At least in the old traditional dead tree version and maybe for good.

I am going to let you in in a little secret: It was with a Mad Magazine that I started my trip into the English Language and to be specific the issue of June 1973.

The cover got my attention and I bought it with my book fund. Dad would issue me a monthly small stipend for books and reading material and he was not happy when I brought this home since I was never into comics.

With the use of a small English/Spanish  paperback dictionary, it took me some days to go through the magazine an still did not understand a lot of it… no shit. I got a better dictionary with slang terms and then I started to get into the twisted humor of the magazine and was a fan for many years.

As it happens with many things, I eventually lost interest in the magazine, but that does not mean I am not sad to see it close.  And just before I wrote this post, I went online, found a decent copy of that issue and bought it.

What can I tell you? I am a bit sentimental.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “Mad Magazine is closing down”
  1. Not like kids read dead tree much anymore but from what I understand, the mag went from general satire to far left nasty and 24/7 trump hate.

  2. I’d pretty much given upon it, if memory serves, after Gaines died; I noticed that it had quickly (and in keeping with Conquest’s Second Law) gone from equal-opportunity offender to hard-left party line.

  3. And then it went out of business. Who’d ‘a thunk it?

    Sooner or later this problem is going to fix itself.

  4. The axiom “Go woke, go broke” continues to prove true.

    Used to read M.M. until about the early 90’s, when the material quickly went spoiled-rotten.

  5. MiniMe: early 90s sounds like the timing I remember; William Gaines died in ’92. All those years, he’d been “creating the atmosphere”, and I guess without him the atmosphere went toxic.

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