The Writing in Frank Jacobs' MAD's Greatest Writers is MAD to the Max

The Writing in Frank Jacobs' MAD's Greatest Writers is MAD to the Max

By Christopher Forsley

Frank Jacobs' parodies are what most people first think of when they think of MAD, even if they don’t know the name of the man who penned them. 29 Jul 2015 // 7:00 AM

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24 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

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The eight house residents on Drawn Together are growing tiresome; they're always the same.

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To proclaim that blogging and 50 Cent constitute a new vanguard of literature strikes me as an American intellectual's version of Stockholm Syndrome.

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24 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

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Angela Robinson says the movie shows the 'scope and the joy of being a contender, more than winning, necessarily.' That Herbie allows this 'scope and joy' for a girl driver is mostly delightful.

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I know I'll never lose affection for people and things that went before. In my life, I'll love The Beatles' versions more, but these covers have their own merits.

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	Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice: Buck Dharma

Buck Dharma makes such a point to deconstruct every little bit of itself that it forgets to build anything back up in its place. D'oh. Here's to the idea...

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	Twista: The Day After

The Day After is the finest mainstream hip-hop album of the year.

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23 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Metric: Live It Out

On their second album Metric sounds a bit ticked off at the world. Can you blame them?"

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	Múm: Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK

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