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September 1972, Vol. 1, No. 30 / Boredom

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“COVER:┬áThis month’s cover was developed by Michael Doret and Charles White III. Mike and Charlie (both have a great sense of humor, by the way) have been partners for years, and have been in an out of just about everything. They began on Seventh Avenue designing table linens, tried marketing Hearts of Palm Frozen Pie in the ghetto, and last year had a VISTA grant to teach junkies how to dance. We stole them away from a prominent massage parlor and set them to work.”

The cover is made to look like a page from a trading stamp book. Each stamp is marked “ONE BORE.”The text on the page reads: “Bonnie Boredom Says: Save Boredom Stamps—You’re On The Way To Stupid Gifts For Work And Play.”

Contents (listing only)

Editorial, By George W. S. Trow; Comic strips by Randall Enos

Letters, Uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

Mrs. Agnew’s Diary, Uncredited [Doug Kenney]; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

Goin’ West, Cartoon by M. K. Brown

News on the March, Uncredited [Henry Beard]; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson, Photographs uncredited

True Facts, Uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

George Sanders Memorial Boredom Awards, Uncredited; Illustrations by Philip Hays and Michael Gross [?]

Interior Decorating, By George W. S. Trow; Illustrations by Ulvis Klavins, Charles White III, Photographs uncredited

Lady Inga’s Performing Cows, Dean Latimer; Illustration by Fritz Braly

Boredom Stamps, Illustrated by Michael Doret

Boredom Redemption Catalogue, By George W. S. Trow and Sean Kelly; Illustrationby Michael Doret

Wide World of Meat, By Tony Hendra; Photocollage by Ron Barrett

The National Geographic, By Dean Latimer and Sean Kelly; Photographs by Bruce Bacon

The I Chink, By Dean Latimer

Celebrity Siblings Comics, By Henry Beard; Illustrated by Ralph Reese

Boredom Redemption–Big Prizes, By Michael O’Donoghue; Illustrations by Michael Horen and Charles White III

Interstate Bus Set, By P. J. O’Rourke; Photographs by Bruce Bacon

Foto Funnies, Uncredited

Fillmore Divorce, By Cindy Laverty; Lettering by Michael Doret

Smilie, Cartoons by Gahan Wilson

Refrigerator Rally, By Henry Beard; Illustrations by Kenny Kneitel and Charles White III

More to Come, By Michael O’Donoghue; Illustration by Daniel Maffia

Bland Hotel, By George W. S. Trow; Postcards by Jim Hans

Our White Heritage, By Henry Beard, Michael O’Donoghue, and George W. S. Trow; Illustrations and photographs uncredited

Funny Pages, Featuring “Nuts” by Gahan Wilson; “Russ de la Rocca—Worm Trainer of the Americas” by M. K. Brown; “Shab” by B. Kliban; “The Adventures of the United States Weather Bureau/Mafia Tales/VD Clinic” by Rodrigues; “In the French Restaurant” by Ed Subitsky; and “Chicken Gutz” by Randall Enos

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