Here is one of the reasons I grew up so twisted.
Mad Magazine was a must read for my adolescent brain. Their "usual gang of idiots" helped me to see what the real world was all about. One of my favorite features was "The Lighter Side of.." by Dave Berg. He would draw and write about everyday life in the USA. You can still pick up a copy at your favorite comic book store, this one comes from the mid 60's.