Great Title Attracts Visitors to Poor Article
on 2/23/2005 (3)
This article on Smooth Operator, adorned with one of the most catchy and original titles since “Stapler Indited for Involvement in Enron Scandal”, has received thousands of hits from visitors all over the world that loved the title and just had to see what it was all about.
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“The title of this article was great, it touched me in places that my exboyfriend never could,” said Jenny Mathers, a journalism student at the Melbourne School for Journalism Students. “The rest of the article pretty much blew, but I liked the title.”
“Wow, what an awesome title,” said high schooler Joey Harrison. “Too bad the rest of it was the literary equivalent of a flaming pile of dog shit.”
The author of the article, Kris Steele, admits that he put little effort into the article after the initial title was written.
“With a title this great, people are going to visit my story regardless of how terrible the rest of it is,” said Kris in an interview with himself earlier today. “Overall, this is probably the worst article I’ve ever written, but thousands of people will read it and that is what counts.”
World-renowned literary critic and part-time underwater basket weaving instructor Dr. David Nelson had similar sediments.
“The article is sub par, even by Kris’s standards,” said Dr. Nelson. “And to quote yourself in your own writing is one of the biggest no-no’s in all of journalism. But I have to admit, the title was amazing. It got me to read, and review, what may be the worst piece of writing on the entire Internet. Al Gore is rolling over in his grave now, this isn’t what he invented the Internet for.”
Having little else to add to this story and no desire to use up effort that could be otherwise spent saving the Mushroom Kingdom from the evil King Koopa, Kris ended this great titled, horribly written article with his thoughts on robots.
“Make no mistake about it, robots are plotting against mankind,” claimed a distraught Kris, likely on one of his many cough syrup binges. “Our future will look a lot like the Terminator movies, except that instead of being ruled over by cyborgs, we will be ruled by robots. And not even John Connor will be able to save us in this bleak future."
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