Gone is the tabloid that claimed "February Sues for More Days" and "Hide-and-Seek Player Found After 34 Years," but what becomes of its writers? At least one is still missing his calling as an inventor of comedy-news. In Salon, Stan Sinberg recalls how he conceived tall tales for the Weekly World News for 3 years, a calling he considered higher than writing for the Enquirer or penning celebrity gossip.
As a fan, Stan imagined that WWN writers invented stories with a dartboard and sections like “Bigfoot” and “Aliens.” But after applying through an online ad, he fell in love with “a parallel universe in which literally anything could happen” – and found editors who took their comedy seriously. Now he wishes that the WWN had marketed itself to the hip Onion crowd and become “cool” to read instead of “weird.”