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Anyone could write a better headline than EW, so prove it

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 9th 2009 10:26AM
The new cover of Entertainment Weekly featuring a pants-less David LettermanThat bastion of journalistic excellence, Entertainment Weekly, unveiled their new cover and (surprise!) Letterman made the cover. It features the Late Show host without pants, which in any other context would be the lowest selling issue of EW since Ernest Borgnine forgot to put on underpants.

My problem isn't with the picture, although it seems it probably should be. It's the headline. Is "Oh, Dave" the best they could do? Hell, "Where the Wild Things Are" would be ten times better and save a fifth of the print space. Write a better headline in the comments section below and we'll feature the best ones in a future post.

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Chris Weagel

"Say...Look at those Gams"

October 12 2009 at 10:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

"That bastion of journalistic excellence, Entertainment Weekly ..."

Kettle, this is the the pot. You're black.

October 12 2009 at 2:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Aml

I wouldn't give his troubles to a monkey on a rock.

October 09 2009 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
R-Bro

"Et tu, Dave?"

October 09 2009 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dan2ktj

Letterman gets caught with his World Wide Pants down!

October 09 2009 at 1:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tim

Late night king's ransom

October 09 2009 at 12:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tim

Letterman, unzipped.

October 09 2009 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stewartwallace

How about "Stupid Human Tricks"?

October 09 2009 at 12:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Noah

"No Off Position on the Sleazebag Switch" ~inspired by the show's actual tagline (imdb.com)

I have a sneaking suspicion that this magazine article is going to be sympathetic to Dave. He chose to have his "very, very bad week".

October 09 2009 at 11:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Aaron

I love that in an article where you call out someone for terrible headlines, you have a terrible one yourself. Go get 'em, Danny! Between this and that Swardson article, you're on fire today. Do they pay you to just crank out as many "columns" as possible to generate web hits? Cause this is ridiculous.

October 09 2009 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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