Well now just where in the FUCK am I supposed to go for breaking bat boy news?
I printed out a bunch of great WWN covers (Osama and Saddam SECRET LOVERS) and used them for gift wrapping paper.
Where will I get my batshit crazy from now?
Wow! She knew before she even opened it that it was from a yucky lezzie? She's even better than I thought.
david? full disclosure. i was secretly dotti.
i am really sad about this.
@2: my favorite WWN cover EVER is the osama & saddam secret lovers, i've still got it somewhere. i applaud your taste.
schmader, you are a fucking classic.
I was always a big fan of Ed Anger. His rants hilariously encapsulated a whole worldview that was quite common in my hometown (and everyone else's.)
I always assumed it was written by the same sort of stoner smartypants that would later form the editorial staff of the Onion.
Ed Anger! He'd always refer to gay guys as "Broccoli Bruce" in his MY AMERICA column. Plus he was always pig-biting mad at something or the other.
Oh, I loved me some Ed Anger.
Oh, that brings back memories...
What?! No! Dammit! So much for my 10-year career plan...
Anyway, my favorite thing in the WWN was a headline not long that said "Very Tiny Baby Found In Avocado."
I just imagine someone at the office saying "how about...Tiny Baby Found In Avocado?"
And someone else says, "It would have to be a very tiny baby."
And how about the sexy psychic, Serena (or Sabrina?). That was always worth a read.
monkey @ 2,
"Where will I get my batshit crazy from now?"
There's always FreeRepublic.com!
True Story: one of my aunts fell down at the end of her icy drive way and broke a bunch of bones in her leg. It was freezing cold outside and because she lived in BFE the odds of someone being able to get to her to help her were miniscule. Her dog ended up dragging her all the way back up the 1/2 mile driveway and saved her life. She was able to drag herself over the door-stop and pull the phone down off the wall to call for help. They printed that story in the WWN. May have been the only true story they ever reported.
Let me rephrase... where will I get my FUNNY batshit crazy from now?
WEEKLY WORLD NEWS DVD-ROM!
(at least.. *whimper*. When the Weekly World News dies, you know all the angels in heaven have died.)
hahah. Jordyn, that is the biggest laugh i've had in a while.
Just the byline in the pic in the entry!
"Top 5 Disgusting Diets for 2002". Holy shit!
I hate to say it, but American took WWN for granted, big time. Why weren't we investing in the right publications?
Anyway, watch for e-bay shmoes to capitalize on selling back issues. ;_;
This is TERRIBLE! I swear most of the band flyers me and my friends made in college started with a WWN photo (caption optional). This is truely bad news.
..my friends and I. Sorry.
Schmader, how will the Men in Black be able to operate without their number one intelligence gathering operation?
Dammit!!! But I get all my news from WWN and Slog. Now I'll only be half as well informed.
Plus WWN is like an antedote to that icky consumer fealing i get at the checkout line having to stare at bradjotomcatohan's "even my problems are better than your's" faces. Sometimes I'd daydream of Batboy biting the head off of Paris Hilton.
Does this mean my copy of the WNN with the "Iraqi Submarine Spotted in Great Lakes!" headline will be worth something someday?
Enquiring minds want to know!
If only that wasn't the only one I ever bought!
@13, While WWN was one of the best crappy newsweeklies, they did print quite a few actual REAL news stories. I will miss them (even though I haven't bought a copy lately), and I hope your aunt is OK.
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