Humor in a Jugular Vein
I’m fighting the worst cold I’ve had in years, so instead of trying to muster up the energy to write something creative and new, I’m digging way back in the personal archive to post something that I hadn’t thought about in a long time but which I was reminded of this week: My 1987 letter to MAD Magazine.
Way back in March 1987, MAD published this “Madballs” parody on the back cover of issue #269:
Well, my friend Ethan and I had just been taught the differences between veins and arteries, including the fact that veins appear blue and arteries are red, so we decided to send off a letter to MAD Magazine. It appeared in print a few issues later:
Hopefully I’ll get better soon. Otherwise I’m going to have to dig out my letter to the editor that was printed in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man.
(Hmm. I wonder what ever happened to Ethan.)