When Google Said That They Wanted All the World’s Knowledge Online, This Wasn’t What I Had In Mind.


With their Google Books service, the world’s dominant search engine is making the contents of everything from Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival to Texas Monthly to VIBE available through anyone’s computer.

But this is the motherlode, friends: Weekly World News, the self-proclaimed “world’s only reliable news source since 1979.” (Google’s archives go back to 1980.)

Can you believe it? That’s the January 2, 1990 cover, above, courtesy of Media Assassin, complete with nutty Xmas messages and puerile racism. “Baboon boy”? It get’s no worse, people. It gets no better.


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#1 Adrian on 12.27.09 at 12:51 pm

Thanks so much for this Harry. I’ve been looking for a couple of years for certain images/articles from Weekly World News. Of all places on the internet, a link to the archives from the Media Assassin is the last place I thought would satisfy this search.

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