Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Brought to you by The Magazine Cover Oversight Committee

In the news last week was the American Society of Magazine Editors choices for the Top 40 magazine covers of the past 40 years (with a little -- very little -- background on the photos here. I have two complaints:

1) What's with the chick wiping her boogs with her sleeve? How the heck does that embody the "Era of Elegance"? And more importantly, how did that get to #9? Of all time?? Please.

2) Aside from the (in)famous National Lampoon "If you don't buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog" cover, where were the magazine covers of my misspent youth??

I'm here to rectify the grievous error by directing you to the following:
Cool Flash-driven Mad Magazine cover archive. Hold your mouse over the thumbnails to bring up a cover. Click on it to get some more details on that particular cover. (via Boing Boing)

The Cracked Magazine cover archive is not as slick, but it always seemed that Cracked was playing second banana to Mad anyway.

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