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A quick note on the 2012 Headline of the Year contest, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 10/14 - 10/20 
Posted by Unfreakable at 2012-10-23 8:47:28 PM (24 comments) | Permalink
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A good week of headlines, and the Headline of the Year contest entries are starting to get sorted and set up. If you don't have TF, you won't be able to vote for the preliminary threads, which will start as soon as next week.

Thanks to everybody who volunteered to go through headlines from 2001-2005, we'll probably have those old-school headlines sometime at the beginning of next year.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2012-10-14 to Sat 2012-10-20:

img.fark.net  HIstorical group wants to save old school. Word to your mother    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Hurricane Paul racing towards Baja California. HURRICANE PAUL    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Earth-sized planet discovered around Alpha Centauri B. Earthlings no longer have an excuse to avoid the local planning office    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Vandals kill 5,800 fish at hatchery. Workers unsure how many flushes the cleanup will take    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Larry Sloan, co-_________ of Mad Libs, _________ at age 89. He will be ___________    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Man hits partner in face with plate after refusing to play nothing but Alanis Morissette music all day. Police unsure who to charge    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  60 Spitfires . . . crated, hid . . . 70 years later . . . up for bid . . . -- Burma planes    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Meghan McCain says she's not voting with her vagina, presumably because the voting levers aren't placed low enough    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Students elect girl with Down Syndrome to be their Homecoming Queen. Vote counters say they haven't seen down voting like this since a Gawker article was submitted to Reddit    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Police departments in major cities are not anticipating any riots on election day in November. Mostly because the NBA Finals aren't until June    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  College to offer "Reagan 101" class. In Reagan's honor, all homework to be completed on typewriters, as both Reagan and a Selectric had a semi-colon and no memory    img.fark.net


Sports:

img.fark.net  Andes survivors mark 40th anniversary of crash. If you attend the party, skip the buffet    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Livestrong charity is now dropping the ball    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Men's Health calls Michael Phelps the fittest man ever, barely edging out Mitt Romney who has been running non-stop since 2008    img.fark.net


Geek:

img.fark.net  Global handwashing day. Global handwashing day. Global handwashing day. Global handwashing day. Global handwashing day. Global handwashing day. Global handwashing day    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Canadian Space Agency reveals new rovers. Expected to work flawlessly until they come across each other at an intersection and will sit waiting for someone else to go first    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  BYU professor develops amazing ping pong ball cannon. Submitter hasn't seen ping pong balls fly this fast since shore leave in Thailand    img.fark.net


Entertainment:

img.fark.net  Franz Kafka's papers finally granted to rightful owners after byzantine legal wranglings wend their way through nonsensical bureaucratic machinations in a process that could only be described as...well...you know    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  FARK's favorite teenage bride Courtney Stodden found to be 100% real by a plastic surgeon who apparently wouldn't know filler if he was standing next to a road crew repairing pot holes    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Flavor Flav arrested after clocking teenager    img.fark.net


Politics:

img.fark.net  The University of Colorado (CU) prediction, renowned for perfect accuracy, says there is a 77% likelihood that Mitt Romney will win the popular vote, which is a 72% higher than a CU student actually getting a job after graduation    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  If there's one thing Mitt can count on it's an endorsement from the Salt Lake Trib... oh. Ouch. That's gotta sting    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Marriage equality opponents, including Bachmann, refuse to publicly debate Chris Kluwe. Instead, he will debate an empty chair, which is expected to fare better than Bachmann    img.fark.net


Business:

img.fark.net  Zynga stock doing so poorly company considering applying for farm disaster assistance    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Headline-writer gets hold of Hungarian phrasebook, bangs out "Beating Stagflation Boosts Brazil to Turkey Demand for Linkers." Drop your panties, Sir William; I cannot wait until lunchtime    img.fark.net

img.fark.net  Abbott kidney study halted over safety concerns. Costello relieved    img.fark.net
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24 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2012-10-23 08:50:49 PM  
Wait, already? But it's only .... OMG.
 
2012-10-23 08:52:36 PM  
This is the best headline. Choose this one, mods.
 
2012-10-23 09:03:06 PM  
It's been a long and difficult 9 years but I finally got a greenlight on the list. I promise* it'll never happen again

*promise as valid as any politicians
 
2012-10-23 09:07:50 PM  
hopefully my possibly all time favorite fark headline will be in the early decade list - went something like 'Black bear shot by ranger at Yellowstone. Black bear activist group says any other type of bear would have gotten off with a warning.' I have a soft spot for 'Dude, you're getting Adele' (about Bill Gates' daugher's birth) as well.
 
2012-10-23 09:13:27 PM  
FF: "...preliminary threads, which will start as soon as next week."

Not to be a dick or anything...
But what is to become of November and December headlines?

/not to be a dick or anything...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-23 09:19:28 PM  
One of my favorite pre-2006:

"Teacher arrested for having sex with a two-year-old in back seat" (1379985)
 
2012-10-23 09:32:08 PM  
The one that still makes me giggle: Explosion at perfume factory. Eau de humanity.


/paraphrased....I'm giggling
 
2012-10-23 09:38:48 PM  
Two this week. A banner week indeed. Of course, at six of these have to be The English Major.
 
2012-10-23 09:47:51 PM  
^least
 
2012-10-23 09:51:00 PM  
Finally got one of mine on the list a couple of weeks ago. :)

As always, thanks to Unfreakable and the volunteers for their work!
 
2012-10-23 10:13:27 PM  
Business: Zynga stock doing so poorly company considering applying for farm disaster assistance

Niiiice
 
2012-10-23 10:19:05 PM  
I hope I win this time!!
 
2012-10-23 10:32:02 PM  
I've heard that HOTY winners are unusually handsome and well-hung.
 
2012-10-23 11:03:25 PM  
That Reagan joke was stolen from Johnny Carson.
 
2012-10-23 11:16:32 PM  

zvoidx: FF: "...preliminary threads, which will start as soon as next week."

Not to be a dick or anything...
But what is to become of November and December headlines?

/not to be a dick or anything...


I thought they said last year that December 2011's headlines would be included in the 2012 HOTY contest.
 
2012-10-23 11:21:34 PM  

zvoidx: FF: "...preliminary threads, which will start as soon as next week."

Not to be a dick or anything...
But what is to become of November and December headlines?

/not to be a dick or anything...


The threads will be for December 2011 and January 2012
 
2012-10-23 11:28:59 PM  

Unfreakable: zvoidx: FF: "...preliminary threads, which will start as soon as next week."

Not to be a dick or anything...
But what is to become of November and December headlines?

/not to be a dick or anything...

The threads will be for December 2011 and January 2012


Oh, okay, so the threads will be rolled out so that November 2012's headline prelims will be happening right at the beginning of December... something like two or three a week for 5 or 6 weeks.
 
2012-10-23 11:41:31 PM  
Thanks to everybody who volunteered to go through headlines from 2001-2005, we'll probably have those old-school headlines sometime at the beginning of next year.

We're going to be voting on headlines from that far back?
 
2012-10-23 11:58:27 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Unfreakable: zvoidx: FF: "...preliminary threads, which will start as soon as next week."

Not to be a dick or anything...
But what is to become of November and December headlines?

/not to be a dick or anything...

The threads will be for December 2011 and January 2012

Oh, okay, so the threads will be rolled out so that November 2012's headline prelims will be happening right at the beginning of December... something like two or three a week for 5 or 6 weeks.


Correct. It takes a while to set them up.
 
2012-10-24 12:04:55 AM  

loveblondieo: Thanks to everybody who volunteered to go through headlines from 2001-2005, we'll probably have those old-school headlines sometime at the beginning of next year.

We're going to be voting on headlines from that far back?


The first official Headline of the Year contest was 2006. There were some great headlines that were overlooked, so we'd like to see what there was and give some of those early submitters due credit.
 
2012-10-24 12:19:38 AM  

Unfreakable: loveblondieo: Thanks to everybody who volunteered to go through headlines from 2001-2005, we'll probably have those old-school headlines sometime at the beginning of next year.

We're going to be voting on headlines from that far back?

The first official Headline of the Year contest was 2006. There were some great headlines that were overlooked, so we'd like to see what there was and give some of those early submitters due credit.


Ah, okay. That makes sense.
 
2012-10-24 08:15:09 AM  

loveblondieo: Ah, okay. That makes sense.


For what it's worth, it won't interfere with this year's Headline of the Year contest
 
2012-10-24 11:19:25 AM  
The Kafka one was awesome.
 
2012-10-24 11:55:30 AM  
Yay! I got one on the list. I shall celebrate with a buffet.
 
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