Best Tabloid Headline Ever?

sex dwarfI have to congratulate Gavon Laessig at Buzzfeed for bringing this to the world’s attention. Really quite extraordinary what the headline writers at the British tabloids are capable of!

Get ready to feel guilty after you stop laughing. Percy Foster was a 3-foot-6-inch dwarf who starred in the UK porno “Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, It’s Up Your Arse We Go.”

He bore an uncanny resemblance to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Welsh agriculture officials discovered Foster’s body in an underground chamber, leading to this grisly headline from British tabloid The Sunday Sport.

Quite possibly a new low in print journalism…

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  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    What is this? I don’t even.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com SoulArbiter

    What is this? I don’t even.

  • Vi0let_femme

    nice

  • Vi0let_femme

    nice

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Yaaaaaaasssss!

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Yaaaaaaasssss!

  • jasonpaulhayes

    Stranger things have happened.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Stranger things have happened.

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    Spread the stupid, Disinfo.

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    Spread the stupid, Disinfo.

  • http://twitter.com/Marklar_Prime Marklar Kronkite

    Obviously another case of badger revenge for a careless drunken quote by a man to small to defend himself. “Badgers? We don’t need no stinking badgers!”

  • Marklar_Prime

    Obviously another case of badger revenge for a careless drunken quote by a man to small to defend himself. “Badgers? We don’t need no stinking badgers!”

  • Nunzio X

    Actual headline from 25 or more years ago, from the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS:

    “I Was Bigfoot’s Love-Slave.”

    I shiteth thee not. I still laugh whenever I recall seeing it in the checkout line of the supermarket, lo these decades past.

  • Nunzio X

    Actual headline from 25 or more years ago, from the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS:

    “I Was Bigfoot’s Love-Slave.”

    I shiteth thee not. I still laugh whenever I recall seeing it in the checkout line of the supermarket, lo these decades past.

  • Nunzio X

    Actual headline from 25 or more years ago, from the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS:

    “I Was Bigfoot’s Love-Slave.”

    I shiteth thee not. I still laugh whenever I recall seeing it in the checkout line of the supermarket, lo these decades past.

  • iPINCH

    dwarf should have carried a knife. at least he got some hot action

  • iPINCH

    dwarf should have carried a knife. at least he got some hot action

  • damg

    disinfo, i have a small issue with you always coming up short in the humour department. this isn’t funny. stick to badgering the crooked elite please.

  • damg

    disinfo, i have a small issue with you always coming up short in the humour department. this isn’t funny. stick to badgering the crooked elite please.

    • Jamie Lee

      I think it’s pretty funny. fwiw. 

  • DITM

    The Sunday Sport does tend to make shit up… and I can’t find the alleged movie “hi ho hi ho it’s up your arse we go” anywhere… so I’d call made up for the time being.

  • DITM

    The Sunday Sport does tend to make shit up… and I can’t find the alleged movie “hi ho hi ho it’s up your arse we go” anywhere… so I’d call made up for the time being.

  • DeepCough

    “The badger was quoted as saying, ‘It’s raw!'”

  • DeepCough

    “The badger was quoted as saying, ‘It’s raw!'”

  • DeepCough

    “The badger was quoted as saying, ‘It’s raw!'”

  • iPINCH

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMeLFEq58QU Badgers (Badger, badger, badger, badger. Mushroom, mushroom

  • iPINCH

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMeLFEq58QU Badgers (Badger, badger, badger, badger. Mushroom, mushroom

  • westley

    Still doesn’t beat “Headless Body In Topless Bar”

  • Brian Westley

    Still doesn’t beat “Headless Body In Topless Bar”

  • Lute

    Best i’ve heard: Licoln’s head Re-animated. quote: “Gentlemen, where am I ?”

  • Lute

    Best i’ve heard: Licoln’s head Re-animated. quote: “Gentlemen, where am I ?”

  • Jamie Lee

    It really could be. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/agent139 Jamie Lee

    It really could be. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/agent139 Jamie Lee

    I think it’s pretty funny. fwiw. 

  • http://twitter.com/NickMoyes Nick Moyes

    It’s only a new low in journalism if you’re dumb enough to believe it. The whole ethos of The Sunday Sport it to make up April Fool-type stories. It must be such fun to work there and to make up this nonsense, especially when everyone else takes what you say seriously and makes such a fuss about it.

    Back in 1991 I had my photo used in a superb made-up story about aliens on the front page of The Sunday Sport (see my Twitter stream for details). Just like all the other stories, there was no truth in it -but that’s the fun of this magazine. That why people buy it – for the stupid stories.

    OK, it’s printed on newspaper, but that’s where the similarity to a newspaper ends. Don’t insult their staff by calling their work a “new low in journalism”. I don’t think journalism enters into it. It’s a new high in spoofism and laughter. And everyone fell for it. Great stuff Sunday Sport!

  • http://twitter.com/NickMoyes Nick Moyes

    It’s only a new low in journalism if you’re dumb enough to believe it. The whole ethos of The Sunday Sport it to make up April Fool-type stories. It must be such fun to work there and to make up this nonsense, especially when everyone else takes what you say seriously and makes such a fuss about it.

    Back in 1991 I had my photo used in a superb made-up story about aliens on the front page of The Sunday Sport (see my Twitter stream for details). Just like all the other stories, there was no truth in it -but that’s the fun of this magazine. That why people buy it – for the stupid stories.

    OK, it’s printed on newspaper, but that’s where the similarity to a newspaper ends. Don’t insult their staff by calling their work a “new low in journalism”. I don’t think journalism enters into it. It’s a new high in spoofism and laughter. And everyone fell for it. Great stuff Sunday Sport!

  • eh

    Im surprised there hasnt been a spontaneous flame war between two angry opposing viewpoint trolls on this post already…

    for you non sense of humor having, non irony understanding folks,the above is called a JOKE,it may be amusing to you,it may not.It doesnt call for hostility or abuse.If you dont like it,use your energy to make up a JOKE of YOUR OWN….

  • eh

    Im surprised there hasnt been a spontaneous flame war between two angry opposing viewpoint trolls on this post already…

    for you non sense of humor having, non irony understanding folks,the above is called a JOKE,it may be amusing to you,it may not.It doesnt call for hostility or abuse.If you dont like it,use your energy to make up a JOKE of YOUR OWN….

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