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Headlines of the Week for 12/21 - 12/27. Keep an eye out for the Headline of the Year contests later this morning
Posted by Unfreakable at 2014-12-29 8:43:34 AM (4 comments) | Permalink
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Just a reminder for everybody: today I'll be posting the Headline of the Year contests for the mainpage and all of the subtabs. Keep an eye out; I'm trying to push them all between now and noon Eastern.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2014-12-21 to Sat 2014-12-27:

img.fark.net  Cleveland men's argument over their sexuality ends in a sword fight. Well, that clears up any confusion  

img.fark.net  Hugs found to boost your immune system, probably because hugging people in winter is about as sanitary as cuddling up to a toilet in a gastro ward  

img.fark.net  Calls go out in New York for Racial Healing, Marvin Gaye's lesser-known single  

img.fark.net  Ten signs you're drinking too much. Notably missing: Deleting all the Politics tab threads  

img.fark.net  Using iPads before bed can disrupt sleep patterns. There's a nap for that  

img.fark.net  Work begins on trans-Nicaragua canal, to be completed by 2019 - although the accompanying palindrome is expected to take somewhat longer to finish  

img.fark.net  North Korea Internet service restored. Looks like someone found a new AOL disc  

img.fark.net  Casey Kasem buried in Norway, home of the top fjordy spots across the land  

img.fark.net  Man enduring middle school Christmas concert has what should be a fatal heart attack, but fellow concertgoers armed with defibrillator refuse to let him take the easy way out  

img.fark.net  Even if your husband's a "horrible person," it's not worth using car title loans to hire a hitman to kill him. Those interest rates are murder all by themselves  

img.fark.net  Woman ordered to undergo mental evaluation after throwing bacon and sausage in a police station. If you waste bacon like that, you deserve to be mentally evaluated  


Sports:

img.fark.net  Mike Shanahan: RGIII and Jay Cutler are still franchise quarterbacks. I'm sure everyone wishes Mike well as he embarks on his new career in stand-up comedy  

img.fark.net  NY Knicks team elevator is stuck in the basement. No telling when it will go up  

img.fark.net  Muhammad Ali's condition upgraded from shaken to stirred  


Geek:

img.fark.net  U.S. Army develops a wing-flapping robotic fly. Apparently our latest military strategy is to annoy the enemy into surrendering  

img.fark.net  Scientists may be able to restore lost memories. Your 1995 summer camp experience may come back again in full color  

img.fark.net  STUDY PROVES THAT DRINKING AT WORK IS GOOD FOR YOU. To be fair, that's not the actual finding of the... I KNOW WHAT I HEARD  


Entertainment:

img.fark.net  New Pee-Wee Herman movie coming to Netflix, unlike 25 years ago when he was coming in theaters  

img.fark.net  Tim Burton divorces Helena Bonham Carter in order to spend more time with Johnny Depp  

img.fark.net  Hugh Jackman adopts new dog. Unfortunately, he can't name it 'Lockjaw' due to rights issues  


Politics:

img.fark.net  Obama announces his response to North Korea's involvement in the Sony hacking: He's considering assembling a fact-finding body to consider a commission to discuss plans for possibly forming a team to write a strongly-worded letter of some sort  

img.fark.net  So it turns out that you can plead guilty to federal tax avoision and still be seated in Congress. What? Yes, I don't say "evasion," I say "avoison." *finger on earpiece* Yes, it's a word. Look it up  

img.fark.net  ♫ We wish you a Merry Newsdump, ♫ We wish you a Merry Newsdump, ♫ We Wish you a Merry Newsdump, ♫ We'll surveil you next year ♫  


Business:

img.fark.net  Carl Icahn lends $20 million to the Trump Taj Mahal to avoid shutdown, should have about the same chance of getting his money back as if he gave it to the casino's Keno girl  

img.fark.net  The Dow tops 18,000 for the first time as the Romney Recovery - er, Romcovery™ - hits its stride  

img.fark.net  Wall Street stunned after Taser stock reaches a 10-year high
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4 Comments     (+0 »)
 
 
2014-12-29 09:49:50 AM  
Arbitrary deadlines are arbitrary.  Can there be no 2014 love for yesterday's epic "<--- Free Coat" headline?
 
2014-12-29 10:47:04 AM  

Warthog: Arbitrary deadlines are arbitrary.  Can there be no 2014 love for yesterday's epic "<--- Free Coat" headline?


In the first few years of the contest, we used to run it Jan-Dec, but a lot of great headlines in December got jobbed because it was too hard to get them into a contest (it actually takes a lot of time to format these and manually upload them into threads). So a couple years ago we changed the contest to run Dec-Nov. Great headlines this month will be considered in next year's contests.

That headline is fantastic and will absolutely be considered as a candidate in next years Context headline contest, although we have had a few variations on that theme already.
 
2014-12-29 10:48:37 AM  

Unfreakable: Warthog: Arbitrary deadlines are arbitrary.  Can there be no 2014 love for yesterday's epic "<--- Free Coat" headline?

In the first few years of the contest, we used to run it Jan-Dec, but a lot of great headlines in December got jobbed because it was too hard to get them into a contest (it actually takes a lot of time to format these and manually upload them into threads). So a couple years ago we changed the contest to run Dec-Nov. Great headlines this month will be considered in next year's contests.

That headline is fantastic and will absolutely be considered as a candidate in next years Context headline contest, although we have had a few variations on that theme already.


Well okay then.  Thanks for the details.
 
2014-12-29 02:33:33 PM  
Wow, guys!  Thanks for the love!  As much as I dream the same dream of any farker, to be hoisted upon that pedestal of headline glory, it is moments like this, on a cool December, with the warm glow of LED-displayed greatness before me, that I cherish the experience and look forward to the year to come.
 
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