Wrapping up Headline of the Year voting for 2010 and an idea on how to make the contests better for 2011, as well as Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 12/19 - 12/25
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Hey everybody, we're down to the end of the Headline of the Year contest. The Headline of the Year contest for Main went live last week, and all of the Headline of the Year contests for the subtabs are now live for the Sports, Geek, Showbiz, Politics, Music, and Business subtabs. We also are doing the first-ever contest for Context Headline of the Year, which is for headlines that are great in conjunction with the linked article.
We're also working on the usual end-of-year threads, and will be pushing those out today for weirdest linked story the year, biggest dumbass, parents of the year, and the puns/wordplay contest as well.
One thing that we discussed was taking this off the strict calendar-year basis that we have it on right now. We could make November 30 the cutoff date, and include this year's December in next year's consideration. It wouldn't be a purely calendar-year competition anymore, but it would let us get the contests out a little sooner for you, and it would also give December submitters a fair shake, since the headlines below didn't get included in Headline of the Year consideration. Tell us what you think.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-12-19 to Sat 2010-12-25:
Special victims unit detective accused of putting his special unit in victim
Man stabbed in Woolloongabba. I'm not familiar with these hoity-toity medical terms
Al Qaeda mulled the idea of poisoning US salad bars. Luckily for us, Americans don't eat salad
Man caught hiding in pharmacy ceiling charged with burglary, disturbing sanctuary of the Divine Feline Observer of Your Self-Stimulation
Moms who take iron supplements more likely to have kids who attend magnet schools
The average man experiences just under three hours of orgasms in his lifetime. That's shorter than "Titanic," but far less painful
Male/female shopping styles evolved from hunter/gatherers, can be seen at malls: females browse and forage, males want to kill someone
Honey is a good cure for hangovers, say scientists, but caution that her rates are high and she only accepts cash
Cops say that the factory worker who was trapped inside a canoe-making oven ignored the warning that you can't have your kayak and heat it too
Hog boss charged with hazards; will have to duke it out in court
Armed man at Mormon temple meets Saints sooner than Latter
Pacquiao to fight Mosley May 7. It's the only way the Pac Man can get May weather in the ring
Drunk driver who killed pitcher sentenced to 51 years as catcher
Jamie Moyer plans to come back and pitch again. This is not a repeat from 1912
China opens restaurant staffed by robots. Yes, the robots are designed to serve man
The next Mars rover will carry a laser. YOU HEAR THAT, MARTIANS?
Device creates fuel from sunlight. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that World of Warcraft players didn't invent this
Papyrus font expected to get a full workout as James Cameron prepares an "Avatar Bible"
Model Charles DeVoe dead; exact cause of death not yet determined, but authorities haven't ruled out poiiisooooon
'LOTR' star divorces for a fourth time. One does not simply walk into marriage
Sarah Palin has flaws. Also, Drew, there's a bug that won't let me use the newsflash tag with this headline
"If Arnold Schwarzenegger can be governor, why can't George Lopez be the mayor of Los Angeles?" Because Arnold Schwarzenegger was good for a laugh, that's why
Senate ratifies nuke pact, delivering win to Obama, people who don't want to be vaporized
Lady Gaga hates Christmas. She's free to deck the halls with STFU
Justin Bieber to collaborate with Rascal Flatts. Apparently, the apocalypse has a twangy, whiny sound
50 Cent's Connecticut mansion burglarized. Police arrived on the scene to find a man drinking wine in one of the closets; confirm it was not R. Kelly
The woman who made James Bond drink Smirnoff and drive a BMW is dead at 49. This headline was submitted on my Apple computer, perched on my Eames desk, while I'm sitting in my Herman Miller Aeron chair
Online ad spending overtakes newspapers. That may be so, but do online ads feature the Jumbles? Do they?
TransUnion says the eight people left with good credit will be driving the majority of auto sales next year
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