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January 5, 2016

A Few Facts About MAD Magazine


• The magazine’s mascot— the round-headed boy with an idiotic grin— went unnamed until a staff member noticed the name of Alfred Newman in the credits of a movie.
That Newman was a well-regarded film composer (and, incidentally, the uncle of composer Randy Newman). Hoping to forestall a lawsuit, the staff changed the spelling of Alfred’s last name and added E as a middle initial. - Neatorama

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 5, 2016 7:57 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Wow! All this time I thought he was Obama's white half.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 6, 2016 3:38 AM

Every time we watch an old movie and that name appears on the opening credits I mention that to my wife.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 6, 2016 4:54 AM

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