Author Of The Best Headline Ever Retires

The guy who came up with a legendary New York Post headline has retired:

The genius who dreamed up the iconic New York Post headline “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” Vincent A. Musetto, was given an affectionate send-off by his colleagues last night after 40 years at the paper. Retiring film critic Musetto, who once ran the newsroom, was toasted by staff, who regaled him with a reading from Steve Cuozzo’s 1996 book, “It’s Alive,” about the genesis of the 1983 headline. But Musetto revealed that his favorite of his own headlines was “Granny Executed in Her Pink Pajamas.” And when the Times reprinted it as “slain,” not “executed,” he got the paper to run a correction.

More details at PJ Lifestyle

H/T: Instapundit

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. sam says:

    I’ve always thought Hix Nix Stix Pix was the greatest, but I do think your’s runs a close second.