53 Years of Mad Magazine

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  1. FiestaRed

    FiestaRed Gold Supporting Member

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    Someone gave me a copy of this on a flash drive. I haven't read these since the 70s, and didn't know this set existed.

    Fun stuff
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Mad Magazine was my introduction, at a very young age, to the concept of "horny."
     
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    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    It got me through puberty and then some.

    I couldn't wait when i got a new one to fold the back page up.
     
  4. Kurt L

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    Don Martin was a genius.
    Dave Berg always cracked me up.
    Sergio Aragones was always great.

    Yeah, I loved MAD as a kid! Would probably still enjoy reading some old anthologies...

    Edited to add - How could I forget about Al Jaffee's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions???
     
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  5. chopsley

    chopsley Silver Supporting Member

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    I loved Mad Magazine as a kid (I had a subscription for a few years in the late 1970's). I drew a lot, so I would imitate a lot of their artists (especially Sergio Aragones). The sense of humor also resonated with me. I was also introduced to a bunch of old movies (like Stalag 17) via Mad.

    It probably had as big an impact on my adult personality as any bit of culture I absorbed as a youth (for better or worse).
     
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    I loved ‘em, too. Used to buy sets/collections at garage sales, as a kid, in addition to new issues. Would always scan the page borders for those little cartoons. :)

    Also liked Cracked, but not as much; in retrospect seems like a second rate knockoff...
     
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    Perfect gateway mag for the developing sarcastic.
     
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  8. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    I loved MAD magazine! Because of it, sarcasm does not run in my family, it gallops...
     
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    Loved it. Bought it when it was 35 cents cheap.
     
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    I also subscribed to Mad as a kid and it definitely was an influence. In a way, it countered the naivete of another one of my early influences, the show "Leave it to Beaver."
     
  12. Chris Scott

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    Arguably one of the best publications out of the U.S.

    Great writing, excellent artwork and like Fusion Bear I owe a lot of my intrinsically sarcastic demeanor to those guys.

    Not really the same mag, but Viz in the U.K. has a similar thing going on...great magazine.

    ...well, at least it used to be.:rolleyes:
     
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    I never looked at a package of Land Of Lakes quite the same after one particular back page.
     
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    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Loved it as a kid. Haven't read it in years.
     
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    Shyah, like THAT'd ever happen :rolleyes:
     
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    Don’t bother, it’s a sad shell of its past........
     
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    Mort Drucker and Paul Coker for the win!
     
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