Thursday, May 21, 2009

Classic Post: One of my all time favorite magazine covers


I originally posted this in September, 2007. And I think of this cover every time I'm somewhere where there's a new cashier who couldn't scan a UPC symbol if their life depended on it.

9 comments:

Pigeon said...

I still love mad magazine. I had a subscription as a kid and I also had one for my kids when they were growing up. Your post brings back some good memories.

Mike Golch said...

I still enjoy reading this one from time to time.I don't follow it as regulary as I did when I was a teen.

Leesa said...

There was a popular sit-com (when there were only three or four stations on the airways) that had someone trying to decipher the symbols at the supermarket. I can't remember the show, but when I think of the symbol, I think of the show. Perhaps All in the Family.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is just TOO funny!!!

Advizor said...

The thing to remember is that the first, last, and middle double-stripe combination, represent the number 6, so every UPC code as 666 embedded in it!!

Oooooh, spooky.....

:-)

clean and crazy said...

i never read mad magazine. does that make me strange?

Advizor said...

I was squarely in the MAD magazine demographic when it was at it's best. I saved my allowance money and combined it with my brothers and bought every copy, some we had to hide from our mother.

Does not reading it make you strange? No, just culturally ill-informed. How does one go through life not understanding Spy-vs.Spy references or not knowing when to say, "What, me worry?"

But we'll forgive you.... :-)

Michelle said...

I used to love Mad magazines when I was a teenager.

:-)

Pat Jenkins said...

well by the sounds of it since mad has scaled back its "monthlys" they ain't got to worry about jamming any computer!!!