Thursday, February 14, 2013

Phantom Phone Syndrome

Okay, I don't really have anything to say about phantom phone syndrome, except that it's obnoxious.

Phantom Phone Syndrome is also a horrible headline.  I've written headlines on this blog that range from terrible to nothing special.  Why do I care what quality of headline it is, anyway?  I'll get to that.

I rate these headlines as poor, lackluster, inane, or too blatantly bokononist :
  • Website
  • In Progress
  • Galaxy Bird
  • Busy, Busy, Busy
Here are some headlines I find more acceptable:
  • 3 Reasons You Should Watch Doctor Who
  • Liam Neeson as an Action Star
  • A Review of "Reality Hunger" by David Sheilds
  • A Year in Books
These two are my personal favorites, but I'll understand if you disagree:
  • Doctor Who is Santa Clause
  • Inappropriately Named Rivers
I've been writing a lot of headlines lately, so it occupies a fair amount of brain space.  Here's a few that I've written on other blogs:
Don't know if the new ones are quite up to snuff.  I think "Doctor Who is Santa Clause" is still my favorite.

UPDATE:  I hacked by brain into cutting out the phantom phone stuff by switching my phone to the other pocket of my pants for two days.  No more phantom vibrations.  Take that, brain!  Chalk another one up for the little guy.