Despite its better judgment, the funding source agreed to a bit of the old filth in support of some of the new filth. Having seen only the first and second numbers, it may be reasonable to assume they did not know what they were signing on for. Nevertheless, they agreed.
Certain sophisticated design standards were applied to this number, making it appear more like a serious publication, and less like a mimeographed flier from a very small chapter of the John Birch Society. Again, it’s best not to dwell too long on the actual content. Except for the cartoon, which rewards sustained contemplation like nobody’s business.