Misys gives Pecker head job
April 14, 2004 10:35 PM   Subscribe

Headline of the year. Intentional pun?
posted by msacheson (21 comments total)
"Rudi Pecker assumes position in top slot in Asia."

"After 14 years inside Misys in Europe,"

posted by _sirmissalot_ at 10:47 PM on April 14, 2004

I have only one thing to say :

posted by troutfishing at 11:01 PM on April 14, 2004

Good, but not quite up to the "Rosie O'Donell Marries, Slams Bush" that was widely spread.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:18 PM on April 14, 2004

I laughed quietly, inside.
posted by Quartermass at 11:26 PM on April 14, 2004

Was this trip really necessary?
posted by crunchland at 11:47 PM on April 14, 2004

There's an engine mechanics workshop here in Adelaide (Port Rd if you're in the area), with an infamous sign out the front.

Best Head Jobs In Adelaide!
posted by Jimbob at 1:03 AM on April 15, 2004

My favorite is still the ubiquitous if fictitious headline on a story about a mental patient who escaped from an asylum after sexually assaulting two workers in the laundry: "Nut Screws Washers and Bolts."
posted by alumshubby at 4:37 AM on April 15, 2004

My favorite was one a high school english teacher swore to me appeared in the New York Times around the time of Warren Burger's confirmation hearings (sorry, no sexual innuendo):
"Congress Grills Burger with Relish"
I think maybe he was joking...
posted by jpburns at 4:49 AM on April 15, 2004

Pecker's breadth of experience, with over 20 years in the financial services industry, will enable him to rise to the challenges of growing the business in Asia, a region fertile for expansion.

Someone's got to be taking the mickey, surely? Unless I'm just seeing innuendoes everywhere for some reason...
posted by reklaw at 4:58 AM on April 15, 2004

All troutfishing's picture needs is cartoon bubbles over each guy saying "shawaaaaaaaang"
posted by Eekacat at 5:30 AM on April 15, 2004

I will pay upwards of $50 for a good pecker-head job.
posted by jon_kill at 5:47 AM on April 15, 2004

Eekacat - The great thing is : they didn't have a clue! The pic was from, a German site about a Dachshund competion. That German guy's just so damn proud of his weiner-dog, he's got to put it on display! (The other guy? well......)

People love those Dachshunds and mini-Dachshunds, and sometimes, owner and weiner look striking similar
posted by troutfishing at 6:53 AM on April 15, 2004

Reklaw, same here.

Rudi Pecker assumes position in top slot in Asia.

Even that little "send to a friend" icon has me snickering, after the rest of the article. ;)
posted by Foosnark at 7:22 AM on April 15, 2004

There are four English-language dailys in Tokyo; the senior staff are all Japanese, and most of the writers are native-English speakers. I think it was the Daily Yomiuri's headline editor who was constantly slipping stuff past his bosses. In an article about a new electronic passport-checking machine or something from Kinki Nippon Electronics (Kinki being the name of the region around Osaka), the headline was Kinki Device Eases Entry.
posted by adamrice at 9:39 AM on April 15, 2004

There was a headline back when Tommy Thompson was governor of Wisconsin that ran after a particularly amusing use of WI's wide-ranging line-item-veto power. It was supposed to be making the usual comparison between pens and swords, but two words ran together so it ended up reading


posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:16 AM on April 15, 2004

There was a good one on ZDNet recently: "Canon shoots at Chinese pirates".
posted by web-goddess at 4:32 PM on April 15, 2004

The Rosie headline, and my vote for the best combination of headline and graphic .

(The last one's a little subtle, and yes, yes I have kept that screenshot for almost four years)
posted by NortonDC at 7:24 PM on April 15, 2004

Now wait, in Norton's screengrab, the headline isn't nearly as funny as Ufez Jones reported. In fact, it looks completely fine in the screenshot, unless I am missing the joke entirely...
posted by rafter at 7:47 PM on April 15, 2004

Now that I think of it, the pun was on "Bush" rather than on "weds [and] slams," eh?
posted by rafter at 7:48 PM on April 15, 2004

British Left Waffles on Falklandsd
posted by aws17576 at 11:21 PM on April 15, 2004

Doubtless apocryphal, but I remember a story about a very unfortunate space inserted in the first word of the headline COCKBURNS OFF ON WEDDING TRIP.
posted by languagehat at 6:31 AM on April 16, 2004

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