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Weekly World News Dies; Bat Boy Captured by the FBI -- Obituraries from Time and The Washington Post

The Weekly World News, home to stories about Bat Boy, Elvis's faked death, and Laundry-eating Space Aliens, closed its doors in late August. While at MIT, my house had a subscription to the WWN that we read right next to the Boston Globe and the New York Times during Sunday morning coffee hours. The WWN was the only paper to be consistently read cover to cover.

Check out these obituaries for the WWN. They are positively brilliant
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1657629,00.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/06/AR2007080601293.html

I'm pig-biting sad to see it go.

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Whaleman9 years ago
Awwww, why? Why?!?!?!?
acer739 years ago
I loved WWN it was so fun, I'd go to albertsons and read it while my mom shopped for grocerys.
gmoon9 years ago
Truly, Bat Boy, I believe serious journalists will miss you most of all....
zachninme9 years ago
I like the onion better, personally, and if you haven't seen it, its worth a look-see.
Its more parody news on current events. Like "Someone actually paid for Photoshop" (Thats just one of my favorites), to various things the presednet and company do.