Taylor Swift Snags a Hall of Fame Headline

Sun deputy editor Gordon Smart for the bloody good win.

The 1974 John le Carré novel Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Spy has spawned a number of memorable treatments: a 1979 BBC-TV adaptation starring Alec Guinness as George Smiley; BBC Radio dramatizations in 1988 and 2009; and a 2011 feature film led by Gary Oldman as the Cold War era British spy.

Thanks to this week’s deft headline work by Sun deputy editor Gordon Smart for a world exclusive by Dan Wootton, there is now another legacy item to applaud. Smart roped in the definition of “tinker” as a (romantic) wanderer and rumors of Tom Hiddleston being the next James Bond for this bravura bit of wordplay:


It’s not every headline that inspires readers to pick up the bagpipes and dedicate a tune. But that’s just what one Glasgow, Scotland gal did.

Smart’s handiwork was also annotated at Genius, written up in the Toronto Star and roundly applauded on Facebook. Bravo!

Previously on FishbowlNY:
A 44-Year-Old Florida Panther and 10,000 Rats
William Shatner Questions ‘Captain Jerk’ Headline
Greenwich Village Newspaper Publisher Defends N-Word Obama Headline

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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