Monday, December 17, 2018





I’m taking four or five days off.  A little P.M and R & R.

Check back in a few days.

See ya,

The staff,
The Editor, publisher, typist, writer, proof reader, lay out technician, and  Dishwasher

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA!



To the lady I love:



HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA!!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

SUNDAY FUNNIES!! New Toys (late 1950s)








This is about new-fangled toys.  Of course, it was created in the late 1950s.

TRUMP Magazine (No relation).  Publisher Hugh Hefner; Writer probably editor Harvey Kurtman,  Artist:  Al Jaffee



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Thursday, December 13, 2018

MAD Behind the Scenes






I read someplace how Harvey Kurtzman went about creating a story in MAD.  His final product to present the   artist he selected was in thumbnail form.   He would call the artist in and point out each thumbnail and act it out how he wanted it to be presented.  With just the artist as his audience he would pantomime the body language he wanted the illustration to convey. To the reader.
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall watching Kurtzman do his body language thing, such as these which he probably did:




















Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Idiot Poster Child

When you Google the word Idiot who has the most pictures?

NYC 1963-65








I was stationed in NAS Lakehurst, NJ, in the mid-1960s.    We were 60  miles from NYV, 40 miles from Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.  We often visited these cities on a impulse or whim at the drop of a hat.  We mostly visited New York City.  Here of some of my NYC pictures  1963-65.










Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NYC Image






In a few weeks we will be going to New York City before they take down the Christmas lights.   

We are in the planning stage of what to carry, as far as clothes are concerned.  We plan to pack lightly because we will be there just a short time.  

Now, what kind of image do we want to portray?   Image is everything. Just be ourselves?  Nope!  We would be mugged as soon as we leave the airport.   Dress like we are on a business trip?  Nope, I know they would see our number when someone asks us about the stock market.  

A hustler?  Wait!  That might work.   With my southern accent I might pass for Joe Buck (Jon Voight) in the MIDNIGHT COWBOY if I wear a cowboy hat instead of my standard ball cap.  Naw, I think I would be more myself as Rico “Ratso” Rizzo.

Monday, December 10, 2018

BRINE THYSELF!!




According to Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader “10,000 year old brine shrimp will come back to life when rehydrated.”

I think that may be a solution for sickly people to “skip ahead” to a time in time to when they are likely to have cures for all diseases. 

BRINE THYSELF!




Sunday, December 09, 2018

51 Years!



Today we have been married 51 years.

I love you Honey!

more SUNDAY FUNNIES!! Doonsbury



Click on to enlarge to make it readable.

SUNDAY FUNNIES!! HELP's You Know Who Will Be Killed!




Look what I found all wadded up:  Artist Jack Davis’s three pages  of YOU KNOW WHO IS GOING TO BE KILLED.  These pages are from HELP Magazine #2, 1960, edited by Harvey Kurtzman.  The pages are wrinkled, so you might have to bend over and squint your eyes:  Enjoy!

click on each page to make it readable and lookable.







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