The right way to give hed

September 17, 2008 at 9:14 pm 8 comments

I was all kinds of finger-tingling ready  to satirize, mock, poke fun at and verbally tear down Wednesday’s hed (headline for anyone JABC or NITB) on for bringing ‘journalism’ to an all-new low …
::: wait – is that even possible anymore?!? :::

… but then I read the accompanying story and got over myself.

Checkin’ “b” snapper Brian Krista’s work showing Mr. Douche mutate from mere Infantus Jerkwadus all the way up to the supreme being of idiotdom was hee hee-worthy in all the right ways.
::: ‘all hail’ Jordan Bartel and the snapper :::

What am I talking about?
Read bthesite — you’ll thank me.

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You can put lipstick on a pig, but … Weeks to go and the whining is easy


  • 1. thepwnedblog  |  September 17, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Hey nice post!!!

    Please make your way over to my site and comment I have a lot of awesome pictures and more! Thanks!

  • 2. BK  |  September 17, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    thanks for the props, I was the one taking the photos, not modeling, but all of us at b at glad you enjoyed it.

  • 3. lifeisacookie  |  September 17, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks for the clarification — let me know if I reworded that appropriately 😉

    Fuck, that was a funny piece

  • 4. noni  |  September 19, 2008 at 10:31 am

    That was a good article but I’ve identified several in my office — ewwww!!!

  • 5. Type Writer  |  September 22, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Hey Cookie, chat with girlofwords about this, because she reported in her talk show that there was a lot of fallout about this in terms of readers being offended by the headline…


  • 6. lifeisacookie  |  September 22, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I’m sure they were — but I’d love to know demographics on ‘the offended’ — I think it points to an even juicier discussion about the changing face – and readership – of media.

  • 7. Type Writer  |  September 22, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    That was the general gist of her discussion of the topic — she felt that no twentysomething would be offended by the term, but from a professional point of view, she knew that such a headline would fail the “breakfast table” test… You should touch base with her, because she may just have some of the gory demographic details…


  • 8. lifeisacookie  |  September 22, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Well, on a broader scale — language has to be flexible and change and grow along with its user base.
    Rules of grammar may be forever but when we stop allowing new words into the common vernacular we are stifling the very means by which most people communicate — and that ain’t dope.

    As soon as dictionaries began recognizing (and thus, I might posit – legitimitizing) words like phat, crunk and ginormous – THAT should have been a cue to a new linguistic shift — every bit as neato as the one folks experienced in the 50s; as groovy as they had in the 60s; as far out as they saw in the 70s; as rad as the shift was in the 80s or as buggin as the lingo of the 90s.

    Douchebag as a pejorative term has been around for more than a half-century. Using it (correctly) as such in a headline is not something to get up in arms about any more than using ‘Friends with Benefits’ to (incorrectly) headline a story about women who watch each others kids so they can get a massage.

    Oh hell, it’s not like they used ‘Chocha Calienta’ or ‘funbags’ (which I actually heard used on CNBC over the weekend) …

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