Remember Llama drama ding dong? Sun's Obama Lama headline rings old bells
One of the all time great newspaper headlines “Llama drama ding dong!” is adapted by the Sun today as "Obama Lama ding dong" over the story of President Obama meeting the Dalai Lama despite sparking a row with China.
The original "Llama drama ding dong!" appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post above a story about a llama that escaped and caused havoc in a school playground.
It was the title of a book of headlines by former Press Gazette editor Tony Loynes. It was also featured in comedian Dave Spikey's book featuring funny headlines, which was wonderfully titled: "He took my kidney then broke my heart."
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