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December 31, 2002 7:50 AM   Subscribe

The magazine industry's oddest moments this past year include a very "Bird Talk" September 11 and Detroit (among other cities) being named Maxim's "The Greatest City on Earth".
posted by zedzebedia (12 comments total)
"There were a lot of "Huh?" moments in... 2002."
this is one of them.
posted by quonsar at 8:15 AM on December 31, 2002

There are some gems in there...

The cover of the January 2003 issue of High Times, the marijuana magazine, asks the question: "Was Jesus a Stoner?"

Inside, the answer comes back and it's a resounding affirmative. Citing "outlawed Christian texts," the gospel according to High Times proclaims the good news: Jesus anointed his disciples with a powerful potion composed of olive oil and marijuana. The result, High Times reveals, was "knowledge of all things."

posted by vito90 at 8:39 AM on December 31, 2002

Detroit is the greatest city on Earth. One reason: Red Wings.
posted by adampsyche at 8:47 AM on December 31, 2002

If Maxim keeps this up they're going to have a serious credibility problem . . .
posted by hackly_fracture at 9:08 AM on December 31, 2002

Is there a MetaFilter username and password for the Washington Post website?
posted by timeistight at 9:26 AM on December 31, 2002

Oops! I mistook their survey for a login.
posted by timeistight at 9:28 AM on December 31, 2002

If Maxim keeps this up they're going to have a serious credibility problem . . .

I don't know how much credibility Maxim has had at the best of times.

You could probably do this kind of list in any year - I bet 2002 wasn't any exception in terms of bizarre magazine moments. However, there are specific magazines that have gone downhill. I used to read Glamour very regularly ten years ago and I don't remember seeing anything anywhere near as stupid as the Spinach Experiment. Evidently Glamour hasn't recovered from the Bonnie Fuller effect.
posted by orange swan at 9:36 AM on December 31, 2002

Apperently they've found a Bat-boy living in a cave. Now THERE'S some news with some teeth to it.
posted by sharksandwich at 9:56 AM on December 31, 2002

Wow, nice slash at JANE: "Jane, the increasingly vulgar and idiotic women's magazine, ran a cover story on actress Lara Flynn Boyle and printed this comment on the spine of the magazine: "This cover girl made our writer puke."

I'm in favor of all anti-JANE sentiment, since I had such high hopes for it as the adult SASSY, and it totally disappointed me.
posted by GaelFC at 10:06 AM on December 31, 2002

'Sir, are you watching Fox again?'
posted by DBAPaul at 11:55 AM on December 31, 2002

I have to admit, the Maxim part is pretty funny.

They really are players.
posted by shadow45 at 4:58 PM on December 31, 2002

That site really doesn't handle it well if you don't have cookies enabled...
posted by kerplunk at 4:19 AM on January 1, 2003

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