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MAD magazine to cease publication of new material

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MoodyBlues, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    After 67 years, MAD magazine will stop publishing new content.

    This is sad news for my fellow Baby Boomers and me. Its satire and humor were unlike anything else--and so, so funny.

    I admittedly haven't seen an issue in years, but it's still sad to hear they're winding it down.
     

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I too, was a big fan of mad magazine, growing up in the 70s...
    Sad to see it end.
     
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  3. Steven58

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    I never got into it, but it's aa cultural icon.
     
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  4. lunatic59

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  5. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Big part of my childhood.

    While my mom went grocery shopping, I'd sneak over to the magazine section and look for "Mad" or "Cracked" and laugh my ass off.

    They would change titles of movies: "Apocalypse Now" became "A Crock of S*** Now" LOL.

    I'll miss you Mad Magazine.
     
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  6. mikedt

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    I did see a few imported Mad when I was at college in about 1981. Not seen them since
     
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  7. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert

    The MAD Tv show did not do it justice.
     
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  8. joe71

    joe71 Android Expert

    I think the first issue I read they were doing a piece on the original star Wars. I really got into it in the 80's
    Another piece of my child hood soon to be gone for ever
     
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  9. MoodyBlues

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    Ha ha! Their parody names were so funny! I remember their Clodumbo for Columbo, and how it cracked me up.

    My brother was a huge fan of the magazine; they were his copies that I'd read.

    This feels like another chunk of my childhood being yanked away. I haven't existed in a world without MAD magazine... :(
     
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  10. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Yeah, this is a bummer. In my disengaged-from-reality youth, my first exposures to culture and society are attributed to MAD, National Lampoon, and Cracked.
     
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  11. PitCarver

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    Neither have I. I wasn't sure it was still published. It was fun though.
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  12. olbriar

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    With an older sister by four years, I was exposed to Mad magazines and books early. The first book I remember reading was Son Of Mad. I see it was first published in 1959 and that's likely when we first had a copy. Well written and super entertaining. I agree with everyone... most sad. Spy vs Spy... :)
     
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  13. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Ah yeah Mad Magazine was a chunk of my adulthood, I remember and still see it in my grocery store oh about every other day, It is so sad to hear this news though. Always loved Spy vs. Spy, and yes I too agree with you, Mad TV did no justice, the cartoon was alright... Still it held no acutall humor compare to the comic.
     
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