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    Wednesday
    Dec152010

    When you don't care enough to send the very best - but want to send close to the worst!

    It's the Official Alfred E. Neuman Mouse Pad! 

    It's 1996 - yes 14 years ago - and MAD came up with the Alfred E. Neuman Mouse Pad.

    These Alfred-head shaped mouse pads were designed as a give-away for people who signed up for a MAD subscription. I think it came free with a 3 year sub, but I can't remember back that far.

    Along with the Official MAD Mouse Pad there was a postcard sized "Instruction & Care" card which was written by one of the Usual Gang of Idiots, often called MAD's Maddest Writer. Oh okay, I wrote it. It includes important tips like: DRY CLEAN ONLY!

    Warnings such as: Never repeatedly run any object, such as a computer mouse, over your pad.

    And warrantee information: Lifetime Warranty will remain in effect if you do not remove your MAD Mouse Pad from its Official Shipping Envelope!

    There's more, but you'll read that when you order your own Official Alfred E. Mouse Pad! (You will order one, right?) These are not the thickest mouse pads you've ever seen, but my guess is most people won't actually use them as mouse pads. They'll be more like a conversation piece. Just show it off to your friends, and the conversation will immediately start! The first question most likely will be: "You paid HOW MUCH for that piece of garbage??" Of course to be honest, these are part of MAD's history & once they're gone, they'll be no more. Alfred is 7 1/2" high & 8" wide -- ear to ear.

    Price is $11.99 for the Official Alfred E. Mouse Padand "Instruction & Care" card. I'll autograph the back of the 'care card'. First Class postage is $3.99.

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