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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 12:46 pm
An affectionate farewell to the Weekly World News.
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
Isn’t the New Republic looking for experienced fact-checkers?Posted by andycanuck on 2007 08 27 at 12:47 PM • permalink
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
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
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
- 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.
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.
SCIENTIST DISCOVER WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DINOSAURS – BIG GAME HUNTERS FROM MARS!
so long WWN.