Intro to Satire: Mad Magazine

I we legalize marijuana, the production of Harold & Kumar movie will go through the roof—and no one wants that!” Mad Magazine blog

imageHow old were you when you read your first copy of Mad Magazine? I was a teenie bopper and my favorite cartoon was Spy vs. Spy.

As a young teen I had a paper route. Every month I’d take some of my profits and purchase a half gallon container of Root Beer, a package of Fig Newtons, and a Mad Magazine. It was my ritual.

Mad taught me to read between the lines, question authority, and know that everyone lies… everyone. From this magazine, for example, I learned that cigarettes where/are a joke, a very sick joke.

Now my old man ritual of watching CBS Sunday Morning, sipping a cup o joe, with my dawglie at my feet collided with my past. One of the pieces presented was about Mad Magazine.

This year is Mad Magazine’s 60th anniversary. True to their totally irreverent style, they announce it thusly, “To celebrate MAD Magazine’s 60th anniversary, Time Home Entertainment Inc. is foolishly teaming up with MAD Magazine on Totally MAD, a new collection of the legendary humor magazine’s high-quality idiocy that is so widely un-anticipated, this overblown press release is needed to call attention to it.”

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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