Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cowtown U.S.A.

While some of us enjoy spending the holidays at home with our loved ones, some of us just need to get away and do our own thing-- so for anyone looking for something different, I highly recommend this quaint, little vacation getaway!

Hilarious brochure spoofage from the May 1978 issue of Cracked Magazine #150.






10 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

I had this one when I was a kid. I actually read a lot of Cracked coming up, though there's no guarantee I would have gotten this very issue new on the stands. It's amazing how cheap magazine-sized humor and horror back issues were right through the eighties. I remember all the mag boxes under the back tables at the shop had "fifty cents each" signs on them the whole time I was in my teens. Fifty-cent Cracked and Mad, fifty-cent Warren Comics, Howard the Duck, Marvel Specials. All that stuff. There were always special things--firsts, Bode/Jones covers, Wrightson stories, etc.--that drove the odd issue up, but most of them were half a buck. I shoulda bought a lot more of them at the time, I think.

Karswell said...

Same goes with pretty much any avenue of comic book... I'm glad I got the bulk of my pre code collection when I did, I can't believe the prices people are paying these days for even poor condition books.

Okay, enough of this-- I'm off to ride the Cowtown Monorail! MOOOOO!!

Brian Barnes said...

Cracked always followed the Groucho Marx vein of comedy -- basically throw as much as you can out there and see what sticks.

You could get really uneven stuff but there'd always be gems, and then stuff that just works personally, I laughed at "Bucket Galvanizing Week." Just a funny sentence!

Karswell said...

I've always loved this Cowtown bit, it's definitely the funniest thing in this issue.

Hmmmm, I think when I get home I'm gonna rescan these pages, I'm not crazy about how wavy they look

Craftypants Carol said...

oh man i'm def going for Bucket Galvanizing week! and i might swing by in May too for the Butter Melting Contest.

Pickin', Pluckin' and Prunin' 103 - hilarious!

Karswell said...

The only place more exciting than Cowtown USA is House Springs MO!

Craftypants Carol said...

i'm gonna need to see that brochure

Karswell said...

It looks a lot like the cowtown brochure but with better food

JMR777 said...

Cowtown's unofficial slogan
"eet moor chikin"

(I think chik-fil-a borrowed that line)

Karswell said...

haha, maybe