Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There?

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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2008/10/15 21:25:50 (permalink)
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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2008/10/18 15:00:40 (permalink)
I loved MAD magazine and read it between 7th and 10th grades in the mid to late '60's. I was an aspiring artist and drew caricatures of classmates and family, so I especially loved the parodies of TV shows and movies they had, and my favorite caricature artist at MAD magazine was Mort Drucker http://www.adriansinnott.com/mortdrucker.html I still laugh when I think of the ways they renamed movies for their spoofs: "Balmy and Clod" (Bonnie and Clyde), "Rosemia's Boo-Boo" (Rosemary's Baby), "Valley of the Dollars" (Valley of the Dolls") see http://www.officialpattyduke.com/madmag.htm and "Blue-Eyed Kook" (Cool-Hand Luke), all parodies I remember and found listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mad%27s_movie_spoofs

I adored Don Martin, too, and enjoyed all the sound effect words he used and his fantastic drawings. Here's a list of all the words he used in his drawings: http://www.collectmad.com/madcoversite/index-dmd-alphabetical.html My parents own a cottage in Ontario, Canada and we still have two old MAD magazine Don Martin comics plastered on a wall: One is of a character eating spaghetti and one of a character trimming nose hairs (SPROING was used as a sound effect there, I remember ) http://www.geocities.com/donmartinweb/ I also loved "Horrifying Cliches" and thought Paul Coker, Jr's artwork was terrific. I also used to buy a few of MAD's paperback collections of cartoons and parodies.

As I was Google-searching, I came across this link for "Mad Mumblings" for MAD Magazine fans that some might be interested in: http://www.madmumblings.com/forum/index.php

I tried Cracked magazine a few times, but never felt like it measured up and thought it was a very poor imitation.

There was a bookstore/newsstand in our town where I used to buy my MAD magazines. I'd mosey in after school to buy a MAD, along with some candy from the counter and, until it was sold a while ago and turned into a women's clothing boutique, over the years, I loved going into that store and breathing in the musty smell of newspapers, magazines, and paperbacks. I was always immediately transported back to junior high school and simpler times whenever I got a deep whiff!
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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/10 13:35:30 (permalink)
I remember during the 60s,as soon as we got to the beach, we would go to the little store across the street from the beach and buy a MAD magazine. I don't know why we just bought them at the beach
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Re:Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/10 23:31:35 (permalink)

From the early 60s through the mid 70s I bought most every issue of Mad Magazine, sure wish I had not given them to a thrift shop back in the late 80s when my wife made me clean out our garage loft I had with not only all those Mad 'zines but also years worth of Players and Playboys from the 70s.   
In 1989, a Cuban couple bought the house next door to us and they have since become our best friends,   or children and grandchildren are like siblings to each other and we're like aunties and uncles to the others offsprings.a
 
Anyhow, a few months after they moved in and we started getting acquainted the lady of their house asks me if I every heard of Mad magazine and I answered of course, it turns out she is the niece of Prohias, the Cuban artist who has Spy Vs Spy. She never even knew about her uncle till they left Cuba during the Mariel Boatlift in 1980 because Mad magazine wasn't distributed in Cuba, she just knew he had left Cuba in 1960 and was an artist living in NY. She had seen examples of the magazine but I sure wish I could've shown them the hundreds of the classic Mad issues I had.   She told me Sergio Aragones was Cuban too.
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Re:Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/11 00:59:03 (permalink)
All this discussion of Mad Magazine is sure bringing back some fond memories. In the mid '60s I bought Mad whenever I had enough money ( which, unfortunately, was not very often. ) My favorite feature was Dave Berg's The Lighter Side of.... , always funny as hell. I especially remember an issue from the summer of 1966 that featured a satirical send-up of the Batman TV series, and also a really great lampooning of the late Howard Johnson's restaurant chain ( "Johnson Howard's, Johnson Howard's..." ) Even at age fourteen, I had enough roadfooder in me to appreciate the humor in that one.       
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Re:Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/11 09:45:55 (permalink)
Whatsa copy go for nowadays, Five bucks?
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Re:Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/12 20:55:06 (permalink)
Anyone here in the Athens, GA area? Apparently Sergio Aragonés is speaking tomorrow night (Friday 2/13) at the UGA as part of the Jack Davis Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture series. Bit of a distance for me I'm afraid, but if Jack is also there, great chance at a twofer meeting - and it's free (cheap!)
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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/19 01:46:18 (permalink)
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 I still laugh when I think of the ways they renamed movies for their spoofs: "Balmy and Clod" (Bonnie and Clyde), "Rosemia's Boo-Boo" (Rosemary's Baby), "Valley of the Dollars" (Valley of the Dolls") see http://www.officialpattyduke.com/madmag.htm and "Blue-Eyed Kook" (Cool-Hand Luke), all parodies I remember and found listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mad%27s_movie_spoofs



Before I look at that list, let's see how the old brain still works:

Loused Up In Space (Lost In Space)
The Poopside Down Adventure (The Poseidon Adventure)
Star Dreck (Star Trek)

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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/19 10:39:14 (permalink)
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I still laugh when I think of the ways they renamed movies for their spoofs: "Balmy and Clod" (Bonnie and Clyde), "Rosemia's Boo-Boo" (Rosemary's Baby), "Valley of the Dollars" (Valley of the Dolls") see http://www.officialpattyduke.com/madmag.htm and "Blue-Eyed Kook" (Cool-Hand Luke), all parodies I remember and found listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mad%27s_movie_spoofs



Before I look at that list, let's see how the old brain still works:

Loused Up In Space (Lost In Space)
The Poopside Down Adventure (The Poseidon Adventure)
Star Dreck (Star Trek)


The movie spoofs always made me laugh too. For some reason Borey Lyndon is one that stands out in my mind. Not sure why, never even saw the real movie! 
post edited by Tony Bad - 2009/02/19 10:46:35
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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/19 11:33:49 (permalink)
My very first magazine subscription back in the 60's.


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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/19 12:37:42 (permalink)
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I still laugh when I think of the ways they renamed movies for their spoofs: "Balmy and Clod" (Bonnie and Clyde), "Rosemia's Boo-Boo" (Rosemary's Baby), "Valley of the Dollars" (Valley of the Dolls") see http://www.officialpattyduke.com/madmag.htm and "Blue-Eyed Kook" (Cool-Hand Luke), all parodies I remember and found listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mad%27s_movie_spoofs



Before I look at that list, let's see how the old brain still works:

Loused Up In Space (Lost In Space)
The Poopside Down Adventure (The Poseidon Adventure)
Star Dreck (Star Trek)


From "Star Dreck":
 
Capt. Kook: "I'll be in the bathroom."
Mr. Spook: "In the bathroom? I can't believe my ears."
Capt. Kook: "I can't believe your ears either."
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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/19 14:18:58 (permalink)
Ok, I missed one: Star Blecch.

2 outta 3 ain't bad for dredging up ancient memories.
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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2009/02/20 17:20:35 (permalink)
I for whatever reason, have never forgotton the Don Martin cartoon where a guy, over 4 or 6 boxes, gets crushed by an invisable shield, a popular selling point for some toothpaste, at the time, Gleam I think. The slow depection he captured of this bewildered poor soul amazed at what was happening inexplicably to him was hilarious
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RE: Any Other Mad Magazine Lovers Out There? 2011/08/07 14:41:20 (permalink)
loved Mad magazine as a kid, loved their rags on the movies and tv of the day. Now, I recently picked one up and it was garbage, oh the good old days
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