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Mad Strikes Back (Mad Reader 2)

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Tired? Run Down? Logy? Make this simple test. Drop your present reading matter in to a glass of water-see how it dissolves into a soggy mess.

Now make the same test with a MAD book. Notice how crisp and firm the cover stays-how those bright MAD pages begin to fizz. In just eigth seconds MAD's mind-rotting ingredients paralyse the cerebellum, bringing blessed relief. So reme
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 26th 2002 by ibooks (first published 1955)
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The Mad Reader 1 by Harvey KurtzmanThe Bedside Mad by William M. GainesThe Brothers Mad by William M. GainesMAD's Greatest Artists by Sergio AragonésThe Mad Archives, Vol. 1 by Jack  Davis
Best MAD Magazine Books
18th out of 112 books — 11 voters
Wood, Talc and Mr. J by Chris   RoseNightlight by The Harvard LampoonThe Hunger Pains by The Harvard LampoonThe Sorrows of Young Mike by John ZelaznyNew Moan by Stephfordy Mayo
Best Parodies
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Erik Graff
May 29, 2008 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: kids
Recommended to Erik by: kids
Shelves: art
Despite efforts to map the influence of literary pornography in childhood, most of my book reviews give the misleading impression of a precocious boy genius, a Tom Swift of the intellect. Riding to the forest preserves along the DesPlaines River with two dogs and a human friend today, I tried to come up with a list of hitherto unmentioned literary influences dating to elementary school which would give a more balanced picture of my actual interests. Along with Proust and Nietzsche I came up ...more
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Sep 21, 2014 Richard Epstein rated it really liked it
Just as I blame Chevy Chase for the election of Jimmy Carter, I credit Mad with much of what happened in the 60s and early 70s. Nothing else in our preadolescent lives broke down automatic respect for established norms and authorities. I can conceive of a time or place where something like that might not be a good thing. Not there. Not then.
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Another mad Mad product! It begins with straight talk from Bob and Ray (for those of us who remeber Bob and Ray, we betray our age!). Then, takeoffs on a number of subjects are sent up: Popeye, Prince Valiant (remember that comic strip?),King Kong, and so on. As always, fun. . . .
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These old Mad books are actually quite interesting from an historical perspective by this point in time.
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