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An affectionate farewell to the Weekly World News.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/27/2007 at 10:25 AM

      so long WWN.

      Posted by paulris on 2007 08 27 at 10:37 AM • permalink


    1. ’‘You’ve got to know when to stop asking questions.’’ If a guy called in and said Bigfoot stole his wife, then Bigfoot stole his wife. Why fact-check your way out of that one?

      You see what’s happened here, right? MSM simply super-saturated the market by stealing WWN’s long-held method of research.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 08 27 at 10:52 AM • permalink


    1. Farewell, Bat Boy.  Somehow, I know he is still somewhere in Afghanistan, searching every cave until he finds UBL. Who better than a half bat, half boy to bring him to justice? You are my inspiration, BB!

      Posted by Patricia on 2007 08 27 at 11:11 AM • permalink


    1. This is the worst news I’ve had all week.

      I still treasure my copy with a three-legged fellow in a hula skirt on the cover. His non-existant South Pacific nation’s soccer team had been disqualified from the World Cup because of this unfair advantage.

      I can only hope to be so creative in my next life.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 08 27 at 12:19 PM • permalink


    1. Isn’t the New Republic looking for experienced fact-checkers?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 08 27 at 12:47 PM • permalink


    1. #5: Good idea, Andy. In fact, wasn’t Bat Boy engaged to one of TNR’s researchers? You know, the one from outer space?

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 27 at 12:56 PM • permalink


    1. Damn, that stinks. Their writers were even more funny and clever than The Onion’s.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 08 27 at 01:26 PM • permalink


    1. Talking about Huffapuff, anyone catch that idjit on there with his “public letter to the Joint Chiefs of Staff” and his demand that they arrest the POTUS for a supposed UCMJ violation?

      It aint sedition, really.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 27 at 02:16 PM • permalink


    1. “Unlike staid newspapers of record that deal with concepts like “facts” and “truth”,…”

      That partial quote deserves a cover of its own.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 27 at 02:18 PM • permalink


    1. Wonder how Flat Fatima missed the cover?  Would have seemed to be a marriage made in heaven, so to speak.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 27 at 02:21 PM • permalink


    1. Another good one would have been “Ant” on the cover accepting his Pulitzer Prize.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 27 at 02:25 PM • permalink


    1. Now how do I find out how that World War II bomber got on the moon? And where it went just in time for the next issue?

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 2007 08 27 at 02:33 PM • permalink


    1. That was my all-time favorite, Gary.  That and the frontier town found on Venus.

      Posted by chunt31854 on 2007 08 27 at 03:18 PM • permalink


    1. Too bad they couldn’t keep the WWN running for just a few more months. The US Presidential elections are just around the corner, and I was eager to learn who the space aliens would be endorsing this time around.

      Posted by SeanP on 2007 08 27 at 04:40 PM • permalink


    1. Dang.  Checkout lines just won’t be as much fun anymore.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 08 27 at 05:34 PM • permalink


    1. Writers at Weekly World News were well paid.
      Clontz once observed that “we have to pay them a lot,
      because we are, in effect, asking them to end their careers.
      We’re the French Foreign Legion of journalism.”
Posted by scooper on 2007 08 27 at 05:38 PM • permalink


    1. Rebecca,
      The first time I laughed about UBL was sometime after 9/11 in the grocery line when the guy ahead of me and I started giggling at the WWN story about Bat Boy going to Afghanistan to hunt UBL!

      Posted by Patricia on 2007 08 27 at 06:54 PM • permalink


    1. I loved the cover story about the REAL reason Saddam wouldn’t let the UN inspectors go where they wanted in Iraq.  His extensive collection of dresses.  They had him in a floral print sundress on the front.  That and the time they had Saddam and Bin Laden get married.  Saddam was sitting on Bin Laden’s lap with a BIG smile on his face. Also loved the “1/3 of All US Hookers are Space Aliens!” headline with a picture of a Roswell Grey in hooker garb.

      I’m really gonna miss this magazine!  Some of the funniest writing out there.

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 08 27 at 07:31 PM • permalink


    1. Aliens Infiltrate Labor
      An urgent rear-guard action is underway tonight after the MkII Labor Industrial Relations Shuttle Policy exploded, crashed and burned on take-off.  There are suspicions that the party has been infiltrated by aliens, including one who pretends to be an unmarried single woman, but whose programmed voice patterns resemble the pronouncements of an in-car computer fitted with the Sirius Cybernetics Real-Person-Personality Module.
      There are further fears that the opposition’s Shadow Treasurer may in fact be Kang, and that his sidekick Konos has taken that shape of the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Water.
      The leader (who actually is Tin-Tin) has promised extensive probing in order to get to the bottom of all this.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 28 at 07:39 AM • permalink


  1. In Other Incredible News:The ALP today launched an attack on the Government by saying that the weapons given to our armed forces were crap. One cited was the Steyr rifle which was introduced in the late eighties. Now let’s see: who was in government then? Oh, yes, Labor! In any event the Steyr is a worthy if lightweight weapon which has a lot of good points including (contrary to today’s spin fiesta) the fact that it keeps on firing under all sorts of abusive conditions.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 28 at 08:13 AM • permalink