Saturday, July 28, 2007
Mad Magazine Loves George W. Bush
Image from source, BuzzFlash.com
MAD Magazine thrives on the ridiculous, so is it any wonder that the George W. Bush Administration provides them with the best political satire in a generation?
BuzzFlash.com's Review (excerpt)
From the Portland Oregon Mercury Review:"George W. Bush might be the worst thing to happen to America, but he's been the best thing to happen to MAD Magazine. MAD's been around for over 50 years, but the last time I remember it being funny was when I was 12. (And it's probably a good idea to take even that with a grain of salt—that was back when I thought Adam Sandler was the funniest man on the planet.) Settling into a lazy, familiar routine of spoofing blockbusters and regurgitating Spy vs. Spy, MAD ceased having any relevance or bite long ago.
That is, until George W. Bush got elected. Sure, MAD has made fun of previous presidents, but never before has a president offered so much to parody and mock—and never before has MAD gone after one with as much angry vehemence and surprisingly sharp wit. Sure, everyone from The Daily Show to The Onion has benefited from Bush's [f*-ups], but MAD's topped them all with intensity and nerve; some of the funniest, meanest comedy to result from Bush's presidency has been hidden in a magazine that no one reads anymore.
Read more at: BuzzFlash.com