If you’re going to display one book on your coffee table this coming year, let it be Bat Boy Lives!, a big, glossy, goofy, wild and wacky collection of the best and most hilarious headlines from that check-out stand publication we’ve all come to know and love – The Weekly World News.
Remember the alien who helps elect presidents? Or the gorgeous model with three legs? They’re here in this eye-popping, jaw-dropping book, along with pregnant Loch Ness monsters, Richard Nixon’s ghost, garden gnomes on the moon, men with crop circles carved into their chest hairs, and a lovely centerfold of the Bigfoot of the Month. Heck, there’s even a first person account of a guy who’s been to hell and back, and says it’s hot down there, and I don’t mean hot like heat! Chicks, booze, and one-armed bandits, man!
The Weekly World News has been bringing readers the craziest journalism, and I use that term loosely, for years, and this collection will have you and your friends reeling with laughter as you reminisce about the year when a man cut his leg off and it hopped 75 feet by itself, or how all the toasters in the town of Hooke, England, one day began speaking in Russian. Or how the astronauts of Apollo 11 were stunned to find beer cans on the moon (the brand was Schaefer, by the way).
There’s the idiot brother of Nostradamus named, appropriately, Nostradumbas, and the psychic whose head exploded during a reading, and, here’s my favorite, Babe-raham Lincoln. Yes, that’s right. Abe was a babe. Dude looks like a lady?
Pop culture, politics, entertainment, science, medicine and the world of the paranormal all get skewered and skewed in this hard-to-put-down book that will have you rolling on your living room floor as you peruse the past 25 years of headlines that only The Weekly World News found fit to print. Headlines like George Bush’s plan to sell Hawaii to pay for the Iraq war, or the secret love tryst between Saddam and Osama.
But there’s nothing more amazing out there than the cover star of this book – Bat Boy, and you can read all about this mysterious creature and his wild and crazy antics in Bat Boy Lives!
Oh, and it’s all true, did I mention that?