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Fark's annual Headline of the Year kicked off yesterday and will run for the next two weeks. Some details on that, and a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 11/27 - 12/3 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2011-12-06 4:48:09 PM (10 comments) | Permalink

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Hi everybody,

Yesterday we kicked off the first Headline of the Year contest quarterfinals for Round 1: December through February, and as a bonus I also threw in a second thread for Headline of the Year nominees that didn't make the cut.

Both threads are still open, although there's only voting on the official candidates thread.

Don't forget, we have another Headline of the Year contest tomorrow for the second quarter of the Main page headlines, and the third one will be Friday, so keep an eye out and get in early if you can. That's it, here are the weekly headlines.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-11-27 to Sat 2011-12-03:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Teenage girl who tweeted a criticism of Kansas Governor and then refused to apologize after pressure from the Governor and her school ends up getting over 6000 followers a day later. Welcome to the internet, Gov. #blowsalot    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Ohio places 200 pound third-grader in foster care after luring him away from his parents with a trail of gravy    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Maija the traffic safety reindeer killed in traffic accident. Memorial services will be held next week. The Police are asking the public to bring their own mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Scientists identify "morning person" gene. Researchers tentatively call it Couric7AM    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Smithsonian Museum of African American History acquires KKK robes, but has not said where they'll hang    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Georgia cops break up bondage fetishists having sex in the woods. Cruel deputy punishes the couple by not putting them in handcuffs    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Former diplomat warns of 'sexpionage' traps during trips to China. Ploy alleged to be extremely sophisticated, diplomat was targeted five times in the last year. Also notes Grand Hyatt Beijing is discounting through May    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  French President Sarkozy says France and Germany must converge economically, possibly over a glass of Vichy water    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Law school students provided puppies for exam study break, allowed to cuddle, play and bond, then required to kill them with their bare hands and eat them    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  FCC approves body-borne medical device networks. No word on who gets to assign I pee addresses    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Ukrainian Protestors Go Topless to Protest Who Cares    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Sports:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Suh suspended f-for t-t-two g-games    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  After allowing 327 points in 11 games, Colts fire defensive coordinator. In other news, the Colts had a defensive coordinator    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Red Sox Choo Choo Choose Valentine    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  The BlackBerry PlayBook has finally been rooted using something called DingleBerry. Of course, this following the near wipeout of RIM has caused subby to feel a bit tainted    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Video games are here to stay, writes columnist who just woke up from 1991    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Researchers find dye made from a symbiotic organism composed of a fungus with a photosynthetic partner may treat Alzheimer's. Subby is lichen this already    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Entertainment:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  PBS starts up a channel in England. At last, British people will finally get an opportunity to see Monty Python, Doctor Who, and Fawlty Towers    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Amy Winehouse dress sells for $68,000 at auction. Experts estimate street value to be much higher    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Justin Bieber was the most searched person on Bing in 2011. Results compiled from all 12 users of Bing    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Herman Cain reassessing his campaign. If only he'd waited until his wife was sick to have an extramarital affair he'd be leading the GOP race    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Obama accidentally refers to UK embassy as "English," which means Sarah Palin is automatically president and Obama will be chased out of Washington by Braveheart extras    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Herman Cain suspends campaign to spend more time with your wife    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  German woman hasn't used money for 15 years, gets through punishing financial crisis without a mark on her    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Actual headline: "Poland appeals to Germany to save Europe"    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img.fark.net too old to be available]  Dow finishes up nearly 500 points on word that the Bush recovery is finally picking up steam    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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10 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-12-06 05:43:09 PM  
Hm.
 
2011-12-06 05:56:29 PM  
i can't believe my über-trollish dow headline is in the running. i didn't think it was that funny, frankly.
 
2011-12-06 06:05:53 PM  
My 1st greenlight made a Fark fave of the week?
Everything is coming up Milhouse!
 
2011-12-06 06:35:31 PM  

FlashHarry: i can't believe my über-trollish dow headline is in the running. i didn't think it was that funny, frankly.


About half of my greens have been obvious trolls. In the quest for greenlights, trolling works. Trolling works well.
 
2011-12-06 06:44:20 PM  

Gonz: FlashHarry: i can't believe my über-trollish dow headline is in the running. i didn't think it was that funny, frankly.

About half of my greens have been obvious trolls. In the quest for greenlights, trolling works. Trolling works well.


A good portion of mine are as well.
 
2011-12-06 06:59:56 PM  

Gonz: FlashHarry: i can't believe my über-trollish dow headline is in the running. i didn't think it was that funny, frankly.

About half of my greens have been obvious trolls. In the quest for greenlights, trolling works. Trolling works well.


I'm pretty sure it's a requirement that every third headline under the Politics tab be trolly.
 
2011-12-06 07:51:51 PM  
Herman Cain suspends campaign to spend more time with your wife

Best in a while.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-12-06 08:38:12 PM  
E-Brake

"A while" would be nine months. In March we had "Sen. John Ensign retiring to spend more time with your wife."
 
2011-12-07 12:20:50 PM  
I don't understand the Suh headline. Is it because his name looks like it should be pronounced like it's spelled instead of "Sue"? Or is there some reference I'm not getting?
 
2011-12-07 09:51:42 PM  

Overglock: I don't understand the Suh headline. Is it because his name looks like it should be pronounced like it's spelled instead of "Sue"? Or is there some reference I'm not getting?


Because it kind of looks like a stutter when put next to suspended.

Thrilled that my green (the Suh headline) made it here.
 
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