Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vintage Mad Libs

I played a lot of Mad Libs with my sister and cousins at Grandma's house back in the 1970s. For some reason I thought they were a product of the 1970s, but I learned otherwise today in an estate sale find of these 3 vintage first editions in unused condition from 1958, 1959 and 1962:





Here is one so you can play along at home:


6 comments:

Christy said...

I love MadLibs! Always thought this was the single best way to teach parts of speech to kids. Plus I love it when the 'smelly' dad drives his impatient 'sneezes' to school in his brand new 'banana.'

tracy said...

Funny, I always thought of them as a kids' game, but I see that the first one is intended for use with wacky martinis. I like that idea.

Hey, did these MadLibs have a check for $20 stashed inside?

LazyMF said...

Tracy, no checks. I shook them hard as soon as I saw them, but no luck.

Maah said...

I had/still have one of these you two did not work at your grandmother's house. What could have been more fun in that town? Well, maybe a walking tour.

leslie said...

Love Mad Libs! Friends gave some to our kids this past Christmas, and their minds were blown.

My friend Alan does a funny deconstruction on his freakily similar but completely independent blog:

http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2008/08/a_very_special_studies_in_crap.php

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