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The Big Con

But remember: it’s absolutely evil, underhanded Astroturfing when we do it. For that matter, when we don’t do it.

Update! I especially like this bit: “I don’t want people thinking I just have a bunch of plants in here.” No, of course he doesn’t want people thinking that; it would only lead to them realizing it’s the fucking truth. Goes hand in glove with the Liar In Chief’s autonomic aversion for truth in all its hideous forms.

Sieg heil update! Even the supposed Nazi protesters are plants. Can’t these people tell the truth about anything?

BUSTED update! A couple of older wisenheimers among the Greater Unwashed readership have e-mailed asking if my repeated use of “The Big Con” might’ve been lifted from this. A: yes. Yes, it was. Had that issue as a kid; sometimes it’s funny, the things you remember your whole dang life. And in searching around for that cover image, I found this, which I had missed when it was originally posted.

Hey, remember when Mad was funny, and Cracked sucked a big green one?

Yeah, you are gettin’ old, then.


3 thoughts on “The Big Con

  1. Man, that last update has me furious.

    First, that they have the balls to do it and second, because they know that even if they get caught, it won’t be publicized by Minitru.

    And since people like Mort Kondracke don’t know about it, they can blame all anger on Rush Limbaugh.

  2. A year or two ago Mad had every issue (up to that point) on a CD.

    I got it, I love it. The only bad part is that it’s scanned, so Sergio Aragones’ art is hard to see.

    Back in the late 70s, early 80s I waited not-so-patiently for the next issue to come out and spent the next hour or two laughing my butt off.

  3. Got every issue the day it came out as a kid. Even my dad loved it; occasionally he’d get his mitts on the new one before I did, and I’d have to wait for him to finish it. I hated that. 😉

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