Thursday, July 4, 2019

What, Me Worry?

Mad Magazine is shutting down. Memes before there was word for it, satire, weird humor. It was kind of like a paper internet without cat videos. My mother hated it. Now it's over. I may go get a copy of the last edition.


9 comments:

McChuck said...

That is, indeed, sad news.

I guess MAD just couldn't compete with the craziness of the modern world. It's hard to do satire when the world keeps saying, "Hold my beer and watch this!"

Borepatch said...

On the Internet you can't fold the back page ...

SiGraybeard said...

I haven't read a copy of Mad magazine in about 30 years - when I got a copy for my son back when he was 8 to 10. I haven't read it regularly in 50 years. But this is still sad to hear.

Make Alfred's hair black and you have Mayor Pete Booty Judge.

Murphy(AZ) said...

What, me worry? Well, yes, we should. The last vestige of honorable journalism now fades into the mists of History, and the world is much the worse for its loss.

drjim said...

A staple of my youth. Mom hated it, and Dad laughed his a$$ off.

It will be missed.

lee n. field said...

Sad. I haven't seen it in decades. I guess all the original guys would be retired or dead by now.

EricN said...

Couldn't afford it when I was in the target audience. Probably cost the equivalent of 3 comic books. Anyhow I was never a fan.

The Lab Manager said...

I never bought a copy but would read it at the magazine grocery racks while Mom shopped. It certainly heightened my sense of cynicism about the world since some of it was a documentary. It's the Dilbert for life.

Jerry The Geek said...

Yep, I read it. I even subscribed to it one year, but I was in college and couldn't afford it.

Well, I had to choose between Mad Magazine or Beer and Girls. Difficult choice, but I came down on the "wrong side". I figured Mad Magazine was a flash in the pan (1960's, 1970's, nothing lasted long enough to venerate). I spent all my money on beer and girls, both of which gave me less joy than reading an "Alt-Right" (before its time) publication.

I've moved so many times, I finally left my boxes of the magazine at the curb. I've made plenty of mistakes, but this one was ... regrettable for decades.

Then I was drafted, and found other things to regret.

Thanks for reminding me to be more careful about "the things I leave behind".