I read this comic as a pretty young kid. I remember I impressed Pastor Molander during our Thursday Church Release sessions, due to the fact I had heard of Descarte. It didn’t matter so much why or how I knew, he appeared to be amazed that a 7th grader was aware of the man and his famous quote.
At some point as an adult I was reminded of the comic and searched for years to find it again. I owned the Mad CD collection, and knowing roughly what year I would have seen it, I read/skimmed every issue in the relevant range of years.
Then, sometime after my Aunt Joan passed away, Sheryl brought me a book that had been part of her belongings. It was a Mad paperback, and inside was the comic I had been searching for all those years!
This was a few years ago, and recently I got to thinking about it, and realized I had probably read this very same copy, borrowing it from my aunt way back then.
Anyway, I here I present what may be the explanation for everything (about me):