Mad #268 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Nulla Reverentia Mihi Est Issue - January 1987

What is Mort Drucker (or is it writer Dennis Snee?) trying to tell us here? On page nine of "Fearless Buller's Day Off" this Latin phrase ("Nulla Reverentia Mihi Est") appears on the entrance to "Gland Lakes University."  I think he is trying to say "What, Me Worry?" but, from my two years of high school Latin, it looks like "Me Is Not Fearful."  Over the years the Mad gang and its fans have tried to find a Latin translation for the ungrammatical motto of Alfred E. Neuman.  "Quid Me Vexari?" appeared on the cover of Mad #51 and "Quid Me Anxius Sum?" appeared on the cover of Mad #65.  Other attempts have been "Num? Me Vexo," "Quid? Numquam Curo," "Quod Me Angere," and "Non Vexor A Quo, Qui Me Non Vexat."  The truth is that Julius Caesar and company could probably not have imagined that anyone would want to corrupt their carefully-structured language in this way.  I would say that all of these non-Latin inventions are fun and equally incorrect.  The other Latin phrase ("De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est") in this article means: "there is no disputing about tastes."  I am not sure why Fearless would have that phrase framed in his bedroom, but I totally agree with it.

I counted 16 hand grenades in "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Terrorist Training Camp."  This seemed like an unusual subject for satire.  After 9/11/2001, the country found this particular topic to be one that became sacred especially in airport security lines. [JAM 7/20/2011]

The Hooky Monster - Fearless Buller's Day Off
Zinger Around the Collar - New Clothing Care Symbols That Tell It Like It Is
Edict And Weep - If Society's Unwritten Rules of Behavior Were Actually Written Down
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Don Martin - One Balmy November Morning; One Glorious December Morning; One Delightful January Morning
Qwerty Poiuyt - Typewri-Toons
Role Call - A Mad Guide To Various High School Types
Booming Idiots - A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Terrorist Training Camp
Like a Version - Famous Stories as Told by Famous People
Chop Schtick - The Karocky Kid Part II
Much Adieu About Nothing - More Logical Farewells to Replace the Dreaded "Have a Nice Day"
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Attorney of the Screw - The Far-Out Ride of Edwin Meese
Mirthquake - The Mad Richter Scale for Human Beings
The Second Slime Around - Alienators
... And To All a Good Sight - Santa Claus as Seen by

Fold-In - Guidance Counselor