Friday, August 28, 2015

Culture loss

I've always loved satire and that included reading Mad Magazine as a kid. Granted not as literary as Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, but clever for its own time and place.

Copies have been infrequent since moving to Europe...such as one a decade, but Rick is a Mad Magazine fan, so my daughter goes out of her way to make sure she sends him copies and always brings one when she visits from the States.

I still admire it, BUT, because I've been gone so long, I don't recognize a lot of what they are satirizing. But they still have spy vs. spy and the fold out and there are some things I do understand.

I can live with that.

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