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Congratulations to the winners of Fark's 2012 Headline of the Year contests 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2013-01-04 1:30:26 PM (190 comments) | Permalink

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Below are the winners and runners-up for Fark's Headline of the Year contest for 2012. This year, like every year, there are simply too many good headlines, and all of us probably have a favorite or two (or twenty) that were brilliant, but sadly didn't quite get enough votes to win their respective contests. It's a shame. To those submitters: damn good work and feel free to take a bow in this thread for one you feel proud of.

For the winners, this is your thread. Congratulations to you. Below are the results of the Headline of the Year contest based on your votes.

HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Alzheimer's Walk set for Saturday. Search and rescue set for Sunday
(submitter: justajonesin)

Runner-up: Missing algebra teacher found dead -- investigators looking to solve for why, query ex
(submitter: phlegmmo )

SPORTS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Suh sued studio
(submitter: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad )

Runner-up: Czech Republic, facing elimination if they lose, hold on to defeat Greece in Euro Cup. This marks the first time in three years that the Greeks haven't bounced a Czech
(submitter: kiwannabee )

GEEK HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Stephen Hawking reaches 70. Must have been a really steep hill
(submitter: MrGronk )

Runner-up: Recent study finds six out of ten of us wake up grumpy every morning. The other four of us let her sleep in
(submitter: phlegmmo )

ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Whitney Houston beats Bobby Brown to death
(submitter: WhoIsWillo )

Runner-up: Congratulations to Amy Winehouse. One year sober
(submitter: Misch )

POLITICS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: French, Americans, Germans and Saudis now allied against Iran, but will have to come up with a less-awkward acronym before the bombings begin
(submitter: Gulper Eel )

Runner-up: Bill Clinton doesn't have interns anymore, so he nailed his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention instead
(submitter: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes )

BUSINESS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: After BJs, Costco is eager to penetrate deeper into Virginia
(submitter: Joelogon )

Runner-up: If Apple continues on its current trajectory, it could wind up at $1 trillion. If it uses Apple Maps, it could wind up at a gas station in Botswana
(submitter: NecessaryMeansFor_NecessaryMeansFor )

CONTEXT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Religious zealot set to take down Jets in New York City
(submitter: WhoIsWillo )

Runner-up: o_O
(submitter: shopball )

WORDPLAY/PUN HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Mother-of-two disfigured by seven tumors on her face says, "Tumor would benign"
(submitter: phlegmmo )

Runner-up: Thieves steal 450 miniature bottles of alcohol. Police hunt someone who is a little drunk
(submitter: plymwebed )

Congratulations and kudos to the winners!
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2013-01-04 10:35:11 PM
Good show, subbies, all around!  Bravo!
 
2013-01-04 10:52:10 PM

Bathia_Mapes: shopball: scruffynerfherder: o_O is still my overall winner. Anyone have the link to the original thread?

http://www.fark.com/comments/7234934/o_O#


/I would also like to thank everyone who originally voted this headline up the link voting page.  This started out as a redlit headline.

I was rooting for it to win the Context Headline contest, but runner-up isn't too shabby. :-)


I'll take runner up, again... Just means I need to try harder next year.

/Thanks again for the help on the original post...
 
2013-01-04 11:22:38 PM

shopball: Bathia_Mapes: shopball: scruffynerfherder: o_O is still my overall winner. Anyone have the link to the original thread?

http://www.fark.com/comments/7234934/o_O#


/I would also like to thank everyone who originally voted this headline up the link voting page.  This started out as a redlit headline.

I was rooting for it to win the Context Headline contest, but runner-up isn't too shabby. :-)

I'll take runner up, again... Just means I need to try harder next year.

/Thanks again for the help on the original post...


It was my pleasure.
 
2013-01-05 03:00:06 AM

dickfreckle: 911Jenny: I somehow missed o_O on its first go around and throughout the voting threads but when I just clicked on it I lost it to the point that I needed my inhaler.

Thanks for making me smile on an otherwise shiatty day.

Congrats to all the winners and runner ups.

I finally found you! Wanted to thank for that favor you did, but Fark's search kind of sucks and you have no EIP.

Anyway, thanks a ton. I may be hospitalized for a week (nothing OH NOES-worthy), but I will be back.


You're welcome and I hope the hospital goes well and quickly!
 
2013-01-05 07:36:46 AM

tj614zu: o_O


When that was originally submitted, I was at work and clicked. Farking couldn't contain myself for a good 5 minutes.

I'm a child. I know.
 
2013-01-05 08:38:55 AM

Unfreakable: I was sort of bummed when I saw that phlegmmo had two early runners up and was worried he'd turn into our own version of 0-4 Super Bowl-losing Buffalo Bills, but he got the win with his context headline of the year.

Good work, everybody.


phlegmmo does great headlines :O)
 
2013-01-05 11:05:45 AM

Third In Line: Unfreakable: I was sort of bummed when I saw that phlegmmo had two early runners up and was worried he'd turn into our own version of 0-4 Super Bowl-losing Buffalo Bills, but he got the win with his context headline of the year.

Good work, everybody.

phlegmmo does great headlines :O)


*blush*

Good to see you again, T.I.L.  Missed you fiercely.
 
2013-01-05 11:15:26 AM
Congratulations to all of you keyboard Kings/Queens
 
2013-01-05 12:26:22 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Gulper Eel: Seriously, I haven't been this chuffed about Fark since I innocently started the legendary October 2009 slow-news-day-in-Greenport thread.

Can we do a thread-of-the-year section next year?

Thread of the year?

Hell, if we'd had that for the past year, I'd have to nominate the Clown Car drops transmission thread. That was a beautiful trainwreck.


Oh hell no, the Peyton Manning thread was tops at least in Sports. That was eleventy levels of awesome.
 
2013-01-05 12:31:09 PM

Rwa2play: Thread of the year?

Hell, if we'd had that for the past year, I'd have to nominate the Clown Car drops transmission thread. That was a beautiful trainwreck.

Oh hell no, the Peyton Manning thread was tops at least in Sports. That was eleventy levels of awesome.


Emmanuelle in Heaven was spectacular
 
2013-01-05 12:31:33 PM
Congrats to all!

Here's my funniest from last year IMHO: Smoking hot 23-year-old model propelled into the spotlight

/more sad than funny, I guess.
 
2013-01-05 12:35:18 PM
No "DIck In A Box?"
 
2013-01-05 12:41:32 PM
I've been lucky enough to have a couple in the running in the last few years, try harder next time. Congrats winners!!
 
2013-01-05 12:50:35 PM

Rwa2play: FirstNationalBastard: Gulper Eel: Seriously, I haven't been this chuffed about Fark since I innocently started the legendary October 2009 slow-news-day-in-Greenport thread.

Can we do a thread-of-the-year section next year?

Thread of the year?

Hell, if we'd had that for the past year, I'd have to nominate the Clown Car drops transmission thread. That was a beautiful trainwreck.

Oh hell no, the Peyton Manning thread was tops at least in Sports. That was eleventy levels of awesome.


I take a perverse joy in the fact that the quote that became the headline was birthed in one of my Broncos Pony game threads.
 
2013-01-05 12:58:02 PM

Sim Tree: I didn't want to mention it during the voting, but I appreciated the in-thread compliments for "Printer ink tanker truck overturns. Damages estimated at seven hundred trillion dollars."


As someone who recently bought HP ink, I'm still chuckling at that one...
 
2013-01-05 01:08:36 PM

gwenners: No "DIck In A Box?"


It was in the Context Headline of the Year finalists, but it couldn't pull it out.
 
2013-01-05 01:17:03 PM

Misch: gwenners: No "DIck In A Box?"

It was in the Context Headline of the Year finalists, but it couldn't pull it out.


Well played
 
2013-01-05 01:28:53 PM
Guess I should spend more time in the Business thread. Both those headlines had me LMAO. And the Jets one, even though I'm not a sports person.
 
2013-01-05 01:42:32 PM
So... the way to find out who submitted a headline is to campaign to make it a HOTY.
 
2013-01-05 01:55:12 PM
We will go west to the Huron of the Lakes! This is not the voice of wisdom. You are women! Slaves! Dogs! I spit on you!
 
2013-01-05 01:57:22 PM
Hey, I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but the Whitney Houston is A TOTAL RIPOFF of a similar headline from when Ike Turner died.
 
2013-01-05 02:19:45 PM

Staffist: Unfreakable:
You did a great job at putting this all together.  Thank you!


A thousand times, this.
 
2013-01-05 02:26:04 PM

WhoIsWillo: Wow. Thanks for everyone who voted, and everyone who submitted. I love this site, and I thank everyone on here. Even you grumpy bastards.


You're welcome.
 
2013-01-05 02:36:22 PM

tj614zu: o_O still kills me on clicking. My wife thought I'd had a stroke the morning I first hit that one.


Oh, man...I can see why!
 
2013-01-05 02:36:38 PM
Runner up is just the first loser.

/oblig
 
2013-01-05 02:37:38 PM

tonguedepressor: Popcorn Johnny: What are the prizes for the winners?

For you its free entry in the Alzheimers walk.


LOL
 
2013-01-05 03:21:17 PM
Congrats guys
 
2013-01-05 03:23:29 PM

23FPB23: Hey, I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but the Whitney Houston is A TOTAL RIPOFF of a similar headline from when Ike Turner died.


And the Religious zealot set to take down Jets in New York City is a rip off of last year's Sports HOTY
 
2013-01-05 03:41:44 PM
The headline votey threads are my favorite.
 
2013-01-05 04:19:21 PM
Congrats to everyone. The tumor one and whitmey houston one were my favs.
 
2013-01-05 04:30:30 PM
Congratulations all, great headlines! Thanks unfreakable for putting it all together.
 
2013-01-05 04:53:46 PM
Farker tries to win headline of the year contest, succeeds
 
2013-01-05 06:22:06 PM
Runner-up: o_O
(submitter: shopball )


everyone said this was hilarious. So I click the article.......and only the text and headline show up (graphic still loading)........and I'm like...."this headline isn't funny. I guess I don't get it." .....then a few seconds more go by, and finally the mugshot pops up in the article......HAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-01-05 06:35:44 PM

degenerate-afro: too_amuzed: degenerate-afro: Awww, I thought my Manning headline was pretty good for the sports tab. I guess not.

Congrats to the winner though.

What was that headline?

Oh, I'm afraid Peyton Manning will be quite operational when your friends arrive

BTW, if you are worried about the whole "Stolen from the original thread." thing, here is the original


Ah, what a wonderful headline; what a wonderful thread.


Maybe it should have gone to the geek tab as well? (i don't think it did)
Not everyone over there is, 'Well, there are some foots, and perchance a balls?'


/fantasy football still counts as fantasy!
//obscure?
///no, not really. Just never posted an 'obscure' before. Felt right.
 
2013-01-05 06:36:42 PM

phenn: tj614zu: o_O

When that was originally submitted, I was at work and clicked. Farking couldn't contain myself for a good 5 minutes.

I'm a child. I know.


Yoooooou are not alooooone...
 
2013-01-05 09:12:24 PM

dahmers love zombie: Excellent work, everyone.  This just makes me want to spend even more hours and hours and hours submitting headlines in the hopes that I will, one day, receive an Amazon gift card.

/off to scour the bowels of the internets looking for stuff


I won the Geek tab last year, and the funny thing was the winning headline was submitted a few months after I slowed way down on the number of headlines I was submitting.
 
2013-01-06 02:03:55 AM

DarkHealer: Favorite from the Politics tab:

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


Thanks for the mention.
 
2013-01-06 04:59:59 AM
I blew my wad way too early with this whole Fark thing. I haven't submitted anything since something like 2006.

Goddamn gift cards.
 
2013-01-06 11:43:10 AM

Soupysales: I blew my wad way too early with this whole Fark thing. I haven't submitted anything since something like 2006.

Goddamn gift cards.


It's time for a comeback
 
2013-01-07 04:15:46 PM

Angry Buddha: Whitney Houston beats Bobby Brown to death. I was bummed to see this win since it's blatantly plagiarized. The "Ike beats Tina to death" headline from 2007 also made a hell of a lot more sense.


FirstNationalBastard: cousndick: Whitney Houston one was the best imo

And it was even better when the Daily News or some other NY Paper did it in 2007 when Ike Turner died.

That's the only one I will legitimately biatch about even being nominated.


Tonto's Expanding Headband: The Whitney Houston one is just recycled from one with the exact same wording for Tina Turner/Ike Turner several years ago.


EnderX: That Whitney Houston Headline was stolen from the Post when Ike Turner died.

Ike Turner beats Tina to death.


23FPB23: Hey, I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but the Whitney Houston is A TOTAL RIPOFF of a similar headline from when Ike Turner died.


just wait until next year when, "Oates bites Hall in the face. Watch out boy, he'll chew you up" gets nominated and upvoted.

subby's headline was a rip-off of the original journalist who 'broke' that story and wrote a similar headline. as a matter of fact, that story went green the previous night with the submitted headline, "He can't go for that. No can do ". it had about 6 or 7 link votes, then it went red.

then the next day, after more news sources picked it up, and after it popped up all over Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit, it was submitted and greened and everybody lined up to praise subby.

so that subby deserves recognition for timing. that's it. timing. not originality, not creativity, not finding a story and writing a clever headline.

timing.
rip-off, copy-cat headlines should not be eligible.
 
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