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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//Recent Reviews

24 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Konks: self-titled

True garage rockers that they are, the Konks more than live up to the standards of Bomp! Records, and the legacy of its founder, the late Greg Shaw.

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There's nothing like playing a show for a few thousand of your closest friends.

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The Lone Gunmen - The Complete Series

Being a network TV show and therefore bound by certain attractiveness requirements, The Lone Gunmen couldn't just follow the nerds.

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24 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Eurovision Song Contest 2005

What Americans have to gain, if they can catch the show, is a lesson in geopolitics rarely offered in such an entertaining way.

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One For My Baby by Tony Parsons

Today's Tony Parsons writes like a sensitive new millennium New Man, but he's still the same old unreconstructed hack he ever was.

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24 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Around the Bend (2004)

Henry's instructions bring Turner and Jason to important landmarks that dredge up memories and force them to face events that have haunted their lives.

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	Various Artists: Basement TV, Vol. 1 [DVD]

No interviews or extraneous footage, just live hip-hop performances at the record store or in the club presented by L.A.'s Basement Records.

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	Various Artists: Live at Continental: Best of NYC - Volumes 1 and 2

In a time when rock clubs are failing or being shut down faster than they can be reopened, clubs like the Continental are becoming more and more important. Captured here are 46 songs that provide a snap shot of New York's punk scene circa 1999.

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The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower: Love in the Fascist Brothel

San Diego post-punkers redefine the meaning of the word 'full-length' with a 24-minute long player that swaggers, swoons, stomps, and spits its way into becoming one of the finest pieces of hardcore fury you're likely to hear this year.

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	Nobody: And Everything Else…

On which underground West Coast stalwart and Scott Herren compadre Elvin Estella sadly fails to do it better.

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Sex, Drugs and Alternative Folk: 'True Detective' - Episode 6 - "Church in Ruins"

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"Despite a few Scooby Doo level of conveyance, writer/ creator Nic Pizzolatto finally starts giving the audience the kind of chemistry they expect.

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