September 06, 2007

It was fun while it lasted

So Weekly World News has gone the way of the dodo. Bummer. It was perfect bathroom reading material. My favorite supermarket checkout headline from WWN? Famous Psychic's Head Explodes! Probably a little less famous than the Bat Boy cover, but still entertaining.

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My favorite headline story was the skeletons of the honeymoon couple found in a Titanic lifeboat. The life ring was displaying "U.S.S. Titanic." First, only U.S. Navy vessels are designated "U.S.S." and second, since she was a British vessel, it should have read "R.M.S. Titanic" for Royal Mail Ship. My kids and I got a good laugh over that one.

Posted by: William at September 6, 2007 04:05 PM

I actually have an issue of WWN that I've saved since the early 1990s ... the front page headline notes that Adam and Eve's skeletons were found a little south of Denver, Colorado.

If I get to the GABF, I'll bring it to show you.

Posted by: wheels at September 7, 2007 08:57 AM

My favorite WWN headline: "Three-Armed Man and Three-Breasted Woman Have Three-Legged Baby"

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at September 8, 2007 10:56 PM