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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38 Comments on "Best Tabloid Headline Ever?"

  1. What is this? I don’t even.

  2. What is this? I don’t even.

  3. Vi0let_femme | Sep 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm |

    nice

  4. Vi0let_femme | Sep 15, 2011 at 8:45 am |

    nice

  5. Yaaaaaaasssss!

  6. Yaaaaaaasssss!

  7. Stranger things have happened.

  8. jasonpaulhayes | Sep 15, 2011 at 10:15 am |

    Stranger things have happened.

  9. Spread the stupid, Disinfo.

  10. Spread the stupid, Disinfo.

  11. 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!”

  12. Marklar_Prime | Sep 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm |

    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!”

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. DeepCough | Sep 15, 2011 at 7:13 pm |

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

  23. DeepCough | Sep 15, 2011 at 7:13 pm |

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

  24. DeepCough | Sep 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm |

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

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

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

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

  28. Brian Westley | Sep 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm |

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

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

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

  31. It really could be. 

  32. Jamie Lee | Sep 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm |

    It really could be. 

  33. I think it’s pretty funny. fwiw. 

  34. 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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….

  37. 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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