It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...
derspatchel

One of my friends, who I'll call RC here, has made the Weekly World News.

Well, her picture did.

About 10 years, and many pounds ago, she did a brief stint as a plus-sized model and signed her rights away to some series. Nothing salacious, mind you, just people clip art. The stuff's used everywhere, and she's seen herself pop up in the strangest places, from the cover of the latest version of Our Bodies, Ourselves (that's pretty cool) to an ad for a toilet seat for oversized people (well, at least she's happy in the picture.) Since she signed away the rights and pocketed the pay at the time, she doesn't get royalties.

But how many people can you say you know who've been in "America's Extreme Magazine"? This week, RC found herself in the March 6 edition of the Weekly World News on page 25 as the "voluptuous Lucy Lovelace", dropping some serious knowledge on folks -- that overweight people make better lovers because "they're happier." Check out the quote and everything. Now she loves the WWN to begin with, it's her favorite spoof magazine, and while she's not as proud "as if [she had] actually submitted a story and had it published there", she's getting a real laugh out of it.

I don't know how I can even think of hating life when it gives me such awesome stories.
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