Sunday, July 29, 2007

The end of an era.

According to AMI Media, the Weekly World News will soon disappear from lower-class news racks across the nation.

I could cheerfully live without the New York Times, Newsweek or even the Drudge Report. But the WWN will leave a void that is next to impossible to fill.

It won't be just the loss of reports on alien abductions, seeing-eye ducks and beings from other galaxies endorsing Al Gore. And it won't be never again reading columnists Ed Anger or Lester, the Typing Horse...

Nope, the greatest catastrophe will be the end of Bat Boy!

I followed BB's exploits from his early days of dodging scientists who wanted to study him right through his courtship of one of George Bush's daughters, from his appointment (by Bush) to the Supreme Court, right up to this magic moment...



Hell, I even went to see Bat Boy's musical one warm day in NYC seven years ago. And I have the baseball cap to prove it, too.

Life will be a little less interesting when the WWN vanishes. My only hope is that somehow, some way, Bat Boy finds a new home....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh NO! I have a Batboy T-shirt, my wife is going to be devastated!

How can I live a full life without the prophecies of Nostra-dumbass?!?!
--Nullmuse

MrScribbler said...

Null -- we may have to form a support group, and DEMAND that BB, Ed and Lester be kept alive!

DAL said...

Did you know that the WWN, The Nat. Examiner, The Globe, The Nat. Enquirer and The Star all come from the same building?

That means that Bat Boy must have rubbed shoulders with many more celebrities and and other twits than they're telling us.

Interested said...

Too busy laughing to comment :P

MrScribbler said...

dal -- I'm bettin' BB rubbed more than shoulders with 'em!

Have you seen pix of Tom Cruise's kid? Distinct BB resemblance there....

betty said...

Oh dear..how sad..?

lowandslow said...

If the featured story is true...and if the WWN said it, you know it is...Batboy probably pulled the plug on himself. You blame him?

justfly said...

I hope Batboy resurfaces somewhere for you.