Charlie Mackenzie: Hey Mom, I find it interesting that you refer to the Weekly World News as, “The paper.” The paper contains facts.
May Mackenzie: This paper contains facts. And this paper has the eighth highest circulation in the whole wide world. Right? Plenty of facts. “Pregnant man gives birth.” That’s a fact.
From So I Married an Axe Murderer with Mike Myers
As if we don’t sensationalize just about everything else we see in our lives, we now apparently have to sensationalize weather websites.
Because knowing the weather isn’t enough I guess.
And instantly, because I am a child of the 70′s, I thought of The Weekly World News and all those headlines I used to love reading while waiting in the checkout line when I went with my mom to the grocery store. I mean really, those headlines were the best part of the trip. Even as an eight year old they made me laugh because they were so wonderfully silly and stupid.
Now our weather has become the Weekly World News and I’ve decided to do just as that eight year old did all those years ago, I am going to be amused at the foolishness that is so often our world. Doing something as mundane as checking the weather will be as amusing as standing in the grocery line used to be.
I will get to laugh and yes, I will be shaking my head a little too.