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What, me worry? RIP Mad

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HanSenSE, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Or so it appears. Sourcing sounds like an "insider" calling into sports talk with details of a big trade, but ...

    MAD Magazine to Cease Publication
  2. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

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  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I usually grab the year in review issue sold around the holidays - still as funny as ever.
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  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Hugely influential comic anarchy. Several generations of postwar American artists owe it a great debt of gratitude.
  5. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

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  6. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Eech, bleech and yeech!

    I think when I subscribed to it, it was 35 cents an issue (CHEAP!). Most of the time, the movie parody was better than the movie itself, even if I was too young to go see it. Spy vs. Spy. Hawks and Doves. The back page fold-in. The usual cast of idiots. Alfred E. Neuman. No more Horrifying Cliches!

    Most of us coming of age after Woodstock probably got our sarcastic, sardonic view of the world from MAD Magazine. I know MAD, Bugs Bunny, Get Smart and Laugh-In provided most of the "intelligent" humor I'm known for to this day. And why it flies right over the heads of most people I know!
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  7. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I loved MAD and read it religiously every summer from age 8-14.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I read it solidly from 1966-75 or so (age 8-17). Catholic school nuns seemed to think it was one step away from absolute smut.
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Don Martin Dept.
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  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Closest I ever got to be being bullied as a little kid was when a 13-year-old in my neighborhood "coerced" me into selling him my entire 50-issue collection for $1.
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  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    I still vividly remember one of Sergio Aragones' little marginal comics. It's of a trapeze artist who has just leaned into his drop off of his perch. He is bare chested, and one toe of his tights is stretched out behind him, hung on a nail. One hand is on the trapeze and the other is clutching the waistband of his tights as he hangs suspended between the bar and the perch.

    The look of absolute desperation on his face, little beads of sweat flying off of him as he tries to decide which to let go of... I don't know how the artist got all that into a little comic half an inch tall.

    I remember singing Mad's parody lyrics to various patriotic songs and pissing my dad off royally with them.
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