Okay, so it ain’t the New York Times, but the death of the print edition of Weekly World News tugs at my heartstrings nonetheless. I was a subscriber for years and eagerly looked forward to each issue’s new accounts of the exploits of space aliens and bat boys.
Actually, for all its absurdity, Weekly World News carried a lot of offbeat and true items. It was a showcase of the lunatic fringe of the human condition and, as such, was often very entertaining. Fortunately, the online version survives.
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