I grew up on mad magazine, creem magazine, monty python and the old style *saturday night live*. those things very much informed the sense of humor in our house, for better or worse! I even saw a giant coffee table mad book out that I am dying to own, in case any of you book biz people get one for free and want to give it to me! the new york times has a mad magazine slide show making fun of various presidents. check it out — the movie posters featuring condi rice are particularly terrifying.