Headline writing in the era of the blogosphere has become a big business. Unlike in the days of newspapers, nowadays your choices of which article to read on a given topic are limitless. The headline that grabs your attention can thus be a money maker.
Mindful of this, Arthur McGowan at New Republic has devoted a short article to headlines for the ages and how they would be handled by today’s blog editors.
When You Read What Happened to the Titanic, You’ll Cry Buckets!
You Won’t Believe What Hitler Said Over the Radio Last Night!
When You Find Out What the Japs Did at Pearl Harbor, You’ll Blow a Gasket!
You’ll Jump Out a Window When You Find Out What the Stock Market Did!
When the Lincolns Went to the Theater, They Probably Weren’t Expecting This!
Readers of the McGowan piece have added some of their own headlines, which includes this one:
President Truman uses weird trick to end war with Japan
Got some of your own? Let us hear from you.