The Weekly World News, that supermarket tabloid that doesn’t even pretend to care about the truth, has come to the iPhone. The company behind Bat Boy, regular Bigfoot updates and UFO news you won’t find elsewhere has put together an app for the device showcasing some of its greatest covers.
Sadly, the offerings are pretty sparse for your 99 cents. You can peruse 24 classic covers, but the real fun is the ability to swap faces from your photos with the ones on the covers. (My wife was more than a little unhappy to see her face on a page with the headline “Captured Alien is 500 Years Old!” Personally, I giggled like I was being treated with nitrous oxide.)
The covers (altered or otherwise) can be shared with friends, which may land me in further trouble.
Granted, it’s a silly waste of time and money, but it’s no worse than 50 percent of the other apps on the market today.