Mad Magazine Memories
When I was younger, a lot of my sense of pop culture and pop culture references came from Mad magazine, since there was a huge collection over at my grandparents' place. So long before I ever watched Five Easy Pieces, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Shampoo, or basically any movie predating the 80s, I had some skewed sense of them. I was therefore very gratified to learn, in listening to the audio commentary on the Simpsons Season 4 DVD, that one of the Simpsons writers - couldn't really tell from the voice, maybe Al Jean? - got that same Mad-influenced warped version of pop culture, since his mother wouldn't let him actually watch those R-rated films. Good to know I'm not the only one. What, me worry?