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Posted: 10 Feb 09 21:46
Ignoring the actual story content what are peoples favourite Headlines (or snippets come to that).

It's not that I'm interested - I just want to know what will ghet me the big points.

Actually I am Interested.

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Posted: 10 Feb 09 22:41 - Edited By: IainB, 10 Feb 09 22:41
My favourite personal headline was: " Putin Pulls Out; Says Okey Dokey to his army's turnaround - because that's what it's all about"

However, if it's pandering for points you're after. Sex sells. Famous women sell. Nudity sells. So the headline: "Every famous woman goes full frontal during sex" would probably garner a lot of points. But you'd feel dirty after doing it. Especially if the story is about bicycles in Holland.

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Posted: 10 Feb 09 23:43
You see that headline is just brilliant - on topic, understandable and yet completely ludicrous all at the same time. I have to say my interest is probably in the 'close to the truth' parodies. But I still wet myself every now and then when a completely surreal article comes up.

or when I cough.

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Posted: 11 Feb 09 15:26
A headline that has given me gobs of hits was:


http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i30509

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Posted: 11 Feb 09 22:15
Hadn't seen that before - certainly made me snigger.

I've been putting some 'the joke's in the headline' type gags onto the snippets. I think it would be good if as well as being able to give stars by hovering over snippets you could also see who wrote them. Points are nice but what about the kudos?

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Posted: 19 Feb 09 00:32
My favourite headline ever on the spoof was:

Rising Gas Prices Force Arsonist Into Premature Retirement.

Or something along those lines.

I'd only been checking out the site for a few days at the time but that headline stands out in my seriously warped memory.

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Posted: 20 Feb 09 04:41
"Brown Directs British Admiralty to Hunt Down and Destroy Hello Kitty"

This headline attracted some interest.


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Posted: 21 Feb 09 14:39 - Edited By: Aspartame Boy, 23 Feb 09 00:46
Two hundred pound chimp eats the face off fill in the blank



Life cycle of aspartame:
man makes aspartame;man eats aspartame
man dies;man sees that aspartame makes good softkill weapon
man makes more aspartame; population still too high.. repeat

 
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