Remember Mad Magazine? It used to be a regular drain on my allowance, but I haven’t read it for decades.
I used to look forward every month to a page they used to call Things We’d Like to See.
Sometimes they came true. Like what I saw this morning, courtesy of one of my favourite reads.
I’m still laughing.
As he hurled his footwear, the man yells at Bush: This is a good-bye kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog!
Sources in Baghdad say reporters took up a collection for the guy’s family after the press conference.
This is quite a story. Do you think it will mean war with Iraq?
I loved Mad Magazine! When I was in high school I had this dream of working for Mad Magazine some day. On the other hand I didn’t think I could be funny as consistently as I would have to be to stay on.
Pity it wasn’t something mor photo-oppy, like a cream pie or rotten tomato. Or a Barbra Streisand album.
Mad Magazine. It turned me from a naive pre-teen to a 40 year-old misanthrope almost overnight.
On a completely unrelated subject: I was rather hoping we could play duelling banjos with breast-themed verse over at Nursemyra’s, but you stopped playing.
I wonder if myra is sincere about plugging the verse-pipe? Perhaps she found the imagery disturbing.
Another response to the Bush incident:
“Throwing a shoe at the President? That sort of thing would never happen in the United States. We’d just shoot him.”
Notice the quick reaction Bush has? It’s all that practice ducking responsibility.
It is noteworthy how unfazed Bush seems while having projectiles hurled at his head.
Bush had some mad dodgey skillz…didn’t know the old man had it in him except for his penchant in dodging Geneva Conventions and the U.S. Constitution. The BBC had a slow motion shot. Looked like Neo in the Matrix.
And, I have to admire the restraint exercised by the shoe-throwing journo. Given what’s been done to Iraq, flying footwear is pretty tame…
Do you think this might become a running gag? I see people holding shoes aloft at his next public appearance, should he have one before January 20.
While it was funny, it was totally wasted on Bush, who was totally clueless (nothing new there, then!!) about how insulting the gesture was! As if the shoe-size had any relevance!
Consider the alternatives al-Zaidi passed up
Inviting all readers to take a look at that link which andeeroo dropped in his comment.
At first I thought it was just right-wing spin.
That is *priceless*.
Did you see the “enhanced” version over at raincoaster’s place? Mad Magazine! Spy vs. Spy! The Centerfold! (No, not that kind of centerfold.) I used to spend half my allowance on that thing.
I remember the centerfold! It was actually on the back page, wasn’t it? You’d fold over the cartoon and it would slim down to a different scene and a new message at the bottom.
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