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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"

  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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