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Offbeat Fridays – The thread where offbeat headlines become front page news

Tildes is a very serious site, where we discuss very serious matters like proton, pentagon and zelda.echoes of wisdom. Tags culled from the highest voted topics from the last seven days, if anyone was taking notes.

But one of my favourite tags happens to be offbeat! Taking its original inspiration from Sir Nils Olav III, this thread is looking for any far-fetched offbeat stories lurking in the newspapers. It may not deserve its own post, but it deserves a wider audience!

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  1. cmccabe
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    Anderson Cooper tries mustard on a hot dog for the first time. See his reaction (This was the original front page CNN.com headline. I kid you not. I even took a screenshot because I knew I might...

    Anderson Cooper tries mustard on a hot dog for the first time. See his reaction (This was the original front page CNN.com headline. I kid you not. I even took a screenshot because I knew I might doubt my own memory.)
    https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/14/us/video/anderson-cooper-mustard-nathans-hot-dog-eating-contest-harry-enten-ac360-cprog-digvid

    My contribution might be considered dark humor because it is an example of how utterly useless many mainstream news websites have become. I'll go on for days about problems with ideological biases motivating many new outlets, right and left, but another big problem is the amount of hollow, trivial non-news that gets pushed through "news" websites. I guess this is just a reminder that if you're looking for news on mainstream news websites, you're looking in the wrong place.

    3 votes
  2. jredd23
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    I can't imagine leaving my friends behind like that but the English seem to love these sort of pranks. I wonder how nobody of the stadium allowed that, but hey, TGIF! Serbia 0 - England 1 England...

    I can't imagine leaving my friends behind like that but the English seem to love these sort of pranks.
    I wonder how nobody of the stadium allowed that, but hey, TGIF!
    Serbia 0 - England 1 England fan wakes up at 4am in empty stadium at Euros

    2 votes
  3. Bet
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    Artist displays 'hilarious' celebrity sushi heads. I’m always happy to see art like this: low-stakes and frivolous, somewhat random, creation more for the sake of personal challenge and fun —...

    Artist displays 'hilarious' celebrity sushi heads.

    I’m always happy to see art like this: low-stakes and frivolous, somewhat random, creation more for the sake of personal challenge and fun — especially artistic projects and pursuits not meant to last. Good, weird stuff.

    1 vote