Monday, February 15, 2010

Our Favorite Headlines of the Week

We had a bunch lately, so why not share the abundance, we figured? This one nicely plays off the title of Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope. Better yet, the piece contains a sublime phrase that we'll be sure to adopt from now on: "dyspepsia is the new equilibrium." We thought this headline served as a nicely counterintuitive come-hither device to read the piece, and we loved this headline for its playful sense of humor (though this classic Andy Borowitz spoof headline in the Huffington Post really took the prize for sense of humor). This odd headline in the Seattle Times wins the award for countercultural oddity, going out of its way to keep the word 'sex' out of the headline, even when it not only belongs there but is almost misleading without it (now there's a first). We attribute that to metro dailies' prudish sense of rectitude, which is overdone in this case. Finally, we mustn't forget the lowly subhead, which can be raised to a high art in the hands of accomplished headline-writing artists. This subhead in Slate takes the prize for wicked irony. Okay, now it's your turn. Share your thoughts, send your favorite headlines, or just tell us about your bad hair day, if you'd prefer. We like hearing from you, no matter what the message might be. You can also bathe in headline nostalgia by review earlier favorite headlines here.


At 9:19 AM, Blogger Kass said...

What a coincidence! I was taking an informal walk through my town's squatter's city when a man with boobs spit on the cigarette he had just put out on the park bench. Sarah Palin took her clothes off and said something about wanting to model for Sports Illustrated, but I'm not sure - I'll have to wait for the re-broadcast when they add the English subtitles and the intellectual history.

Don't you just love the media?

At 9:45 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Man boobs has become an epidemic.

At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Daily International News said...

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