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Tasteless Headline Tuesday

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DrFrylock, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. DrFrylock

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    One of my favorite websites, Fark.com, noted that Oct 1 was John Lennon Day. Its headline was:

    "LA City Council declares October 1 "John Lennon Day". Fans pleased, as it took 5-6 shots at getting the bill passed."

    FOCUS: List a date in history and then create the most tasteless possible newspaper headline for that day.

    Example, in keeping with the above:

    December 8, 1980: Yoko Ono free for dinner on Friday after all.
     
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    November 21, 1963: Life coach Lee Harvey Oswald's top 10 hints for taking aim and always hitting your mark in life.

    August 15, 1945: Americans thrilled about the ending of the second World War. Japanese civilians unavailable for comment.
     
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    January 31, 1968: Charlie rings in the New Year with a bang!
     
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    August 6, 1945: Hiroshima man blown away by sudden turn of events in the war.
     
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    May 4, 1970 - Student Council looks to fill four newly opened positions

    December 26, 2004 - Local restaurants offering discounts on sushi

    March 30, 1981 - Reagan disoriented but recovering- "Just another day for Ronnie" declares Tip O'Neill.
     
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    We're all officially going to hell now, by the way...


    December 26, 2004 -- New information shows many Asians can't swim
     
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    In a related story... August 28, 2005: Empirical research suggests African-Americans cannot in fact swim.
     
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    March 30, 1981 - Jodie Foster unimpressed.
     
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    June 28, 1981

    SPORTS SECTION

    MLB
    Toronto - 2 Baltimore - 1
    New York - 3 San Diego - 2
    Florida - 9 Kansas City - 4

    Other
    Cancer - 2 Terry Fox - 0
     
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    Or, an actual racist headline:

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    Not mine but a favorite "this day in history" quote from Rotten.com:


    Nov 29, 2001: George Harrison, "the quiet Beatle" silenced by cancer.
     
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    January 12 2010: IHOP launches new "never-ending pancakes" promotion in Haiti
     
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    April 16, 1865
    Theater Review: Audience interruptions plague "Our American Cousin" premiere

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    December 26 0001:
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    April 16 1912:
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    June 3, 2009: Star of "Kung Fu" attempts to simultaneously choke his chicken and himself, ends poorly.
     
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    April 4, 1968: Baptist minister meets his maker, has plenty of time to dream now.
     
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    22 January 2008 - The passing of Heath Ledger aka. "The Joker" in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is a hard pill to swallow.