This compilation contains all the books of The MAD Bathroom Reader, The MAD Bathroom Companion Number Two, and The MAD Bathroom Companion Turd in a Series.
The Usual Gang of Idiots
The Mad Bathroom Companion
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I've been a big fan of MAD magazine ever since I was a teenager, which was mumbledy-mumble years ago. Over the years I've read quite many of their magazines and books, and am so glad I stumbled across this one at a book store recently. Being a combination of volumes 1 through 3 of MAD Bathroom Companions, it's a huge collection of great stuff from MAD's heyday, mainly from the 1960s through 1990s. The pages aren't numbered, but it's got to be around 800 pages. All the MAD greats are here, including Sergio Aragones' pantomime comics, Dave Berg's "Lighter Side Of" funnies, Don Martin's wacky humor, lots of writings by Frank Jacobs and Dick DeBartolo, along with super drawings by such talents as Paul Coker, Bob Clarke, Jack Davis, George Woodbridge, and lots more. Also, the introductions to each volume by Gilbert Gottfried, Gene Shalit, and Trey Parker are both humorous and inspiring. There are not any movie spoofs in here, however, if you're a big fan of those. My only carp is that the...
This isn't one of those books that focuses on one style of writing like TV, Movies, Dogs, or MAD covers, but it gives you the whole SHABANG! This book, correction, work of art, is a combination of tha best articles from tha best MAD writers of all time! Not only did I read it while on the pot like I was supposed too, I read it over and over everywhere I possibly was! I couldn't help myself! Another must have from the Usual Gang of Idiots!
I'll make an exception to my habit of not reviewing products that I don't actually own.
The reason is that dejavou feeling I now experience.
Hardcover edition with 800+ pages, few 5-stars only reviews, colorful dust cover and low price - what could possibly go wrong ?!
If you don't have the patience to read my other review than I'll sum it up:
The other book contains more than 800 crammed original pages viciously downsized to less than half the original size resulting in microscopic print, with no page numbers/color pages/fold-ins/covers/TOC/index or any other feature that will make it a worthy book.
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