Moost Unusual: MAD Obama

CNN’s Jeanne Moos offers up another of her patented quirky stories; this time covering MAD’s latest magazine cover that spoofs a stressed-out President Obama — cigarettes, Pepto-Bismol, Excedrin and all.

Oh, how I wish that I hadn’t thoughtlessly dumped my HUGE collection of MAD magazines from the 60s that I used to have — they might actually be worth something these days (more than the fiat currency everyone is printing hand over fist, to be sure).

Semi-Related: President Obama received confused silence upon suggesting that his staff might have to “team up with Taurus of Nemedia” to secure the needed funding…

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6 responses to “Moost Unusual: MAD Obama

  1. sharonapple88

    Oh, how I wish that I hadn’t thoughtlessly dumped my HUGE collection of MAD magazines from the 60s that I used to have — they might actually be worth something these days (more than the fiat currency everyone is printing hand over fist, to be sure).

    Damn. Did you toss them at the dump, or did you give them away to a used book store?

    Semi-Related: President Obama received confused silence upon suggesting that his staff might have to “team up with Taurus of Nemedia” to secure the needed funding…

    Ha!

  2. I think that I pitched the MAD magazines into the garbage when I left home. Also gone was scads of Lego® building blocks, fabulous Kenner constructions sets, untold numbers of really cool Hot Wheels, and a mountainous stack of hardcover Asterix books (Oh, how I adored those…).

    Word up kids: The apparent crap of today may well be the precious (and possibly valuable) commercial icons of tomorrow! Don’t throw them away. Find some crazy relative to store them away for you. Seriously.

  3. sharonapple88

    It’s funny, part of the value of some of those things is from the fact that most people end up throwing it out.

    The thing I regret the most losing — a stuffed dog I used to carry around when I was five.

  4. Do you know what I absolutely kick myself over throwing away? This is so stupid…

    Model soldiers that used to come in Kellogs cereal boxes. There was a whole series of them… from Roman times to the present (kind of bizarre now when you think about it). Nothing terribly special about them — just plastic molded figures in a golden colour — but they had great detail and were kind of magical in a way. I had a pile of them at one time (must have eaten a lot of cereal, I guess) and they populated my imaginary bathtime adventures when I was 8 yrs. old or so.

    I really, really wish that I’d hung onto those silly things. Every so often I’ve looked on E-Bay to see if they’re out on the market, but to no avail.

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