Friday, July 3, 2009...1:01 pm

I would kill to write a headline like this…

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Metro_030709Midgets, hookers, wrestling: seriously – what more could a sub ask for?


  • Reminds me of the time American basketball player Wayne ‘Tree’ Rollins bit – yes, bit – his opponent Danny Ainge, leading to the equally irresistible headline: “Tree bites man”

  • We are thinking alike. I saw this yesterday and had precisely the same thought. What a classic.

  • Yes. But I would have preferred to have written an even better headline without the lame, non-headlinly verb ‘are’ stuck in the middle. Perhaps he/she/it was concerned with filling the space.

    It would scan better as:

    “Fake hookers kill wrestling midgets “

  • Indeed: one clear advantage of online over print is that you don’t have to work within a tight page grid.

    Of course then you are constrained by other factors – such as SEO. Although this one probably wins on that score too…

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