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Headline of the Year candidate

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by EStreetJoe, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    This headline is unintentionally hilarious as it states the obvious "strip search finds crack between buttocks"

    http://www.wyff4.com/r/27200800/detail.html
     
  2. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    Fantastic. Are you sure it was unintentional?
     
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming it was unintentional
     
  4. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Why would you assume that?
    Any worthwhile headline writer would go with that.
     
  5. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    I saw this one on fail blog the other day and you have to assume it was not intended to look as it does:

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  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Um, not in a million years. It's the one you laugh with your desk buddies about, to get it out of your system. Then you write a usable hed.
     
  7. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I think it depends on what kind of publication you're at. If you're the New York Post or a college paper, then definitely. I could see where a stodgier place would never run it (NYT), and I imagine it wouldn't fly in some areas of the country.
     
  8. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Reason No. 3,450,987 why newspapers are failing.
    Lack of a sense of humor when it's perfectly appropriate.
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    How is alluding to asscrack acceptable among grownups? I would realllly worry about you as a slot person. If I were in position to hire you, I wouldn't.
     
  10. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    What is the cutoff age?
     
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    An infielder, depending on the field the throw's from.

    Oh, age. Never mind.
     
  12. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    Never assume; it makes an ass out of u and me.
     
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