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Thu Jul 4, 2019, 12:49 AM

Alfred E. Pete's magazine going out of business

https://www.cnet.com/news/mad-magazine-is-shutting-down-say-reports/

Mad Magazine, as you now know it, will soon cease to exist

Mad Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman is famous for saying, "What? Me worry?"

And now thanks to confirmation on social media from Mad Magazine writers, editors and artists, it might be the end of a comedy magazine that has a legacy spanning almost 70 years.

Mad Magazine, which launched in 1952 at EC Comics, is best known for its celebrity and political satire, adult humor and whimsical comics.

According to CNET's sister site Comicbook.com on Wednesday, the popular satirical magazine now published by DC Comics may cease to exist in its current format by the end of the year...…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_(magazine)

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Reply Alfred E. Pete's magazine going out of business (Original post)
imwithfred Jul 2019 OP
Gunslinger201 Jul 2019 #1
DDKick Jul 2019 #2
Frankenvoter Jul 2019 #3
DDKick Jul 2019 #4
Trevor Jul 2019 #8
fools_gold Jul 2019 #5
shogun Jul 2019 #6
Grumpy Pickle Jul 2019 #7

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:37 AM

1. I grew up with it...and grew out of it



All things come to an end

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 04:29 AM

2. My older brother used to buy them.

I started reading them at about 10 . I bought it into my early 20s then lost interest. I always like the back page where you would fold it to form another picture. That took talent to make.

Spy vs Spy was like the coyote and road runner lol.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:04 AM

3. They went full left wing and lost audience

The social commentary went full left of center while the price went up, they tried to start publishing in color as if that would improve something that was fine the way it was, as long as they were skewering everyone equally.

I used to have a subscription but not for every bit of 10 years now because of the trend, I bought one about 2 years ago and thumbed through it and was of course dissapointed seeing the cheerleading they were doing by "comedy" for the left.

You'd think they'd be doing great as they shifted thier "comedy" to be what (they think) generation Z wants to laugh at but A) leftists have no sense of humor and B) (even better news) hopefully this means theres not nearly as many of them in America as they and the rest of the left thinks there are. I suppose they could increase readership by giving it out for free, what every younger person is looking for.

"I have to PAY for it?!? As if....."

I hope this is a bad omen for the left.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 07:44 AM

4. The left will never learn from mistakes.

They keep doing their best to tear America down by division and hate. Air America was a prime example. They honestly think people like Rush was providing something that forced listeners to the right. In part because that is how they work drive a message until it sticks.
Rush gave people a different perspective than they could get elsewhere. His message is actually well thought out and makes sense to smarter people with open minds.
An open mind destroys the liberal message. When their message is nothing more than hate filled ranting people tune out. They offer nothing positive to anyone yet the type of person that supports them is a guilty hate filled human.

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Response to DDKick (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:34 PM

8. Rush lies constantly

The right loves him because they love to believe his lies. They also love all the hatred toward the left he spews.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 08:04 AM

5. Memories of childhood

Yes, that is sad. I remember buying and reading Mad magazine when I was in grade school back in my little home town in upstate NY back in the mid 50's. I was a voracious reader of comic books and magazines at a very young age. My Mom worked in a office supply and bookstore in those years, and I always had things to read. I remember Alfred E. Neuman and, of course, Spy vs. Spy. But I can see how in the Internet Age, the satire just wouldn't be current enough for today's audience.

Just another thing from my childhood gone forever. (sigh).

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 08:13 AM

6. Comedy is dead

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 01:28 PM

7. Fun times in elementary school.

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