Newsweek will end its print publication after 80 years and shift to an all-digital format in early 2013–The Washington Post
Sing, O Muse, and Goddess, speak ye:
Death, as it must to each newsweekly
Comes now to the world’s most quoted.
Once so thick it barely floated,
Insouciant and cheeky.
Who did the deed? Who was the psycho
Who sold that final ad to Geico
And on the way to shutting down
Threw the switch marked “Fade to Brown”?
And when the final Boomer dies
Will it take us by surprise?
Will women ever have it all?
What will happen to Ron Paul?
If there’s another coup or strongman
In some place like Chad or Mali
The world won’t know the right from wrong man
Unless he’s interviewed by Lally.
And if they find a cure for cancer
Billy Graham’s gay male lover
Prince Charles with a belly dancer
It still won’t make it on the cover.
Chatter on, ye coastal classes
All the world’s a vast arena
History moves on, and passes
Without a backwards glance at Tina.