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Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-01-04 to Sat 2009-01-10
Posted by Drew at 2009-01-12 1:54:58 PM, edited 2009-01-14 2:59:44 PM (53 comments) | Permalink
It's not Fark it's News:
Normally I add a short note about what's going on in the world that's more important than the missing white chick of the week or shark attacks. However on Friday I had knee surgery and they gave me some great pain pills so I unfortunately have no idea what's going on in the world. The surgery went well but took an unexpected turn. The actual scheduled operation was to trim up some cartilage but I told the doc that while he was in there he might as well clean up anything else he could reach. So he shaved some cartilage, smoothed out two bone spurs, one cyst from an old injury dating back to high school probably, a ton of scar tissue, and a couple other things that I can't read because they're in doctorese. Amazingly I feel better after surgery than I did before it.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-01-04 to Sat 2009-01-10:
Alright, stop, collaborate and listen. Boston's back with a brand new edition. 34 photos grab hold of you tightly, taken during day and some of them nightly. Ice Ice baby
Fire at London cannabis factory ties up 300 firefighters and 35 pizza delivery boys for several hours
Canadian marooned in dunes of Khartoum since June, swoons for loons and Saskatoon
Barbie turns 50, finally accepts she will die childless and alone
Woman dies after goldmine fall. AU NOES
Woman trapped in bathtub for 4 days. "The woman's condition was not available." Submitter's not a doctor, but I'm going to guess "wrinkly"
Woman fired for taking blunt knife to IRS workplace, Sikhs compensation
Paraplegic fisherman survives 15 hours floating in the sea. Friends say it's good to have Bob back
Headline: Alzheimer's drugs doubles death risk. Apparently your risk of death is now 200%
Criminal 1: I can't believe we just stole this guy's BMW. Criminal 2: This phone I just stole got a text message from someone who claims they have hot chicks and drugs and wants to meet. Criminal 1: He sounds legit. Let's meet him
Disney adds 30 defibrillators throughout resort. Zap-a-dee-doo-dah
Burglar gets beaten off by 94-year-old man, now knows how all those choirboys feel
Portland State defeats Northern Arizona in four overtimes. Because five would have just been excessive
What do Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Pink Floyd have in common? Their last big hit was the wall
FSU/USF to play in Palindrome Bowl
Scientists find gene that makes cancer spread. Still no cure...DEAR GOD now they are just making it worse
Mosquitoes' wings sound to make sweet, sweet music when they're having sex, presumably to make up for the tiny pricks
Johnson & Johnson aims to create schizophrenia drug that treats symptoms current drugs don't treat. Like that man with the empty face who is looking over my shoulder STOP LOOKING AT ME I GAVE YOU THE BAG OF DYNAMITE ALREADY
Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway may have had a falling out. Maybe they should wrestle around a little, not too rough, just kinda light and playful...maybe one pins the other and their lips come oh so close. What? Oh sorry, lost my train of thought
"Biggest Loser" contestant arrested for throwing flour in the face of her tenant, which she didn't think was illegal since her husband has to throw flour on her every night
MTV Exec receives box of poop. Immediately schedules it between "Bromance" and "Rob & Big"
Boehner is extremely concerned about the size of the package and whether it will provide enough stimulus
Obama's mother-in-law moving into White House. This is bad news... for Obama
In his Boobies-campaign misstep, Obama sent e-mail without asking for money
Steve Jobs says he's been diagnosed with a hormone imbalance, which could affect his iMmune system
Lenovo deletes 2,500 entities
Circuit City in talks with "two interested parties" - the IRS and the Grim Reaper
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Update from Drew: Fark's a category on Jeopardy today and the 10th Anniversary Fark Party may happen in extra cities (bumped)
Posted by Drew at 2009-01-07 4:28:08 PM (453 comments) | Permalink
A couple of things of note. First off, Fark's a category on Jeopardy on Friday, Jan 9th again, it's an all new episode. That's pretty much all I know about it. Check your local listings for times, it's syndicated so no telling when it's coming on that day. Last time no one got any of the questions (answers?) right. Apologies for the short lead time, I've got knee surgery pending on Friday so I've been distracted with that.
Secondly, it seems the 10th Anniversary Fark Party is a tad more popular than I expected. I figured we'd get maybe like 10 people there. Didn't realize people would be organizing caravans from Tampa, Chicago, etc. As it turns out, I have to travel around that week anyhow so I'm gonna try to extend my trip and hit a few extra cities. Tentatively:
Lexington (as previously announced)
Dunno where else. Stay tuned
Anyhow sorry that was so short but I gotta dash. Coming soon: more on bad ads (short version: we didn't authorize it, Fark isn't the only site it happened to, and we're going to kill whoever's responsible and I'm not exaggerating), and the continuation of the discussion of how Fark's ban system works. Got sidetracked on a bunch of things but expect both of those soon. Rock on peeps
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Congratulations to the winners of Fark's 2008 Headline of the Year contest
Posted by Drew at 2009-01-01 10:31:24 AM (156 comments) | Permalink
Welcome to Fark's Headline of the Year contest for 2008. We began putting 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 make this contest. We listed those quarterfinals threads after the winning threads below if you want to check them out. Below are the results of the Headline of the Year contest based on your votes.
The Top Twenty Headlines of 2008:
20: PETA activist changes her name from Rachel Feather to Rachel FishingHurts. One letter off from a new career in porn
19: A Cambridgeshire church has lost its "Spitting Vicar". The English language, however, has gained another euphemism for "Penis"
18: Explosion at winery leaves workers weak bodied with a rich red hue, containing discernible hints of charred debris and strong character best described as dead
17: Last German WWI veteran dies at age 107. WE WIN
16: Woman who had phone sex with a man claims he raped her... over the phone. Man says that is impossible, he doesn't even work for Verizon
15: Teacher found guilty of cramming 13 people at once into his Volvo. Paris Hilton congratulates him on breaking her record before realizing she misunderstood the statement
14: 2 charged in stabbing of 3. In related news, 6 in hiding over fears that 7 8 9
13: Gerbil causes 3-car accident; article doesn't say which gere he was in at the time
12: Father of two crushed to death after falling into printing press. This story is continued on Pages 3, 4, 9 and 10
11: MILFish math teacher learns that 17 does not go into 35 without a serious remainder
10: Now that certain words -- like the other word for donkey -- must be filtered on the Internet: President Abraham Lincoln was buttbuttinated by an armed buttailant after a life devoted to the reform of the U.S. consbreastution
9: Disagreements shake Djibouti. Shake, shake, shake. Shake, shake, shake. Shake Djibouti
8: Oral sex study finds that people only read the first two words of web headlines
7: Two swimmers dead, Juan Moore missing
6: Smoking named 'the most offensive thing you can do in someone else's house', narrowly edging out "their wife"
5: Baptist minister calls birth control "murder." Your mom's face now a crime scene
4: One armed girl swims circles around competition
3: You are what your mother eats. So, if you turn out to be a bit of a dick, you know why
2: "Spam King" sentenced to 47 months of having his inbox filled with unsolicited male
And the #1 Headline of 2008 is:
1: Five killed and dozens injured in perfume factory fire. EAU DE HUMANITY
Headline candidates for each quarter:
January - March
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Headlines of the week, 12/8 through 12/14: autism, magnet swallowing, Greece fires, and a little dig at Boston because we never forgot 1/31/07. Bonus: Drew explains why there's so much SEX in the news lately
Posted by Drew at 2008-12-15 1:22:38 PM, edited 2009-01-19 3:46:47 AM (35 comments) | Permalink
It's Not Fark It's News: I'm happy to say that, for two weeks in a row now, pretty much nothing is going on. You can expect all of MSM's available bandwidth to get eaten up by "9/11 but with Shoes" through at least Wednesday, maybe til the end of the week. Everyone's just biding time until xmas break starts and we can go straight to nonstop canned articles.
Speaking of which, today's seasonal canned article would like to remind us that it is the USPS Busiest Day of the Year. I can't imagine many people even read it, pretty much all the content exists in the tagline. It's the Post Office, it's busy. The rest of the article has to just be on-the-spot interviews and a quick look at the article confirms this.
Last week, you may have noticed a huge uptick in two types of articles: articles about sex, and unnecessary slide shows without thumbnails. Most media outlets have end of year traffic quotas on their sites. Normally the quotas are used to determine end of year bonuses. However in a layoff-happy business climate (coupled with an endless downturn in media income), end of year traffic quotas quickly become an excuse to eliminate positions if the quota isn't hit.
The solution: run articles that people click the hell out of -- and nothing drives the clicks quite like sex and slideshows. If you can combine the two, even better. I started compiling a list of sex articles Friday afternoon and within an hour found the following examples:
New Scientist: Fertile women easier to hit on AND are daughters in law to blame for menopause
Fox News: Firstborns more likely to be virgins longer AND 4 common drugs that sabotage your sex life
IndyStar: Meet the woman who works at the Indy Sex Institute
Everyone: teens share cellphone sex photos AND Jennifer Aniston poses in nothing but a tie (slideshow) (Google for your own links)
There are a ton more today, including such gems as Former pornstar quits job as lunch lady AND Teenager sends 20 nude photos to friends
One final note: were also starting to see the first "TOP [ARBITRARILY CHOSEN X] OF 2008" articles rolling in. Expect a ton of those mixed in with articles about sex, slideshows, and canned seasonal pieces.
Headlines of the Week, December 8 - December 14, 2008
New study finds magnet-swallowing is linked to autism. Was previously considered a bipolar disorder
Baker trapped in lift for 13 hours -- for anyone else it would've only been 12
Cardboard warehouse on fire. Perhaps not the best choice in building materials
Truman man wanted for soliciting boy for sex. The only question is when we find him, Dewey beat him?
Giant garlic cloud engulfs the south of England: Things haven't been this bad since the French invaded in 1066
Boston parking offenders can now pay their tickets with toys... NO LITE-BRITES
Teacher tells children the truth about Santa Claus. (Warning: spoiler in article)
China introduces "pyjama police" to crack down on people wearing nightgowns on the street. That's laceist
Riots, arson continues in Athens. Doesn't anybody know how to put out a Greece fire?
One-fifth of the world's coral is already dead. That's quite atoll
Report: Cancer to be world's top killer by 2010. Subby happy he's a Leo
Top Headline for each tab:
C.C. Sabathia agrees to deal with Yankees as there is no way he could turn down a team with over 140 million years of tradition
Titans DT Albert Haynesworth received 30 days of probation and paid a $1,000 fine for a speeding ticket he received in March for going 103 mph. In other news, there is a car that has enough power to go 103 mph with Albert Haynesworth in it
Playing tailback for the Denver Broncos is a lot like playing drums for Spinal tap
Dimmest twin stars ever discovered. Surprisingly, not an article about Mary-Kate and Ashley
Much like a middle-aged businessman on a Tokyo train, happiness rubs off on others
The first cow says, "Artificial insemination? I don't believe it." The second cow says, "It's true. Straight up. No bull."
Company to auction off the boat that inspired "Jaws." You're gonna need a bigger bid
Festivus pole to be displayed at Washington capitol. Let the airing of the grievances begin
Michael Jackson dissappointed to learn baby shower doesn't mean what he thinks it means
Israel wants to snip the tip off of the West Bank in peace deal
Kucinich: It's "unfair and insane" that Obama hasn't put him in the cabinet. Fark: It's "unfair and insane" that Kucinich ended up with Mrs. Kucinich
Illinoje Gojevernor Rod Blagojevich arrestjevid jon federlag corruptigojn chlargesich
3M sends 1800 employees pink post-it notes
Krispy Kreme loss widens in 3rd quarter, hindquarter
Sony makes 8000 walk, man
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Headlines of the Week, 12/1 - 12/7, with a weather report thrown in by Drew for good measure
Posted by Drew at 2008-12-08 3:00:18 PM, edited 2009-01-19 3:55:22 AM (34 comments) | Permalink
It's Not Fark It's News: geopolitically, we're in a holding pattern as India continues to build its case for invading Pakistan by making demands that the Pakistanis can't possibly make good on. Of course this gives India the excuse it's looking for to invade. Case in point: Stratfor reports that all major Indian military officials have canceled all activities in January. Perhaps they have something else to do that month?
So while we wait for that subcontinent to go to hell, I'd like to take a moment to talk about the weather. First off, I highly recommend everyone watch the video submitted by farker El Dangeroso (who is Ben Bowman himself) today. His commentary on local news weather coverage is hilariously dead on. Saturday morning, central Kentucky was hit by nearly a quarter inch of snow. Over 100 accidents were reported in the next couple hours. Canadians no doubt find that hilarious. It did remind me though to make a quick point about how Fark does weather coverage, in particular our gags regarding Global Warming. I've always found it amusing that people will use recent weather occurrences to either prove or disprove global warming. "See it was cold last week, global warming is a myth!" "See it was hot last week, global warming will kill us all!" I'm no climatologist so I don't know one way or the other if global warming is happening or not. I am however a fan of Pascal's Wager, and I've made my decision based on that. At any rate, I'm a huge fan of the snap-judgment global warming call, so expect to see that one recur pretty much from now til forever.
Also, Duke sucks.
Headlines of the Week, December 1 - December 7, 2008
Pollution causes smaller penises. Vicious cycle for Hummer drivers
Man shot dead in Grapevine, at least that's what I heard
Conservative members of Episcopal Church try to beat off pro-gay faction, end up with schism on their hands
Man arranges to meet 15-year-old girl for sex :-( But the "girl" was a police officer. :-O Man claims he was entrapped by officer's use of emoticons in email. :- | Man now has to guard his (_|_)
Fire damages famous Hollywood strip club. Engines still responding from as far away as Maine
Six people arrested for smuggling ivory, now facing up to 99.44 years in prison
You are what your mother eats. So, if you turn out to be a bit of a dick, you know why
Indian authorities had warnings of Mumbai terrorist operations nine days prior to attacks but "it got lost in the computer system". If only there was a country that offered tech support
White teacher binds two black students to teach the class about slavery. Jewish students seen changing classes before the Holocaust chapter
Man accused of assaulting his girlfriend multiple times with a McDonald's cheeseburger. I hope he fries
Titusville man gets four years for sexually assaulting dog. He thanks the judge, but says he really only needs 20 minutes, tops
Top Headline for each tab:
Barber a game-time decision for Dallas Cowboys. Manicurist doubtful, gynecologist probable
The "new" formation that's all the rage in the NFL was actually invented 102 years ago by Pop Warner, that's right, Kurt Warner's dad
Jets DE Shaun Ellis says he's ready to "face the music" after his pot arrest, as long as it's something mellow, like maybe some Marley or Mingus
Car maker unveils a vehicle powered by household garbage. However, it can only reach 88 mph
US military's megawatt-class airborne laser passes another test, will soon demonstrate its destructive powers against Alderaan
Robotic device could help stroke patients. Giggity
Guitarist suing Coldplay for plagiarism. Authorities baffled as to why he'd want credit
Jessica Simpson watches a Discovery Channel special on the Da Vinci Code and is now interested in Theology. Which is like watching Schoolhouse Rock and wanting to become a Senator
Bond's underwater Lotus sold at auction. New owner struggling to get the smell of fish from back seat
Minnesota recount still in progress, officially surpassing Stuart Saves His Family as the longest, most tedious thing Al Franken is responsible for
Iraqi officials have finished debating what to do with Saddam Hussein's cousin "Chemical Ali", and the solution is they're going to barium
"India demands action from Pakistan." Pakistan hints that maybe India should try to be a bit more romantic from time to time. A shower couldn't hurt either
Ryanair boss circles and swirls, pokes and probes, contemplates taking another lick at Aer Lingus
Danish CEO wanted for fraud turns self in to Los Angeles police, escapes death when officers figure out he doesn't have a cream cheese center
While North America is shedding jobs, more people than ever required in the Yukon. Canadian government recommends you bring your driver's license so you can remember what sex you are when stuff freezes off
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Possibly the most entertaining Headline of the Week roundup we've had so far. Also, Drew's It's Not Fark It's News update
Posted by Drew at 2008-12-01 2:09:15 PM, edited 2009-01-19 4:00:30 AM (42 comments) | Permalink
As we mentioned last week, the lame ass "How Much Do The 12 Days of Christmas Cost This Year" advertisement/article ran today. "How fast Santa needs to move to hit all the houses in the world" hasn't appeared yet, though... So look out for that one. Interestingly the "European Condom Sizes" article showed up again out of the blue. That particular article has been popping up every so often for years now, I haven't figured out what schedule it's on. Easy media fodder because it talks about penises (peni?).
It's not Fark it's News: last week the Mumbai terrorist attacks were obviously the biggest thing going on. Two things of interest there so far:
1) no one knows yet what the motives were in the attacks.
2) Pakistan says it may move troops to the Indian border in response to any (likely forthcoming) moves by India to do the same.
The only troops available are busy not looking for bin Laden on the western border with Afghanistan. Theoretically this means a tougher time for US operations over there, personally I think it'd help to move Pakistan's troops out of the way so they don't get hit by unilateral strikes into Pakistani territory. Anyhow it's a giant clusterf*ck, especially when both India and Pakistan have nukes.
Ok, enough of that, on to our headlines:
Headlines of the Week, November 24 - November 30, 2008
One armed girl swims circles around competition
2 charged in stabbing of 3. In related news, 6 in hiding over fears that 7 8 9
Autopsy reveals that Chicago-area college student died from nitrous oxide; police warn students that when a problem comes along, you must not whippet
First known set of conjoined American Indian twins to be separated, and how
Riot at Nerf factory: Thank God no one was hurt
Two 'Я' Dead
World's second oldest person gets bumped to the head of the line
First Ann Coulter has her jaw wired shut, now Rachel Ray is having vocal chord surgery. Sorry atheists, the argument's over and you lose
British Santa fired for violating elf and safety rules
More Britons believe in aliens than in God. Considering they also believe they'll win another World Cup, this is not all that surprising
Top Headline for each tab:
Olympic officials reduce modern pentathlon to four events by combining running and shooting portions. Geez, my mom won't even let me run with scissors
Browns running back says he's confused with the team's playcalling. Specifically the part where the team is calling plays to throw to a guy with hands harder than Chinese algebra
Patriots Special Teams Ace, Je'rod Cherry, is auctioning off his first super bowl ring in order to raise money for charity. Part of the proceeds will go toward teaching New England sports fans the meaning of the word "humble"
Blueberries shown to help reduce memory loss; as opposed to blackberries, which are a leading cause of mental retardation
The Japanese say that they have the first robot that can act on stage. America disagrees, unveils Keanu Reeves
Astronomers discover adolescent galaxies, characterized by a high number of moons
Man at Coldplay concert dies of something besides embarrassment
Horatio, Sans 100 Lbs
In most stunning comics twist since Lucy pulled that football away from Charlie Brown, DC Comics editor announces Bruce Wayne is not dead
Iran claims it has successfully Photoshopped another rocket into space
Obama introduces new seating chart for reporters at press conference. One section is "Cubs", the other is "White Sox". Reporters in Cubs section have to wait 100 years to ask a question
Barack HUSSEIN Obama announces creation of Economic Recovery Advisory Board, or as he likes to call it, "E-RAB"
As Woolworths closes its doors for the last time, a nation reminisces. Mainly about Saturday Girls in tight uniforms
♫ There was a peaceful town called Rockridge, where people shopped in harmony. They never had no kind of Wal-Mart, there was no hint of misery ♪
Panasonic cuts annual profit forecast by 39% on news that 98% of consumers thought they went out of business in the late '80s
(Music and Video headlines are not included)
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Last week's demographics survey results are in. Short version: real boobs takes 93% of the vote, fake boobs head to the turkey farm
Posted by Drew at 2008-11-24 3:57:00 PM, edited 2008-11-24 4:47:15 PM (333 comments) | Permalink
Thanks to the over 12,000 folks who filled out our survey, we really appreciate it. Here are the results as promised.
Real boobs blew fake boobs away in the voting yet again, this time an even stronger response in favor of real boobs.
Survey results can be found at http://www.fark.com/cgi/survey.pl?results=81120
I'll be posting some other fun stuff next week most likely, in the meantime I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Also if you happen to be passing through Lexington KY on your way to anywhere in the next few days drop me an email, I'd love to grab a beer if possible. You can help me drink all those shots I have to do
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Headlines of the Week: 11/17 - 11/23. Smoke 'em if you got 'em
Posted by Drew at 2008-11-24 1:59:23 PM, edited 2009-01-19 4:07:20 AM (33 comments) | Permalink
This week's headlines had a lot fewer puns, but it really bumped it up in the subtlety department. There are about three very subtle headlines this week mixed in.
It's not Fark it's News: this isn't news per se: expect a real lack of anything interesting going on this week.
Media folks are all on vacation. Expect the space to be filled up with articles on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and how both are just urban legends. That will be followed next week by the "commercial masquerading as news" on how much the 12 days of Xmas cost this year, complete with made-up justifications for the increased costs of Lords of Leaping as relates to the real estate crash or some such crap. That will be followed soon after by recalculations of how fast Santa needs to fly to hit all the houses in the world on xmas night.
In a nutshell we're moving into the height of canned article season.
Headlines of the Week, November 17 - November 23, 2008
Smooth, long-lasting fire breaks out at Atlanta cigarette warehouse
Half of women subject to urinary infection. Submitter hopes it's the lower half
Snoop Dogg's house under threat from CA fires. Thousands rush to get downwind
Scammer made $3 million in illegal eBay sales. Or, after eBay and Paypal fees, $271
Flight attendant lands plane after pilot's mental breakdown. I guess he never got over Macho Grande
Astronette lubricating joint experiences eruption, prematurely lets go of sack. Climax of mission so far
Man arrested for beating his girlfriend with undisclosed type of sandwich; possibly a club
Christopher Lloyd loses $11 million house to California fire. If only there were some way to go back in time and warn him
Coroner's inquest into man who cut off his own head with chainsaw is complete; turns out he died by cutting off his own head with chainsaw
Man faces drug charges for peddling cookie dough and Orajel as crack, not realizing that Girl Scout thin mint cookies are already classified that way
Top Headline for each tab:
Pacman gets 10,000 points, another life
There are 68 bowl slots, but only 61 teams have enough wins to go to one. So Michigan may get an invite to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl, or the Sucks to Be You Bowl
Mussina to retire. Loggins devastated
EU planning giant stimulus package. Still can't compete with American package, although they're uncut
Walgreen sees growth even during tough times, because who ISN'T a sucker for cheap store-brand aspirin, and buy-one-get-one-free enemas?
Ford unloads Mazda stake to avert doom doom
Egotistical scientists seek media coverage after identifying Copernicus' remains, not realizing the world doesn't revolve around them
Quantum computing takes a step ahead - or a step back. No one's really sure
Schoolboy collapses and goes into convulsions playing World of Warcraft, which inadvertently gives him more exercise than he's had for months
Hugh Jackman named "sexiest man alive", "best porn name"
Georgia rapper gets 20 years for admitting to a shooting in a song. Vicki Lawrence still at large for double homicide
Cate Blanchett reveals that the secret to a happy marriage is spooning. Subby would quite happily spoon Cate, but only if the forking was good
Obama gets a brain, selects Moran as White House communications director. Go USA
Former hotel workers recall JFK's last supper. He had a choice of steak or fish but had the lasagna
A sampling of contested ballots in the Coleman/Franken recount. Subby wishes his vote for "Lizard People" had been more clear
(Music and Video headlines are not included)
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Fark headlines of the week, November 10 - November 17. Come for the bungee headline; stay for the dig at the Maple Leafs
Posted by Drew at 2008-11-17 2:22:36 PM, edited 2009-01-19 4:09:43 AM (68 comments) | Permalink
Here's this week's top headlines. Great stuff as usual.
I wanted to take a quick opportunity to thank just a few of the MSM outlets that quoted Fark taglines recently. We really appreciate it. Everyone feel free to do the same, we don't mind a bit. Publicity is good.
Both the Seattle Times and the Las Vegas Review used our headline about the Detroit Lions moving to the 3-and-out offense. The LA Times loved our little ditty about Hendrix, while The Star-Tribune took note of the Domo-Kun sellout at Target and referenced the original Fark photoshop that started the craze. The Baltimore Sun enjoyed our headline about rugby players being inconvenienced during a match when a dead player was removed from the field. And of course, ABCNews is finally agreeing with what Fark has been preaching all along: Florida is stupid.
And we love the mentions and the use of our material, we encourage it. Please link back to us though (we're lookin' at you, MSN).
And for a little It's not Fark, It's News: here's the most important obscure thing that happened last week in case you missed it (and most people did, it's complicated). "Bretton Woods II". Material and research on this is scattershot on the web, for instance Wikipedia redirects "Bretton Woods System" to "2008 G-20 Washington Summit" but that's not exactly right, per se. So read up on that.
Okay, so here's the headlines:
Headlines of the Week, November 10 - November 16, 2008
20 facts about bungee jumping. 20 facts about bungee. 20 facts about. 20 facts. 20
Restraining order issued against Las Vegas' Valley Eye Center. To be written in the smallest font possible
German brothel offers free entry to anyone who gets its logo tattooed on his arm. Gives a whole new meaning to 'tramp stamps'
Doe, my deer, fell from my truck. Hey, just where the hell'd it go? See, anyone see my deer? Far, how far could it have gone?
Zoo janitor decides to give himself a promotion to animal feeder. He was delicious
Study shows same-sex heart transplants to be better. Hordes of people immediately begin attempts to disprove this finding in order to "preserve the sanctity of surgery"
Two arrested after trying to burn down the "Bottoms Up" strip club, charged with attempted arsen
Bag of bones found in Caylee Anthony case; authorites trying to rule out Calista Flockhart sighting
Iran test-fires surface-to-air photoshops
The economic crisis is so deep that bewildered administrators at Harvard are googling terms like "spending cut" and "budget" and "perrier-drinking twatwaffle"
Top Headline for each tab:
Pair of Stanley Cup rings stolen in Toronto. Police still trying to determine what two Stanley Cup rings were doing in Toronto
Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp stripped of play-calling duties. Raiders fans stunned to learn that plays were actually called and not just made up in the huddle, sandlot-style
Culpepper: "Tell me a play that usually works well for you guys and we'll do that." Smith: "... we punt pretty well?" Culpepper: "OK. Let's run up the middle three times and run that"
QVC to lay off 6 percent of workers. But if you call in now, they'll cut another 10 percent
Steve Jobs can fix American automakers, but the new cars will cost twice as much as Japanese ones, and come only in white
Best Buy cuts profit forecast, warns worst is yet to come, announces plans to change name to "Good Buy"
Scientists believe 90 year old Lonesome George's new-found libido could save his species. Hope springs a turtle
Clown control to Mao Tse Tung (T-5)
Politicians want to "name and shame" ISPs who fail to remove offensive material, fail to realize ISPs know no shame
Witness reports Rod Stewart and Robbie Williams nearly came to blows over Rachel Hunter. It is unclear who tried to blow who
Fox News Channel expected to thrive in Obama presidency as its legions of viewers band together for support against The Enemy, much like goths at the mall food court
Debbie Matenopoulos's husband files for divorce, custody of all remaining vowels
Clinton aides say she learned as first lady how to be effective as a "backdoor diplomat", or at least that's what Bill called it
Bishops moving quickly, diagonally, to try to put the Freedom of Choice act into check
Putting his prison training to good use, former Rep. Mark Foley backs out of Today show interview
(Music and Video headlines are not included)
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Fark headlines of the week, November 3 - November 9
Posted by Drew at 2008-11-10 12:02:20 PM, edited 2009-01-19 4:10:07 AM (21 comments) | Permalink
I'm not sure what to say about this week's headlines, because nothing truly notable happened last week. Nothing at all. Certainly nothing historic or 'unpresidented' in American history.
Nope, nothing at all I can think of.
Headlines of the Week, November 3 - November 9, 2008
Teen survives trash compactor. Local droid praised for quick action
Woman has twins from 13-year-old sperm, surprisingly is not a schoolteacher
Hurricane Paloma slams into Cuba, causing millions of dollars in improvements
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Internet generation found to be bad jurors who are easily distrac
Spunky thieves shoot off with huge load of bull semen
Syphilis raging through Canadians living in the Northwest Territories, at least along the handful whose primary sexual organs haven't frozen off
Study shows elevated death risk after heart attack. No word on Elevated death risk after plane crash, alien invasion or thermonuclear weapons exchange
Rock breaks scissors. Scissors cut paper. Car crushes the hell out of ex-boyfriend's foot
South Dakota buried under four feet of snow in freak November blizzard. Or maybe it happened last month and nobody noticed until now
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Daunte Culpepper says he's absorbing the Detroit Lions' offense as fast as he can, hopes to have both of their plays memorized by Sunday
Johnson grabs pole, tightens grip on points lead. Dick Trickle unavailable for comment
Flyers acquire defenseman Matt Carle to experiment with new game strategy called "defense"
Starbucks hires new CFO. Hires another CFO across the street
General Motors is almost out of cash and may be forced to give Hummers for food
Brothel revenue falls on soft market and competition from bankers in screwing customers
CNN will use hologram technology to beam three-dimensional images of its field correspondents, Lord Vader
Eating apples may head off the flu. Now if only there was some saying we could drum in people's heads to remind them of this
Last week: Pregnant women can drink wine. This week: Pregnant women shouldn't drink coffee. If they were a bit less fussy about what they swallowed in the first place, they wouldn't be in this mess
Lisa Rinna says she may have gone too far with injectable cosmetic surgery. Well, she didn't say it, her publicist did because Lisa can't get her two bratwurst-sized lips to form any words
Jury determines that Keanu Reeves is totally not heinous
Kevin Bacon's son wants to play James Bond when he grows up. His father might be able to help him, since Kevin Bacon has a lot of connections
Obama kids getting a new puppy. Considering a Russian Wolfhound and keeping it in back yard so they can see it from their house
McCain's plane aborts landing. Pro-life conservatives immediately switch their votes to Obama
Palin advises Tina Fey to hang on to her 'Sarah outfit' because she is going to need it for the next four years. Fey unable to comment due to a mouth full of coffin nails as she finishes up the job
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