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Voting threads for Fark's Headline of the Year contest, and a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 10/16 - 10/22 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2011-10-25 7:40:43 PM (12 comments) | Permalink

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Well, since last week we've run two Headline of the Year contests for Jun 2011 and Jul 2011 (July in particular was an outstanding month for headlines). I also just submitted a voting-enabled thread to vote on HOY candidates for Aug 2011, which will be at the top of the Totalfark Discussion page for the next 20 minutes or so, but voting will be enabled for at least the next 24 hours. If you have TF, go there and vote now.

If you're not TF, don't worry--the top 10 from each month will be selected for quarterly threads that will start near the beginning of December and will run through December 15th this year. But if you want to influence what makes it to those quarterly threads, this is your chance.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-10-16 to Sat 2011-10-22:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Man with 100-pound scrotum seeks money for surgery. Come on, man, don't you think they're big enough?    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Dyslexic boy wins right to challenge education broad    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Boy is not allowed to have sax on the bus anymore because his instrument is too big    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  1000-year-old Viking relics found in Scotland, not back in Mississippi as ESPN would have you believe    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Turkey drops soldiers from helicopter into Iraq. "As god is my witness, I thought soldiers could fly"    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Cancer says it's Chavez-free    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Man in Bush mask robs bank. Police know it wasn't the real President because this person devised a successful exit strategy    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Women are more likely then men to be seriously injured in a car crash because crash test dummies are designed to look more like men. Mmm Mmm Mmm    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Research finds those who tell themselves they've done a good job when they haven't may end up depressed -- or in a position of management    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Pepsi introduces it's latest flavor, "Pepsi Pink", a strawberry-milk flavored cola. Subby knows what you're thinking, but doesn't know where you can order it by the tanker-full, yet    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  One night in Bangkok and the water's flowing / Canals divert the flood into the sea / One night in Bangkok and you'll soon start rowing / Residents are wading, it's up to their knees / It could be six weeks before it all recedes    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Sports:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Brain tumor saves Jerome Harrison from having to play for the Eagles    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  On October 20th, the Leafs started blowing in Boston    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Title IX finally does something for guys: high school girls sand volleyball    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Sleep paralysis may be the orgin of the Salem Witch Trials, tales of succubi, Jay Leno's career    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  CDC says 88% of Americans consume too much sodium. However, they do caution to take those numbers with a grain of salt    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  New robotic suit allows woman to walk, fight alien queen mothers    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Entertainment:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Reese Witherspoon has a crush on Jennifer Aniston. I guess she hasn't met Angelina Jolie just yet    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Drill instructor and film badass R. Lee Ermey caught knitting. YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT, YOU BUNCH OF JACKWAGONS?    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Actual headline: "Lohan's second trip to morgue is a success." Reality: She's still alive    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  The intellectual underpinnings of Occupy Wall Street are from Madagascar. I like to movement, movement. You like to movement, movement. Everybody, movement    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  President Obama's teleprompter briefly stolen. Obama speechless    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Ex-governor Mark Sanford joins Fox News, promises that he'll never abandon it for a younger, hotter, Argentinian network    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Hong Kong defies all odds and starts gold trading. It's a bullion-to-yuan shot    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  L'Oreal billionaire Liliane Bettencourt loses control of her heir    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Fresh & Easy recalls bagged spinach due to contamination. Symptoms can include nausea, severe headache, bloated forearms    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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12 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-10-25 07:48:25 PM  
Much love for the "One night in Bangkok" headline.
 
Me
2011-10-25 07:53:59 PM  
boobs
 
2011-10-25 07:57:51 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Much love for the "One night in Bangkok" headline.


Meh...I liked it better when it was my comment in the earlier thread.
 
2011-10-25 08:01:58 PM  
28 bus riders sink into Bolivian

I love that headline so much I want to have sex with it.
 
2011-10-25 08:04:54 PM  

NewportBarGuy: 28 bus riders sink into Bolivian

I love that headline so much I want to have sex with it.


I'm happy to see the Paul Meier thread moving back up in the voting.
 
2011-10-25 08:11:04 PM  
Cancer says it's Chavez-free

Giving people a chance to be happy for cancer for a change.
 
2011-10-25 09:47:09 PM  
Heyyyyyy, melanoma!
 
2011-10-25 09:58:40 PM  
Not to be ungrateful or anything, but wouldn't it make more sense to post a headline which reads "Voting threads for Fark's Headline of the Year contest" (and the associated links, for that matter) to TFD rather than to the main page as there are currently no voting threads for the main page dwelling Liters? Or at least change the wording to something like "TF Voting threads for HOTY..." so that Liters don't get their hopes up and come in here only to find out that the headline was not meant for them. I understand that perhaps it is thought that this will be some incentive which will draw a Liter into the TF fold, but that seems like an awfully thin incentive to me. Again, no offense meant, not really complaining, but it just seems to me that info of relevance only to TFers would be more appropriately posted in a TF-only thread. Just a thought.

+1 for Turkey drops, while I am here....
 
2011-10-25 10:30:04 PM  
 
2011-10-26 12:48:51 AM  
I just noticed my headline didn't make the voting in March. I wuz robbed I tells ya!
 
2011-10-26 02:32:02 AM  
The bullion to yuan headline cracked me up.
 
2011-10-26 07:33:48 AM  

Balchinian: Not to be ungrateful or anything, but wouldn't it make more sense to post a headline which reads "Voting threads for Fark's Headline of the Year contest" (and the associated links, for that matter) to TFD rather than to the main page as there are currently no voting threads for the main page dwelling Liters? Or at least change the wording to something like "TF Voting threads for HOTY..." so that Liters don't get their hopes up and come in here only to find out that the headline was not meant for them. I understand that perhaps it is thought that this will be some incentive which will draw a Liter into the TF fold, but that seems like an awfully thin incentive to me. Again, no offense meant, not really complaining, but it just seems to me that info of relevance only to TFers would be more appropriately posted in a TF-only thread. Just a thought.

+1 for Turkey drops, while I am here....


Not every TFer is following stuff on TFD; quite a few TFers spend their time on the mainpage and elsewhere and might not have known that there was a voting thread up, which is why I reminded them.
 
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