"Soon, however, with the strength of eight men, Pépée became an uncontrollable tyrant
who would strip guests – including once a government prefect and wife – of their clothes and valuables, bite others who failed to accede to its whims and once stole a baby, which it took to the roof despite Leo
waving a toy pistol at it and shouting: "Daddy's
not happy. Daddy's
going to shoot."
posted by unSane
on May 22, 2013 -
"There isn’t a style book for this stuff," Tom Bodkin, design director of the Times explains
. "There’s no consistency."
posted by larrybob
on May 3, 2013 -
The Onion's great for a witty skewering of current events. But its historical editions, as collected in the book Our Dumb Century
, are a gem all their own, full of razor-sharp satire, trenchant social commentary, period-accurate advertisements, running gags, historical irony, photoshoppery, and even some editorial cartoons for every year of the twentieth century. Luckily for history (and humor) buffs, nearly the whole run of the series is available piecemeal on their website. Click inside for an organized timeline of links to all the front pages from this brilliant work (plus a bonus!). [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Oct 25, 2012 -
Digital news is broken. Actually, news itself is broken. Almost all news organizations have abandoned reporting in favor of editorial; have cultivated reader opinion in place of responsibility; and have traded ethical standards for misdirection and whatever consensus defines as forgivable. And this is before you even lay eyes on what passes for news design on a monitor or device screen these days. Suggestions for clarifying online news sites from Andy Rutledge. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jul 18, 2011 -
is a blog that posts amusing newspaper bloopers and oddities - bad headlines, poorly chosen pictures, strange advertisements, etc. The blog only has the past month's worth of posts, but it's archived in its entirety here
. [more inside]
posted by flex
on Mar 25, 2011 -
Frankenstein Defeats Evil Computer. Mysterious Grass-Roots Gal-Revolt Rocks Gotham! Are Hippies Slowing Down Space Progam in Protest? Headlines ripped from the pages of such great newspapers as the Daily Bugle and the Gotham Gazette await you at Dateline: Silver Age
posted by gamera
on Apr 30, 2010 -
Uncle Jay Explains the News.
Sit down and let Uncle Jay explain the current news headlines to your kids. (Not really.) Yes, it's YouTube, and yes, it's a one-link post. Don't let that blind you to the fact this guy is really quite funny.
posted by WCityMike
on Feb 18, 2007 -
Multiple orgasms trap benefit cheat
is one Times
headline that I wish I had written myself. The story is so far as I can tell quite true; The Daily Mail
has it too, under a much duller headline. On the other hand, it does have readers grumbling at the end: "The more benefit cheats they find - the better. I have two slipped discs, have to sleep sitting up and am entitled to, yes, you've guessed - nothing." writes one, as if Ms Byron were being subsidised for her orgasms.
posted by alloneword
on Aug 24, 2006 -
Newzoid: wacky headline generator.
I've been checking this site daily for at least a week now. It polls for online news headlines and does a simple "cut-up" which usually cracks me up like, "Tireless British Rocker, 50, To Be Auctioned," "Iraqis Fighting Back In Playground," "VH1 Vogue Is Dense, Demanding," "Listeria Outbreak Probably Enjoyed Off-Duty Time," "US Man Linked To Breast Cancer: Study"
posted by skallas
on Oct 15, 2002 -
takes all the hard work out of reading Slashdot
. On a single page, it compiles the day's headlines, along with the top five rated comments on each, and graphs the signal % over time for each thread. Think of it as an automatic digest, showing just the best of Slashdot, each day.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 25, 2002 -
The Examiner spells it out.
As a newspaper page designer (for a much smaller, tamer paper), I wonder what you all think of the San Francisco Examiner's semi-profane but heartfelt front-page headline. On one hand, it's editorializing, but on the other, it expresses what an awful lot of people are thinking. I think I like it, but I also know it'd never get printed in a lot of papers, including my own.
posted by diddlegnome
on Sep 13, 2001 -
hasn't exactly gone *bad*... but it's starting to smell a little. [actually, I thought it was hilarious, though I couldn't quite tell you why.]
posted by baylink
on Aug 21, 2000 -