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Last one of the year, here are a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 12/22 - 12/28 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2013-12-30 3:40:17 PM (18 comments) | Permalink
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This is the last Headline of the Week contest of the year, hope you guys enjoyed 2013 as much as I did. The winners of the Headline of the Year contest were posted earlier today, so look down the page if you missed that one.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2013-12-22 to Sat 2013-12-28:

img.fark.net  Man turns dead son into diamond. Boy, and here you thought YOUR dad gave you a lot of pressure  

img.fark.net  The US government predicts that by 2040, barely anyone will be using electric cars. Wait, that's already reality  

img.fark.net  1,500 tested for tuberculosis at Southern California high school. Students immediately complain, say they didn't have any time to study  

img.fark.net  Arizona police looking for 'large buttocked woman' in robbery case. If you have any information call the FBI at 1-900-MIX-ALOT, white boys encouraged to shout  

img.fark.net  The inventor of the iconic AK-47 rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died at the age of 94. But, if we soak him in diesel and run a knotted up shoestring through him, we could probably get a couple more good years out of him  

img.fark.net  Ice-storm devastates Toronto. Rob Ford has his crack recovery team on high alert  

img.fark.net  That whole Target thing just keeps getting worse: scammers are now emailing, texting and calling those affected saying they're from Target, the bank, or other places. Nigerian Princes are so erect they need medical attention  

img.fark.net  88% of Americans believe that Pope Francis is doing his job well, which bodes well for his re-election campaign in 2014  

img.fark.net  U.S. sending Hellfire missiles to Iraq, but this time not so quickly  

img.fark.net  The ten Canadian phrases that confuse our American counterparts include words like toque, mickey and single-payer health care  

img.fark.net  Great-granddaughter of cereal empire founder is Post-mortem  


Sports:

img.fark.net  'Twas the week before playoffs and all through the sport / NFL hopefuls were coming up short / But postseason seeding is no cause for thanking / Well, not next to this week's ESPN Rankings  

img.fark.net  Bad news, Bears  

img.fark.net  Troy Aikman has had so many concussions that he thinks Kyle Orton is a better QB than Tony Romo  


Geek:

img.fark.net  Researchers discover three metals that potentially lead to memory loss: copper, aluminum and heavy  

img.fark.net  10 cars which almost no women drive. It must be the rear end differential  

img.fark.net  Archaeologists find couple married for 3500 years. Or maybe it just seemed that long  


Entertainment:

img.fark.net  Free Pussy  

img.fark.net  Who wants to take a road trip to Washington this April and celebrate Nirvana day? I call shotgun  

img.fark.net  Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain. Subette goes back to writing, "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Leather Paddle Firmly Applied to Irene Adler's Bottom"  


Politics:

img.fark.net  Coming this Christmas: "Obama's PR Monster Madness" See Joey B take the wheel and fight off a thousand ninjas. Michelle beats up reporters with organic radishes and BO like you've never seen him before, drinking with a giant Boehner because freedom  

img.fark.net  Obama's Christmas Day message to the country wishes everyone a "happy holidays", meaning that War on Christmas has taken the White House hostage and...oh, wait, he also wished everyone a "Merry Christmas"? HE'S PROMOTING RELIGION, IMPEACH HIM  

img.fark.net  Two-thirds of America thinks Congress is made up of a bunch of petulant children who don't care about their constituents and are willing to burn the world down to make their point. The other third of America must be related to those assholes  


Business:

img.fark.net  Chicago deploys ticket cameras, increasing business for local company that makes radar detectors and camera tracking app. Who says government and business can't work together?  

img.fark.net  NYSE proposes "kill switch" to catch high speed trading errors. Apparently it kicks in when computers start buying up any available Facebook stock  

img.fark.net  Girl gets an awesome new set of cans for Christmas  


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18 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2013-12-30 03:44:35 PM
And before anybody asks, the Aaron Rodgers/Bears headline came in on Sunday, this list cut off on Saturday at midnight EST. So that one will be on next week's list.
 
2013-12-30 03:57:37 PM
Can we get a contest for the "Most wrong" headline next year? Not necessarily the funniest but the ones that make you feel bad for laughing?
 
2013-12-30 04:06:03 PM

netweavr: Can we get a contest for the "Most wrong" headline next year? Not necessarily the funniest but the ones that make you feel bad for laughing?


Heh! I like that. Sort of a "You're going to hell for laughing" category.
 
2013-12-30 04:07:03 PM
So does Unfreakable do everything at Fark and Drew just takes the credit, or is Unfreakable a real live ALT for Drew?  I want to see a FarkParty announcement claiming "Unfreakable is gonna be there".
 
2013-12-30 04:07:13 PM

Bathia_Mapes: netweavr: Can we get a contest for the "Most wrong" headline next year? Not necessarily the funniest but the ones that make you feel bad for laughing?

Heh! I like that. Sort of a "You're going to hell for laughing" category.


Exactly, I'm realizing now I should have used Farkback for this.
 
2013-12-30 04:11:42 PM

Unfreakable: And before anybody asks, the Aaron Rodgers/Bears headline came in on Sunday, this list cut off on Saturday at midnight EST. So that one will be on next week's list.


I love when there is a headline so good that you have to put that disclaimer in the Boobies.
 
2013-12-30 04:23:16 PM

netweavr: Can we get a contest for the "Most wrong" headline next year? Not necessarily the funniest but the ones that make you feel bad for laughing?


Let's make that a survey thread tomorrow. That would be fun.

Aquapope: So does Unfreakable do everything at Fark and Drew just takes the credit, or is Unfreakable a real live ALT for Drew?  I want to see a FarkParty announcement claiming "Unfreakable is gonna be there".


Drew does all the top-level stuff, and there's a lot of it. Everybody at Fark works their ass off, I'm just fortunate to be one of the few who does some of the more visible stuff (HotY contest, Fark Quizzes, etc). I see mods working at 1AM on Christmas morning and all I can think is "damn, that's some dedication". I've called Mike to wake him up in the middle of the night (after he'd worked a 12-hour day) so he could figure out why the site is timing out.  There's a ton that goes on behind the scenes that gets done, and I do a small fraction of it. The mods aren't paid employees; they do this because the love the site and want it to be as good as it can be.
 
2013-12-30 04:32:51 PM

Unfreakable: netweavr: Can we get a contest for the "Most wrong" headline next year? Not necessarily the funniest but the ones that make you feel bad for laughing?

Let's make that a survey thread tomorrow. That would be fun.

Aquapope: So does Unfreakable do everything at Fark and Drew just takes the credit, or is Unfreakable a real live ALT for Drew?  I want to see a FarkParty announcement claiming "Unfreakable is gonna be there".

Drew does all the top-level stuff, and there's a lot of it. Everybody at Fark works their ass off, I'm just fortunate to be one of the few who does some of the more visible stuff (HotY contest, Fark Quizzes, etc). I see mods working at 1AM on Christmas morning and all I can think is "damn, that's some dedication". I've called Mike to wake him up in the middle of the night (after he'd worked a 12-hour day) so he could figure out why the site is timing out.  There's a ton that goes on behind the scenes that gets done, and I do a small fraction of it. The mods aren't paid employees; they do this because the love the site and want it to be as good as it can be.


Of course that's the way it is... always some couple of people fronting for everybody else.  But us peons would like to get to know you non-Drew people as well.  Get 3 minutes on GTV or start your own beer fer gossakes.  Maybe put up a web page with your bios and pics... You think you could find a site that would do that?
 
2013-12-30 04:47:51 PM

Aquapope: Of course that's the way it is... always some couple of people fronting for everybody else.  But us peons would like to get to know you non-Drew people as well.  Get 3 minutes on GTV or start your own beer fer gossakes.  Maybe put up a web page with your bios and pics... You think you could find a site that would do that?


I appreciate that, but I'm actually okay with being anonymous most of the time. Off Fark I'm actually pretty quiet, hang out with a few friends, hit the gym occasionally, try and write when my ADD isn't getting the better of me. :-) Fark isn't about me.
 
2013-12-30 04:56:57 PM

Unfreakable: And before anybody asks, the Aaron Rodgers/Bears headline came in on Sunday, this list cut off on Saturday at midnight EST. So that one will be on next week's list.


Heh. Good to know. I was worried!
 
2013-12-30 04:58:46 PM

Di Atribe: Heh. Good to know. I was worried!


If I hadn't posted it, the first three comments would have been questions asking where it was. Never fails.
 
2013-12-30 05:09:12 PM

Unfreakable: Di Atribe: Heh. Good to know. I was worried!

If I hadn't posted it, the first three comments would have been questions asking where it was. Never fails.


We just really wanted you to get the memo that we liked that headline. :)


Unfreakable: Off Fark I'm actually pretty quiet


Yeah, me too (lol)
 
Rat
2013-12-30 05:10:39 PM
I'm just happy to be on a list that doesn't require me to either pee in a cup or wear number 4 again.  They always pick number 4 in the lineups.

 
2013-12-30 05:33:13 PM
I made a return to HOTW. Yay!
 
2013-12-31 06:09:32 AM
I can finally cross "Get HOTW nod" off of my bucket list.
 
2013-12-31 12:53:31 PM

sakanagai: I can finally cross "Get HOTW nod" off of my bucket list.


That is an accomplishment. Few people nod off during HOTW.
 
2013-12-31 02:38:06 PM

WelldeadLink: sakanagai: I can finally cross "Get HOTW nod" off of my bucket list.

That is an accomplishment. Few people nod off during HOTW.


-_-

Well played
 
2013-12-31 09:48:03 PM

sakanagai: WelldeadLink: sakanagai: I can finally cross "Get HOTW nod" off of my bucket list.

That is an accomplishment. Few people nod off during HOTW.

-_-

Well played


Thanks, I'll be here all year!
 
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