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Bling, bling…

Designer Alexander Amosu’s $100,000+ suit

In these days of economic challenge, parsimony is the reigning virtue: cheap is the new black…  still, a few carry the torch of acquisitive aspiration.  One can find a passel of pointers to opportunities to consume more or less conspicuously  at The Most Expensive Journal.

As we read it and weep, we might spare a grateful thought for Bill Gaines and Harvey Kurtzman; aon this date in 1952 they published the first issue of Mad (appropriately called the “October-November” issue :-)…  When asked to cite Mad‘s philosophy, Gaines responded, “We must never stop reminding the reader what little value they get for their money!” (or, in Art Spiegelman’s gloss:  “The message Mad had in general is ‘The media is lying to you, and we are part of the media.’ It was basically… ‘Think for yourselves, kids.'”)

Indeed.

source: Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site

Written by LW

May 8, 2009 at 1:01 am

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