It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD World!
Okay seriously, you’re not going to want to miss this— MAD magazine has been called revolutionary, subversive, surreal,  hilarious, and a total waste of time. (The latter by its own editors).  That a single publication could fill all of those roles for millions of  readers, and thrive, across six decades says a lot about both the human  appetite for satire and the unique vision of MAD's founder, William Gaines. Here, on the occasion of MAD launching its first-ever blog, Theidiotical.com, MAD's  editor for the past 25 years, John Ficarra, shares some personal  photographs of — and lively stories about — Bill Gaines; the  magazine's happily chaotic early years; and the writers and illustrators  (a.k.a, “the usual gang of idiots”) who have kept MAD relevant and irreverent since the days when Harry Truman was president
Mad Magazine: A Semi-Secret History

It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD World!

Okay seriously, you’re not going to want to miss this— MAD magazine has been called revolutionary, subversive, surreal, hilarious, and a total waste of time. (The latter by its own editors). That a single publication could fill all of those roles for millions of readers, and thrive, across six decades says a lot about both the human appetite for satire and the unique vision of MAD's founder, William Gaines. Here, on the occasion of MAD launching its first-ever blog, Theidiotical.com, MAD's editor for the past 25 years, John Ficarra, shares some personal photographs of — and lively stories about — Bill Gaines; the magazine's happily chaotic early years; and the writers and illustrators (a.k.a, “the usual gang of idiots”) who have kept MAD relevant and irreverent since the days when Harry Truman was president

Mad Magazine: A Semi-Secret History

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    It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD World! Okay seriously, you’re not going to want to miss this— MAD magazine has been called...
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    Mad is where I first cut my teeth on political satire. And probably the root of my addiction to sarcasm as well…
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    Seriously look through this… AMAZING. MAD magazine was my favorite growing up, so much better than Cracked.
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