Wednesday, June 28, 2006

One Example of Headline Excellence

I've been a little tough on the writers of news headlines, so I'd like to acknowledge one that the pros got right: "Awkward moments abound in penis pump trial" It's not easy running a case like this, from the moment the bailiff says "Please rise."
Awkward moments abound in penis pump trial - Yahoo! News

2 Comments:

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Torrid said...

It didn't make me read the story--I felt like I didn't need to, after the headline. Like, it could only be downhill after that. Ironic that you could make a headline TOO good! Tangentially, there is a UK sex products company that is sponsoring a clinical trial of pills that make semen taste like apple. I am crapping you negative. Quick--joke writer's quiz: what'd the headline oughta be on that one?

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger Charlie Burr said...

Ill let the professionals handle that one from Torrid, but when I was in high school, we had a Mayor Boner in Nashville. Most writers studiously avoided going after the obvious, but after the mayor went missing -- and the media had really had it with him -- he finally turned up in Disney World (can't remember why).

Headline: Boner Pops Up in Mickey Mouse Parade

One to remember, for sure.

 

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