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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Rule: use any headline from any newspaper, magazine cover, or news broadcast - EXCEPT tabloid publications and shows (obvious).

I'll start with Time Magazine's latest foray into the assinine:


"CAN BONO SAVE THE WORLD?"




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post #2 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by Moogs :
<strong>Rule: use any headline from any newspaper, magazine cover, or news broadcast - EXCEPT tabloid publications and shows (obvious).

I'll start with Time Magazine's latest foray into the assinine:


"CAN BONO SAVE THE WORLD?"




[ 03-02-2002: Message edited by: Moogs ]</strong><hr></blockquote>


if that's the dumbest headline you have ever read then you don't read enough
<img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Prove it; show us something worse why dontcha? I should note (I thought it was self-evident) that the concept behind a headline is a big part of what makes said headline "dumb." *sigh*

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My Top 20:
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1.Â*Something Went Wrong in Plane Crash, Expert Says

2.Â*Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

3.Â*Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

4.Â*Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted

5.Â*Stud Tires Out

6.Â*Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

7.Â*British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands

8.Â*Lung Cancer in Women Mushrooms

9.Â*Eye Drops off Shelf

10.Â*Teacher Strikes Idle Kids

11.Â*Reagan Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead

12.Â*War Dims Hope for Peace

13.Â*Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim

14.Â*Shot Off Woman's Leg Helps Nicklaus to 66

15.Â*Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax

16.Â*Miners Refuse to Work after Death

17.Â*Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

18.Â*Stolen Painting Found by Tree

19.Â*Checkout Counter Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years

20.Â*Never Withhold Herpes Infection from Loved One
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post #5 of 12
This appeared in my local newspaper:

Ayr man cut steak from dead cow in the river

[quote] A desperate man tried to cut himself a steak from a dead cow which was trapped in the River Ayr. <hr></blockquote>

And I always thought that I lived in a nice area.

J
post #6 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
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And I always thought that I lived in a nice area.
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No joke: I once saw the police drag the body of a dead man out of river Clyde :eek:
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[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
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No joke: I once saw the police drag the body of a dead man out of river Clyde :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> That happens all the time in Glasgow! But a cow <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

J
post #8 of 12
"Gore Wins!"
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post #9 of 12
"SPCA cheif probed!"
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post #10 of 12
These are relevant to the Abortion thread:





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post #11 of 12
Dude that is so easy-- go to MacSurfer the day after ANY MacWorld Keynote and you'll be sure to see the most annoying, dumbest headline in the entire world, in the form of:

* APPLE OF *(POSSESSIVE) EYE

For instance:
New iMac is the Apple of my Eye
New iMac the Apple of Jobs' Eye
The Apple of my Eye
To Jobs, New iMac is the Apple of His Eye
......
ad nauseum, ad infinitum

Really, can't something be done about this horrible bi-annual (at least) scourge on the Mac Media? How about a boycott, or DoS?
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
That is pretty dumb. I think what we're seeing here is that there are really three categories of supreme headline "dumbness":

1. Headlines that speak to clueless ideas, products or happenings.

2. Headlines that speak to normal ideas, products and happenings, but do so in a really clueless way.

3. Headlines that indicate the author doesn't know how to write (or at a minimum proofread).

God Bless the free press, that's all I have to say.

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