EngineerAU: I was looking at an old issue of Mad from the 60s. They predicted by the turn of the century that Americans would be so fat that we'd drive scooters around grocery stores and that the Chinese would be the ones to take over. Which was really weird because at the time the Russians were our big enemy, grocery stores were maybe a quarter the size of the average store now, and people who needed help getting around were in wheelchairs.
TV's Vinnie: Mad ceased to be Mad when Don Martin walked out.
CoonAce: MAD was a godsend when I was a kid. Yes I'm old.
Betep: I still use "Don Martin sound effects" a lot./Oot greet
MurphyMurphy: What, me worry?
thespindrifter: On Cracked vs. Mad: I remember when Mad was the funny mag, and Cracked was the shiatty competitor that amounted to a cheap imitation. Then Gaines died. Now "Cracked" online can actually make me cough from laughing so hard, and "Mad" is complete bollocks, not even suitable for wiping my ass with. God help us all!
thespindrifter: Yup, subby pretty much covered it.On predictions: can't remember which artist it was, but the idea of the razor with fifty blades in the head, to where you could shave with just one stroke (this was the late '80's or early '90's)... and I was in Target the other day and I swear I saw a fat razor head with SEVEN blades. Un. Farking. Believable.On Cracked vs. Mad: I remember when Mad was the funny mag, and Cracked was the shiatty competitor that amounted to a cheap imitation. Then Gaines died. Now "Cracked" online can actually make me cough from laughing so hard, and "Mad" is complete bollocks, not even suitable for wiping my ass with. God help us all!My favorite parts were the movie parodies and the Fold-ins. I violated the virginity of every back-cover fold in at the local news stand when I was a kid... if it had creases in the cover, IT WAS MEEEE! ;)
Dear Jerk: Mad, National Lampoon and SNL died the same kind of comedy death. Key people left. But Lorne Michaels came back. BZZZZZZZZT! IT's Alive!
nanim: I remember looking at my cousin's old Mads ... did they ever have any females write for Mad in the 60s?/his mom tossed'm - what would those 60's Mad magazines be worth now? zero? or $$$?
sure haven't: I grew up reading my uncle's old mad magazines from the 60's-70's
drateR: Was thinking it was Al Jaffee, as I remember being amazed at the prediction. From the Al Jaffee wiki: "Sergio Aragones says of Jaffee, "He is brilliant at many things, but especially inventions.... Other actual inventions that have since come to pass had appeared earlier in Jaffee articles, such as telephone redial and address books (1961), snowboarding (1965), the computer spell-checker (1967), peelable stamps and multi-blade razors (1979), and graffiti-proof building surfaces (1982). "I could imagine those things," Jaffee told an interviewer."
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Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Got most of my politics from MAD.Read this, too.[bunkybrothers.com image 850x1117]
rickycal78: I remember many a summer day and numerous weekends year round at my grandparents going through my uncle's old MAD magazines from the late 70s and early 80s. Good stuff, I was always a big fan of "The Lighter Side" and it helped form the sense of snark and sarcasm I have today.
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Confabulat: Cracked may have once been a cheap Mad rip-off, but it adapted to the 21st Century just fine. I probably read two or three Cracked articles a week.When's the last time you read a Mad article? Their inability or unwillingness to embrace the internet is truly the work of a gang of idiots.
Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Mad depressed me the last time I read it. Lots of swearing, terrible art, not much in the way of humor, and ADS! Who the hell decided Mad Magazine should sell ad space??
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