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I'd be going to hell for this pun...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by slappy4428, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Pretty close, but props for getting it:

    'If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you....'
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I thought it might be cruel to pick on the easy chippie with head remarks.

    I did like the line about an autopsy next week to determine Theresa Time's cause of death. SHE WAS DECAPITATED!!
  3. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Doesn't mean she was alive when she was decapitated.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yes. I know that.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I was really scratching my noggin' trying to figure out that lead.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    It also doesn't mean she was decapitated in the crash.

    From the police point of view, it's probably the most Timely case of road head in history.
  7. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Then I must be missing something.
  8. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I saw a report in the TV news last night.

    The women's head may have been at the car crash site, but her body was back at home. He could have killed her at any time before. He was driving around town with the severed head of his ex-wife in the passengers seat. And them killed two others (accidentally or not) in the car crash.

    One messed up dude.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The was the lede reads, it seems like the severed head killed the other passengers.
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I hereby announce the first SportsJournalists.com 'Use Your Head and Write A Terrible Lead' contest.  Winning entry must be technically accurate but require fifteen readings and a psychiatrist to interpret actual events.

    Separate category for honorable mention: Rewrite the severed head lede. I know we can do better.

    Good luck.
  11. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    You expect the AP to send its best an brightest to Boise? Heck, they probably had to write the lead off a radio broadcast or the 6 p.m. TV news.

    But, yeah, that lead was poor and confusing. It needed a decoder ring.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    OK. I'll take a stab at it. How about the old tried and true delayed lede?

    When Alofa Time decided to take his wife’s decapitated head for a drive, he didn’t think she needed a seatbelt.
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