Happy Birthday, Al

Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report marked Al Jaffee’s 85th birthday today. I tried to find online video of the bit, which was funny (it may be on Comedy Central, but I can’t tell: Its videos won’t work on a Mac). Suffice it to day that Colbert waxed eloquent about the Mad Fold-In, then brought out a cake divided into three…and if you’ve ever read a Fold-In, you can pretty much fill in the gag from there.

(Am I the only one out there who had many, many memories of reading Jaffee’s stuff when I was a kid…but absolutely none of actually being amused by it? It was more transfixing than risible.)

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