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A teaser of the upcoming Headline of the Year contests that will be starting at the beginning of December, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 11/13 - 11/19 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2011-11-23 11:53:38 AM (13 comments) | Permalink

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Quick update on the Headline of the Year contest: for the first time since we decided to do this crazy thing, we're actually on schedule.

We're currently caught up through the end of October on mainpage headlines, so through the end of this month I'm setting up the contests for the subtabs. If you have Totalfark, you can now vote on the candidates for the Headline of the Year contest for the first quarter of the subtabs, covering Dec 2010 - Feb 2011. Here are the threads from yesterday:

Sports
Geek
Entertainment
Politics
Business

Each thread has around 37-39 headlines in it, but only the top five will make it to the final round, so the voting on these are pretty critical. I have personal favorites in each of the categories that won't be going. That part of it is depressing.

Thanks to those of you who have pitched in to help with these, I have a list of names of people to thank more publicly later on.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-11-13 to Sat 2011-11-19:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Man accidentally kills self at grocery store. He must have used the self-checkout lane    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Tornado Watch issued for the Indianapolis region. Citizens are urged to seek shelter in Lucas Oil Stadium, where there is no chance of a touchdown    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Tourist spots Christ's image on cliff. Jesus rocks    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Crime novelist says he has uncovered evidence that Jane Austen may have been murdered. Police are now looking for a high-school English student with access to a time machine    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Trapped girl survives after car wreck by drinking Gatorade and eating Pop-Tarts, or as your kids call it, "lunch"    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Heinrich Himmler's WWII postcards up for sale. "Having wonderful time, wish Jew were not here"    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  It's like God's own Monopoly game as tornado moves house from Mediterranean to Baltic    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Informer killed by Maoists. In their defense, it is a very difficult song for karaoke    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Semi full of beer flips on the interstate. Eight fire trucks, twenty-six police cruisers, four ambulances, two local construction crews, five local newstations, and several hundred commuters show up to help clean up the crash    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Teacher rapes 11 pupils. It looks like they should have *puts on sunglasses" put on sunglasses. YEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Man dies in wood chipper accident. Aw, geez. And it's a beautiful day    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Sports:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Derek Jeter's high school in Kalamazoo, MI names its baseball field after him. Fans look forward to attending 2012 events in Overrated Stadium    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Houston Astros move from the National League as MLB splits into two equal sized leagues. Orioles now become 15th worst team in American League    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  City of Orlando still preparing for NBA All Star Game, halftime entertainment from the Easter Bunny    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Researchers discover hypnosis is a fundamentally different mental state than normal consciousneALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Humans became social in daylight. That says a lot about "Twilight" fans, I guess    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Research finds blood type affects risk of stroke. Most in danger are people whose blood type is either AB, B or Slurpee    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Entertainment:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Storage Wars guys find $500,000 worth of pirate gold, will use American Truckers to haul it to the Pawn Stars, who have a buddy who's an expert in pirate treasure    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Cast and crew of The Expendables 2 caused significant damage to a protected bat cave. Sure, Bruce can afford to fix it, but it's the principle of the thing    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Lucy Lawless rallies against deep drilling. Can we still cuddle?    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Two Senators (R&D) introduce "STOCK Act" to stop "insider trading" in Congress. Subby will ride his unicorn straight through Washington D.C. if this passes    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Gov. Chris Christie weighs in on overpaid PE teachers, truck stop scales    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Newt, on his $1.8M Freddie Mac payday: Um... I have no idea, really. I've got many clients. Let me think... Freddie Mac... black comedian, right?    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Just ahead of their IPO, Zynga CEO suddenly decides some of his employees are "under-performing" and have a choice of giving back their stock options or being fired. No word on whether they get an in-game tree as a consolation prize    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  China has altered the trading rules. PRAY they don't alter them further    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Travel Insurance..In...Spaaaacceeee    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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13 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-11-23 12:05:49 PM  
Vote often, vote oftener
 
2011-11-23 12:54:58 PM  
Some great ones this week!
 
2011-11-23 01:12:56 PM  
Sasha Grey reading to kids was one of my headline favs
 
2011-11-23 01:50:28 PM  
I still think this is the winner for the sports tab

In the end, Pen State comes up a little behind
 
2011-11-23 03:24:15 PM  

CornDog in 2012: I still think this is the winner for the sports tab

In the end, Pen State comes up a little behind


Oh damn you all to hell for making me laugh raucously at that.

Damn you.

+1
 
2011-11-23 03:40:30 PM  
I have personal favorites in each of the categories that won't be going. That part of it is depressing.

Then why not have a category called "Unfreakable Mention", in which you list your own personal faves? You are in charge of this beastly project, are you not? Then do it! :)
 
2011-11-23 04:56:28 PM  

Balchinian: I have personal favorites in each of the categories that won't be going. That part of it is depressing.

Then why not have a category called "Unfreakable Mention", in which you list your own personal faves? You are in charge of this beastly project, are you not? Then do it! :)


Normally I don't have time to do that, but I just might this year. I think I might also let other people post their own favorites in a big post-Christmas thread.
 
2011-11-23 06:07:58 PM  
What I'd like to know is: Where do you rent a unicorn in the DC area?

/i need to know this
 
2011-11-23 06:48:22 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: What I'd like to know is: Where do you rent a unicorn in the DC area?

/i need to know this


Lockheed Martin.
 
2011-11-23 07:49:12 PM  

Unfreakable: Balchinian: I have personal favorites in each of the categories that won't be going. That part of it is depressing.

Then why not have a category called "Unfreakable Mention", in which you list your own personal faves? You are in charge of this beastly project, are you not? Then do it! :)

Normally I don't have time to do that, but I just might this year. I think I might also let other people post their own favorites in a big post-Christmas thread.


Oh, I like the Christmas thread idea. In fact, I like both ideas, but the Christmas one would definitely be more doable.
 
2011-11-23 09:54:04 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Unfreakable: Normally I don't have time to do that, but I just might this year.


It's good to be the king... :)
 
2011-11-23 10:08:36 PM  
Heinrich Himmler's WWII postcards up for sale. "Having wonderful time, wish Jew were not here"

I larfed loud and longly.
Peed the bed as well.
 
2011-11-23 10:10:52 PM  

Balchinian: Bathia_Mapes: Unfreakable: Normally I don't have time to do that, but I just might this year.

It's good to be the king... :)


Yep. :-D
 
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