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October 1972, Vol. 1, No. 31 / Remember Those Fabulous Sixties?

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“COVER:┬áThe exact meaning of this month’s cover is unclear, but if you play it backwards, there are some interesting hints about Paul. Its title is: ‘It’s Going to Be the Very Next Craze’ (see above). It was painted by Gilbert Stone, who did the latest Band album jacket, which makes him okay with us, because we’re all into album jackets (see above).”

The cover, in a rather hallucinatory style, shows a young hipster passing the viewer a smoldering banana. In case you are too young to get the joke, during the sixties there was a widespread but false rumor that smoking banana skins would get you high.

Contents (listing only)

Editorial, By Sean Kelly; Illustration by Randall Enos

Letters, Uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

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

True Facts, Uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

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

Hot Flashes, Uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson, Photographs uncredited

Humorrhoids, By P. J. O’Rourke; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

The Camelot Times, By Dean Latimer, P. J. O’Rourke, and Henry Beard; Photographs uncredited

Foto Funnies, Uncredited

OD, The Game of Drug Abuse, By Michael O’Donoghue and Anne Beatts; Illustration by Mari Kaestle

The Ventures of Zimmerman, By Tony Hendra and Sean Kelly; Illustrated by Neal Adams. To Honor a Decade of Dissent, By Cindy Laverty

See Me, Deal Me, Clutch Me, Steal Me, By Alan Coren; Illustration uncredited

Where the Weird Things Are, By Michael O’Donoghue; Illustration by Wally Neibart

The Assassination of Vaugh Meader, Written and illustrated by Neke Carson

Junkhead Comics, By Dean Latimer and Ray Schultz

An Afternoon on St. Mark’s Place Sometime Late in the 1960s, By P. J. O’Rourke; Illustration by Randall Enos

Foto Funnies, Uncredited [features Chris Miller]

Come for Your Life, By Chris Miller; Illustration by Melinda Bordelon

Underneath the Underground, By John Glashan

Rim Shot, By P. J. O’Rourke, Rick Ballen, Sean Kelly, Dean Latimer, Michael O’Donoghue; Illustration by Michael Gross, Photographs by Steve Myers

Your Ad Here, By Michael O’Donoghue; Photographs by Larry Couzens and David Kaestle, Illustration by Warren Sattler

Watts, Kalifornia (Huh?), By Brian McConnachie; Photograph by Ronald G. Harris

Funny Pages, Featuring “Nuts” by Gahan Wilson; “Mule’s Diner” by Stan Mack; “Famous Comic Artists School” by Bruce Cochran; “Idyl” by Jeff Jones; “Turkeys” by John Brent and Bobby London; “Beans Morocco Rides Again” by M. K. Brown; a tiny untitled strip by Randal Enos; “Radio Rae” by Trina; “Chicken Gutz” by Randall Enos; “Off-the-Page Comics!” by Ed Subitzky; and “The Aesop Brothers, Siamese Twins” by Rodrigues

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