papawhatever    img.fark.net
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34 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-11-15 01:00:03 PM  
How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?
 
2011-11-15 01:09:46 PM  
Came here for Sahsa Gray. Came away satisfied. Lol.
 
2011-11-15 01:15:00 PM  

SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?


Seconded!
 
2011-11-15 01:21:25 PM  

aclark1998: SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?

Seconded!


Exactly.
 
2011-11-15 01:26:08 PM  

aclark1998: SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?

Seconded!


Second Miled
 
2011-11-15 01:30:11 PM  

Arkanaut: aclark1998: SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?

Seconded!

Second Miled


i1194.photobucket.com
 
2011-11-15 01:31:46 PM  

Arkanaut: aclark1998: SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?

Seconded!

Second Miled


seventhed.
 
2011-11-15 01:34:33 PM  
SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?

Eighthed!!!!

(+1) Vote for headine of the year.
(+1) Vote for headine of the week.
 
2011-11-15 01:40:06 PM  

SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?


This is the headline of the year and we will not be silenced
 
2011-11-15 01:48:37 PM  

save russian jews: SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?

This is the headline of the year and we will not be silenced


Best headline I've seen in a VERY long time on Fark. Reminds me of the old school Fark.
 
2011-11-15 01:58:56 PM  
No joke, The Penn State headline might qualify for GHOAT.
 
2011-11-15 02:15:37 PM  

Medical Toilet: No joke, The Penn State headline might qualify for GHOAT.


THIS

I smell a conspiracy... we need to find the Penn State equivalent of Deep Throat and get him on this immediately.

... ooooh... I may need to reword the telegram on that one.
 
2011-11-15 02:15:58 PM  
The Penn State headline came out on 11/12. This list coveres headlines through 11/11. It should be on next weeks list.
 
2011-11-15 02:16:58 PM  

Minarets: The Penn State headline came out on 11/12. This list coveres headlines through 11/11. It should be on next weeks list.


Covers

/Now with better spelling
 
2011-11-15 02:22:03 PM  

Minarets: The Penn State headline came out on 11/12. This list coveres headlines through 11/11. It should be on next weeks list.


But this list only covers 6 days...

itsaconspiracy.jpg
 
2011-11-15 02:22:52 PM  
SoCalSurfer, aclark1998, ole prophet, Arkanaut, Oysterman, highrye, metamax, save russian jews, D-Liver, Medical Toilet, RoosterCogburn, and Minarets:

Don't know how we missed that one for this week, but I'll tell you what: I'll include the Penn State headline in the running for Headline of the Year in Sports for the last quarter (which will include November). I'll make an exception for it. This is the first time I've had one not show up for me like that, and there's no way in hell I'd normally miss one with that many votes.
 
2011-11-15 02:29:14 PM  
I like the Frazier one
 
2011-11-15 02:39:56 PM  
The penn state one is awesomely inappropriate, which is why it's so damn funny.
 
2011-11-15 02:58:38 PM  
Penn State headline. Do it~!!!!
 
2011-11-15 03:11:21 PM  
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
 
2011-11-15 03:25:47 PM  
Voltron headline should be banninated for sacreligiousness. I officially un-vote, even though I obviously didn't vote for it in the first place.

reason
 
2011-11-15 03:53:41 PM  
The Penn State headline is context-dependent, and therefore does not qualify for the regular HOTY category. Sorry.
 
2011-11-15 04:30:37 PM  
NASA develops super-black material, can't make up their minds if they want to name it Dolemite or Shaft
 
2011-11-15 04:35:17 PM  

Unfreakable: SoCalSurfer, aclark1998, ole prophet, Arkanaut, Oysterman, highrye, metamax, save russian jews, D-Liver, Medical Toilet, RoosterCogburn, and Minarets:

Don't know how we missed that one for this week, but I'll tell you what: I'll include the Penn State headline in the running for Headline of the Year in Sports for the last quarter (which will include November). I'll make an exception for it. This is the first time I've had one not show up for me like that, and there's no way in hell I'd normally miss one with that many votes.


Nice, thanks!
 
2011-11-15 05:14:24 PM  

Balchinian: The Penn State headline is context-dependent, and therefore does not qualify for the regular HOTY category. Sorry.


No more than the Heavy-D headline. If you didn't know he died, the headline wouldn't make sense.
 
2011-11-15 05:28:22 PM  

degenerate-afro: Balchinian: The Penn State headline is context-dependent, and therefore does not qualify for the regular HOTY category. Sorry.

No more than the Heavy-D headline. If you didn't know he died, the headline wouldn't make sense.


This is a gray area, I'll admit. On one hand, when a story is breaking (or in the middle of a news churn), most everybody on Fark is familiar with the story, and the headline that gets picked sometimes is contextual to people's familiarity with the specific referenced news article. Some headlines, though, make no sense at all on their own, they are just a sentence until you click the link and open the article. The Penn State one was sort of borderline, but I'm leaning toward it standing alone because the headline is referential to a news story, without being pointless. I was able to understand the basic story from the headline and what it referred to without needing to open the link.

My general test is the napkin test. If I wrote this on a napkin and pushed just the headline across the table to a person who was familiar with stuff in the news and what the main stories were, would they be able to figure it out? A couple of the context Headline of the Year candidates from last year, for reference:

/||||||||| /||||||||

News article up for country song of the year

Three year old girl survives car accident, turns into Lindsay Lohan


and my personal favorite: Cmfudimfz Qbsl bsdijwft up hp pomjof

These are all from here, by the way
 
2011-11-15 05:35:19 PM  

Unfreakable: degenerate-afro: Balchinian: The Penn State headline is context-dependent, and therefore does not qualify for the regular HOTY category. Sorry.

No more than the Heavy-D headline. If you didn't know he died, the headline wouldn't make sense.

This is a gray area, I'll admit. On one hand, when a story is breaking (or in the middle of a news churn), most everybody on Fark is familiar with the story, and the headline that gets picked sometimes is contextual to people's familiarity with the specific referenced news article. Some headlines, though, make no sense at all on their own, they are just a sentence until you click the link and open the article. The Penn State one was sort of borderline, but I'm leaning toward it standing alone because the headline is referential to a news story, without being pointless. I was able to understand the basic story from the headline and what it referred to without needing to open the link.

My general test is the napkin test. If I wrote this on a napkin and pushed just the headline across the table to a person who was familiar with stuff in the news and what the main stories were, would they be able to figure it out? A couple of the context Headline of the Year candidates from last year, for reference:

/||||||||| /||||||||

News article up for country song of the year

Three year old girl survives car accident, turns into Lindsay Lohan

and my personal favorite: Cmfudimfz Qbsl bsdijwft up hp pomjof

These are all from here, by the way


For context, I think one of the better ones I can think of from last year was
Lebron suspended 50 games for steroid use. Cleveland currently on fire.

Unless you read the article, you would naturally assume something else was up with that headline. Although i guess that's more misdirection than context?
 
2011-11-15 05:56:27 PM  

Medical Toilet: No joke, The Penn State headline might qualify for GHOAT.


No. Friends, family, bear.
 
2011-11-15 06:14:24 PM  

degenerate-afro: Unless you read the article, you would naturally assume something else was up with that headline. Although i guess that's more misdirection than context?


Yeah, that one was a misdirect. Funny one, too
 
2011-11-15 08:55:36 PM  
That CoD one made me nearly die. Thanks Fark.
 
2011-11-15 11:36:44 PM  

SoCalSurfer: How is "In the end, Penn State comes up a little behind" not on there?


Did you see the part that said: " Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-11-06 to Sat 2011-11-11"?

The headline you're referring to was posted on November 12th.
 
2011-11-15 11:38:47 PM  

Unfreakable: SoCalSurfer, aclark1998, ole prophet, Arkanaut, Oysterman, highrye, metamax, save russian jews, D-Liver, Medical Toilet, RoosterCogburn, and Minarets:

Don't know how we missed that one for this week, but I'll tell you what: I'll include the Penn State headline in the running for Headline of the Year in Sports for the last quarter (which will include November). I'll make an exception for it. This is the first time I've had one not show up for me like that, and there's no way in hell I'd normally miss one with that many votes.


You didn't miss it, Tony. It wasn't posted to the sports tab until November 12th.
 
2011-11-16 09:55:10 AM  
FTFB: Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-11-06 to Sat 2011-11-11

2011-11-11 was Friday. The Saturday this week was Nov 12th. The headlines are missing a day.
 
2011-11-16 11:47:18 AM  
Made it in...you were wrong Dad
 
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