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Can you think of some memorable headlines?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10196points) August 22nd, 2011

I am starting a witty, snappy headline collection.

For instance, “Iraqi Head seeks Arms”. (WIKI)

That’s funny! So, any other ones that are clever, witty, well written, thought provoking, etc.?

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thorninmud's avatar

Just saw this one on Huffpost.

WestRiverrat's avatar

During a governors race in ND one of the newpaper headlines read. “Olsen Leading Sinner in North Dakota”

Sinner went on to win the election, I can’t think of a better name for a politician.

Ltryptophan's avatar

This question was made after my first question of similar subject matter was not posted, and disappeared.

marinelife's avatar

The famous one from a Philadelphia newspaper: Nun Beats Off Attacker.

gailcalled's avatar

I mentioned this in your similar earlier question;

Nov. 3, 1948:

Dewey Beats Truman


Charles Napier was supposed to have despatched to his superiors the short, notable message, “Peccavi”, the Latin for “I have sinned” (which was a pun on I have Sindh). This pun appeared in a cartoon in Punch magazine in 1844 beneath a caricature of Charles Napier. The true author of the pun was, however, Catherine Winkworth, an English girl then in her teens, who submitted it to Punch, which then printed it as a factual report. Later proponents of British rule over the East Indians justified the conquest thus: “If this was a piece of rascality, it was a noble piece of rascality!”

RubyB's avatar

“Mission Accomplished!” After a televised address by United States President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003, when he stated at the time that this was the end to major combat operations in Iraq.

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Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@RubyB “Mission Accomplished!” It was for Blackwater, and Halliburton, they raped the US public via the government for 100s of millions if not billions.

cletrans2col's avatar

The best headlines always come from the NY Post. I hope the person doing the headlines during Weiner-gate got a big raise.

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jaytkay's avatar

Vincent Musetto just retired from the NY Post.

This made the news because he wrote perhaps the best headline ever – Headless Body in Topless Bar.

Silence04's avatar

My mom has the Tampa bay news paper from when we first landed on the moon… Head lIne read: “Moon, we’re on to you”

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