by Kurt
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Mad Magazine is closing its doors. Even though I haven't paid attenttion to it in years, it's still sad to see an end of an era...

"I can't begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid-it's pretty much the reason I turned out weird," Weird Al Yanovic. "Goodbye to one of the all-time greatest American institutions."

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I loved Mad as a kid. I even watched the Mad TV show a few years back just because of the name. It wasn't the same as the magazine. It was more like SNL type skits.

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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Use to always enjoy Spy vs. Spy in Mad magazine. My brother bought them all the time. Then I read them when he was done. Always good for a laugh.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    Mad Magazine is closing its doors. Even though I haven't paid attenttion to it in years, it's still sad to see an end of an era...

    "I can't begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid-it's pretty much the reason I turned out weird," Weird Al Yanovic. "Goodbye to one of the all-time greatest American institutions."

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...nds-180972572/
    Whatty will be devastated. He has earned a living for the last 20 years showing up at parties and events as Alfred E. .
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      Whatty will be devastated. He has earned a living for the last 20 years showing up at parties and events as Alfred E. .
      True, that reduces the number of mads he has left.

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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      Whatty will be devastated.
      Not since I switched to his brother Donald E. Neuman.
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      It'll just knock over all the pieces, poop on the board, and strut about like it's won anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Another vote for Spy vs Spy!!!

    The whole magazine was great when I could get one. My mother did not approve. My older brother could sneak one in now and then.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Nah, Asterix all the way, well l didn't really get into it, but others couldn't get enough of that one.

    More into hand helds than mag's under the table.

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  • Profile picture of the author pramodtapu
    Yes, my vote Spy vs Spy.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    My favourites were the Marginal Error Dept. drawn by Sergio Aragones in the margins of the magazine, plus Spy v Spy, plus Don Martin's efforts, plus the fold ins on the inside back cover

    R.I.P..
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    My mother was hyper religious.

    Most kids had Playboy hidden away from their parents. I had Mad magazine. I had maybe a hundred issues. I kept most of them in a drawer.

    One day I came home from high school and they were all gone. I asked my mom where they were, and she had thrown them away.
    I asked her why she threw them away. .....

    She said that it was smut. because she found the word "bra' in an issue.

    Fun times.

    Sorry to hear that the magazine folded. While my wife shopped for groceries, I'd enjoy reading the latest issue at the magazine rack. Maybe my favorite part was where they would take a popular song and change the words.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      My mother was hyper religious.

      Most kids had Playboy hidden away from their parents. I had Mad magazine. I had maybe a hundred issues. I kept most of them in a drawer.

      One day I came home from high school and they were all gone. I asked my mom where they were, and she had thrown them away.
      I asked her why she threw them away. .....

      She said that it was smut. because she found the word "bra' in an issue.

      Fun times.

      Sorry to hear that the magazine folded. While my wife shopped for groceries, I'd enjoy reading the latest issue at the magazine rack. Maybe my favorite part was where they would take a popular song and change the words.
      I hope Claude that you at least had access to National Geographic?

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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      My mother was hyper religious.

      Most kids had Playboy hidden away from their parents. I had Mad magazine. I had maybe a hundred issues. I kept most of them in a drawer.

      One day I came home from high school and they were all gone. I asked my mom where they were, and she had thrown them away.
      I asked her why she threw them away. .....

      She said that it was smut. because she found the word "bra' in an issue.

      Fun times.

      Sorry to hear that the magazine folded. While my wife shopped for groceries, I'd enjoy reading the latest issue at the magazine rack. Maybe my favorite part was where they would take a popular song and change the words.
      "Most kids had Playboy hidden away from their parents. I had Mad magazine. I had maybe a hundred issues. I kept most of them in a drawer."

      Undertakers Weekly was obviously not available in your area?

      No surprise that you are always looking at Racks
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Ask Surf View Post

      Amazing to read this
      Yes, quite Mad. You don't get any points towards being able to get a signature by posting in the Off Topic.

      FYI
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    R.I.P.
    Brings back a memory of taking a copy to school and sharing it with friends at break.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Honestly, my first thought when seeing this headline was, "Oh, shit, Whatty died?!"

    While I'm glad it wasn't actually Whatty, I'm a little sad to see another American institution fold.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I'm a little sad to see another American institution fold.
      I can understand that. You probably spent most of your life in American institutions.
      Good memories, I'm sure.
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        I can understand that. You probably spent most of your life in American institutions.
        Good memories, I'm sure.
        Without looking it up. Complete the name.

        The "Smithsonian I "

        When you have posted your answer you can see if you are correct
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      While I'm glad it wasn't actually Whatty
      Hmmm. Face to face, sincerity is a hard thing to fake. It seems it's just as hard to fake it in forum posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    I can understand that. You probably spent most of your life in American institutions.
    Good memories, I'm sure.
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    Without looking it up. Complete the name.

    The "Smithsonian I "

    When you have posted your answer you can see if you are correct
    The "Smithsonian I "met my first roommate in?"
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      The "Smithsonian I "met my first roommate in?"
      You met your roomate at the Smithsonian what
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        You met your roomate at the Smithsonian what

        the Smithsonian of Whatty?
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    Honestly, my first thought when seeing this headline was, "Oh, s***, Whatty died?!"

    While I'm glad it wasn't actually Whatty, I'm a little sad to see another American institution fold.
    We all have dreams.

    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    I can understand that. You probably spent most of your life in American institutions.
    Good memories, I'm sure.
    Now, now Claude we know you are not wearing the Micky Mouse watch because you are a Deadpool fan?

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    don martin rules
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