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George Jung
09-23-2012, 09:24 PM
Reviewing some of the stories in the local newspaper, it's obvious some seem more interesting, based solely on the headline captioning the story.
Most often they're a play on words, or clever alliteration, or perhaps innuendo. Undoubtedly they prompt folks to read a story they otherwise might
have skipped. Sometimes a clever/funny headline leads to a story with no happy ending, seemingly at odds with itself - but with the benefit of anonymity, there's no doubt that laughing in spite of the poor souls injuries is easy - after all, it's just a story on the page for all of us.
With that disclaimer in mind - for I wouldn't want to unnecessarily offend anyone, I'll give my offering, and would ask for your best headlines.
But be forwarned - this poor guy got worked over pretty bad, despite the headline:

Man found beaten and bleeding outside Fuzzy's Lounge (http://forum.woodenboat.com/article/20120923/NEWS/120929932/1685#man-found-beaten-and-bleeding-outside-fuzzy-s-lounge)

Phillip Allen
09-23-2012, 09:37 PM
here's an example... but be careful, I got into trouble for suggesting this was a leading headline

http://news.yahoo.com/romney-wants-risky-pick-play-safe-075300266.html

John of Phoenix
09-23-2012, 10:55 PM
Allen, you'll never learn.

B_B
09-24-2012, 08:55 PM
Reviewing some of the stories in the local newspaper, it's obvious some seem more interesting, based solely on the headline captioning the story.
Most often they're a play on words, or clever alliteration, or perhaps innuendo. Undoubtedly they prompt folks to read a story they otherwise might
have skipped. Sometimes a clever/funny headline leads to a story with no happy ending, seemingly at odds with itself - but with the benefit of anonymity, there's no doubt that laughing in spite of the poor souls injuries is easy - after all, it's just a story on the page for all of us.
With that disclaimer in mind - for I wouldn't want to unnecessarily offend anyone, I'll give my offering, and would ask for your best headlines.
But be forwarned - this poor guy got worked over pretty bad, despite the headline:

Man found beaten and bleeding outside Fuzzy's Lounge (http://forum.woodenboat.com/article/20120923/NEWS/120929932/1685#man-found-beaten-and-bleeding-outside-fuzzy-s-lounge)
All's I get is a 404 error...

George Jung
09-24-2012, 09:27 PM
Ah well - the 'story' is actually in the 'headline'. Such as it is. A non-starter, I'd say.

Durnik
09-24-2012, 10:13 PM
This one?

Man found beaten and bleeding month after being shot (http://www.omaha.com/article/20120923/NEWS/120929932/1685)

Poor dude.. ;-)

enjoy
bobby

johnw
09-25-2012, 12:47 AM
Headlines are an art form akin to poetry, succinct, powerful, and meaningful at best, except hardly anyone sues you over a poem. They'll get you in far more trouble than the story they are about, because there's no room for qualifiers.

purri
09-25-2012, 12:56 AM
Read it as a Chinese spoonerism.
Allen, you'll never learn.

varadero
09-25-2012, 03:34 AM
My favorite of all time from the Scottish Sun, on the ocasion of champions Glasgow Celtic being knocked out of the Scottish Cup (football/soccer) by Caledonian Inverness Thistle.

SUPERCALLIE GO BALISTIC CELTIC ARE ATTROCIOUS