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 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

The last time I read an issue, it featured a Battlestar Galactica parody.

"Cattlecar Galaxica"!

And for the record, anyone who thinks MAD isn't funny is not somebody I'd want to hang with. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

The last time I read an issue, it featured a Battlestar Galactica parody.

"Cattlecar Galaxica"!

And for the record, anyone who thinks MAD isn't funny is not somebody I'd want to hang with. big grin


Right on!

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

There is a thread here about FAVORITE MAD MOVIE PARODIES for those smart enuf to appreciate the genius if MAD!

201 MI MINUTES OF SPACE IDIOCY
The monolith turns out to be a jukebox. Brilli3!

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I think you had to grow up with it - in the 60s.

Don't you ever tire of being wrong? MAD lost its edge after Harvey Kurtzman left it in 1956.


Thought you were.gonna say " when it switched to black and white"

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I never found it funny.

I'll explain the jokes to you sometime.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I used to love it in the sixties, more for the art than the humour (Mort Drucker was a genius of sorts). I wish I'd kept those magazines, but they went over time (the same with Famous Monsters Of Filmland magazine). I do have some large hardback books: a massive set of, The Completely Mad Don Martin, two big volumes in a large box (it weighs a ton), Inside Mad, Totally Mad, Mort Drucker: Five Decades Of His Finest Works, & a soft cover of, Mad Cover To Cover (all covers), all bought quite cheap from remainder bookshops over the years. I wish I'd bought the soft covers of, Mad About The Sixties, Mad About TV & Mad About The Movies.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I never found it funny.

I'll explain the jokes to you sometime.


For what it's worth, the stuff you write on this board is funnier than anything I've ever read in MAD Magazine.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I never found it funny.

I'll explain the jokes to you sometime.


For what it's worth, the stuff you write on this board is funnier than anything I've ever read in MAD Magazine.


Meanwhile we intellects were reading Playboy magazine for the articles. wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

there was no such thing as a middle school in the 60s


This. I used the term "middle school" in my post so as not to confound the millennials on the board.


Sorry, Bob, my explanation was not a knock on your post. Actually I had seen it used in DavidinBerkeley's post, and added the explanation parenthetically to irritate the younger folks by suggesting that they don't know everything.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Rest in peace. I have to admit, when I first read about this, my first thought was "Mad Magazine was still around?" For me, my era of Mad Magazine was from the late 70s to the mid 80s. The movie and tv show parodies are what first caught my eye, but I also enjoyed many of the regular features, including Spy vs. Spy. There were some great bits over the years that friends of mine and I quote to this day.

Some of my favorite writers included Dick Debartolo, Frank Jacobs, and favorite artists were Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, and of course Sergio Aragones. Whatever I thought of the rest of the magazine, Aragones' comics in the margins were always enough to get me to laugh. I have been fortunate enough to see Aragones in action at panels at San Diego Comic Con, and his appearances alone are worth the price of admission.

Thanks for all of the laughs, and a tip of the hat to the "usual gang of idiots".

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Dana: "....he and his team noticed that the one and only Mad subscriber in Haiti had not renewed his subscription for the following year. So the whole pack of them boarded a flight for Haiti, went to the home of the subscriber and persuaded him to renew. Can you imagine having the guys from Mad show up at your front door to find out why you hadn't renewed your subscription?!!"

Now that is funny. big grin

For years in the 70s/80s my dentist in the uk used to have this mag as the mainstay of his waiting room reading material.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I never found it funny.

I'll explain the jokes to you sometime.


For what it's worth, the stuff you write on this board is funnier than anything I've ever read in MAD Magazine.


And for what it's worth, I still chuckle at your "Now Playing" thread custom designed for Haga-oriented Krautrock-style listening which only succeeded in making Thor feel "uncomfortable."

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

I never found it funny.

I'll explain the jokes to you sometime.


For what it's worth, the stuff you write on this board is funnier than anything I've ever read in MAD Magazine.


Meanwhile we intellects were reading Playboy magazine for the articles. wink


You were looking for tips on bettering your right hand technique, were ya!

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2019 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

More Mad magazine memories:

Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions

A Don Martin character squeezing a perfume sprayer and it making "Glink!" noise

Always forgetting to look at the Aragones stuff

The shark from Jaws making the "yecch!" sound at the prospect of eating Alred E.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2019 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

In THE SANDPIPER (1966), Elizabeth Taylor's character is "Laura Reynolds."

In the Mad Magazine version, she was "Lurid Reynolds".

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2019 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Those fake advertising stickers.

Oh man!

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2019 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

The latest issue has a parody of ENDGAME - before the film.opened!
Wonder how accurate it is.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2019 - 1:02 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

The last time I read an issue, it featured a Battlestar Galactica parody.

"Cattlecar Galaxica"!

And for the record, anyone who thinks MAD isn't funny is not somebody I'd want to hang with. big grin



Consider it a mutual thing for mere technical reasons. Our funny engine would stall at "Mad funny" level.
Mad had funny moments but they were anaemically too few too far apart. Even Mad TV had a fun segment with their Dolemite parodies ("Nymphoooooo"), but the rest was worse than watching golf.
I guess you have to be a US-citizen to find it funny. After all Snoopy, Garfield and Letterman are considered funny there too. FRIGHTENING!

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2019 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Your post was amusing, Disco Stu. I agree with most of it though it does appear that you are easily frightened.

Garfield was a cynically-created, cash-grab fabrication that nevertheless had *some* amusing moments. Remember, we're talking about a daily comic strip here, so these things tend to be hit or miss.

PEANUTS, on the other hand, is deservedly an American classic, and funny, too. It's also far more intelligent and sophisticated than you would give it credit for. It was often brilliant, and "American" in the best ways that you people in the countries overrun by the Wehrmacht might not appreciate.

I'm pretty sure the only two things tou don't routinely savage in your posts are Batman '66 and Airwolf. As much as I enjoy your spot-on criticisms of just about everything, I have to admit you yourself have some pretty debatable taste. LOL

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2019 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

More Mad magazine memories:

Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions

A Don Martin character squeezing a perfume sprayer and it making "Glink!" noise

Always forgetting to look at the Aragones stuff

The shark from Jaws making the "yecch!" sound at the prospect of eating Alred E.


Or how about the “after” cover where a full Alfred has a belly after eating the shark?

 
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