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Headline of the Year contest begins next Monday, here's the schedule for those threads next week. Also Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 11/20 - 11/26 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2011-11-29 5:42:36 PM (15 comments) | Permalink

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Hi everybody, another weekly update on the Headline of the Year contest. As most of you know, I'm kicking off the contest a little early this year. Unless major things mess up, the first three contests will be next week, as follows:

First Quarter (mainpage) contest: Monday, Dec 5
Second Quarter (mainpage) contest: Wednesday, Dec 7
Third Quarter (mainpage) contest: Friday, Dec 9

I'm out of town from Friday afternoon through the following Tuesday, so there may be a bit of a wait to get the final contests out, but my goal is to finish up all of the headline contests by December 15.

I've already run the first quarter subtab Headline of the Year contests and I'll run another full set tomorrow in Totalfark, with hopes of knocking another one out early next week. Keep an eye out for those.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-11-20 to Sat 2011-11-26:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  For richer hot chocolate, toss in a few doughnuts and whiz it up in a blender. This public service message courtesy of the Association of Cardiologists Who Need New Helicopters    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Windows 95 lawsuit going to trial. Moses, King Tut, Julius Caesar and other Windows 95 users expected to be called as witnesses    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Drunk driver smashes Chevy Astro into furniture store -- damaging the building, totaling divan    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  After decades of strongly worded letters and failed attempts to arm the minority T-cells, the UN says the AIDS epidemic is finally stabilizing    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Navy set to discharge 28 sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan for using Spice, folding space without proper authorization    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Occupy Ottawa demonstration broken up by Canadian police in unspeakable orgy of violence: Eight people received tickets, one was helped to hospital and three others had their feelings temporarily hurt    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Pollster George Gallup Jr. dead at 81 (margin of error +/- 3 years)    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Landlord caught hiding in air vent to spy on naked tenants. Apparently, he's a big fan    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Rudderless Dutch man in a boat rescued by Brazilian seamen    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Ex-N.Y. mafia boss found dead by river in Canada. Autopsy results are pending after removal of cement shoes    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  ♫ Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, 'til the cops, alas, came and beat his ass, and then threw him in the hole..... ♪  


Sports:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Joe Paterno's son has a plan to get his dad's name back on the Big 10 trophy. But he needs someone to go back in time with him. You'll get paid after you get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Guess who is going to get Suhspended    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  NBA owners and players reach tentative deal to end lockout, begin games on December 25th. Our long national nightmare has just begun    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  The Bad Astronomer talks about killer asteroids, and how to defend against them. Aerosmith, Bruce Willis on standby    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  "Why is it so hard to go to Mars?" I would like to have a serious discussion about that, but right now the Kardashians are on, followed by Dancing with the Stars    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Scientists pontificate that observing the female form without textile impediments increases cerebral activity, with corresponding increase in intell--BOOBIES    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Entertainment:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Ozzy Osbourne lands radio show. Don't miss "Unintelligible Gibberish in the Morning" on SiriusXM    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Women found to make up less than a third of all movie roles. The other two-thirds are played by Eddie Murphy    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  George Michael in Vienna hospital. This is why you shouldn't have sausage in cans    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Dennis Miller says that if we paid attention to what OWS wants "we'd be speaking Cantonese in eight months". The last time I saw logic that tortured it was experiencing Pon Farr    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Oregon governor imposes moratorium on death penalty for remainder of his term. Still no cure for spending life in Oregon    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley dies, is not expected to miss any elections as a result    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Europe needs a firewall to stop the contagion. Good luck, I'm behind 7 currencies    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Siemens tells 17,000 workers not to come    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Chinese firm states it will not accept applications from Scorpios or Virgos. An idea this stupid was probably the brainchild of some Leo; those guys are all dicks    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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15 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-11-29 05:56:36 PM  
Thanks to those Farkers who have pitched in with time to help do a lot of the early legwork. Your help has been appreciated.
 
2011-11-29 05:57:49 PM  
Meh, get at least 1 nom every year, but since I don't offer BIE, I'll always be a liter.
 
2011-11-29 05:58:38 PM  

Sun Tzu: Meh, get at least 1 nom every year, but since I don't offer BIE, I'll always be a liter.


As it should be.
 
2011-11-29 06:04:32 PM  
Are the winners receiving free TF subscriptions or some other gift?

Don't be cheap, Drew.
 
2011-11-29 06:06:52 PM  
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So cold.
 
2011-11-29 06:07:19 PM  

ThisNameSux: Are the winners receiving free TF subscriptions or some other gift?

Don't be cheap, Drew.


I'm actually trying to think of something nice to give them. I really wanted to get a small silver Heineken keg with winner's names engraved on it, but it was a bit on the expensive side. But I want to make sure the winning submitters are taken care of this year.
 
2011-11-29 06:34:10 PM  
Engraved?? No no no no no. Buy the keg and then have Drew hand scratch the names on there. Saves expensive engraving fees ..and it's WAY more "Fark" than real engraving.

That's how I'd do it

/cheaper than your boss
//and his suit
///and your girlfriend
 
2011-11-29 06:37:12 PM  
Unfreakable, you're doing a great job pulling this all together. Kudos to you and the folks helping you out. :)
 
2011-11-29 06:43:55 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Unfreakable, you're doing a great job pulling this all together. Kudos to you and the folks helping you out. :)


Thanks, man. Headline of the Year is one of my favorite parts of Fark. I regret that it wasn't around when I was a heavy submitter back in 2003-2005.
 
2011-11-29 06:46:24 PM  
Grand_Moff_Joseph: Unfreakable, you're doing a great job pulling this all together. Kudos to you and the folks helping you out. :)

Seconded.
 
2011-11-29 07:08:42 PM  

Unfreakable: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Unfreakable, you're doing a great job pulling this all together. Kudos to you and the folks helping you out. :)

Thanks, man. Headline of the Year is one of my favorite parts of Fark. I regret that it wasn't around when I was a heavy submitter back in 2003-2005.


Yeah, the odds of winning would have been much better back then, wouldn't they.
 
2011-11-29 07:27:22 PM  

labman: Yeah, the odds of winning would have been much better back then, wouldn't they.


My personal odds would have been better since I had more headlines in the mix then, but the only one I think I ever would have had a good chance would have been this one
 
2011-11-29 08:22:21 PM  

Unfreakable: My personal odds would have been better since I had more headlines in the mix then, but the only one I think I ever would have had a good chance would have been this one


It's a trip reading some of those old threads. Almost like getting in a time machine.
 
2011-11-29 08:25:09 PM  

Unfreakable: labman: Yeah, the odds of winning would have been much better back then, wouldn't they.

My personal odds would have been better since I had more headlines in the mix then, but the only one I think I ever would have had a good chance would have been this one


My roommate is looking for the "stash of weed making you giggle like a schoolgirl in a japanese porn". thanks man
 
2011-11-29 08:45:48 PM  

Unfreakable: ThisNameSux: Are the winners receiving free TF subscriptions or some other gift?

Don't be cheap, Drew.

I'm actually trying to think of something nice to give them. I really wanted to get a small silver Heineken keg with winner's names engraved on it, but it was a bit on the expensive side. But I want to make sure the winning submitters are taken care of this year.


Guinness Bar Towels?
Hot Cocoa Samplers?
Michigan Tag T-shirts?

It's all good, Unfreak. Get yourself something nice for putting all this together again this year though. (I hear clown sweaters are all the rage on the West Coast...) :)
 
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