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July 24th, 2007

The End of Weekly World News

I’d like to ask everyone for a moment of silence. Weekly World News, the nation’s most… uh… accurate? tabloid, is ending publication next month.

The thing was launched in 1979, and I just assumed it’d always be around. Was it terrible? Of course. But it just felt like a big parody of tabloids in general, and I applaud that. (I wonder if they ever ran diet tips….)

I think I’ll miss Bat Boy the most.

Posted in Just Plain Odd

Ryan July 24, 2007, 1:50 pm

That is sad! I remember always picking up a copy of this and a 48-pack of the worst hot dogs possible before going on boating trips in middle school. Good times, good times.

jk July 25, 2007, 6:45 pm

Ryan, you ate meat?

Loosely speaking.

Ryan July 25, 2007, 7:17 pm

jk — Indeed I did. I didn’t become vegetarian until I was 24 and back in high school it wasn’t unusual for me to down two Big Macs for dinner.

jk July 26, 2007, 3:15 am

It all adds up! Kind of like a big game hunter becoming a card-carrying member of PETA.

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