"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.