New York Magazine Competition No. 73: Oversold Headlines

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Welcome back to the New York Magazine Competition. On alternate Mondays, we lay out a challenge and offer sample responses. Enter in the comments section or on Twitter with the hashtag we’ve provided, and the editors will select a winner. Criteria are highly subjective, but heavily retweeted and favorited posts will have an advantage. The prize is a year’s subscription to New York in print or a two-year subscription to the iPad edition (winner’s choice). Full rules are here.

COMPETITION NO. 73: “OVERSOLD HEADLINES.” Please offer a headline followed by a story you wouldn’t have expected. For example:

CAMERON TO BE SUCCEEDED BY MAY: In the next ten months, director James Cameron will end his producing partnership with

TIMES TO DISCONTINUE PRINT EDITION: The Washington Times announced today that it would 

MAJOR PLAYERS DISCUSS NO-TRUMP CONTRACT: At the American Contract Bridge League championships this week, two card-playing champions 

Enter on Twitter with the hashtag #oversoldheadlines, or in the comments thread below, by July 21.

RESULTS OF COMPETITION NO. 72, BREGRETS ONLY,” in which you were asked to create a portmanteau that describes remorse associated with a major (or not-so-major) event or public figure.

HONORABLE MENTION TO:

Bucknerror
Periclescrystal

Johnny DeppendsonmylatestproblemchicandwhichtattooIneedtobealtered
rmtmiller

BorisSorry
HudsonRiver

Je regretta von Susteren

CoreyLewdanddouchey
BobKopac

Helen of TrOYeahIShouldn’t’veAbductedHer
—jonathan.gruenhut

WhatHaveIDonald
@ReaderIdle and HudsonRiver

Jebb: The lowest point of a political campaign
Lexxman

NRA-holes
kg1958

Clintonement
rbison

Palinguistically-challenged
FlirtySanchez

Missionaccomplishit
queasyrider

OopsIraqedThePlace
Pumpkinsafraud

AND THE WINNER IS:

Flintrospection
KathleenS