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How to save newspapers -- once more with feeling!

Jonathan Mann is a genius. A beautiful, wonderful and very strange genius. Not only has this plucky fellow taken on the daunting task of posting a new homemade music video every day on his www.RockCookieBottom.com website -- including a moving ditty on the meaning of Rock Cookie Bottom and a timely ode to Paul Krugman -- but one of his latest works, posted above, solves the newspaper crisis, in the form of a musical that alludes to the demise of the Rocky Mountain News, among other publications. The answer he comes up with (in verse) is as elegant as it is groundbreaking. Though, if we might have the temerity to point out, it's one we Westworders have already embraced. If you don't believe us, check out our online slide shows. So, everybody now: "Boobs on the front page! Boobs on the blog! Boobs in the classifieds! Boobs, boobs, boobs, boobs, boobs!"

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
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