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Al Feldstein dies at 88; editor of Mad magazine
Al Feldstein dies at 88; editor of Mad magazine

The goofy, cartoon face of Alfred E. Neuman looked out from the cover of Mad magazine for decades in various guises, always with the same message: "What, Me Worry?" "He looked like a boob, but he had a very interesting philosophy" said Al Feldstein, who as editor built Mad from near-obscurity in the 1950s into a satirical powerhouse. "Meaning no matter how bad things get, if you maintain a sense of humor, you can get through it," Feldstein told the Kansas City Star in 1998. Under Feldstein, who edited Mad from 1956 to 1984, the magazine skewered presidents, the Cold War, the tobacco industry, Madison Avenue advertising, Hollywood and numerous other...

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