Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Some Things That I Like

Back in The Blog's youth, there were two mainstream satire magazines.

Okay, there were, actually three, but National Lampoon was over this 10-year-old's head...

On the plus side, National Lampoon, occasionally featured nudity.

                                                                   So, there was that.

Where was I?

Oh, yeah.

The preeminent satire publication was...

                                                                      Mad Magazine.

And the young bloggling was a fan.

I credit the "usual gang of idiots" at Mad, not only for my advanced vocabulary, when, in the sixth grade, I tested with a college level vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Not that I am bragging, but...

Boo Yah!

Thanks to today's social media, I am "friended" with several of the original geniuses at "Mad,"

                                                                    Like Dick DeBartolo.

Which I think is pretty cool.

But back in those days, there was another magazine called...


And, while in those days...

Mad Magazine could be had for 40¢ "cheap..."

"Cracked" was the "poor man's" cheaper, paler, lamer, imitation.

Fast forward to today.

Mad Magazine is still available on newsstands and on the internets.

In the meantime, has become one of the internet's funniest, satire based sites. has become one of The PC's favorite sites.

Not just humor and satire...

But, also, dead on observations about pop culture.'s take on the Mylie Cyrus train wreck at the VMAs, for instance, feels true.

Cracked is just brilliant.

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