Next month, The Weekly World News won't be publishing any more. The last issue is Aug. 27.
I always would stand in the longest line at the supermarket so I would have time to peruse this latest black-and-white tabloid with its eye-catching headlines. That's where I found out that a "SPACE ALIEN BACKS BUSH FOR PRESIDENT!" (see above photo)
So now where am I going to get the latest on Bat Boy? Or Elvis? Or Bigfoot?
Well, actually, you can get them online now. The Weekly World News will be available exclusively in cyberspace.
But it's not going to be the same.
That kind of stuff is all over the Internet anyway. No novelty.
In its pulp form, The Weekly World News was something that made a trip to the supermarket special. You didn't mind the people ahead of you getting ready to check out with a fistful of coupons. Or the dimwit check-writer who didn't make out his check until his total was rung up.
My Weekly World News fix made the whole supermarket trip tolerable.
Now, I'm going to have to take my laptop with me on my next grocery run. Man, I hope they have a Wi-Fi hot spot.
-- Tommy Cummings | firstname.lastname@example.org