The Technium

Portal to the Id: World Weekly News


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I don’t care what you say, the World Weekly News was an awesome publication. Like the Men in Black said, you get to hear about alien landings months in advance of any other source. I subscribed to it for years. I had it mailed to my office at Wired. I read it because it had the greatest headlines EVER. Before the web, it was the the single best portal into wonderful weirdness, obscure insanity, the cultural id, urban legends, and the gestalt of our times. Now entire decades of its epic awesome back issues are available for free

here.

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Comments
  • TimK

    In college I had a friend who made collages out of tabloid headlines. WWN headlines were, naturally, always great material.

    My favorite among her collages was one that had, in the center, an ingenious combination of two WWN headlines:

    WORLD’S TINIEST TRANSSEXUAL
    RISES FROM ITS GRAVE

  • Oliver

    Your are certainly right. Weekly world news was the best. The Headlines were song intriguing. The rest of the crap at the supermarket was about celebs, or the Mamma and the Pappas, but this was like the Jimi Hendrix of crappy magazines.