Not sure what exactly you all had planned to do on June 5th (me, I had Kegel exercises scheduled AGAIN), but regardless of whatever that may be, I’m here to tell you why you had better cancel that sh-t: we’ve all got the world’s first 3D newspaper to read! It’s been announced that British tabloid The Sun will print an entirely 3D edition of their publication, complete with 3D glasses and images. No word yet on whether or not the special edition will include any additional dignity.
In one of the more bizarre media announcements of recent times, News International’s LCD (Lowest Common Denominator) British Tabloid The Sun is to publish a 3D edition on June 5 complete with 3D glasses, 3D editorial images, 3D adverts and a 3D Soccer World Cup schedule Wall Chart. It’s yet another newspaper first for the Murdoch empire (along with recalibrating public morals by widely distributing images of bare-breasted women), though we suspect the motivation is more related to Murdoch’s Sky Sports broadcasting the World Cup in 3D than by any forlorn hope of innovating a reversal of the Sun’s circulation which has been in decline for 15 years. [source]
Smart move, The Sun. It’s like my grandfather used to always tell me, “Chodin, if at first the publication of women’s breasts in your newspaper won’t increase sales, just try printing that sh-t in 3D”. Personally, I could really care less about all the World Cup mumbo jumbo they’re excited for, I’m just looking forward to experiencing the hilarity of The Family Circus in 3D. I mean, that’s going to be really boring as sh-t.
Thanks to gizmag for the tip.