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Writers of world's greatest headline dropped by NY Post

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bob Cook, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    V.A. "Vinnie" Musetto actually retired from the New York Post two years ago, but was still working freelance as a film critic until the paper yesterday told him his services were no longer needed.

    No film review he ever wrote will carry the power of the most famous five words Musetto composed: "Headless Body in Topless Bar."

  2. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    I'm not sure why this is a deal. Freelancer not given anymore freelance assignments, two years into retirement. Did one legendary (news) headline make him a legendary movie critic?
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Fail. The correct answer is "Ford to City: Drop Dead!"
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Second best is a tie among those beginning, "Area Man"
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    It's never mentioned among the best, but this is one of my favorites:

  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I have always been partial to this one from Yasser's funeral:

  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Made me think of this:

  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    And the lead is just as good as the headline.

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  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Holy shit. That's awesome.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That's a career-ender right there--as in, it'll never get any better than this, so end your career right now.
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  12. Joe Lapointe

    Joe Lapointe Member

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