As I get older, I'm slowly getting rid of things I don't need. But before I do I'll share them with all you nice people.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
THIS MAGAZINE IS CRAZY, part 4 of 4
These are meant to be given out like cards, so if you want to actually do that, print them out the way they were intended and they'll work... and they'll make sense. Competitors of MAD were upset they weren't allowed to exist. There seems to be bitterness here about them and their recurring features, here written by Gary Belkin who became a regular writer for MAD at one time. It's funny how he criticizes their use of big-name comedians when he was ghost-writing the articles credited to Sid Caesar. He quit MAD because he didn't like their paternalistic attitude. It's probably just as well since he went on to write for TV and win Emmys.
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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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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own book,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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