Leaning landmark nearly topples over during visit!
‘She was-a too fat!’ says Pope.
… or so says the Weekly World news.
Some people wonder who buys these tabloid trash newspapers. And until this morning, I agreed with those that thought people were idiots for doing so.
But that all changed this morning when I finally couldn’t take it any more and had to buy a copy. That title completely cracked me up.
Inside it only gets better- “Priests battle demonic toupee: In a hair-raising confrontation with evil, a team of exorcists waged a dramatic three-day battle with a toupee possesed by a vicious satanic spirit!”, “Dear Dotti (Apparently a take off of Dear Abby, but with a twists)- I’ve fallen in love with a vampire!”
But it did get me thinking- Have any of these guys ever gone on to write comedy in the mainstream market? That is, has one of their writers moved on to, say, write for a network sitcom? Taken their act on the road? Or do these guys stick with the WWN and that’s it. I mean, some of this stuff is pretty damn funny, and considering the quality of the sit-coms out there these days, it’d seem like the obvious next step.
Oh, and the fat lady and the tower? According to a startling Italian news agency, authorites are looking into suing the two-ton tubby from central New Jersey because scale crunching Angie Floricetti’s enormous bulk “simply put too much stress” on the 185-foot structure, which was already 5 degrees offcenter. Says Paulo Fumecelli - “As soon as that fat American lady got up to the top, there was this tremendous creaking noise and the whole tower suddenly lurched farther to the south”.
Of course, government officials deny that’s there’s anything wrong with the tower, and that any one woman or man made it tilt because of their girth, but the WWN knows better.