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Headlines of the Week for 12/1 - 12/7, but more importantly--the first quarterfinal contest Headline of the Year kicks off later today 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2013-12-10 1:57:35 PM (9 comments) | Permalink
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So the Headline of the Year contest starts today (probably in the next two hours, depending on how fast I can get it set up).

Before it kicks off, I want to say a quick word to thank the hundreds and hundreds of funny, clever submitters that grace Fark with their work. Anybody who's ever tried their hand at submitting can attest that it's often more frustrating than rewarding, but there's a certain joy in crafting a funny headline well, and it's more art than science most of the time. Getting a greenlight can feel like a high, and for a submitter, there are few joys greater than getting appreciation in a thread for a headline that makes other people laugh.

You guys make Fark what it is. Thank you.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2013-12-01 to Sat 2013-12-07:

img.fark.net  'Bomb mom' gets probation in weapons case. Thanks, oh Bomb Ma  

img.fark.net  Pig bang theory  

img.fark.net  Man imprisoned for 25 years for killing his wife exonerated. Focus shifts back to one-armed man  

img.fark.net  Study finds that listeners can distinguish voices of tall versus short people, especially when one says "Seacrest out"  

img.fark.net  The NSA admits to tracking your cellphone location when you are abroad. They probably do the same when you are a guy, as well  

img.fark.net  ← Free Nelson Mandela  

img.fark.net  KY man fills brother's wish with big tip. That big tip must explain why he's a KY man  

img.fark.net  Mexico plans how to safely box up recovered cobalt. I haven't seen such a fuss over a cobalt box since Avatar rule 34 pics first appeared  

img.fark.net  Friday 6 December is work in the nude day. Oh God please don't let this happen at Walmart  

img.fark.net  Stolen arm found in second hand shop  

img.fark.net  Man attacked with golf club in church. Nearer my God to tee  


Sports:

img.fark.net  Brett Favre will be coaching in the Mississippi state football championship Friday night. The team's best play is 38 X-Ray Vegas 24 Slot Rocket Close Your Eyes, Throw the Ball Over That Way and See What Happens  

img.fark.net  TV networks begin bidding war for Tim Tebow as a football analyst. Top three offers come from CBS, Fox Sports, The 700 Club  

img.fark.net  Auburn vs. Alabama Iron Bowl was the most watched college game of the season. Especially by Alabama defenders who became spectators on the last play of the game  


Geek:

img.fark.net  Gallup poll finds that 18% of Americans say that they are at their ideal weight. The other 82% are at the ideal weight ... of a 1948 DeSoto  

img.fark.net  New study says that too much testosterone is linked to a shorter life span. Finally, some good news for the Houston Texans  

img.fark.net  Scientists think they've pinpointed the area of the brain that makes people have dailysex  


Entertainment:

img.fark.net  "I want to be the Obama of clothing" says the Joe Biden of hip hop  

img.fark.net  New chapters of "Trapped in the Closet" by R. Kelly to air in 2014. A marathon of previous chapters will air this Saturday on IFC, or you could just do what R. Kelly does and stream it all  

img.fark.net  Hackers tried to rig Time's Person of the Year poll for Miley Cyrus, but it didn't twerk  


Politics:

img.fark.net  One loss, two loss, Red loss, Blue loss  

img.fark.net  White House spokesman: Of course the President never met his drunk driving illegal alien uncle. President: Except when we lived together. Spokesman: Except when they lived together  

img.fark.net  White House unveils its 2nd Open Government Plan. There apparently was a 1st Open Government Plan but they never told the public about it  


Business:

img.fark.net  Pilots say that the use of autopilot leaves them feeling useless "like a piece of luggage." Which means they'll be charged $50 to fly and then put on the wrong plane  

img.fark.net  Never go against a Sicilian when DEBT is on the line. AHA HA AHA HA HA HA *thud*  

img.fark.net  Medical costs continue to soar. A single stitch in a hospital now costs $500, according to chief of surgery George Armani  


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2013-12-10 02:05:17 PM
Headline of the Year contests start later. wooooooooooooooo
 
2013-12-10 02:13:10 PM
"REPEAT <------ Free Nelson Mandela" is headline of the year. Book it, done
 
2013-12-10 02:31:16 PM

Unfreakable: Headline of the Year contests start later. wooooooooooooooo


Hey! When's Q4 headlines coming out? I've been waiting a week for them!

/harrumph!
//love you
///woo! "one loss, two loss"!
 
2013-12-10 02:34:15 PM
"Stolen arm found in second hand shop" for the win this week.
 
2013-12-10 03:26:29 PM

somedude210: Unfreakable: Headline of the Year contests start later. wooooooooooooooo

Hey! When's Q4 headlines coming out? I've been waiting a week for them!

/harrumph!
//love you
///woo! "one loss, two loss"!


I keep thinking I missed it.
 
2013-12-10 03:33:34 PM

Demetrius: somedude210: Unfreakable: Headline of the Year contests start later. wooooooooooooooo

Hey! When's Q4 headlines coming out? I've been waiting a week for them!

/harrumph!
//love you
///woo! "one loss, two loss"!

I keep thinking I missed it.


Nah, I ran out of time before leaving town on Friday morning. Just got back late last night and am juggling about three different projects. Trying to get to these, but it won't happen today.
 
2013-12-10 08:08:57 PM
In case anybody missed the first quarter Headline of the Year contest (mainpage), here it is:  http://www.fark.com/comments/8053986
 
2013-12-11 03:41:52 AM
Thanks for that link, Unfreakable - I would have missed it. Is there any reason why it isn't showing up on the TF greenlit page?
 
2013-12-11 08:04:25 AM

Two Dogs Farking: Thanks for that link, Unfreakable - I would have missed it. Is there any reason why it isn't showing up on the TF greenlit page?


Because contests (Photoshop, Caption, Farktography) don't. Long story, but it has to do with the different timelines between approval and posting. PS contests are delayed over a week to give PSers time to create entries, and if we left them mixed, the Greenlit queue would have a dozen or more contests before you saw any of the non-contest greenlights. And the HotY contest has to be in Contests to make the single-button voting work.

So it's a long story, but that's it. Also, keep an eye out--I'll be posting the final quarter of contests for the five main subtabs (Sports, Geek, Entertainment, Politics, Business) today, and if I can get to it, the second mainpage quarterfinal thread.
 
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