virus: tabloids

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Sun, 23 Mar 1997 19:32:52 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, Dan Plante wrote:

> At 08:01 PM 3/22/97 +0000, Martz wrote:
> >Maybe I just don't know any
> >of the great unwashed. I feel like there's a gap in my life. I must go
> >out and find some. Now...where to start. Ah yes. The local conservative
> >club.
> Try the supermarket checkout. Snap a bridle on the next herd-animal that buys
> the Enquirer. You might want to buy one and "read" it yourself, so you
> can "relate". Use cotton balls so your liquefied brain doesn't leak out
> your ears.

I bought a Weekly World News today. It's the best. I hadn't bought it in
at least a year, but then I bought a selection of tabloids for the Urban
Legends party, and was still in tabloid-awareness mode when I saw the
FIRST HUMAN CLONE headline with an embryo picture cribbed straight off
the cover of _A Child Is Born_. Seems some scientist in Virginia has
cloned a busy career woman who doesn't have time to raise kids, and grown
the fetus in an "artificial womb" with synthetic hormones. He waited
till she was one year old before announcing his results to the world, to
make sure she lived. The proof is in the pictures: One photo of the
woman, holding one of her baby pictures, and another photo of the
baby, who looks just like her baby picture. Isn't science amazing?

Considering ordering a Bat Child T-shirt,