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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Something Else #2, 4 of 4
Like, here's the last of that issue of Something Else #2 from March 1971, the establishment's attempt to cash in on youth culture. You can see by the holes, it was designed to be put in your school binder.
Parody of the Winston ad campaign questioning the grammar of the campaign. It's funny how humor magazines always had articles and ad parodies of the consequences of cigarettes but if shows like Mad Men are any indication, the editors were probably casual about smoking cigarettes in the office.
I guess this is supposed to be about the irony of the ultimate “God and country” mascot being someone with long hair, though if it is, I think it's more cynicism by the Joe generation trying to fit in with the hippies not politically but recreationally, because 82% of hippies were queers and that's a fact.
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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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