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Wednesday, May 31, 2021

Yes, that’s one awkward-assed headline I concocted, above. But it’s the best I can do, because the headline writer for today’s Los Angeles Times article about religious surfboarders doing their conversion thing on the beaches of Hawaii hit a homerun with his hed:

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SURFERS

Solid gold, baby. I love me a good pun-based hed, and that it takes a church hymnal as etymological base makes it even sweeter. This may be the best headline I’ve run across so far in 2006.

There seems to be a mini-meme on surfing running through the media lately. In addition to a feature on the improbable surf scene in England’s Newquay coast, I personally indulged in a whimsical anecdote about Mark Twain’s young-reporter experience as a wave-rider. Must be the summer breezes.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 05/31/2006 05:56:23 PM
Category: Other Sports, Society, Wordsmithing
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