Midgets, hookers, wrestling: seriously – what more could a sub ask for?
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Tagged as subbing
Reminds me of the time American basketball player Wayne ‘Tree’ Rollins bit – yes, bit – his opponent Danny Ainge, leading to the equally irresistible headline: “Tree bites man”
We are thinking alike. I saw this yesterday and had precisely the same thought. What a classic.
Yes. But I would have preferred to have written an even better headline without the lame, non-headlinly verb ‘are’ stuck in the middle. Perhaps he/she/it was concerned with filling the space.
It would scan better as:
“Fake hookers kill wrestling midgets “
Indeed: one clear advantage of online over print is that you don’t have to work within a tight page grid.
Of course then you are constrained by other factors – such as SEO. Although this one probably wins on that score too…
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