Gweek 020: MAD's Al Jaffee

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4 Responses to “Gweek 020: MAD's Al Jaffee”

  1. Lobster says:

    If I’d known you were coming I’d have made a Jaffe cake?

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    MAD Magazine in general and Jaffee’s work in particular had profound effects on my outlook and psyche as a kid and tween.

    I utterly loved Jaffee’s twisted long-form pieces.

    He did one on the problem of dog waste, in which pictures of poo were replaced with sausage links.  Like a folding gift box, complete with ribbon, which you’d pop over a steaming pile.

    Another, on recycling, presented amusing and twisted techniques  for dealing with garbage. One use: Pressing it into plastic-coated cubes you could use in construction. One of the blocks shown featured the face of a terrified cat who’d been caught in a garbage pail on collection day.

  3. Thad Boyd says:

    His inventions don’t merely “border on the edge of plausibility” — he’s actually credited on the patent for the smokeless ashtray.

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