Monday, June 17, 2013
Here's some “highlights” from the 46th issue of Crazy January 1979. The myth of the 50s perpetuated by this board game on the inside front and back covers. There was all sorts of talk of cloning as if the result would be someone the exact age all articulate already. Imitation of Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions in Mad which itself is taken from Rube Goldberg's Foolish Questions. Clockwise from top left: Herve Villechaise, Jimmy Stewart, Liberace, Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, Milton Berle, ?, Tiny Tim, Don Rickles, Dick Van Dyke, some of whom were already has-beens by 1979. They didn't know at that time the “slutty” Halloween costume would be the norm. Some of the “punk” songs in here are actually “hippie” songs, which makes me think either the writers were recycling an older article (editor Paul Laikin worked at other humor magazines before this) or just had no idea about the youth culture they were cashing in on.