March 23rd, 2006

Gir on the floor

Who would've guessed?!?

I don't often have cause to pick up Weekly World News, but I got the newest issue as a prank for one of the guys at work. Now, anyone with more than 2 functioning brain cells knows that the whole thing is a total crock, but I didn't realize until just now that despite the tag line of "The World's Only Reliable Newspaper" it doesn't even carry the pretense of being a legitimate paper!

The inside front cover carries the following disclaimer:

"Weekly World News articles are drawn from different sources and most are fictitious. Weekly World News uses invented names in many of its stories, except in cases where public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental. The reader should suspend belief for the sake of enjoyment."

Strangely, I now have a modicum of respect for them. zensidhe and I were wondering how much they pay for stories. I'm sure I could easily turn out a dozen or so a month... ;-)
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