The only thing I remember about Reader’s Digest is seeing it on my grandparents’ coffee table when I was growing up. They were big fans of Laughter: The Best Medicine, full of puns and zingers that would not elicit even a cackle out of any person born after the first talkie was filmed.
Little did I know that it is now catering to a younger demographic:
“Kicking butt!?” Somewhere, an old lady is taking this month’s issue out of her mailbox, reading the headline, saying, “well, I never!” and immediately fainting on her front porch.