Mad about the Eighties

A collection of eighties humor culled from the pages of the comic magazine includes parodies of sitcoms and movies from the eighties, satires on the decades fads and fashions, and running features such as the MAD "fold-in"




ISBN: 1558537740

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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A collection of eighties humor culled from the pages of the comic magazine includes parodies of sitcoms and movies from the eighties, satires on the decades fads and fashions, and running features such as the MAD "fold-in"

Foreign Policy Choices for the Seventies and Eighties

... our Consumer Confidence parameters are falling sharply again - - - the U . S .
consumers are now shell shocked over rising prices - - - and are mad . Many of
my thinking clients tell me of their concern over the growing antibusiness attitude


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations


ISBN: LOC:00103383328

Category: United States

Page: 730

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MAD for Decades

MAD for Decades is a ridiculous look back at a ridiculous half century that you're sure to find ridiculous -- because it was and is.


Author: John Ficarra


ISBN: 1435101286

Category: Comic books, strips, etc


View: 484

In the embarrassing tradition of MAD About the Fifties, MAD About the Sixties, MAD About the Seventies, MAD About the Eighties, and MAD About the Nineties comes this inevitable and shameless repackaging of the absolutely worst stuff from all five books. MAD for Decades is a ridiculous look back at a ridiculous half century that you're sure to find ridiculous -- because it was and is.

Heritage Comics Auctions Dallas MAD Auction Catalog 819

Stiga BWS 5326 Angelo Torres Mad # 231 Complete 7 - page Story “ Swill Street
Blues ” Original Art ( EC , 1982 ) . ... Clint Westwood " explores the ins and outs of
the Video Arcade biz in this piece of eighties investigative journalism - Mad ...


Author: Ivy Press

Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 1599670224



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Laughing Mad

His act is often observational, like Cosby's, or perhaps more aptly, he's like Bob
Newhart, if Newhart were black and had come of age in Washington, D.C., during
the crack epidemic of the late eighties. Although Chappelle is a storyteller, who, ...


Author: Bambi Haggins

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813539854

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Prior to the civil rights movement, comedians performed for audiences that were clearly delineated by race. Black comedians performed for black audiences and white comedians performed for whites. Yet during the past forty-five years, black comics have become progressively more central to mainstream culture. In Laughing Mad , Bambi Haggins looks at how this transition occurred in a variety of media and shows how this integration has paved the way for black comedians and their audiences to affect each other. Historically, African American performers have been able to use comedy as a pedagogic tool, interjecting astute observations about race relations while the audience is laughing. And yet, Haggins makes the convincing argument that the potential of African American comedy remains fundamentally unfulfilled as the performance of blackness continues to be made culturally digestible for mass consumption. Rather than presenting biographies of individual performers, Haggins focuses on the ways in which the comic persona is constructed and changes across media, from stand-up, to the small screen, to film. She examines the comic televisual and cinematic personae of Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson, and Richard Pryor and considers how these figures set the stage for black comedy in the next four decades. She reads Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock as emblematic of the first and second waves of post-civil rights era African American comedy, and she looks at the socio-cultural politics of Whoopi Goldberg's comic persona through the lens of gender and crossover. Laughing Mad also explores how the comedy of Dave Chappelle speaks to and for the post-soul generation. A rigorous analytic analysis, this book interrogates notions of identity, within both the African American community and mainstream popular culture. Written in engaging and accessible prose, it is also a book that will travel from the seminar room, to the barbershop, to the kitchen table, allowing readers to experience the sketches, stand-up, and film comedies with all the laughter they deserve.

Constructing the Eighties

Apparently only a few public people - his agent and an editor or two - actually
have any knowledge of his present circumstances, although rumors have always
abounded. Needless to say, his absolute reclusiveness drives some people mad
in ...


Author: Walter Grünzweig

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823350234

Category: American literature

Page: 233

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African Literatures in the Eighties

J . O . J . Nwachukwu - Agbada The Eighties and the Return to Oral Cadences in
Nigerian Poetry Every revolution in poetry is apt to be . . . a ... The Eighties were a
decade in which there emerged a poetic vintage of a different tenor . ... During the
Seventies there was a : . . . mad rush to accumulate paper money by J O J
Nwachukwu-Agbada: The Eighties and the Return to Oral Cadences in Nigerian


Author: Dieter Riemenschneider

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051835183

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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Mad Days in April

One moped was being driven by a young chap no more than sixteen with a lady
well in her eighties sitting side saddle behind carrying a large bag of shopping.
How she stayed on was nothing less than miraculous, if she wasn't super glued ...


Author: Fraser Bradley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456798628

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 113

Life for Johnny Connor was about to take a major u-turn, as he was about to finally get his opportunity to escape the 'rat race' he so loathed. Innocently finding himself in a sticky situation that had quickly spiralled out of control, which left him with bloody fists and a bag full of stolen cash. He had to make a key decision fast! Whether, to do the honourable thing and give the money back, whilst becoming the new short lived local hero, or on the flip side with no witnesses should he just keep the loot for himself. The choice should have been easy, but nothing was straight forward for Johnny. Plus anyway, what's the worst that could happen???

The Real Mad Men

I suppose I should have been upset but somehow, it didn't really offend;it was
Carl, Iguess, it wasjust the wayhewas. ... Marsha Cohen, who worked with him
inthe eighties, said, 'He had a very distinctive flat, Midwestern accent, very
noticeable ...


Author: Andrew Cracknell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857387578

Category: History

Page: 224

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In New York City in the late 1950s and the 1960s - the era and location of TV's Mad Men - advertising went through a revolution. In a booming market, a punchy and proud new workforce of younger, multi-ethnic writers and art directors gorged themselves on a vibrant and artistic social scene. In many ways they were similar to Don Draper, Roger Sterling and Peggy Olsen: confident, driven and ambitious, they lived the three-martini life and worked the machine to their advantage. Also clever, creative and streetwise, they outclassed and outthought the old advertising establishment, implementing a new way of thinking and behaving which spread across the newspapers, magazines and TV screens of America and beyond. The story of modern advertising starts here, with these real Mad Men - and women - of Madison Avenue who created the most radical and influential advertising ever, transforming the methods, practice and execution of the business. Their legacy still resounds in the industry today. How did this golden age of advertising happen? It is a remarkable, inspiring story of creativity, ingenuity and larger than life personalities who made it up as they went along.

Getting Mad and Even

Although Brad Zieman was only in his early forties, both of his partners Xavier
Sosamontes and Sanford Yates had both been in their eighties when they formed
their partnership. Brad was a smooth talker who convinced them he could make ...


Author: Joanna Carroll


ISBN: 9781300091271



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Hypomanic Mad in England

Known in the eighties as Dollars and Dimes, it was the place I first learned to
breakdance, just down from Valley Parade, the home of the mighty Bantams -
Bradford City FC. Everyone from Millhead seemed to be on the coach, it was
strange ...


Author: V. Kennedy

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781847474193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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Hypomanic is one person's vivid account of how they became aware of the existence of Hypomania through excessive study & the experimentation of recreational drugs inside a hedonistic orientated work life balance. As with many misery memoirs, the protagonist has to be destroyed before finding redemption and therefore unveiling the insights to successfully overcoming the adversity. In this case, which is pre-diagnosis of bipolar by almost eighteen months, the book will demonstrate the full anatomy of a nervous breakdown from a holistic point of view and across a wide range of issues. It is written in the first person as a diary account of what happened to the author age 22 while at University and why he thinks it happened, looking back at 1995, fifteen years post event and with a diagnosis of bipolar. There are also detailed accounts of what roles close friends and family members played during the downfall and subsequent comeback of the main character. It is not a self help book per se, it belongs among the story section because this book enthralls as much as it educates. It is a message to healthy young people with hedonistic outlooks, their friends and their families. It is a classic clinical scenario of exactly what happens to everyone involved with a stress induced Hypomanic episode and therefore how to avoid the experience before it happens or prepare for coping with it, if a diagnosis of bipolar has already occurred.

Mad Man Knitting or The Waiter and the Fly

Back in the eighties, yuppies sent their children to boarding school. These days,
with the economy as tight as it is, boarding school is not an option. So they drop 5
grand on a pedigree and still get the photos, the attention, and the prestige ...


Author: Gregory Patrick


ISBN: 9780557530823



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The Mad Ramblings of a Monkey

I smile a little as I turn on the radio and find an eighties station. I want him here
with me. I'll call him at work, try to brighten up the day. He hates his boss, and for
good reason. I can tell how hard he's trying, but it may not be enough. I don't
know ...


Author: Stuart Smith

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434900975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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The Ranulph Fiennes Collection Captain Scott Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Three of the Black Dogs Ginny had bred were there and a film of her life was
shown, put together by her old friend Alex Leger, the longtime producer of
television's Blue Peter who had, in the 1970s and eighties, often featured Ginny
and her ...


Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444777536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

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Three of Sir Ranulph Fiennes acclaimed bestsellers in one eBook collection – his epic biography of CAPTAIN SCOTT (‘Fiennes own experiences allow him to write vividly and with empathy’ Daily Mail); his enthralling autobiography, MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW (‘The memoir of a supreme sportsman, an uber-earthling who could show the Martians a thing or two about what the best of us can achieve’ Financial Times); and the story of his unconventional, extraordinary family, MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN (‘History at its best and most approachable’ Country Life).

Sex Education in the Eighties

Boys received both more "glad" and more "mad" messages from teachers than
did girls. Boys also engaged in more mutual cuddling and were physically "
stroked" and praised more often by teachers. Girls were never engaged in mutual


Author: Lorna Brown

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461332701

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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The odd reader (here in England "odd" means occasional) may be interested in how a book comes about. Members of the SIECUS Board of Directors were planning a Festschrift and dinner for Mary Calderone on the occasion of her 75th birthday. One planning idea was to have a booklet, filled with brief essays from prominent sex educators, distributed between the roast beef and the ice cream. My reaction was that such "souvenirs" find their burial place in the same dusty drawer as the program from the high school prom and ticket stubs from South Pacific. I suggested a more lasting, noticeable "monument," a "proper" (as the English say) book which would draw contributions from both SIECUS and non-SIECUS scholars. 1 was too clever to be trapped as editor (in a 1974 preface, I had written "I swore 1 wouldn't edit another book"). And so I seduced Lorna Brown (into being editor). I contacted a few potential con tributors, suggested a few others, convinced Leonard Pace at Plenum Press that this was a worthwhile venture, and left the country. To my amaze ment, six months after settling in Cambridge, England, the rough draft of the book arrived along with areminder from Lorna that during the se duction I had promised to write an Introduction.


The Mad Scientists caught footage of the 2.70 contest on PBS' Discover: the
World of Science, which had covered the event ... Gathering at a science-fiction
association party one night in the mid-eighties, the Mad Scientists sketched out
the ...


Author: Brad Stone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416587323

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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In the early nineties, a visionary special-effects guru named Marc Thorpe conjured a field of dreams different from any the world had seen before: It would be framed by unbreakable plastic instead of cornstalks; populated not by ghostly ballplayers but by remote-controlled robots, armed to the steely teeth, fighting in a booby-trapped ring. If you built it, they'd come all right.... In Gearheads, Newsweek technology correspondent Brad Stone examines the history of robotic sports, from their cultish early years at universities and sci-fi conventions to today's televised extravaganzas -- and the turmoil that threatened the whole enterprise almost from the beginning. By turns a lively historical narrative, a legal thriller, and an exploration of a cultural and technological phenomenon, Gearheads is a funny and fascinating look at the sport of the future today.

Mad Professor

Not like the crazy eighties . Naropa had once been the outriders ' beacon ; had
the rugged old tower toppled to become a mere breakwater in the safe harbors of
American mass culture ? I only hoped that some esoteric possibilities remained .


Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015069346230

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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Much cyberpunk SF is grimly noir in depicting future-shocked people trapped by their limitations, but in this collection of 19 laid-back yarns, Rucker finds human dilemmas much too important to take seriously. "Jenna and Me," for example, co-written with his son Rudy Rucker Jr., shows President Bush's daughter brain-wiped by agents of the "conspiracy elite," but eventually becoming the unwitting focus for an alien invasion that may remake humanity for the better.

Forever Friends

She feared that soon not only would the payments not be able to be made on
time, but not at all. In her thirty years of business, she couldn't remember things
so bad. Oh yeah, there were those crazy years in the eighties when money was
tight, ...


Author: Shelagh Watkins

Publisher: Shelagh Watkins

ISBN: 9781409232902

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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This collection of stories and poems, created by members of the Published Authors Forum on the world wide web, reflects the bond of friendship between writers from all over the world. Forever Friends is a celebration of the power of friendship and human relationships. The breadth and depth of the stories cover all ages from young to old. Filled with love and respect for family, friends, pets and even a telescope, these stories are guaranteed to entertain the most discerning reader. Thoughtful poems of friendship and love will bring smiles or tears and encourage readers to read the next story. The fiction and non-fiction works in this book express friendship as timeless, enduring and forever.

Uncovering Stranger Things

This collection of 23 new essays explores how the show reduces, reuses and recycles '80s pop culture--from the films of Spielberg, Carpenter and Hughes to punk and synthwave music to Dungeons & Dragons--and how it shapes our understanding ...


Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476671864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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The Duffer Brothers’ award-winning Stranger Things exploded onto the pop culture scene in 2016. The Netflix original series revels in a nostalgic view of 1980s America while darkly portraying the cynical aspects of the period. This collection of 23 new essays explores how the show reduces, reuses and recycles ’80s pop culture—from the films of Spielberg, Carpenter and Hughes to punk and synthwave music to Dungeons & Dragons—and how it shapes our understanding of the decade through distorted memory. Contributors discuss gender and sexual orientation; the politics, psychology and educational policies of the day; and how the ultimate upper-class teen idol of the Reagan era became Stranger Things’ middle-aged blue-collar heroine.

Angry White Pyjamas

Chris was the original whiz-kid, burnt out at twenty-seven after earning hundreds
of thousands telling rich people how to save money. As a casualty of the money-
mad eighties he had turned his back on conventional life in order to pursue his ...


Author: Robert Twigger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297863892

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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A brilliant and captivating insight into the bizarre nature of contemporary Japan. Adrift in Tokyo, teaching giggling Japanese highschool girls how to pronounce Tennyson correctly, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: he'd never been fit. In a bid to escape the cockroach infestation and sweaty squalor of a cramped apartment in Fuji Heights, Twigger sets out to cleanse his body and his mind. Not knowing his fist from his elbow the author is sucked into the world of Japanese martial arts, and the brutally demanding course of budo training taken by the Tokyo Riot Police, where any ascetic motivation soon comes up against blood-stained dogis and fractured collarbones. In Angry White Pyjamas Robert Twigger skilfully blends the ancient with the modern - the ultra-traditionalism, ritual and violence of the dojo (training academy) with the shopping malls, nightclubs and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the twenty-first century - to provide an entertaining and captivating glimpse of contemporary Japan.