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Funked up at a George Clinton concert, quadriplegic skydivers, and one perfect Dr. Seuss headline: some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week from 7/31 - 8/6 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2011-08-09 6:56:45 PM (9 comments) | Permalink

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Not too much in the way of new things to discuss this week, but some good headlines. The Sharpton one was my personal favorite, although being an NBA fan I also got a kick out of the Boston Celtics headline. Cheers to all you funny submitters, sometimes the queue can get sorta tedious and these are like little jewels that shine out of it. I wish you luck in the Headline of the Year contest.

Nothing else from me, but Drew told me he has a posting coming up tomorrow, so stay tuned for that one.

Until next week...

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-07-31 to Sat 2011-08-06:

img.fark.net  After two weeks of raids, 460,000 marijuana plants destroyed by federal authorities. In related news, Krispy Kreme cuts profit forecasts 20 percent    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Sadly, rain is adding misery to Somalia's famine refugees. HOLD ON, TOM, we're getting word that two celebrities were seen wearing the same dress    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Nobody knows why the quadriplegic skydiver didn't pull the rip cord    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  53 people were shot in Toledo in the last two months with three fatalities, making it the safest city to get shot in    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Blown transformer sparks fire, idea for new X-rated Michael Bay movie    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Restaurants turn to preparing whole animals. Not like Taco Bell, I mean on purpose    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Mourner spreads cremated remains during lightning storm, gets his ash handed to him    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  National Clown Week being celebrated across USA. New festival coordinator has big shoes to fill    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  MSNBC considering giving Al Sharpton his own show. Biologists wait with bated breath, saying it would be the first time a parasite ever became a host    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  "Van man in the can who ran down man he thought he fought." He did not fight him in a box; he did not fight him wearing socks. He did not fight him in the air; he did not fight him anywhere    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Hacker group AntiSec declares war on US police agencies for arresting Anonymous peers. Yeah, big farkin' deal ... Hey, who unlocked all the cell blocks?    img.fark.net


Sports:

img.fark.net  Plaxico Burress signs one-year contract with New York Jets. Says he doesn't yet know the team's playbook, but is familiar with state's penal code    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Former NBA player Darius Miles arrested for attempting to carry a loaded gun onto a plane, despite years of evidence that he can't shoot    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  New Zealand to field oldest "All Blacks" team in history, narrowly breaking the record set by the 2010-2011 Boston Celtics    img.fark.net


Geek:

img.fark.net  The 10 U.S. states with the slowest Internet speeds. Th..is l..in.k wa...s s..ubm...itt...ed fro....m M....o......n..t    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Researchers grow mouse sperm in the lab. It's refreshing to see scientists with a little spunk    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Georgia Tech engineers make vibrating glove that enhances sense of touch, says nearly blind spokesman while complaining about pain in his groin and hair on his palms    img.fark.net


Entertainment:

img.fark.net  President of PBS says the network is more rele--IF YOU'D LIKE QUALITY STORIES ABOUT PBS LIKE THIS ONE, PLEASE MAKE A DONATION NOW    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Shots fired after George Clinton concert. Four people funked up    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Soulja Boy's agent denies $55 million jet story, can't believe anyone thought his client had $55 million    img.fark.net


Politics:

img.fark.net  "Captain - we have an article detailing how Obama's policies favor black people, and it's ready to strike." ... "Very well, Number One. Make it so." ... "Mister Worfgarbl - prepare the photon derpedos"    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Glenn Beck relocating family to Dallas. Compared to most Texans, Beck will now seem soft-spoken and unopinionated    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Chris Christie about to be ejected, er, dragged slowly, from the GOP    img.fark.net


Business:

img.fark.net  FDA warns that morning-after pill, Evital, may be ineffective in preventing pregnancy, crying for Argentina    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Hitachi, Mitsubishi edge towards groundbreaking merger, iambic dipthong    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Belgium is the new Spain {which had been the new Italy [which had been the new Ireland (which had been the new Greece)]}    img.fark.net
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9 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-08-09 07:21:28 PM  
Happy Birthday to me!
 
2011-08-09 07:28:17 PM  
Any more HOTY updates?
 
2011-08-09 07:31:04 PM  
Unfreakable, The Sharpton one was my personal favorite

Same here. Well done Sensei Can You See. That was good.
 
2011-08-09 07:35:01 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Any more HOTY updates?


No, I almost have February prelimiaries done, and it'll go to TFD tomorrow for voting. Will probably then set up March, April and May after that, but I can't let the subtab stuff slip too much. The real stuff on the main page for everybody will start kicking off the first week of December this year, and we'll have everything wrapped up by about December 15.
 
2011-08-09 07:42:34 PM  

violentsalvation: Unfreakable, The Sharpton one was my personal favorite

Same here. Well done Sensei Can You See. That was good.


Aw, shucks.
 
2011-08-09 10:14:51 PM  
Where is the Browns' Usama and the New York Jets?
 
2011-08-09 10:33:13 PM  

pgh9fan: Where is the Browns' Usama and the New York Jets?


Thurs July 28

these headlines cover 7/31-8/6
 
2011-08-09 11:54:43 PM  
This batch of headlines was great. Most laughs I've had since ... last week
 
2011-08-10 02:02:13 AM  
The Sports and sports-related headlines have really been on fire the past few weeks. Very much enjoyed the Darius Miles headline and the one from this week about a train and the Heat.
 
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