Al Feldstein, the man who put Mad Magazine on the map, died the other day. You can read about his life in this article from the New York Times.
Mad Magazine really hit its stride during my high school and college years. Somebody always had a copy and we took turns looking at the cartoons and satire. My classmates and I would try to figure out who we knew who looked like Alfred E. Newman (we never did find just the right person).
My favorite part of the magazine was “Spy vs. Spy” as it provided a humorous way of looking at the Cold War and got your mind off of those nuclear shelter signs all around town and all they symbolized.
May the humor of Mad Magazine live forever!