BEHIND THE COMMEMORATE BALL DEPT.
Today marks the 91st birthday of MAD founder and original publisher William M. Gaines! We chose not to bake a birthday cake, because with 91 candles, it would contribute to global warming! (Also, he passed away in 1992.) Instead, we direct those who want to read more about the most unlikely and eccentric businessman ever to read The MAD World of William M. Gaines, written by longtime MAD writer (and a bit of an eccentric himself), Frank Jacobs! It’s available at Wowio.com! Tell them The Idiotical sent you!