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(Vanity Fair)   Meet Al Jaffee, one of the last of Mad Magazine's 'Usual Gang of Idiots.' At 96, he's set a record for longevity -- and still draws the fold-in cover (Not safe for work image below article)   ( vanityfair.com) divider line
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2017-03-14 10:23:59 AM  
 
2017-03-14 11:03:51 AM  
I won a funky table at a silent auction that was held at a tennis club in Provincetown. The previous owner was Al Jaffee.

/CMS
//Cool Madlibs Story
///I guess
 
2017-03-14 11:53:16 AM  
Holy crap, I still stop in the local library and check out the latest Mad mag
 
2017-03-14 11:58:25 AM  
The last Idiot standing.
 
2017-03-14 12:00:02 PM  
short CSB:
I met Al Jaffe as a kid at a Boy Scout retreat. I was around 12, so this would be around 1977. I still have a signed drawing he drew for me from the event. I know I never got rid of it. Might try to dig that out today.
 
2017-03-14 12:00:52 PM  
You can actually get Mad on your iPad now.  I broke mine trying to do the Fold-In, though.
 
2017-03-14 12:09:21 PM  
I always wanted to get a tattoo based on a fold in cover, so as I got older and fatter, a new scene would unfold.
 
2017-03-14 12:11:52 PM  

Grumpy Cat: I won a funky table at a silent auction that was held at a tennis club in Provincetown. The previous owner was Al Jaffee.

/CMS
//Cool Madlibs Story
///I guess


img.fark.net
 
2017-03-14 12:12:23 PM  
Al Jaffe with cartoonist Will Elder in High School :

static01.nyt.com
 
2017-03-14 12:13:35 PM  
Is this the Al Jaffee comment thread?
 
2017-03-14 12:21:25 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Is this the Al Jaffee comment thread?


No, it's the "All Taffy" thread, you illiterate!
 
2017-03-14 12:22:56 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Is this the Al Jaffee comment thread?


No, this is where Foobies has been hiding.
 
2017-03-14 12:27:17 PM  

shastacola: Al Jaffe with cartoonist Will Elder in High School :

[static01.nyt.com image 522x500]


That's Benedict Cumberbatch.
 
2017-03-14 12:29:59 PM  

Ecobuckeye: shastacola: Al Jaffe with cartoonist Will Elder in High School :

[static01.nyt.com image 522x500]

That's Benedict Cumberbatch.


no its becky
 
2017-03-14 12:45:47 PM  
And if you scroll down the page enough you seen naked female butt.
 
2017-03-14 12:46:46 PM  
Time to re-up the subscription. Thanks for the reminder subby!
 
2017-03-14 12:46:52 PM  
For those who haven't read the article, the story about Bill Gaines flying the whole staff to Haiti is hilarious.
 
2017-03-14 12:47:13 PM  
Jack Davis passed away last year. 
Mort Drucker is still alive, but he's in his 90's too.
 
2017-03-14 12:47:52 PM  
I have the six CD set of Mad magazine. I'll have to see if it works on Windows 10.
 
2017-03-14 12:50:41 PM  

shastacola: For those who haven't read the article, the story about Bill Gaines flying the whole staff to Haiti is hilarious.


OH I read that in a book someone wrote about the staff.
Great tale.
 
2017-03-14 12:51:43 PM  

shastacola: For those who haven't read the article, the story about Bill Gaines flying the whole staff to Haiti is hilarious.


To this day I'm surprised that none has tried to make a movie about Gaines and mad magazine.
 
2017-03-14 12:53:04 PM  

alechemist: shastacola: For those who haven't read the article, the story about Bill Gaines flying the whole staff to Haiti is hilarious.

To this day I'm surprised that none has tried to make a movie about Gaines and mad magazine.


I would so pay to see that.
 
2017-03-14 12:54:21 PM  

Uzzah: thatguyoverthere70: Is this the Al Jaffee comment thread?

No, it's the "All Taffy" thread, you illiterate!


Wow, that was a snappy answer to a stupid question.

Anyway, Sergio Aragones and Paul Coker are still around too, although I don't know if Coker is still drawing.
 
2017-03-14 01:06:45 PM  
CSB: Around the tim henry met Al, Don Martin came to my hs. I got his autograph on a print if his work he was giving away (not sure where it is). He was my favorite idiot before that night. The guy was so nice he just cemented his place in my heart.
 
2017-03-14 01:29:09 PM  

wiseolddude: I have the six CD set of Mad magazine. I'll have to see if it works on Windows 10.


Six CD?

I picked up one DVD with the first 500 issues a few years back.
 
2017-03-14 01:32:15 PM  
Awesome.  I just recently trashed my 5 year collection of 80's Mads because I just did not have room anymore.  Now I'm totally regretting it.

/Threw my playboys away too.  Serious regret.
 
2017-03-14 01:35:30 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-14 01:37:39 PM  
Even though i grew up in the 80's, i accumulated and read all the old Mads from the 70's, which was arguably their heyday, because it was such a volatile decade with Nixon, Vietnam, drugs, the hippies, the gas shortage, and great movies.      To be a good satire, you have to have good material to work with.

Mad literally, was my American history class.... Its not like they taught the 70's, in school.  And because, they are poking fun at everything, you get a wider perspective of both the issue and the opposition to the issue.  You can see what the man on the street thinks, compared to what the media was reporting.

And just humor in general.... my cynical,mocking humor is totally from Mad... I might see a movie, and perfectly recall a joke that Mad made about it, 30 years ago.  Those jokes stuck in my brain, probably because i was reading them during my formative years.

You'd think with Trump, and all that going on... Mad would have a revival, but it doesn't seem the same. I picked up a few issues in the past year, and noticed that many articles don't even feature a named artist. Its like work-for-hire.   There's no personality to latch onto.
 
2017-03-14 02:15:15 PM  
Don Martin, FYI..schwizzap!
 
2017-03-14 02:21:30 PM  

T.rex: Even though i grew up in the 80's, i accumulated and read all the old Mads from the 70's, which was arguably their heyday, because it was such a volatile decade with Nixon, Vietnam, drugs, the hippies, the gas shortage, and great movies.      To be a good satire, you have to have good material to work with.

Mad literally, was my American history class.... Its not like they taught the 70's, in school.  And because, they are poking fun at everything, you get a wider perspective of both the issue and the opposition to the issue.  You can see what the man on the street thinks, compared to what the media was reporting.

And just humor in general.... my cynical,mocking humor is totally from Mad... I might see a movie, and perfectly recall a joke that Mad made about it, 30 years ago.  Those jokes stuck in my brain, probably because i was reading them during my formative years.

You'd think with Trump, and all that going on... Mad would have a revival, but it doesn't seem the same. I picked up a few issues in the past year, and noticed that many articles don't even feature a named artist. Its like work-for-hire.   There's no personality to latch onto.


and me lookin' for a job. .. .
Hmmmmm
 
2017-03-14 02:32:56 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-14 02:33:00 PM  

Uzzah: thatguyoverthere70: Is this the Al Jaffee comment thread?

No, it's the "All Taffy" thread, you illiterate!


Was that a snappy answer to a stupid question?
 
2017-03-14 02:46:30 PM  
Ploit.  Scwhap.  Flooba dooba.
 
2017-03-14 03:09:51 PM  

docmattic: Ploit.  Scwhap.  Flooba dooba.


I believe "flooba dooba" was the sound a woman's breasts made when unsnapping her bra.
 
2017-03-14 03:13:44 PM  

Hawk24: docmattic: Ploit.  Scwhap.  Flooba dooba.

I believe "flooba dooba" was the sound a woman's breasts made when unsnapping her bra.


Well done (or should I say "bra"-vo?). Specifically, it was the sound of Wonder Woman releasing her (Wonder?) bra.
 
2017-03-14 03:23:16 PM  

docmattic: Hawk24: docmattic: Ploit.  Scwhap.  Flooba dooba.

I believe "flooba dooba" was the sound a woman's breasts made when unsnapping her bra.

Well done (or should I say "bra"-vo?). Specifically, it was the sound of Wonder Woman releasing her (Wonder?) bra.


Actually, that was "ploobadoof".

And here's photographic proof to back me up

art.cafimg.com
 
2017-03-14 03:33:48 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: docmattic: Hawk24: docmattic: Ploit.  Scwhap.  Flooba dooba.

I believe "flooba dooba" was the sound a woman's breasts made when unsnapping her bra.

Well done (or should I say "bra"-vo?). Specifically, it was the sound of Wonder Woman releasing her (Wonder?) bra.

Actually, that was "ploobadoof".

And here's photographic proof to back me up

[art.cafimg.com image 600x376]


Ah yes.....ploobadoof.
 
2017-03-14 03:35:34 PM  

Hawk24: FirstNationalBastard: docmattic: Hawk24: docmattic: Ploit.  Scwhap.  Flooba dooba.

I believe "flooba dooba" was the sound a woman's breasts made when unsnapping her bra.

Well done (or should I say "bra"-vo?). Specifically, it was the sound of Wonder Woman releasing her (Wonder?) bra.

Actually, that was "ploobadoof".

And here's photographic proof to back me up

[art.cafimg.com image 600x376]

Ah yes.....ploobadoof.


Also....can't remember what I had for lunch.....can remember obscure Mad Magazine "sound" effect from when I was 10.
 
2017-03-14 04:00:05 PM  

Hawk24: Hawk24: FirstNationalBastard: docmattic: Hawk24: docmattic: Ploit.  Scwhap.  Flooba dooba.

I believe "flooba dooba" was the sound a woman's breasts made when unsnapping her bra.

Well done (or should I say "bra"-vo?). Specifically, it was the sound of Wonder Woman releasing her (Wonder?) bra.

Actually, that was "ploobadoof".

And here's photographic proof to back me up

[art.cafimg.com image 600x376]

Ah yes.....ploobadoof.

Also....can't remember what I had for lunch.....can remember obscure Mad Magazine "sound" effect from when I was 10.


Agreed.

I knew the sound effect before I even bothered to google it.
 
2017-03-14 04:13:55 PM  

T.rex: Even though i grew up in the 80's, i accumulated and read all the old Mads from the 70's, which was arguably their heyday, because it was such a volatile decade with Nixon, Vietnam, drugs, the hippies, the gas shortage, and great movies.      To be a good satire, you have to have good material to work with.

Mad literally, was my American history class.... Its not like they taught the 70's, in school.  And because, they are poking fun at everything, you get a wider perspective of both the issue and the opposition to the issue.  You can see what the man on the street thinks, compared to what the media was reporting.

And just humor in general.... my cynical,mocking humor is totally from Mad... I might see a movie, and perfectly recall a joke that Mad made about it, 30 years ago.  Those jokes stuck in my brain, probably because i was reading them during my formative years.

You'd think with Trump, and all that going on... Mad would have a revival, but it doesn't seem the same. I picked up a few issues in the past year, and noticed that many articles don't even feature a named artist. Its like work-for-hire.   There's no personality to latch onto.


In my mind, This is his finest work.

MAD can't work anymore because there isn't anyone (like Bill Gaines) to tell the T/W suits to fark off. It's co-opted like the rest of media.
 
2017-03-14 04:22:59 PM  

Another Government Employee: MAD can't work anymore because there isn't anyone (like Bill Gaines) to tell the T/W suits to fark off. It's co-opted like the rest of media.


Pretty much.

Even though Gaines sold Mad to Kinney National (before it bought DC, then WB), it was still a separately run company. Once Gaines died, there was really no one left with the power to keep WBDC from getting its hands on it, and all was lost.
 
2017-03-14 04:32:58 PM  
When I was a every Christmas, my mother made sure to put the big special issue Mad Magazine in my Christmas stocking.

Fast forward several years, I'm home on leave from the Navy, mom comes back from the grocery store and right on top is a big special issue Mad Magazine.

She was cool like that.
 
2017-03-14 04:48:55 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Is this the Al Jaffee comment thread?


No, this is the line for discount colostomies, I was saving your spot and wondering what took you so long!
 
2017-03-14 05:35:42 PM  

stevetherobot: Uzzah: thatguyoverthere70: Is this the Al Jaffee comment thread?

No, it's the "All Taffy" thread, you illiterate!

Was that a snappy answer to a stupid question?


No that was William Shatner's hair piece!
 
2017-03-14 05:39:04 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: [img.fark.net image 640x480]


No, I want roast beef, you clod!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
 
2017-03-14 06:28:05 PM  

Another Government Employee: T.rex: Even though i grew up in the 80's, i accumulated and read all the old Mads from the 70's, which was arguably their heyday, because it was such a volatile decade with Nixon, Vietnam, drugs, the hippies, the gas shortage, and great movies.      To be a good satire, you have to have good material to work with.

Mad literally, was my American history class.... Its not like they taught the 70's, in school.  And because, they are poking fun at everything, you get a wider perspective of both the issue and the opposition to the issue.  You can see what the man on the street thinks, compared to what the media was reporting.

And just humor in general.... my cynical,mocking humor is totally from Mad... I might see a movie, and perfectly recall a joke that Mad made about it, 30 years ago.  Those jokes stuck in my brain, probably because i was reading them during my formative years.

You'd think with Trump, and all that going on... Mad would have a revival, but it doesn't seem the same. I picked up a few issues in the past year, and noticed that many articles don't even feature a named artist. Its like work-for-hire.   There's no personality to latch onto.

In my mind, This is his finest work.

MAD can't work anymore because there isn't anyone (like Bill Gaines) to tell the T/W suits to fark off. It's co-opted like the rest of media.


Agreed
 
2017-03-14 06:44:44 PM  
Another Government Employee:
In my mind, This is his finest work.

Thank you for sharing.  I don't believe i've seen that one. I wonder if i have that issue in my archives.   Satire always treads the line where some people aren't interpreting it correctly, and take wrong offense.
 
2017-03-14 06:47:41 PM  

T.rex: Another Government Employee:
In my mind, This is his finest work.

Thank you for sharing.  I don't believe i've seen that one. I wonder if i have that issue in my archives.   Satire always treads the line where some people aren't interpreting it correctly, and take wrong offense.


It was in one of the Special issues in 1971. The piece prompted a visit to the MAD offices by the FBI, who was not so politely told to take a hike by Gaines.
 
2017-03-14 07:04:44 PM  

Another Government Employee: T.rex: Another Government Employee:
In my mind, This is his finest work.

Thank you for sharing.  I don't believe i've seen that one. I wonder if i have that issue in my archives.   Satire always treads the line where some people aren't interpreting it correctly, and take wrong offense.

It was in one of the Special issues in 1971. The piece prompted a visit to the MAD offices by the FBI, who was not so politely told to take a hike by Gaines.


The Feds are the only reason MAD still exists today.

I don't think it would have had the staying power had it remained a 32 page comic book. But once he had to switch to a magazine to escape the code and government witch hunts, Mad became MAD
 
2017-03-14 07:23:26 PM  
When I was a kid late 60s/early 70s I bought each issue every month.  My parent's didn't like me reading it but didn't prevent it.  They just wouldn't do anything like write a check (even if I gave them money) so I could subscribe.

I credit my current sense of humor 99% to Mad Magazine.
 
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