Today marks exactly six months since the first issue of The Underground was published on Thursday, October 2, 1997, revolutionizing Tosa East newspapers with stories on Marv Albert, kiddy porn, the walkman ban, the Dunkin Donuts/Bill Gates conspiracy and Beeshu Records' first release. Since then, we've gone to the third floor, attacked and made peace (sort of) with the Cardinal News, exposed the dark side of Tosa East's teachers, buried three other Underground papers, and made approximately 2500 copies costing a total of $200.
For this six month anniversary issue, we've decided to go back to the basics; go back to what got us here: raunchy, sex-related articles. Plus we link the past with the present and future with a new letter from an old friend, Derek Falky. So enjoy our rantings and remember our ever-present disclaimer: Nothing in The Underground is ever true.
"Hello, I'm Famous. Would You Like To Sleep With Me?"
Socks Sucks, Too
I'm Too Sexy For This Paper
Derek Falky: Returning To His Roots
Holmes Of The Jungle
And Now... Deep Thoughts*
The only intentional concept issue ever written (issue three wasn't intentional), Issue 13 was made by a suggestion of The Regulator's that the original writers of The Underground should each do an obscene, sex-related article -- like the good old days. The result was a completely different type of article by each of them, but all of them equally funny. Hello, I'm Famous was designed as an online feature due to the interactive "Build Your Own Sex Scandal," Socks Sucks, Too was a late-minute fake news story by The Regulator, "I'm Too Sexy For This Paper" worked from the concept of the Undies as "hot, horny high school seniors" with their own phone sex line, and "Holmes Of The Jungle" was a return to pushing the envelope by Shooter, although Mrs. Holmes actually liked it. All this and another Derek Falky article, plus a Deep Thoughts too profane for the print version.
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* Only on The Underground Online