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The End of The Weekly World News

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It's over.

The WWN was a family beach-week tradition for the Hamakers. My dad would pick up several tabloids and bring them along each summer when we went to Bethany Beach, Del. The National Enquirer, the Globe -- all too "respectable." We'd each reach for The Weekly World News first.

I never saw myself as a regular reader of the rag, and certainly not a subscriber, but once a year, it was great fun.


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Given the current states of both world affairs and journalism, it just became too difficult for WWN to differentiate itself in the marketplace any longer.


Let's Carl the whole thing Orff!

Do you know the deep dark secret of the avatars?

It's big. It's fat. It's Greek.

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Update (clarification): The WWN is ceasing its print outlet only. Their online presence continues...

Whew! The thought of never reading another Batboy story kept me awake all night!


Formerly Baal_T'shuvah

"Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much." - Maude 
Harold and Maude
 

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This is TERRIBLE!

I bought one just a few weeks ago about the world's fattest cat!

Superceded the next week by the world's buffest cat and how YOU could follow his diet and be buff too. Saturdays are scannout days for me for books and mags. I won't miss this crap at all.


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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