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Al Feldstein, longtime editor of Mad Magazine died at the spry age of 88.

His death came suddenly when someone who looks just like him, but dressed in opposing colors, figured out a complicated way to deliver a bomb with a lit fuse to him.  I believe it rolled through a gutter and down a spout that wrapped around a cartoon panel and ended up in Feldstein’s spaghetti as he ate an an outdoor cafe.  Feldstein, thinking it was an innocent meatball, continued dining until it exploded.

Mad Magazine is known for it’s lame… I mean biting send-ups of popular movies and TV shows.  They were nominated for a Pulitzer with their biting satire “Senseless in Seattle.”  They won the Edward R Murrow Award for their Mad-Fold-In that made Nixon look like a toilet.

"What, me decompose?"

“What, me decompose?”

They really socked it to him there…

The success spurned a competing magazine called Cracked, which I don’t think is even a magazine anymore but an awesome website that provides you lists of “insane” things.  (really, check out http://www.cracked.com/).

In the 80s he retired from the grind that is Mad Magazine and moved to Jackson Hole, WY because, according to his wife, he had a crush that he had on the King of Pop.

This hit goes to… Joanne!  She actually got points for this one!  No, really.  20 points.  I know, I know, Joanne’s hits always seem to be 100+ years old.  But hey, there’s always an exception to the rule.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 190 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60, Peaches Geldof – 80, Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter – 30)

Starving Writer – 100 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60)

Tailgating with Jesus – 80 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10, Jack Ramsay – 20)

Gianna 80 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0)

Joanne: 70 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20, Connie Marrero – 0, Al Feldstein – 20)

“Imaginary” Steve: 50 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20, Emmanuel III Delly – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 50 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20)

Babysitter: 40 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10 )

SPMI: 40 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10)

Team Sushi – 30 (Bob Hoskins – 30)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House) – 30 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 30 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10)

Dora the Explorer: 20 (Jeremiah Denton – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 20 (Ralph Waite – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

Carol’s 1%: 20 (Harold Simmons – 20)

Dick in Town: 10 (Hiroo Onoda – 10)

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