Monday, July 23, 2007
Goodbye, Weekly World News
The Weekly World News is shutting down. The tabloid has been a staple at the supermarket checkout line since the late 70s. Best known for its stories of Presidents meeting aliens and the travails of Batboy, I'll remember the paper for its sense of humor and for one of its editors.
For several years Leskie Pinson went on my radio show once a week to discuss the stories in the latest edition of the Weekly World News. He was originally from here -- Huntington, WV -- and a big fan of Marshall University sports and the Cincinnati Reds.
And he was frickin' funny. I always enjoyed talking with him, on and off the air. He never failed to make me laugh.
Leskie passed away two years ago this month, far too early. And now the Weekly World News, with those wacky stories, is going away as well.
I'm surprised at how sad that makes me feel.