RIP Weekly World News

This makes me sad, in the same way that I get sad because America’s proud tradition of hucksterism is increasingly subsumed within politics and televangelism. (Where have you gone, PT Barnum? Getting ripped off by the spinny-dart-machine guy at Coney Island just isn’t the same.)

The last WWN I bought offered the untold story of brave American GI’s facing down vampires in Afghanistan. Now we will never hear the horrific followup, as one of them (“It’s just a scratch, Sarge; he never got me”) brings the worst vampire cooties of the Caucasus back to these very shores

Edit: And here’s a New York Times followup, mostly talking about Ed Anger. I’m really going to miss Ed Anger.

One response to “RIP Weekly World News”

  1. Man I tell you what, that IS a same! One reason I’m saddened to hear this is becasue I had aspirations of one day writing for them, them and WWE an the soap opera Passions. I don’t know about WWE but writing for Passions is still something I’d love to do.My uncle used to get all worked up when ever I brought one of those magazines around. You see, when they first started pubishing them a lot of people though they were for real. He was one of them.


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