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Congratulations to the winners of Fark's 2010 Headline of the Year contest 
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Below are the winners and runners-up for Fark's Headline of the Year contest for 2010. We put this together a few years ago to give special recognition to the funny submitters that have given us all so many laughs over the course of the year, and also as a way to recap some of our favorites.

Although there are a lot of funny headlines here, there are a lot more that were great but ultimately didn't get enough votes to win this contest. Below are the results of the Headline of the Year contest based on your votes.

HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Coup succeeds in detaining Niger president, exciting teabaggers who misread the headline
(submitter: crimsin23 )

Runner-up: Baby Jesus stolen from church nativity. Maybe they should try nailing him down
(submitter: Sybarite )

SPORTS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Golfer Melissa Reid bitten by snake between holes. Sounds like she should have tightened up her stance a little
(submitter: ElusiveWookiee )

Runner-up: Sports radio host compares Tim Tebow to a Nazi, which is ridiculous considering the Nazis had a devastating air attack
(submitter: MisterLoki )


GEEK HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Turns out the US Army has a Twitter feed. The French army has one too, but they only use it to retweet
(submitter: Masterdog )

Runner-up: For only $34,000 you can buy a video game that teaches your child abstinence, or you could just spend 50 bucks, buy them World of Warcraft and let nature take its course
(submitter: mitchcumstein1 )


SHOWBIZ HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Michael J Fox says Parkinson's improved his life, speed at which his Polaroids develop
(submitter: danduran )

Runner-up: Katy Perry in bikini and now that all the straight men have already clicked the link, we can communicate freely; the revolution starts tonight. Leave no survivors. Triumph will finally be ours over the straight males
(submitter: Jonathan Hohensee )

POLITICS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Senate panel approves bill banning the word "retarded" from federal laws, opting for more politically correct "Palin-American"
(submitter: krelborne )

Runner-up: The small print: tampons fall under taxable items with ObamaCare. Republicans warned you there'd be strings attached
(submitter: FlyingJ )

MUSIC HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Jim Morrison to be pardoned today. Come on baby right my prior
(submitter: queenalice )

Runner-up: Fans of Kanye West joining together to demand that he perform in Helsinki. Imma let you Finnish
(submitter: Dr.Fey )

BUSINESS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Euro touches 11-month bottom, has a seat right over there

(submitter: NewportBarGuy )

Runner-up: Former CEO of Bank of America charged with fraud, $39 overdraft fee, $10 notification fee, $25 low balance fee, and $7 loss fee
(submitter: andrew131 )


CONTEXT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: *facepalm*
(submitter: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener )

Runner-up: MEMEMEMEME MEMEMEME MEMEMEMEMEME {{boom}}
(submitter: thebigwhitewolf )

WORDPLAY/PUN HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Cops arrest driver who threw potato at a pedestrian who did not have her eyes peeled. Story to the left, common taters to the right
(submitter: ozone )

Runner-up: Police suspect flees biting dog
(submitter: shopball )


Congratulations and kudos to the winners!

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-12-26 to Sat 2011-01-01:

www.fark.com  15,000 lose power in Connecticut. More like Disconnecticut, AMIRITE?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Tattoo parlor fire-bombed. First responders report several people horribly disfigured, but say no one was actually hurt    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Nearly 70 dead bats found in Arizona. Isn't it a little early for spring training news about the Cubs?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Authorities say European anarchists are much more sophisticated and better organized these days, while seemingly still unaware of the irony of this development    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Earthquake hits Central Indiana. Hundreds of thousands of acres reported to be flattened, desolate, uninhabitable wasteland. Oh wait...nevermind    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  All 100 cars in pileup in North Dakota    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Man strips to his underwear at airport checkpoint in protest of TSA searches. TSA appreciates the effort, calls him an 'early adopter'    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Gun battle today between homeowner and unlicensed invasive extrajudicial wealth redistributor    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Baby, if you've ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me, I'm flying through the air in Cincinnati, Cincinnati W-I-N-D    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Ancient fortress in Tel Aviv home to ancient lesbian urn. What's an ancient lesbian urn? About three drachmas an hour    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Fire closes water ride at Universal Studios. What on earth will wind up being the cause?    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  TSA to ban Jay Cutler for his apparent ease at taking down Jets    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Brett Favre fined $12,500 per inch    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Metrodome out of commission until March, then will take several agonizing months deciding whether or not to retire    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  New study claims drinking water can help you lose weight. Best results noted if you're on vacation in Mexico    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Neanderthals cooked their vegetables "just like humans." Where they got microwaves from is anyone's guess    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Under certain circumstances, Jell-O hooked up to an electroencephalograph can display readings similar to human brain. Which explains the Politics tab    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  Miley Cyrus wants to turn over new leaf in 2011. How long until she smokes that new leaf, I have no idea    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Five things to know about Kim Kardashian's new boyfriend Kris Humphries, while he tries to figure out why his side of the bed was already warm    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  "Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure suffered from bulimia, was urged by Dave Coulier to CUT (✂) IT (☞) OUT (☜)  


Politics:

www.fark.com  Congress to open next session with reading of Constitution. Please don't tell them how it ends. They've gone out of their way not to hear anything about it yet    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Boston may replace convicted city councilor Chuck "blame the Irish" Turner with son of convicted state senator Dianne "bra-stuffer" Wilkerson. His four arrests give him an early lead    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  "Anderson Cooper 360" apparently refers to the number of people watching his show    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  Teena Marie, Motown's first white act, dead at 54. Best known for somehow surviving working with Rick James while only 19 years old    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  DMX admitted to jail's mental health unit. Y'ALL GONNA MAKE HIM LOSE HIS MIND UP IN THERE, UP IN THERE    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Sebastian Bach to divorce his wife of 18 years, has life to go    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  The high-tech matchup that everyone has been waiting for-Sears and Roxio team up to offer on-line movies. Plans to develop new "virtual out-of-stock" technology    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Hotel washes every coin they receive in an effort to stop some weirdo's ass-penny scheme    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Borders approaches Chapter 11 in their choose your own adventure novel    img.fark.net
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110 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-01-04 03:05:25 PM
 
2011-01-04 03:08:16 PM
Congrats folks. Funny stuff right there.
 
2011-01-04 03:10:07 PM
Congradulations you amazing funnypeople you. I tip my hat.
 
2011-01-04 03:10:34 PM
For some reason, I thought that all the runners-up were significantly better than the winners.

/Congrats to everyone though!
 
2011-01-04 03:12:50 PM
Did we finish the Dumbass and Parents of the Year awards?
 
2011-01-04 03:13:23 PM
I had at least 20 headlines that were way more funnier and links to way more funnier and interesting articles. I don't even try submitting anymore, you farking cultist bastards!
 
2011-01-04 03:13:52 PM
The 2011 Headline of the Year will be any headline that doesn't misuse the word hipster.
 
2011-01-04 03:13:58 PM
I know some of those people!

Some of the submitters too!

WHAT?????
 
2011-01-04 03:14:23 PM
I'm sad the "MEMEMEMEME MEMEMEME MEMEMEMEMEME {{boom}}" one didn't win, but thems the breaks. Great headlines.

Also this: "Full House star Candace Cameron Bure suffered from bulimia, was urged by Dave Coulier to CUT (✂) IT (☞) OUT (☜)"... very well played.
 
2011-01-04 03:14:48 PM
RichieLaw: For some reason, I thought that all the runners-up were significantly better than the winners.

/Congrats to everyone though!


Contact Drew. You have a fantastic future ahead of you greenlighting FARK headlines.
 
2011-01-04 03:16:08 PM
I submitted all of those with a better headline.
 
2011-01-04 03:16:51 PM
Who?
 
2011-01-04 03:17:48 PM
standing o, face

/oh
/oh
 
2011-01-04 03:18:15 PM
Fireproof: Did we finish the Dumbass and Parents of the Year awards?

2010 Dumbass Roundup
2010 Parents of the Year candidates

I'll be dropping the Parents of the Year thing next year; it's just too depressing. I think we'll replace it with a more formal Thread of the Year nomination, I just don't know how I'll track that, since I get busy and miss a lot of threads.
 
2011-01-04 03:18:58 PM
I submitted this with a funnier headline
 
2011-01-04 03:19:38 PM
All of those are very good. LOL'd about both the context ones. Congrats to everyone!
 
2011-01-04 03:20:15 PM
Congratulations fellow Farkers. It's always good to see some of us getting credit for our 'work' ;)
 
2011-01-04 03:20:21 PM
keygrip: WHAT?????

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2011-01-04 03:20:47 PM
CONTEXT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: *facepalm*
(submitter: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener )

Congrats, my friend!!
 
2011-01-04 03:21:11 PM
I wonder how the Teabaggers feel about beating out Baby Jesus.
 
2011-01-04 03:21:21 PM
WORDPLAY/PUN HEADLINE OF THE YEAR should have been "Man finds path to transcend dental medication as he uses skills he learned filling cavities to help search for life on Mars"
 
2011-01-04 03:24:57 PM
The HOTY wouldn't be that impressive if we could use the n-word 'round these parts.

Just sayin'.

/although that'd probably turn Fark into 4chan-lite
 
2011-01-04 03:26:07 PM
HOTY and PHOTY are both far less funny than the runners up.
 
2011-01-04 03:27:16 PM
Those were all very good. Cheers to the winners. Thanks for making me laugh.
 
2011-01-04 03:30:00 PM
Isn't anyone going to thank the members of the Academy?

/not George C. Scott for sure.
 
2011-01-04 03:30:03 PM
Congrats to everyone!
 
2011-01-04 03:34:21 PM
The jesus headline should have won!!! Kudos to all the winners though.
 
2011-01-04 03:34:37 PM
This is why I come here. You guys make me laugh so hard, it's better than therapy. I love you all. Congrats winners.
 
2011-01-04 03:35:26 PM
"Police suspect flees biting dog"


That's goddamn heavenly.
 
2011-01-04 03:37:16 PM
Also, since so many seem to be showing up to smack talk those who won... I think the winners were the funniest and they deserved it.
Bite it grumpsters.
 
2011-01-04 03:37:31 PM
All those headlines have sharp knees.
 
2011-01-04 03:42:46 PM
TMLO SHOULD NEVER WIN ANYTHING EVER THIS THING IS RIGGED!!!
 
2011-01-04 03:43:26 PM
Unfreakable: Fireproof: Did we finish the Dumbass and Parents of the Year awards?

2010 Dumbass Roundup
2010 Parents of the Year candidates

I'll be dropping the Parents of the Year thing next year; it's just too depressing. I think we'll replace it with a more formal Thread of the Year nomination, I just don't know how I'll track that, since I get busy and miss a lot of threads.


Pet or animal headline of the year maybe?
 
2011-01-04 03:43:41 PM
CONTEXT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: *facepalm*
(submitter: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener )


I should have known! Congrats TMLO!
 
2011-01-04 03:46:32 PM
big grats to TMLO! I'm going to organize a congratulatory concert! (new window)
 
2011-01-04 03:47:23 PM
img208.imageshack.us
 
2011-01-04 03:48:39 PM
How exciting ;)
 
2011-01-04 03:49:14 PM
My God wants Keats.
 
2011-01-04 03:50:03 PM
No Thread of the Year ? (new window)

Hmmmmm...
 
2011-01-04 03:50:50 PM
blogs.smh.com.au

You are some funny-ass Farkers.
 
2011-01-04 03:51:28 PM
Good work people. Here's to more laughs in '11.
 
2011-01-04 03:52:06 PM
Congrats to all the winners! Seriously hilarious stuff!
 
2011-01-04 03:52:20 PM
Wight Power: No Thread of the Year ? (new window)

Hmmmmm...


It wasn't a formal thing, I just threw that one out there at the end of the year.
 
2011-01-04 03:53:06 PM
PrivateCaboose: All those headlines have sharp knees.

Not as sharp as yours.

/or something
//Im bored
 
2011-01-04 03:54:32 PM
Genta: "Police suspect flees biting dog"


That's goddamn heavenly.


yes.
 
2011-01-04 03:55:19 PM
Congrats to all the winners.

At least all but one of them didn't use tired headline cliches. For that, I am happy.
 
2011-01-04 03:56:33 PM
Wight Power: No Thread of the Year ? (new window)

Hmmmmm...


Bah, I'm sure we'll get over it.
 
2011-01-04 03:59:20 PM
The HOTY was spot-on. I couldn't stop laughing the first time I read it, and it's still funny now.
 
2011-01-04 04:02:22 PM
Good stuff
 
2011-01-04 04:03:28 PM
It's also fun to go back to the original threads of these winners and see how many say "HOTY candidate" or "HOTY winner". Someone called it on the big winner headline, in its original thread (new window)
 
2011-01-04 04:04:15 PM
Unfreakable: I just don't know how I'll track that, since I get busy and miss a lot of threads.

How about if we each just keep track of the threads we find to be particularly epic, then we can have a year end submission thread for them? That way you don't have to worry about missing threads.
 
2011-01-04 04:04:41 PM
Is it me or are those headlines all recent?
 
2011-01-04 04:39:25 PM
i submitted the music one with a funnier headline.
 
2011-01-04 04:54:05 PM
SPORTS HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: Golfer Melissa Reid bitten by snake between holes. Sounds like she should have tightened up her stance a little
(submitter: ElusiveWookiee )


Well played, EW. You deserve a Melissa Reid clap.

/but not the clap from Melissa Reid
 
2011-01-04 05:02:02 PM
queenalice: i submitted the music one with a funnier headline.

I was about to roll my eyes over another sour grapes comment.

8/10
 
2011-01-04 05:05:10 PM
Runner-up, dammit, I had an acceptance speech prepared and everything...
 
2011-01-04 05:08:53 PM
muymanwell: big grats to TMLO! I'm going to organize a congratulatory concert! (new window)

I suddenly had some twisted vision of a TMLO Theatre done to "We Are The Champions." But I don't have his panache for these sort of things, so we have to hope He can figure it out.
 
2011-01-04 05:13:40 PM
PleasedToMeetMe: queenalice: i submitted the music one with a funnier headline.

I was about to roll my eyes over another sour grapes comment.

8/10


Have to agree here. Had to go back and check.
 
2011-01-04 05:13:50 PM
Thanks Unfreakable! Go take a well deserved rest.

Ok, now GBTW.

Thanks submitters!
 
2011-01-04 05:21:44 PM
Misch: Thanks Unfreakable! Go take a well deserved rest.

Ok, now GBTW.

Thanks submitters!


Seriously thanks, Unwfreakable. (p.s. does any one else feel strange referring to people by their fark names? i'm nina if anyone wants to call me that.)

Anyway, Mr. Not To Be Freaked-- let your TF subscription run out so I can sponsor you, or something.

On second thought- you get yours comped, I'm sure.

Right?

/scared of answer
//you do better than good work, sir
 
2011-01-04 05:22:15 PM
Enjoyed them all.
You...complete...me.
 
2011-01-04 05:25:19 PM
queenalice: Misch: Thanks Unfreakable! Go take a well deserved rest.

Ok, now GBTW.

Thanks submitters!

Seriously thanks, Unwfreakable.


The extra "w" is for "witches' brew"
/obscure?
 
2011-01-04 05:28:48 PM
CONTEXT HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: *facepalm*
(submitter: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener )

Best of the Bunch. Yay TMLO!

hip hip... replacement!*

(* and while we're on the subject, who submitted that one? i use it daily. thanks for the lulz.)
 
2011-01-04 05:39:05 PM
Congrats on the Jim Morrison headline, truly the cleverest headline of the year.


Personally, I'm getting tired of the slagging the conservatives and Christians get around here.

Picking on those folks is like shooting fish in a barrel so this year see if you can't insult Muslims or Sikhs, ok?

And seriously, with the fact that Biden has a difficult time getting through the week without saying something stupid, along with Schumer and Bernie Sanders see if you can't 'up' your collective game and try a little harder ripping them.

But then this is Fark and if you folks didn't pick low hanging fruit you wouldn't pick any at all.
 
2011-01-04 05:54:29 PM
Heh, all right!

Just as it's been in past contests, I'd like to thank everyone who voted for my headline submissions. Cheers, folks!


Oh, and one thing - thebigwhitewolf, I promised you in your "MEMEMEMEME MEMEMEME MEMEMEMEMEME {{boom}}" thread that your headline would get a vote from me in the Context contest. I just wanted you to know that I *did* give it a vote and that I congratulate you on a top-notch submission - kudos!


Congrats to the winners and the nominees!


keygrip: I know some of those people!

Some of the submitters too!

WHAT?????



:-/

(Howdy!)



SpaceyCat: All of those are very good. LOL'd about both the context ones. Congrats to everyone!

Glad you dug it, amiga!

Much obliged for the kind words - cheers and take care!



Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Congrats, my friend!!

*tip o' the hat*

Much appreciated, D-A-M, thank you very much!



Contrabulous Flabtraption: Those were all very good. Cheers to the winners. Thanks for making me laugh.

Precisely that.

The headlines from all the different tabs were pretty damn good.



Shyla: This is why I come here. You guys make me laugh so hard, it's better than therapy. I love you all. Congrats winners.

Exactamundo. That's what brought me to Fark, all the great headlines.

And then I learned that there were COMMENTS that dealt with the headlines in question.

That was a discovery and a half, I have to say. Anywho, cheers!



tin_man: TMLO SHOULD NEVER WIN ANYTHING EVER THIS THING IS RIGGED!!!

img545.imageshack.us

THAT'S NO WAY TO GET AN ED GRIMLEY LUNCHBOX



Braindeath: I should have known! Congrats TMLO!

*tip o' the hat*

Thanks for the kind words, Braindeath - cheers and have a good one!



muymanwell: big grats to TMLO! I'm going to organize a congratulatory concert! (new window)

............................... I have the sneaking suspicion that I've seen that before.

:-/

Don't know where....

Heh, anyways, thanks, amigo - duly and truly appreciated!



Drew: Congrats to all the winners! Seriously hilarious stuff!

Heh, tryin', anyways - gracias, man!



Unfreakable: It wasn't a formal thing, I just threw that one out there at the end of the year.

Hey there!

I did have one question, actually.

There was a 2006 HOTY contest, but unless I'm mistaken, I don't think we learned about the submitters who won. We have the voting results, just not the usernames of the submitters attached to the 1st and 2nd place headlines in each category.

I was wondering if it would be at all possible to learn who those submitters are and give them props? If it helps, I have the voting result links for all the 2006 contests:

2006 Main (pops)

2006 Sports (pops)

2006 Entertainment (pops)

2006 Tech (pops)

And if that's not possible, I understand completely.

Thanks again for all the hard work, Unfreakable - cheers!



shopball: Runner-up, dammit, I had an acceptance speech prepared and everything...

Hey, you did a damn fine job, shopball - kudos and congrats!



FriarReb98: I suddenly had some twisted vision of a TMLO Theatre done to "We Are The Champions." But I don't have his panache for these sort of things, so we have to hope He can figure it out.

Heh, if it were any other thread, I would oblige, but I wouldn't want to take away from the discussion of everyone's great headlines.

All I can say for the future is... stay tuned!



queenalice: i submitted the music one with a funnier headline.

What in th-

HEY!

img22.imageshack.us



Best of the Bunch. Yay TMLO!

hip hip... replacement!*


*tip o' the hat*

You did a damn fine job yourself, mammajamma. Congrats on a headline well done!
 
2011-01-04 06:07:09 PM
i was only disappointed in one of them, the Pun/Play on words winners. Eyes peeled and common taters just wasnt clever enough to get a giggle out of me. oh well, the rest seemed very apros pos and high quality.
 
2011-01-04 06:11:52 PM
tallguywithglasseson: I submitted all of those with a better headline.

Everyone of those was submitted by my alts. My alts are much more clever than I am.
 
2011-01-04 06:17:51 PM
queenalice: i submitted the music one with a funnier headline.

You've been on Fark for over three years and you have 23 greenlights...but they are all within the last month? Care to explain?

/just curious
//congrats and all
 
2011-01-04 06:19:15 PM
Wow. Impressive. Tough ones to judge. Any chances the submitters will get a job with late night talk show hosts to improve their programs?
 
2011-01-04 06:21:12 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I did have one question, actually.

There was a 2006 HOTY contest, but unless I'm mistaken, I don't think we learned about the submitters who won. We have the voting results, just not the usernames of the submitters attached to the 1st and 2nd place headlines in each category.

I was wondering if it would be at all possible to learn who those submitters are and give them props? If it helps, I have the voting result links for all the 2006 contests:

2006 Main (pops)

2006 Sports (pops)

2006 Entertainment (pops)

2006 Tech (pops)

And if that's not possible, I understand completely.


Not that anybody else is reading it this late, but I want to set up a page, a Headline of the Year Hall of Fame that would have all of the winners and runners up from each year, as well as the nominees that year.

One other thing that I thought would be freaking awesome would be Fark's version of a Stanley Cup: a silver bourbon barrel (roughly the size of a small gym bag) that every HOY winner's name would be added to. Unfortunately, that idea is unwieldy and would be ungodly expensive, but I think it would be badass. We don't have the budget for it, but how awesome would it be to have your name on it and be able to hoist it over your head?
 
2011-01-04 06:23:36 PM
So TMLO, I'll add the 2006 winners and submitters to that page when I can get it set up. The root admins are always buried in work, so I hate to bug them for stuff I'd like rather than stuff that needs to work correctly. But I'll stay on it.

Also, if anybody on Fark is a metalworker or knows somebody who could create that inexpensively, definitely shoot me an email.
 
2011-01-04 06:24:31 PM
I got a headline of the year? WOOOO me!
 
2011-01-04 06:25:38 PM
Man, Sybarite got hosed. :-(

Congrats to the winners, though!
 
2011-01-04 06:32:12 PM
Fireproof: Did we finish the Dumbass and Parents of the Year awards?

THIS

/had one in the running for POTY
//pout
 
2011-01-04 06:34:08 PM
Kudos to all for your brilliance, thank you especially subby for:

Your God want Keats


In my opinion that was the funniest headline evar and the singularly most brilliant thing I've ever seen posted on Fark.
 
2011-01-04 06:36:20 PM
Unfreakable: Not that anybody else is reading it this late, but I want to set up a page, a Headline of the Year Hall of Fame that would have all of the winners and runners up from each year, as well as the nominees that year.

Ah, okay... nifty idea, that, good deal.


One other thing that I thought would be freaking awesome would be Fark's version of a Stanley Cup: a silver bourbon barrel (roughly the size of a small gym bag) that every HOY winner's name would be added to. Unfortunately, that idea is unwieldy and would be ungodly expensive, but I think it would be badass. We don't have the budget for it, but how awesome would it be to have your name on it and be able to hoist it over your head?

Heh!

And to a Muzak version of the Chariots of Fire theme, no less!


So TMLO, I'll add the 2006 winners and submitters to that page when I can get it set up. The root admins are always buried in work, so I hate to bug them for stuff I'd like rather than stuff that needs to work correctly. But I'll stay on it.

Duly noted, then. I appreciate the answer; thanks for the head's up!


danduran: I got a headline of the year? WOOOO me!

Welcome to the winners' circle, mammajamma!
 
2011-01-04 06:39:33 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:

danduran: I got a headline of the year? WOOOO me!

Welcome to the winners' circle, mammajamma!


Now I just have to wait for a TF logo to appear next to my name, right?
 
2011-01-04 06:41:03 PM
Congratulations, everyone.
 
2011-01-04 06:53:22 PM
danduran: Now I just have to wait for a TF logo to appear next to my name, right?

In tasteful camouflage, yes.


wegro: Congratulations, everyone.

*tip o' the hat*

Thanks, wegro - always good to see ya.

Cheers!
 
2011-01-04 07:05:57 PM
Unfreakable,

There was also an unofficial 2005 contest. Dunno if you want to add that to the page of glory or not.
 
das
2011-01-04 07:11:20 PM
FarkinDave: Kudos to all for your brilliance, thank you especially subby for:

Your God want Keats


In my opinion that was the funniest headline evar and the singularly most brilliant thing I've ever seen posted on Fark.


I hate the meme "this", but, THIS!!!!!!
 
2011-01-04 07:13:30 PM
wiredroach: There was also an unofficial 2005 contest. Dunno if you want to add that to the page of glory or not.

Oy... I completely forgot about that, yeah...
 
2011-01-04 07:20:09 PM
I miss the old Fark where not everything was spun to satisfy someone's political agenda. It's getting to the point where I can barely read the site anymore.

Good job rigging the vote, all of you paid political bloggers. Thanks for ruining the site.
 
2011-01-04 07:33:45 PM
You Die!: queenalice: i submitted the music one with a funnier headline.

You've been on Fark for over three years and you have 23 greenlights...but they are all within the last month? Care to explain?

/just curious
//congrats and all



- - -

Thanks for the congrats! You're very sweet.

I've been coming to fark since 2003.

I finally joined in 2007...specifically so I could submit a headline.

It got redlit. I still remember the headline. I thought it was hilarious at the time. After killing Hitler and memorizing every Super Bowl winner, I would stop myself from submitting that. Or at least explain to myself that, no, it wasn't funny, get bootstrappy and stop being whiny.

But I had no time machine. So I got all "shucks I'm no good" and never tried again. Just lurked.

And lurked. And lurked.

And laughed, laughed, laughed.

(Side bar: I laugh at a lot of the headlines, but I don't know if I would necessary be able to quote them-- one of the reasons why I love "hip hip replacement" is because it is so memorable, I'll never hear hip hip hooray without thinking of it--) ok in danger of digressing terribly, to stay on point-- well,erm, on point of the sidebar anyways-- I will never forget this one. FARKING HILARIOUS. I cried laughing. I hope won the Context headline that year because it was so priceless.)

Detour ended. Back to story.

Thanksgiving of this year I'm tooling around, bored, have Fark up on my computer (it's my home page) and I'm watching the dog show they have every November in Philadelphia. And I'm getting all involved, because I'm abnormally crazy about dogs. A beautiful Irish Setter won, but that's not important right now. (Yes, birds too.)

During the closing remarks, the announcers said there was a pet photo contest happening. I had just taken a really cute pic of my dog Susie Derkins when she got up on her hind legs right at a sign that said NO DOGS ALLOWED- you can see it HERE.

And everyone who saw it said 'you should enter that in some sort of contest, its so adorable' blah blah. So, I enter it.

And then I think, how am I going to get votes? So as I'm thinking this, staring off into space, my eyes focus on Fark, and I think "wonder if I can pay for an ad." Well, I can. And I do. And I get an email that says "FARK GREENLIGHT".

And it was SO COOL.

Yet so very very lame.

So I vowed to get a greenlight of my own. A real, non bribey one.

Submitted a few before I hit paydirt with Right my Prior, which was my first green.

Unfreakable warned me link submitting was addictive, and he wasn't just whistling Dixie.

That is the story of how I've come to have 23 greens in the past month.

I'll save you all the trouble and say it for you:

TL;DR

-nina
p.s. how poetic, my one month TF subscription just expired. Was a great experiment- and those of you I've befriended (CaptainWes, TMLO, Unfreakable, others, you know who you are) remember now that I'm a liter I once walked amongst you, and you liked me. You really liked me!
 
2011-01-04 07:35:06 PM
the only thing better about the *facepalm* headline was the thread that followed.
 
2011-01-04 07:44:35 PM
queenalice: how poetic, my one month TF subscription just expired. Was a great experiment- and those of you I've befriended (CaptainWes, TMLO, Unfreakable, others, you know who you are) remember now that I'm a liter I once walked amongst you, and you liked me. You really liked me!

*hoists a coffee mug high*

Salud!


Sherjo311: the only thing better about the *facepalm* headline was the thread that followed.

Heh, I can't claim credit for the latter half there, but thanks for the kind words all the same!
 
2011-01-04 07:54:39 PM
queenalice: You Die!: queenalice: i submitted the music one with a funnier headline.

You've been on Fark for over three years and you have 23 greenlights...but they are all within the last month? Care to explain?

/just curious
//congrats and all


- - -
Thanks for the congrats! You're very sweet.

I've been coming to fark since 2003.

I finally joined in 2007...specifically so I could submit a headline.

It got redlit. I still remember the headline. I thought it was hilarious at the time. After killing Hitler and memorizing every Super Bowl winner, I would stop myself from submitting that. Or at least explain to myself that, no, it wasn't funny, get bootstrappy and stop being whiny.

But I had no time machine. So I got all "shucks I'm no good" and never tried again. Just lurked.

And lurked. And lurked.

And laughed, laughed, laughed.

(Side bar: I laugh at a lot of the headlines, but I don't know if I would necessary be able to quote them-- one of the reasons why I love "hip hip replacement" is because it is so memorable, I'll never hear hip hip hooray without thinking of it--) ok in danger of digressing terribly, to stay on point-- well,erm, on point of the sidebar anyways-- I will never forget this one. FARKING HILARIOUS. I cried laughing. I hope won the Context headline that year because it was so priceless.)

Detour ended. Back to story.

Thanksgiving of this year I'm tooling around, bored, have Fark up on my computer (it's my home page) and I'm watching the dog show they have every November in Philadelphia. And I'm getting all involved, because I'm abnormally crazy about dogs. A beautiful Irish Setter won, but that's not important right now. (Yes, birds too.)

During the closing remarks, the announcers said there was a pet photo contest happening. I had just taken a really cute pic of my dog Susie Derkins when she got up on her hind legs right at a sign that said NO DOGS ALLOWED- you can see it HERE.

And everyone who saw it said 'you should enter that in some sort of contest, its so adorable' blah blah. So, I enter it.

And then I think, how am I going to get votes? So as I'm thinking this, staring off into space, my eyes focus on Fark, and I think "wonder if I can pay for an ad." Well, I can. And I do. And I get an email that says "FARK GREENLIGHT".

And it was SO COOL.

Yet so very very lame.

So I vowed to get a greenlight of my own. A real, non bribey one.

Submitted a few before I hit paydirt with Right my Prior, which was my first green.

Unfreakable warned me link submitting was addictive, and he wasn't just whistling Dixie.

That is the story of how I've come to have 23 greens in the past month.

I'll save you all the trouble and say it for you:

TL;DR

-nina
p.s. how poetic, my one month TF subscription just expired. Was a great experiment- and those of you I've befriended (CaptainWes, TMLO, Unfreakable, others, you know who you are) remember now that I'm a liter I once walked amongst you, and you liked me. You really liked me!


CSS

/oblig
//nicely done, and thanks for the response
 
2011-01-04 07:56:04 PM
Woo hoo! Headline of the Year!

I'd like to thank everyone who voted for my headline. Thank you all!
 
2011-01-04 08:08:20 PM
crimsin23: Woo hoo! Headline of the Year!

I'd like to thank everyone who voted for my headline. Thank you all!


From one Headline of the Year winner to another, welcome to this part of the winners' circle - you're certainly no stranger to this jazz, having won the Geek Tab Headline contest last year!
 
2011-01-04 08:10:28 PM
CSS

/oblig
//nicely done, and thanks for the response

CSS to me means cascading style sheet, but I'm going to go out on a limb (can you hear the branch cracking?) and guess that means Cool Story Sis, or something of the like?

:D

I love puzzles! Figuring out acronyms counts. I'm about to dig into my March 2011 (yes, MARCH 2011--dunno, you tell me) issue of GAMES magazine.

Viva la France. Fark surrenders.
 
2011-01-04 08:26:39 PM
Pucca: The jesus headline should have won!!! Kudos to all the winners though.

...really?
 
2011-01-04 08:28:11 PM
HOTY on my second greenlight. I feel like I should stop submitting now, before my average goes down.
 
2011-01-04 08:40:43 PM
All hail the winners! You are my heroes, my inspiration..

*breaks into a Chicago song*
 
2011-01-04 08:41:57 PM
queenalice: Pucca: The jesus headline should have won!!! Kudos to all the winners though.

...really?


fixed that for me. the jesus headline was aces, and the guy who submitted it is a gentleman as well as a comic genius.
 
2011-01-04 08:49:17 PM
ElusiveWookiee: HOTY on my second greenlight. I feel like I should stop submitting now, before my average goes down.

*chuckles*

Heh, hey, the way I see it, averages schmaverages!

But for whatever it's worth, heartiest congrats, ElusiveWookiee - cheers!
 
2011-01-04 10:20:34 PM
ElusiveWookiee: HOTY on my second greenlight. I feel like I should stop submitting now, before my average goes down.

It really was a fantastic headline.
 
2011-01-04 10:31:30 PM
keygrip: I know some of those people!

Some of the submitters too!

WHAT?????


Holy crap its Keygrip!
 
2011-01-04 10:40:07 PM
Treygreen13: HOTY and PHOTY are both far less funny than the runners up.

Insulting conservatives while simultaneously portraying them as brain-dead and/or racist is comedy gold 'round these parts.
 
2011-01-05 12:14:15 AM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: crimsin23: Woo hoo! Headline of the Year!

I'd like to thank everyone who voted for my headline. Thank you all!

From one Headline of the Year winner to another, welcome to this part of the winners' circle - you're certainly no stranger to this jazz, having won the Geek Tab Headline contest last year!


Thanks TMLO!
 
2011-01-05 12:28:45 AM
Too funny, too good, too everything.
 
2011-01-05 12:45:07 AM
Unfreakable,

Usually don't go all farkwad on the mods and all... Seriously?! You want it built from metal? Dude. Seriously. Dude. That has to be the dummest idea I have heard in some time.

I don't care how much time it takes, but this must be made of Lego's.

/With Hookers.
//And Black Jack.
 
2011-01-05 12:50:15 AM
Oh, sure, I get a HOTW and it's the dead week!

I'm using that as the excuse that it's not HOTY. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
2011-01-05 01:24:57 AM
I'm disappointed that the Keats headline didn't win! no, I didn't submit it.
 
2011-01-05 04:23:37 AM
The Business headline gave me a real-life LOL. They're all gems though, congrats everybody.

/Self-appreciation society now open
 
2011-01-05 06:33:36 AM
queenalice: Unfreakable warned me link submitting was addictive, and he wasn't just whistling Dixie.

Oh god yeah, it's worse than crack :)



/Congrats to all the winners
//will get on that list again next year
 
2011-01-05 06:49:23 AM
DammitIForgotMyLogin: queenalice: Unfreakable warned me link submitting was addictive, and he wasn't just whistling Dixie.

Oh god yeah, it's worse than crack :)

But unfortunately, FARK doesn't help me lose any weight.
 
2011-01-05 07:02:41 AM
SearchN: Usually don't go all farkwad on the mods and all... Seriously?! You want it built from metal? Dude. Seriously. Dude. That has to be the dummest idea I have heard in some time.

I don't care how much time it takes, but this must be made of Lego's.


Not necessarily solid metal, but something shiny. I like the concept of Legos, but to me Legos seem impermanent. And while it might look sorta cool, a Legos Stanley Cup seems a very faint reflection of the real deal.
 
2011-01-05 07:03:38 AM
Meh, the Legos Stanley Cup image came back as unfetchable: http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0103_legocup.jpg
 
2011-01-05 09:43:15 AM
Funny stuff!

A big round of applesauce to Unfreakable who spends countless hours on this project!
 
2011-01-05 01:02:34 PM
SomeBrunette: Funny stuff!

A big round of applesauce to Unfreakable who spends countless hours on this project!


stylembe.files.wordpress.com
 
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