Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Falling In Love #91

Falling In Love #91 (On Sale: March 21, 1967) has a rather drab cover by someone I can't recognize.

Inside we begin with "The Only Man for Me" drawn by Jay Scott Pike, followed by "He Couldn't Love Me" drawn by artists unknown and "Blame It on My Heart" penciled by Bernard Sachs. Next we have the "Mad Mad Modes for Moderns" feature with art by Tony Abruzzo, followed by "How Do I Love You?" another strip with no known artist.

This title always reminds me of the Deteriorata by National Lampoon. It was a spoof of that silly Desiderata song. Below is part of it and I've highlighted the pertinent line.

Remember the Pueblo.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate.
Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI.
Exercise caution in your daily affairs,
especially with those persons closest to you...
that lemon on your left, for instance.
Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls
would scarcely get your feet wet.
Fall not in love, therefore; it will stick to your face.
Gracefully surrender the things of youth,
birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan,
and let not the sands of time get in your lunch.
Hire people with hooks.
For a good time call 606-4311. Ask for Candy.
Take heart amid the deepening gloom
that your dog is finally getting enough cheese,
and reflect that whatever misfortune may be your lot,
it could only be worse in Milwaukee.

Edited by Jack Miller

No comments: