Thought for the new week

If you could invent a new word for the dictionary, what would it be?

And what would it mean?

Thought for the week


Own your good fortune

Don’t wish for a solution to your problems. Be the solution, with the way you live each moment.

If you hold out hope that something will come along to make it all better, you’ll be disappointed. Life gets better when you choose to live it in a positive, intentional, responsible and fulfilling way.

Good fortune is not something that happens to you. Rather, it is the way you can choose to be, no matter what happens.

If your happiness is dependent on factors beyond your control, you’ll never be secure enough in it to enjoy it. If you have to beg for favors, those favors will be of little use to you.

Good fortune is yours when you take full and complete ownership of it. Fulfillment is yours when you make the effort and commitment to live it each day.

Embrace total responsibility, and own your good fortune. All is well because you choose to make it so.

Have a great week, now go make your Mark.

What is the best newspaper headline you have ever seen?

This is another. I mean that’s just majestic. You know that if you went anywhere near actually reading that story all it could possibly do would be to disappoint.

The Classics

These are pretty much the go-to answers whenever someone asks you what the best headline of all time is.

Let’s, uh, not talk about this one too much.

You just know there was a New York Post sub-editor crying quiet tears of joy when this story was placed on their desk.
Again, let’s not contemplate the actual story too much. Yowsers.

This is at least as good as most Shakespeare.

The Sex Pun

This is what it’s all about y’know. The offhand salacity, the cheeky wink, the understated reference to the old sexy sex that is to newspapers what the characters of Seaman Staines and Master Bates were to Captain Pugwash. Makes all the stories about finance worthwhile.

Thank You, Comedy Gods.

It’s strange to think that a newspaper that features topless girls on page three of every edition would be one for sex puns, but hey, that’s The Sun for you.

Surely George couldn’t have been too bitter about his scandal given that he was able to provide this headline to the world. Sublime.


Look, it’s about sex and that’s all you need to know.

This sounds like a very literal use of the word “rampage”. Potentially also the word “steamy”. Not really sure what anti-freeze does to one’s oesophagus.

Wordplay still seems a bit beyond the Ugandan press. Best part about this is that up until the explanatory second headline this story could have been about consensual sex between a pastor and a hobo. Also, you’ll notice that the two photos have subtitles that read “ACCUSED” and “SHAFTED”. Subtle.


World Cup Headlines

Keeping it topical.

The US loses with dignity.

And, finally, the Illawarra Mercury celebrates the opening of the World Cup with one of the most immaculate front covers to ever be printed.

Some great headlines there, we could all be doing with a laugh. If you have anymore post them here.