Published in MAD MAGAZINE, October, 1954


Every kid of my generation learned about satire from Mad Magazine, which, in the early 60's, was much smarter than it is today. This piece appeared in Mad before I was born; I found it in a paperback Mad collection when I was a mere sprite. It's still one of the funniest pieces I've ever read, working on a llot of different levels, something I can go back to for the umpteenth time with enjoyment. Be sure to study all the background details.


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