Mad #185 (Albert Feldstein) - Predict the Future - September 1976

Frank Jacobs is an excellent writer and poet but his ability to predict the future is not so good.  In "Whatever Became of ..." he looks back at a dozen celebrities from 1976 and predicts their fate through 1996.  According to Mr. Jacobs: Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) made his last comeback tour in 1986 [fly us all to the moon]George Plimpton (1927-2003) became a Supreme Court Justice; Cher remarried Sonny Bono (1935-1998) in 1983; Richard Nixon (1913-1994) became a 14-term dogcatcher; Howard Cosell (1918-1995) became a "State Department Roving Goodwill Ambassador."  Sadly, Jacobs came close with his prediction that John Lennon (1940-1980) "... has vanished completely from sight."

Al Jaffee gave us some more clever (albeit unlikely) inventions ("Slob-Proofing Your Home").  The "expensive Oriental carpet" shows a gushing oil well with the caption "Oil is everything."  And, the cigar-smoker's ashes form a human skull.  Liberal Jaffee pulls no punches. [JAM 7/7/2010]

Look for Wile E. Coyote in "Borey Lyndon" and a Mickey-Mouse alarm clock on Kojak's time-bomb in "Where Else But on TV?" 

President Gerald Ford has a bandage on his head (page 23).

Kubrick-A-Brac - Borey Lyndon
Don Martin - One Day on the Highway; An Advertisement
Old Folks Tome - Whatever Became of ...
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of the Summer Scene
Fuel's Gold - Behind the Scenes at the Major Oil Companies
Telly Like It Is - Where Else But on TV ...?
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Docket To 'Em Part II - More Lawsuits We'd Like to See
Sights for Shore Eyes - A Mad Look at the Beach
Mess Hysteria - Slob-Proofing Your Home
Status Quotients - A Mad Guide to the Modern American Class System
Blunder-Cover - Harsky And Stutch

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