Totally Mad

Totally Mad

60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity

Book - 2012
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For the past six decades (that's 60 years-we did the math so you don't have to) MAD Magazine has keenly observed the American landscape and promptly made fun of everything in sight. Unwavering in their commitment to high quality stupidity, MAD's legendary artists and writers, long known as "The Usual Gang of Idiots," have brilliantly satirized politics, celebrities, sports, media, cultural trends, and more.

Totally MAD (originally titled The New American Cookbook until cooler heads prevailed) is the ultimate collection of MAD's most idiotic material, including such classics as Spy vs. Spy, The MAD Fold-in, A MAD Look At..., The Lighter Side of, Horrifying Clich#65533;s and The Shadow Knows, plus modern MAD classics including The MAD Strip Club and The Fundalini Pages.

Whether you grew up with MAD in the 50s, 60s, or 70s, reading it with a flashlight under the covers so your parents wouldn't catch you, or in the 80s, 90s and beyond, reading it while watching the MADtv sketch comedy show or the more recent animated series on the Cartoon Network, this book will bring back fond memories and also provide a great introduction to MAD for new readers. Then again, maybe not.

SPECIAL BONUS!
Includes "The Soul of MAD," 12 classic cover prints, ten featuring Alfred E. Neuman, MAD's gap-toothed grinning idiot mascot. These beautiful reproductions are suitable for framing or wrapping fish.
Publisher: New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment Inc., c2012.
ISBN: 9781618930309
1618930303
Characteristics: 253 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,33 cm.,e12 sheets (ill. ; 25 cm.)
Additional Contributors: Ficarra, John

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Dec 26, 2016

(*Alfred E. Neuman quote*) - "For most people, being "reflective" means spending hours in front of a mirror."..... If you ask me - I'd say (just by this quote, alone) that Alfred E. Neuman (who was looked upon as being just an idiot kid) was definitely much brighter than his appearance led one to believe.

I don't know about you - But as a typical, suburbanized kid of 12 - I certainly enjoyed reading Mad magazine regularly and, yes, I had my own subscription to it for 2 years.

There were definitely many aspects of Mad magazine that I particularly liked, such as - "The Lighter Side" - "A Mad Look At" - "The Shadow Knows" - "Horrifying Cliches" - and, of course - "Spy Vs. Spy".

Founded in 1952 by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines - Mad was (at one time) a widely imitated and very influential magazine. It offered its readers biting satire on all aspects of life and popular culture, such as politics, entertainment, and public figures.

This book covers Mad magazine in its first 60 years.... (*Watch brief documentary video*)

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JoCoAcadian
May 21, 2013

Very interesting overview of the history of MAD magazine. It was fun seeing some of the old magazine covers, remembering the recurring gags and cartoons, and the different types of spoofs they would have.

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ichigo852
Mar 09, 2013

whats mad?

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madaboutmad
Aug 27, 2012

if your a hold cancel i'm third!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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