Headline for the Ages

From Today’s Telegraph, something along the lines of “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative”:

Bland reaches out to Dull and Boring.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

6 thoughts on “Headline for the Ages”

  1. Between the wars the staff at the Times of London had a contest for the most boring headline they could get into print. The winner was “Small Earthquake in Chile, Not Many Dead.”

  2. Ah, a development in the twinning of the towns of Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon – a story that the CBC’s As It Happens has covered at least twice that I can recall, just to add another Canadian connection.

    Still, though: given the malign and usually successful efforts of the Harper government, and the flamboyant madness of Toronto’s immature Teabagger mayor, isn’t it a time to give “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative” a rest? It’s not like such happen these days …

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