Posted by dailyslog on 04/10/2011 in Headlines | Short Link

Worst-Named College Sports Teams 
“Impotent Gophers Hit a New Low in 58-0 Loss to Michigan”–headline, Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.), Oct. 1

Out on a Limb

  • “Larger Deal May Elude Deficit Panel”–headline, Politico.com, Oct. 2
  • “In GOP Contest, Anything Could Happen”–headline, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 1
  • “Cantor: Obama’s Jobs Bill Is Dead”–headline, NationalJournal.com, Oct. 3

Mr. Softee

  • “The way I think about it is this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft.”–Barack Obama, Sept. 29
  • “Though [Sarah] Lux was ultimately not able to ask Obama the question she had prepared about health insurance for small businesses, she did get to shake his hand. ‘It was pretty surreal; he definitely uses moisturizer; his hands were amazingly soft,’ she said.”–PaloAltoOnline.com (Calif.), Sept. 30

Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That 
“Obama Refers to Wife as ‘Michael’ “–headline, AmericanThinker.com, Oct. 1

All Right, Enough With the Fat Jokes 
“Chris Christie Could Shake-Up the Republican Race if He Runs”–headline, CBSNews.com, Oct. 3

Amber Alert for Helen Thomas 
“Hairy, Crazy Ants Invade From Texas to Miss.”–headline, Associated Press, Oct. 1

Mostly by Being a Better Writer 
“How Did the Robot End Up With My Job?”–headline, Thomas Friedman column, New York Times, Oct. 2

The Moonlighting Robot 
“Sen. Dick Durbin must be forgetting that once you’ve dug yourself into a deep hole, you’d best stop shoveling.”–editorial, Chicago Tribune, Oct. 1

So Much for the War on Drugs

A Legal Chimera 
“North Platte attorney Richard Birch and Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling have been nominated to become a new Nebraska District Judge, based in North Platte.”–North Platte (Neb.) Bulletin, Sept. 30

May We See Them, Please? 
“Pictures From Undercover Hooters Bust Revealed”–headline, Gazette website (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Sept. 29

In the Olden Days, They’d Have Married Already 
“Tony Dungy: Engaged Fathers Improve Kids’ Lives”–headline, USA Today, Sept. 30

Why Did He Resort to Eating Bugs if He Was Able to Leave? 
“Man Who Drove off Cliff Ate Bugs, Leaves for 6 Days, Doctor Says”–headline, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 30

The Lonely Lives of Scientists

  • “Why Beetles Have Sex With Beer Bottles: Q&A With Scientists”–headline,LiveScience.com, Sept. 30
  • “Is There Room for Emotion in Science?”–headline, SciBlogs.co.nz, Sept. 30

The Lonely Lives of Bankers 
“Buffett Says Bankers Shun Obama Campaign Because They Feel ‘Unloved’ “–headline, Daily Telegraph (London), Oct. 3

Of Other Things, Too 
“Study Finds Women’s Voices Are Unreliable Sign of Fertility”–headline, Wired.com, Sept. 30

A Big Improvement in Fire Safety 
“Layoffs Lead to Empty Offices in Hall”–headline, Gainesville (Ga.) Times, Oct. 2

They’ll Overcome It With the Help of a Good Therapist 
“Marquette Graduates Develop Apartment Complex”–headline, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 1

Kobe Beef Is Better 

“Kobe Bryant, Bologna Working ‘Intensely’ on Deal”–headline, Associated Press, Oct. 3

Hey, Kids! What Time Is It? 
“Barone: Time to Raise Cain to Contender Status”–headline, Washington Examiner, Oct. 2

Questions Nobody Is Asking

  • “Did Temporary Tattoos Win a Peruvian Presidential Election?”–headline, Tattoo Manufacturing press release, Sept. 30
  • “So . . . Why Chile?”–headline, BusinessInsider.com, Oct. 1
  • “Will Equatorial Guinea’s Dictator Finally Get His UNESCO Award?”–headline,ForeignPolicy.com, Sept. 30
  • “Is Mitt Romney the Next Meg Whitman?”–headline, Debra Saunders syndicated column, Oct. 3

Answers to Questions Nobody Is Asking

  • “Another Case of Chinese Bullying: Why the Dalai Lama Won’t Be at Desmond Tutu’s 80th Birthday”–headline, Daily Telegraph website (London), Sept. 29
  • “Mexico’s Answer to Unhappy Marriages–the Two-Year Hitch”–headline, Sydney Morning Herald, Oct. 2
  • “How to Make Obama Like Us”–headline, PajamasMedia.com, Sept. 30

Dog Bites Man–Now That Would Be News 
“Man Bites Dog”–headline, Daily Astorian (Astoria, Ore.), Sept. 30

Look Out Below!

  • “Handbag Dogs Are Being Dumped”–headline, Sunday Telegraph (London), Oct. 2
  • “What a Transformation! Man Drops 271 Pounds”–headline, KVAL-TV website (Eugene, Ore.), Oct. 2

Too Much Information 
“Inside the Passion of the Christie”–headline, New York Post, Oct. 2

News of the Tautological 
“Black Men Defending President Obama in Minority”–headline, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 2

Breaking News From 1980 
“The Challenge for All Blacks: Replace Carter”–headline, New York Times website, Oct. 3

News You Can Use 
“To Thine Own Self Be True–and Other Eternal Truths”–headline, Puffington Host, Oct. 3

Bottom Stories of the Day

  • “Congress’s Dysfunction Long in the Making”–headline, Associated Press, Oct. 1
  • “Greece Will Miss Its Deficit Target”–headline, The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 3
  • “Occupy Wall Street Protesters Remain Defiant After Brooklyn Bridge Arrests (PHOTOS)”–headline, Puffington Host, Oct. 2
  • “EU Urges Roadmap This Year on Climate Action”–headline, Agence France-Presse, Oct. 2
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