Crease is the word

Yahoo! has an interview with Al Jaffee, who created the MAD Fold-In 50 years ago. How it’s done is interesting enough, but what I did not know is this: there was one Fold-In that was pulled after the magazine had gone to press, resulting in several hundred thousand copies being sent to the shredder.

It’s a video, but a shortish one. And Al, now well into his 90s, sounds a lot more on-the-ball mentally than I do.

(Via Joy McCann.)


  1. canadienne »

    16 February 2014 · 11:06 am

    The video is not available in my location, and now I am desperately curious.

  2. CGHill »

    16 February 2014 · 11:34 am

    Probably some malfeasance by ABC News, which is a producing partner with Yahoo!

  3. canadienne »

    16 February 2014 · 12:21 pm

    I was rather hoping you would tell me what the subject of the rejected Fold-In was. Used to be a big fan of Mad Magazine back in the day.

  4. canadienne »

    16 February 2014 · 12:23 pm

    Ah, nevermind, Google did not fail me.

  5. CGHill »

    16 February 2014 · 12:24 pm

    Google has ways of getting around the most impenetrable blocks.

    Anyway, now you know.

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