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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:
Man with 100-pound scrotum seeks money for surgery. Come on, man, don't you think they're big enough?
Dyslexic boy wins right to challenge education broad
Boy is not allowed to have sax on the bus anymore because his instrument is too big
1000-year-old Viking relics found in Scotland, not back in Mississippi as ESPN would have you believe
Turkey drops soldiers from helicopter into Iraq. "As god is my witness, I thought soldiers could fly"
Cancer says it's Chavez-free
Man in Bush mask robs bank. Police know it wasn't the real President because this person devised a successful exit strategy
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
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
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
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
Brain tumor saves Jerome Harrison from having to play for the Eagles
On October 20th, the Leafs started blowing in Boston
Title IX finally does something for guys: high school girls sand volleyball
Sleep paralysis may be the orgin of the Salem Witch Trials, tales of succubi, Jay Leno's career
CDC says 88% of Americans consume too much sodium. However, they do caution to take those numbers with a grain of salt
New robotic suit allows woman to walk, fight alien queen mothers
Reese Witherspoon has a crush on Jennifer Aniston. I guess she hasn't met Angelina Jolie just yet
Drill instructor and film badass R. Lee Ermey caught knitting. YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT, YOU BUNCH OF JACKWAGONS?
Actual headline: "Lohan's second trip to morgue is a success." Reality: She's still alive
The intellectual underpinnings of Occupy Wall Street are from Madagascar. I like to movement, movement. You like to movement, movement. Everybody, movement
President Obama's teleprompter briefly stolen. Obama speechless
Ex-governor Mark Sanford joins Fox News, promises that he'll never abandon it for a younger, hotter, Argentinian network
Hong Kong defies all odds and starts gold trading. It's a bullion-to-yuan shot
L'Oreal billionaire Liliane Bettencourt loses control of her heir
Fresh & Easy recalls bagged spinach due to contamination. Symptoms can include nausea, severe headache, bloated forearms
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