Headlines' Straight-Forward Depictions Of Human Depravity Making Them Funnier

01/18/2013 12:47 pm ET | Updated Jan 18, 2013

In 2010, Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten lamented about the damage that digital media had done to headlines. No longer, he wrote, could they be elegant, pun-filled summaries of the day's news. Thanks to SEO, they had to be straightforward, blunt and dull.

While it may be true that cleverly worded headlines are out of fashion, today's more direct styles do yield their fair share of gems. Witness the following two examples, which benefit enormously from their stony-faced miens:



Also incredible. Take that, Gene!

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