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On Anxiety and Faith: The Passage

Alfred E. Neuman, the mascot of MAD Magazine since about 1956 has appeared on the cover of almost every issue since then. His motto: … 678 more words


Day 1713: Like a pro

Like a pro, I noticed this sign yesterday:

I see pros and cons in that, based on my previous profession as a copywriter.  These days, my profession involves asking questions, including these: Is it possible to go back to school like a pro?   210 more words

Personal Growth

Red October



by Charles McKelvy

When I was all of 12 and a student in Mrs. Harrington’s 6th grade class at Alice L. Barnard Elementary School in Chicago, I was convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that I was going to be incinerated at any moment. 827 more words

Travels With Charley

T-Shirts and Shorts

I look out the window and see people running in t-shirts and shorts, sweaters tied around their shoulders, no longer needed.  And it’s only mid-morning. 86 more words


The Usual Gang of Idiots

No, this post is not about Congress. (rim shot)

Many of you will recognize the above phrase as the description of the contributing artists and writers in each month’s issue of a favorite indulgence of mine in my youth, MAD Magazine. 368 more words

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