The view from Here at The American Bystander
If we ever meet, YOU'RE getting a hug!
By the way, was I the only one that laughed out loud when in a Simpsons episode, the Mad Magazine offices blew up and Nelson lamented, "Tina Brown was just starting to turn it around"?
The Izod is killer.
We should all send MG a portable AC. Hate to think of all that sweaty smudging.
For a look at a midwestern response to the New Yorker, I suggest researching The Chicagoan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chicagoan
I've been thinking more and more about this piece. I've been reading Tony Hendra's Going Too Far recently and he talks a lot about how Boomer humor had a lot of really square stuff to rebel against and presented a lot of opportunities for radical acts. Since so much humor, satire, parody, rebellion, etc. has been absorbed into the mainstream - commercials are more and more ironic, self-referential, and embedded - maybe the most radical thing that someone could do today is publish something in print - ephemeral but physical, not web-based, meant to be passed around rather than shared quickly online. I'll bet subsequent generations will be so tired of all this forever online/shared in a microsecond electronic content, that print publishing of a physical item might be the most radical act of this era of all.