Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 2011: I Just Saw A Cougar!

That, friends, was a recent headline from a local newspaper.

"I just saw a cougar!" Really? Really, editors?

What choice do they have, though?  There really isn't an easier name to use than "cougar" when writing an article.  It would seem stuffy if the headline read:

"I recently sighted a puma concolor!"

A who?  What?  Exactly.  I don't blame the editors too much for this post, but maybe they could have buried the headline below the picture of the fearsome cougar-beast that graced the front pages.  Here it is if you don't believe me:


The point I'm trying to make is that newspapers are often faced with the task of reporting the news, but in a way that they have to use terribly inappropriate headlines.

So, for February, I am going to be honoring all of the worst (read: best) newspaper headlines I can find!  If you have any you want to share, send them to me. 

Oh, and don't forget the July edition of ITYM, which included a newspaper heading of:

"Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters."  

Cuz that was awesome.

Luckily another site has already gone through the work of collecting inappropriate headlines HERE

So I don't have to rehash those.  I will, however, scan my local paper everyday just to see if anything new comes up.

Happy February!