Entrepreneur and longtime entertainment executive Neil McGinness bought the deadpan supermarket tabloid Weekly World News from American Media, according to the Times, 14 months after the last issue was printed amid anemic circulation. McGinness has "revived" the website, which AMI had promised to keep open (as publishers tend to do), and might even bring back the print edition. The idea is that online advertising, licensing and movie deals can succeed where the prior incarnation failed. Plus, it's something of a golden age of satire, what with the Onion and Daily Show and so forth. The new site already has old staples Bat Boy and Ed Anger, but the headlines aren't quite up to snuff yet. Perhaps the site's distinguished editors can take some inspiration from this list of headlines from the past (add your own in the comments!):
Hillary Clinton Adopts Alien Baby
Dick Cheney Is a Robot
Grossed-out Surgeon Throws Up Inside Patient
BLIND MAN REGAINS SIGHT AND DUMPS UGLY WIFE!
12 U.S. SENATORS ARE SPACE ALIENS!
FLORIDA MAN SCREAMS FROM THE GRAVE, MY BRAIN IS MISSING!
ELVIS TOMB IS EMPTY
HEAVEN PHOTOGRAPHED BY HUBBLE TELESCOPE
SPACE ALIENS ATE MY LAUNDRY
PLANE MISSING SINCE 1939 LANDS WITH SKELETON AT THE CONTROLS
MAN BEATEN TO DEATH WITH SAUSAGE
(Unsourced are ibid.)