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"On the Lighter Side"

Posted by ESC on October 24, 2003

In Reply to: "On the Lighter Side" posted by Jeff Lambert on October 21, 2003

: I am trying to find the origin of the phrase, "On the Lighter Side".

: Reader's Digest has a regular feature called "On the Lighter Side", but I do not know if they originated this phrase.

: Any assistance, would be greatly appreciated.

Mad magazine also used the phrase. From the official site:

July 17, 2002

Dear Potential Contributor,

The headline above says it all! We've begun a nationwide search for a cartoonist to create a new monthly feature for our moronic magazine. The feature will appear in the space previously filled by Dave Berg's "The Lighter Side Of." which for more than 40 years poked fun at American life and its foibles. Dave Berg passed away in May...

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