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MAD Magazine

I’d love to tell you that when I was an adolescent, the greatest influences on my thinking were Schopenhauer, or Rousseau, and the Federalist Papers.

None of the above.

The biggest influence on my thinking was the late 1960s-era MAD Magazine.

I’ve just been reflecting lately on how brilliant MAD is, and how much I got each month from the magazine.

It wasn’t just jokes.