Monday, September 03, 2007

Weekly World News

Richard Corliss profiles the magazine that gave us headlines like "Saddam & Osama Adopt Shaved Ape Baby!" and "Mental Supermen Lock in ESP Duel; Top Psychic's Head Explodes!".

The paper revealed more shocking historical secrets than The Da Vinci Code. It informed us that the seer Nostradamus had an idiot brother, Nostradumbass. One cover story declared that President Lincoln was actually a woman. The headline: "Abe Was a Babe!"