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2012-12-06 04:08:55 PM  

Fubegra: Meghan McCain blasts Santorum. Well, I guess we all know now what she was doing earlier

/not mine, but I think it deserved at least an honorable mention.


That was a headline from the politics tab. I haven't finished the subtab contests yet.
 
2012-12-06 04:09:58 PM  
Headline of the Year candidate:

Drive-by masturbator caught before he can become drive-by shooter. Jerk
Link
 
2012-12-06 04:10:49 PM  
How many move on to the next round?
 
2012-12-06 04:13:49 PM  
"Missing algebra teacher found dead -- investigators looking to solve for why, query ex"

That's HOTY PURE GOLD.
 
2012-12-06 04:14:35 PM  
I have laughed at them all. Good Job Peoples.
 
2012-12-06 04:19:10 PM  

NickelP: How many move on to the next round?


Top five from this batch. Tough competition, and my favorites never make it through. I think a lot of people vote for everything that makes them laugh, which means that the headlines with the broadest appeal get the most votes.
 
2012-12-06 04:19:41 PM  

video man: "Missing algebra teacher found dead -- investigators looking to solve for why, query ex"

That's HOTY PURE GOLD.


Having had my daughter just finish this chapter in grade 9 math, and having me try to help her, I was able to actually understand this. Have to agree, very inventive and one of the one's I voted for.
 
2012-12-06 04:20:44 PM  
Lots of great ones here, AFAIC
 
2012-12-06 04:21:11 PM  

atlfarkette: Pangit: Headline of the Year candidate: Mother of autistic son facing criminal charges because he's tardy. Well that just seems insensitive

http://www.fark.com/comments/6861030

OK, everything pretty much sucked but this was hilarious.

I agree. That one truly made me LOL.


This one will definitely be the winner
 
2012-12-06 04:22:43 PM  
Wasn't then "clown car drops transmission" headline from last December? If so, this list fails.
 
2012-12-06 04:23:50 PM  
Armstrong. Collarbone, not so much

http://www.fark.com/comments/7126732/
 
2012-12-06 04:24:06 PM  

Unfreakable: NickelP: How many move on to the next round?

Top five from this batch. Tough competition, and my favorites never make it through. I think a lot of people vote for everything that makes them laugh, which means that the headlines with the broadest appeal get the most votes.


Do you have a favorite for the year?
 
2012-12-06 04:28:51 PM  
"Missing algebra teacher found dead -- investigators looking to solve for why, query ex "

I like the smart headlines. This one gets my vote.
 
2012-12-06 04:29:30 PM  

NickelP: Unfreakable: NickelP: How many move on to the next round?

Top five from this batch. Tough competition, and my favorites never make it through. I think a lot of people vote for everything that makes them laugh, which means that the headlines with the broadest appeal get the most votes.

Do you have a favorite for the year?


I've seen so many, it gets confusing. I've liked some that didn't make it this far (even for this contest). Of this batch, I think my favorite is:
 
Missing algebra teacher found dead -- investigators looking to solve for why, query ex
 
It's clever and completely original. I love it.
 
2012-12-06 04:42:34 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Q: What's the difference between a pickpocket and a Peeping Tom? A: The pickpocket snatches your watch

http://www.fark.com/comments/6842566


Win!
 
2012-12-06 04:54:07 PM  
A teacher once told me there is no such thing as a stupid question.


So....what does HOTY stand for?
 
2012-12-06 04:55:16 PM  

miltonbabbitt: A teacher once told me there is no such thing as a stupid question.


So....what does HOTY stand for?


Headline of the year. They do each month, then each few months, etc until they get it down to one.
 
2012-12-06 04:55:32 PM  

miltonbabbitt: A teacher once told me there is no such thing as a stupid question.


So....what does HOTY stand for?


Headline of the Year.
 
2012-12-06 04:56:31 PM  
How do i vote? I'm on a phone..
 
2012-12-06 04:59:50 PM  

dopekitty74: How do i vote? I'm on a phone..


Switch to the non-mobile full site. It might say "full site" in the upper right-hand corner. Click that
 
2012-12-06 05:02:44 PM  
Lots of great headlines, but I personally think that -

"Missing algebra teacher found dead -- investigators looking to solve for why, query ex"

- is the best of this bunch.
 
2012-12-06 05:07:09 PM  
blah
 
2012-12-06 05:10:04 PM  

Cyrusv10: Wait a minute!

I think this headline meets criteria for eligibility (It was done in January 2012):

EU: 'So, we're ready to discuss your country joining the EU.' Montenegro: 'Wait, aren't you in the middle of collapsing?' EU: 'Montenegro, please'


http://www.fark.com/comments/7182791

/not subby
//would like to buy subby a beer though...that was funny.


How is this not one of the finalist. That headline is so full of win.

I'm suprrised the 'Japanese population to shrink by a third' isn't getting more love. Voted for that one and tardy.
 
2012-12-06 05:12:10 PM  

atlfarkette: Pangit: Headline of the Year candidate: Mother of autistic son facing criminal charges because he's tardy. Well that just seems insensitive

http://www.fark.com/comments/6861030

OK, everything pretty much sucked but this was hilarious.

I agree. That one truly made me LOL.



It'll certainly get the tard vote.
 
2012-12-06 05:14:02 PM  
I've got a contender in this batch! Woo Hoo!
 
2012-12-06 06:09:58 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Lots of great headlines, but I personally think that -

"Missing algebra teacher found dead -- investigators looking to solve for why, query ex"

- is the best of this bunch.


IMHO as well, and say that even though I've still got one left in the running, but that headline there is truly quality
 
2012-12-06 06:19:46 PM  
Whitney Houston beats Bobby Brown to death

How the flying fark did this one not make the cut? I thought for sure this was a shoe-in.
 
2012-12-06 06:30:36 PM  

Professor Horatio Hufnagel: Whitney Houston beats Bobby Brown to death

How the flying fark did this one not make the cut? I thought for sure this was a shoe-in.


IIRC, there's an unwritten rule about death headlines/threads being taboo for HOTY.

Also; EVEN CNN saw that headline coming!
 
2012-12-06 06:50:58 PM  

Magorn: IMHO as well, and say that even though I've still got one left in the running, but that headline there is truly quality


Congrats, then!


Professor Horatio Hufnagel: Whitney Houston beats Bobby Brown to death

How the flying fark did this one not make the cut? I thought for sure this was a shoe-in.


It's an Entertainment tab headline that happened to be featured on the mainpage.

You'll undoubtedly see it in the Entertainment headline contest.
 
2012-12-06 06:59:19 PM  
I am the very model of a modern major general!

(Do votes register if we don't leave a comment?)
 
2012-12-06 07:02:57 PM  

Jedekai: IIRC, there's an unwritten rule about death headlines/threads being taboo for HOTY.


You mean the deaths of famous people? That's not true.

The 2006 HOTY contest featured a headline about feminist author Betty Friedan's death and the 2009 HOTY contest featured a headline about Oral Roberts' death,
 
2012-12-06 07:04:11 PM  

aendeuryu: (Do votes register if we don't leave a comment?)


Definitely.

These contests almost always receive far more votes than the threads receive comments.
 
2012-12-06 08:02:33 PM  
Damn ... it's just so hard to choose ... most of those made me snort my drink up my nose.
 
2012-12-06 08:42:19 PM  
This year isnt quite as full of gems as years past... But good job still, subbys.
 
2012-12-06 10:31:09 PM  
One of these is mine, supposedly, but I don't remember submitting it.
 
2012-12-07 01:35:37 AM  

Professor Horatio Hufnagel: Whitney Houston beats Bobby Brown to death

How the flying fark did this one not make the cut? I thought for sure this was a shoe-in.



As Unfreakable stated earlier there will be a contest for each of the biggest subtabs later: sports, showbiz, geek, politics and business.  It's likely that headline will be in the showbiz category. 
 
2012-12-07 02:31:25 AM  
ilovethisthread.jpg
 
2012-12-07 10:27:42 AM  
The sheep one. I wish I'd noticed it at the time.
 
2012-12-07 10:34:21 AM  
Hello? Hello teh funnay? Where you go this year?

/nuttin worth votin for
 
2012-12-07 11:33:50 AM  

D_Evans45: This year isnt quite as full of gems as years past... But good job still, subbys.


Well these are just a few months - gems could await in the next three rounds. I loved "Printer ink tanker truck overturns. Damages estimated at seven hundred trillion dollars" - voted!

The rest were pretty funny too, IMO.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-07 08:17:23 PM  
Unfreakable: my favorites never make it through.

How does it feel to be on the receiving end, red light man?
 
2012-12-09 07:19:48 AM  

ZAZ: Unfreakable: my favorites never make it through.

How does it feel to be on the receiving end, red light man?


Lol
 
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