why this title

Alfred E. Neumann, most famous for his slogan: "What, me worry?",  is the cover page cartoon mascot for the humorous off-the-wall Mad Magazine born in the same year as dr bob and which has found its way into the hands of adolescents of all ages for many generations, including dr bob. "What, Me cook?" seemed to capture the spirit in which this collection was created and under which it evolved over many decades itself. We hope legions of lawyers will not descend on us one day with cease-and-desist orders for this inspired rip-off of the phrase.


  1. http://www.toonopedia.com/alfred_e.htm
  2. http://www.toonopedia.com/mad.htm
  3. http://www.madmag.com
  4. Frank Kelly Freas, 1922–2005, created the Mad version of Alfred, and died just a few weeks before this page was initially written.
  5. Final interview: http://www.scifi.com/sfw/issue288/interview.html.
  6. CNN obit: http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/books/01/03/obit.freas.ap/.
whythistitle.htm: 30-jan-2005 [what, ME cook? 1984 dr bob enterprises]