Our Favorite Headline Ideas of 2013

Over the course of a year, Seattle mag editors write countless headlines for stories—hundreds of which are jettisoned for something better during the editing process. But then there are the headlines that we write for imagined stories that haven’t been assigned or written (and perhaps shouldn't be, ever). These usually surface at random during punchy brainstorming meetings. Brangien Davis is still waiting for the chance to use “There Will Be Cud,” on just the right sort of cow story. Lisa Wogan’s “Fecal Weapon” will never see big type in this, or probably any, magazine. Another favorite came over the transom in a dining pitch on shellfish with the great but unappetizing subject line: “Silence of the Clams.”