R.I.P. Mad Magazine

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  1. P Thought

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    That magazine is the reason I know how to read. That and not having a teevee until I was in seventh grade. My favorite cover ever:

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    RIP AEN. Wait, they're leaving after 67 years? That'll be 2086! What Me Worry?
     
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    My favourite Mad artist was Don Martin. What a crazy cartoonist!

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    That's too bad. I haven't picked up a copy since the early 80s though. Sorry to see it go though.
     
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    My mother wouldn’t let me read it so I brought it home and hid it under the bookcase with the Playboy magazines.
     
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    It was a touch stone of my youth in the early 70s.

    I used to ride a greyhound bus to visit my grandparents every few months when I was a little kid, maybe 6 or 7 years old.

    It was a 3 hour ride, I used to get a Mad magazine and a Bit o Honey candy bar for the ride. Every time.

    Magazines and newspapers have taken a serious hit across the board. Even traditional books have given up substantial ground to ebooks and Kindle.

    First we become our parents. Those of us lucky to live long enough get to become our grandparents.
     
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    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    I bought tons of MAD books when I was a kid. They were just paperback compilations of past editions and cartoons runs from Martin, Jaffee, etc all.. That’s pretty much all my mom could get me to read. That and Doonesbury and Peanuts books. Read them cover to cover, over and over. While my friends were all into sci-fi and such, I geeked out on Jaffee. Still one of my fav cartoonists.

    I also bought the monthlies. I kept the 1980 election and disco editions for months. Miss the centerfold records.
     
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    Don Martin cartoons!
    Spy vs Spy was the best.

    Sad to see it go.

    Salve atqve vale.
     
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    Don Martin = genius
     
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    Folding the back page correctly was a fine art back then.....:D
     
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    As a teenager, our local library of all places had Mad magazine available for checkout. Good times!
     
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    Remember Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions?

    Waiter to a couple entering an empty restaurant...

    Q: Table for how many?

    A: One, my wife will sit on my shoulders.

    A: A hundred and twelve, we like to change seats every few minutes.

    A: I don't know...I can't count that high either.

    fill in the blank...
     
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    And call it (Now we're really) MAD.
     
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    My entire approach to cartooning was built on the styles of Mort Drucker, and Jack Davis from Mad, mixed with some Bernie Wrightson weirdness. I grew up on Creepy, Mad Magazine, Epic Illustrated, and Heavy Metal Magazine.
     
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    I noticed something early on with Spy Vs Spy and watched it for 30 years or so.

    There was always a tiny drawing of a little confrontation between the spies around the top of the page or down the left border.

    If the white spy was beating up the black spy, then in the main cartoon the black spy would prevail in whatever the cartoon was about.

    If the black spy was clubbing the white spy in the head in the little drawing, then the white spy would win in the main cartoon.

    It NEVER changed!
     
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    I loved Mad and I loved Cracked.
     
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    big part of my life growing up. I published (aka getting Dad to make copies at work) a satirical weekly paper in high school largely inspired by Mad. Great memories.
     
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    Great comedy is timeless, from the Bard (Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, etc.) to the Big Bang, and everything in-between- Chaplin, Keaton, the Marx Bros., Laurel and Hardy, Burns and Allen, Lucy, Gleason, Silvers, Dick Van Dyke, Bruce, Lord Buckley, Williams, Murphy, Pryor, Python, SNL, Second City, Seth McFarlane, the Far Side, Mel Brooks, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Jack Benny, Li'l Rascals, Three Stooges, and so many others...………………………………………………………………..
     
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    I wasted a lot of time with my face buried in Mad magazines. At least that's what I thought - I had no idea I was learning about true subversive humor and the absurdities of life; how to say what you want to without actually saying it, and making intelligent idiots like me laugh our butts off while doing it.
    Those kids at Mad never grew up, thank God.
     
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