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An update on Fark's Headline of the Year contest, and a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 10/30 - 11/5
Posted by Unfreakable at 2011-11-08 2:51:02 PM (10 comments) | Permalink

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Just a reminder that we'll be kicking off quarterly voting threads for Headline of the Year starting around December 1, and plan on getting it wrapped up with the final voting threads by December 15 so we can share our favorites the last couple weeks of the year when we're bored.

For the Totalfarkers, earlier today I posted Headline of the Year preliminaries: September 2011 and there will be another one either today or tomorrow for October headlines. The Photoshop gang also picked some of their favorite Photoshop threads, and I'm setting up a thread later this afternoon for that, if you're interested. When it's up, I'll post a link in here for you.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-10-30 to Sat 2011-11-05:  Canadians work to build an institution to provide a secure place for crazy women. Apparently they haven't heard of marriage  Skipper gets three years in prison for rape. Poor Gilligan  Barmaid who threw tampon at McDonald's worker now getting prank emails, nasty phone calls, friends stringing her along  Female couple named nation's first same-sex HS homecoming king and queen; proving that either we are entering a brave new word of increased tolerance and acceptance, or simply reaffirming the age-old truth that HS boys find lesbians hot  While shopping at Target, woman struck by shopping cart that two boys pushed off a four-story parking garage. Bullseye  Boeing 767 crash lands in Warsaw, Poland with no injuries. Survivors will be buried later this afternoon  Asylum seekers drown near Java. C, that's why you make sure your boat is fully compiled  Cocklers barred from estuary. Subby feels their pain, as he's been barred from being near schools for something like that  Old people today have more sex. Hey, come back, don't you want the rest of your grilled cheese sandwich?  French refuse to occupy Paris. It's like the Germans have to do everything for them  Rescue workers save 45 Chinese miners from cave-in. YOU HERE THIRTY-SIX HOUR. YOU GO NOW

Sports:  Montreal signs midfielder Ubiparipovic for debut season. That is--until someone tricks him into saying his name backward and sends him back to the 5th dimension  Chicago Cubs fire Quade, start the reactor  Former Penn State assistant coach arrested for putting it into the endzone before turf was installed

Geek:  Indian scientists announce successful creation of lab-grown cumulus clouds in Operation Schleprock  Makers of the BigDog robot develop new humanoid version, Petman. He walks, runs, balances, and comes with sockets on both arms for phased plasma rifles in the 40-watt range  Humans not to blame for all Ice Age mammals' demise. Just the tasty ones

Entertainment:  Taylor Swift calls in lawyers over photo of topless lookalike being published. Lawyers insist that they can prove it's not Swift because the topless model is capable of different facial expressions  Justin Timberlake trying to find a man for George Michael. Step 1: Cut a hole in a box  America's Most Wanted to return to TV December 2nd on Lifetime, will now focus only on deadbeat dads, adulterers, wifebeaters, stalkers, and women who are oppressed by them

Politics:  Poll shows Obama's approval rating has risen from "Two ferrets fighting in your pants" to "Oh god, BATS IN MY HAIR" levels  Cain's downfall puts Newt on deck for the next candidate of the month, followed by Eiffel 65, Mark Cohn, Lou Bega, and the New Radicals  Republicans block Democratic infrastructure bill. Democrats block Republican infrastructure bill. Both sides are bad, so avoid bridges

Business:  Passengers stranded on plane for 7 hours with no bathrooms and water. Or, as JetBlue calls it, Saturday  Bonds beat stocks. Stocks accuse Bonds of juicing  Cuba legalizes the sale of private property. Homes with a two raft garage now selling briskly
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10 Comments     (+0 »)
2011-11-08 03:01:14 PM  
Skipper gets three years in prison for rape. Poor Gilligan

As far as I got without openly laughing at work.
2011-11-08 03:33:50 PM  
So, um.

2011-11-08 04:52:14 PM  
first HOTW for me for the "Oh god, BATS IN MY HEAD" headline.

2011-11-08 04:52:25 PM  
Programming one was the best.
2011-11-08 04:56:06 PM  
damnit, I meant "HAIR!"

oh well, the joke remained the same
2011-11-08 11:27:55 PM  
Funny there's usually more replies than this
2011-11-09 10:18:43 AM  
Was the question ever resolved as to how to handle December headlines for voting purposes? j/c
2011-11-09 10:52:00 AM  

cwolf20: Funny there's usually more replies than this

Everyone is too busy doing Valentine's Day shopping.
2011-11-09 01:22:31 PM  

cwolf20: Funny there's usually more replies than this

It's because nobody cares.
2011-11-09 07:19:16 PM  

NakedReporta: Was the question ever resolved as to how to handle December headlines for voting purposes? j/c

Yeah, this year's contest covers Dec 2010 through Nov 2011. It's the only way to 1) get it done on time, and 2) not screw the people who submit good headlines in December.
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