A post on CollegeHumor.com offers a sobering look at just why you shouldn't put a joke headline on a page, even as a placeholder.
In its Sept. 5 edition, The Rocky Mountain Collegian at Colorado State University, put this headline on the jump of a story about a police standoff:
"Dangerous standoff warrants an arrest and some other shit"
As you'd expect the newspaper got plenty of flak for that, including this letter and comments.
I would assume the newspaper published an apology for the error, but I haven't found one on its Web site.
We'd love to hear from a Rocky Mountain Collegian editor about how the paper handled this embarrassing mistake. Though it's an unfortunate situation for the Colorado State University paper, it's a good lesson for all of us.