A quick word about the Headline of the Year preliminaries about to begin, and a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 11/10 - 11/16
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I don't know if you woke up feeling excited today, but I did. That's because we're gearing up for the Headline of the Year contests. I just grabbed all the top headlines from December 2012 through October 2013, and I'm starting the process of formatting them all. And just glancing through them as I start to tweak formatting, it's neat to see some of the candidates that are in the mix for this year's contest:
- Woman crashes at a doughnut shop one day, then into an eye care center the next. Police: was that crash better, or worse? Better? Or worse?
- Homeless man falls to death in an elevator shaft. That is wrong on so many levels
- Pianist caught in snow blower. Men everywhere flinch instinctively
-City council to get tough on heavy water users. We're looking at YOU, Robert Oppenheimer
The first voting thread will likely be tomorrow morning in Totalfark; if you don't have Totalfark, you'll have to wait until they finish voting and then you can participate in the quarterfinals when those get posted in December. Every year there are a lot of fantastic headlines that miss the quarterfinals cut by a few votes. If you want a chance to change the course of the contest, this is your chance.
For everyone else, these are the top headlines from last week. Enjoy.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2013-11-10 to Sat 2013-11-16:
Three shot inside Romulus home, and concerned citizens question why the Tal Shiar has made no arrests in the crime
Unlike The Dallas Cowboys, The Postal Service will now deliver on Sundays
Hawaii same-sex marriage legalization passes. Hey everybody, we're all gonna get lei'd
Putting the 'car' in daycare
Newly declassified ▓▓▓▓▓▓ reveal ▓▓▓▓▓▓ about past ▓▓▓ of the mysterious ▓▓▓▓▓▓ ▓▓▓▓ as Area 51
University student staples his testicles after losing bet. THAT WAS EASY
♫ Oh Johnny was a doctor, a doctor he is no more...for what he thought was HC2H3O2 was H2S04 ♫
Just so sick kids won't miss out on what's going on in school, shots fired in Wisconsin children's hospital
US looks into cybersecurity attacks on the Obamacare website. So far, no one has managed to cripple the site as effectively as the people who designed it
Due to organizational mistake, Al Qaeda militants accidentally behead the wrong person. Heads will roll for this
Princess Anne suggests it's enjoyable to eat horse. Her brother approves
Braves fans will have to stay home from a different stadium during the playoffs starting in 2017
NBA sends anti-bullying memo to all teams, saying that it will not be tolerated. 29 teams immediately stop scheduling any games against the Utah Jazz
Three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti forced to retire due to injuries. Well, at least he has Ashley Judd to return home to... oh, wait
MOM requires extra thrusting after premature ending
Sea snails change sex to improve their chances of survival, because in times of crisis, she sea snails be he sea snails
Quantum memory is kept stable for a record 39 minutes. Take THAT, stargates
Kate Mulgrew is writing a new memoir, though there is some concern deliveries of the book will get rerouted for seven years before hitting shelves
Claire Danes wishes she could be her character on Homeland, she then suddenly broke down into quivering chin weeping and started getting it on with Charlie Rose
FCC eases rules on foreign ownership of TV stations. Viewers brace for 40 more channels showing the latest episode of "Sabado Gigante"
"The rise of the New New Left" So....the back?
"Liberal attack machine shreds 60 Minutes Benghazi story." I'm trying to picture a "liberal attack machine." In my mind, it looks something like a Roomba with a cat sitting on top
Never before has "head_deck tag with dummy text. head_deck tag with dummy text" been so relevant to an article
Snapchat would have accepted Facebook's $3 billion offer but they could only see it for three seconds
Company invents the world's first vegan condom, calls it the most effective form of preventing a woman from getting pregnant other than just being a vegan
Cost of preparing Thanksgiving Dinner will be less expensive to make this year as prices of white bread, bologna, baked beans all decline
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