By Cory Doctorow at 10:24 am Sun, Jan 27, 2008
See also: Sensationalist London newspaper headline
Toxic Crocodile Killer On Rampage. Sweet!
“Ken”, of course, features large in their various hate campaigns.
“Teenage Breast Hits London: Pictures”
…I thought it was the Standard, not The Sun?
“London Fog Hits London: Pictures”
Probably the least exciting combination possible.
Then again you could always try the original.
Celebrity Breast “Doomed”
“Queen’s gang prepare to flee”
They are probably fleeing to the terrorist haven that is Canada. I better be on the look-out…
here’s another great one: turn any picture into a sensationalist “daily mail” front page
Despite being pretty much perfect, one slight improvement would be hidden matching textual content to get the Google ads on board.
Not sure what the algorithm would make of “Extremist Breast and Camilla to Wed”?
But that’s just nitpicking…
Bwah! “Extremist ministers stolen at gunpoint.”
“Killer toothpaste: Prepare to flee” Yikes!
Oh, and “Billie Piper’s fog killed four times.” :)
“Bendy Breast Scandal”
“Bendy Santa and Camilla To Wed”…hawt!
For a fuller discussion about the prospect of computer-generated newspaper headlines, see chapter 13 of Michael Frayn’s 1965 novel, The Tin Men.
Ahh, too close to home!
“Toxic delays – We took drugs”
Hah I got the best one –
QUEENS CHICKEN’S “OUT OF CONTROL”!
“iPod cloud trapped on tube”
Now that I’d pay to see.
“IPOD TOOTHPASTE CHAOS”
That, I’d like to see.
“BENDY CHICKENS HEALTH ALERT”
“KYLIE’S WEDDING: WE TOOK DRUGS!”
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