Another Monday, another issue of Sick, this issue is #91 from July 1972. The cover is by Joe Simon.
Inside front and back cover of the issue.
People younger than me always give me a blank look whenever I make a reference to All In the Family or Archie Bunker. When I explain it to them, they find it hard to believe the show ever existed. You could never have such a show now. Today it's just remembered as a show about a guy who calls his son-in-law a Meathead and has a wife who sings badly, but it would still shock today. The first few episodes were mainly about “white flight”, and a typical show had ethnic slurs that could never be aired now, even when taken back. It's dated in that even as late as the early seventies, acknowledging a house has a bathroom or showing a married couple sharing a bed, or even anyone saying the word “sex”, was considered dirty for TV, but it's nothing you'd think twice about if it were in a Pixar movie. It's the racial humor that's somewhat more shocking now, even though it's making fun of prejudice.
The pictures of Nixon are from previous issue. Don't know if I mentioned this before, but I have the hunch there was a tight budget for the magazine, considering most of the articles either didn't have artists or were reprints.
Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything up to January 2017. You don't get the all playlists, though. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:
0:00 ALAN GILLETTE- Personality
from Music City Television
I've run out of originals for the gag cartoons. Some of the captions may be a little light. Sorry about that. I have plenty that were printed though which I'll post in the coming weeks. Here's the last of what I have. Bill Wenzel
Looks like it was done during the Korean War when all the men in the cartoons were made into soldiers and the artists would put where they were posted by their signature. Sometimes if they already used their full names, they would also put their ranks.
Al Ellis's cartoon says “Miss Wilson, we are in a cold war with our competitors. As a result, the management of Love-Lee Bras has decided to issue a test ban on the use of their products by our employees. Now, to detect violations of the ban, we must insist on the principle of inspection.” Which was considered either too long or too... um... forward. The caption was changed to “Thanks to the womens-lib front, our sales are sagging”, which doesn't make much sense considering the bar on the graph chart is going upwards.
The upper left has the address for Visual Varities Inc. There's probably a shopping mall there now, so don't bother going there, which I know almost all of you will do.
The caption says“Now that you're officially retired, Sanders, I know there are things you always wanted to do.”
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item veto. You're not wrong to be offended, think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
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