Well, I'm really not surprised.
From the WWN website:
The John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation today made it official. Bat Boy is a genius.
Weekly World News is proud to announce that Bat Boy has been chosen by the MacArthur Foundation to receive one of its prestigious fellowships, also called “genius grants.”
Upon hearing the news Bat Boy took a baseball bat and smashed the offices of the MacArthur Foundation. They didn’t mind though… “he’s a genius, he can do whatever he wants.”
It was bound to happen.
Robert Haas, Derek Wolcott, Anne Carson, Cormac McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Alice Fulton, Stephen Jay Gould...Bat Boy.
He belongs to the world now.