September 26, 2012

To his friend while looking through the new issue of MAD magazine...


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  1. Which magazine was he reading?

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    1. Feels like he's confusing it with National Lampoon.

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    2. Oh, man... National Lampoon! -That takes me back...
      I was WAY too young for those when I read them. -I remember some kid I knew's Dad was throwing out a big box of them and we rescued them from the trash- mostly 80's issues, some late 70's...
      There's a nice cover-gallery here: http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/national-lampoon if anyone is curious.

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    3. National Lampoon didn't have that many naked women. It had Photo Funnies, but that was just one page. There were probably a pair of tits here and there, but it wasn't full of them.

      It was the next magazine up, though, after one got too old for Mad (or Cracked if you were one of those).

      A few years ago someone released a mostly complete set of scans of National Lampoon on CD. I picked it up for $15. The reader and index included will not work with Vista or Windows 7, but it's a bunch of PDF files, so it's easy enough to index.

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  2. That is weird...Penthouse was also so much better in the 70's, when it was all comics and less pictures of naked chicks.

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  3. Mad used to have a lot of cartoon nudity. I so hope thats not what they mean though

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  4. It still works if you shorten it to, "MAD Magazine was so much better."

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    1. Yeah once Gains kicked the bucket it went down hill very fast

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  5. Well, at least he's correct about Mad being better in the 70's...

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  6. Is this guy old enough to remember Mad (or NatLamp) in the 1970's?

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    1. "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog!"

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  7. Mad was better in the 70's and 80's, but it was almost all cartoons. I think there were one or two scenes with naked breasts in them in the several years I collected, all in Dave Berg "The Lighter Side of..." features. I remember them because they hit my pre-teen nervous system like a live wire. Ah, life before the internet, when a Mad with drawn breasts and a National Geographic on African tribes were the best you could get hold of. Until I discovered my dads Playboys a year or so later.

    Yeah, this guy must be thinking about National Lampoon.

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  8. I'm vaguely reminded of a period around 25 years ago when I was being chastised by some classmates in 10th grade English for reading The Mighty Thor, because comic books were for "retards", but then one of them said without the slightest trace of irony, "Cracked and Mad, now that's entertainment."

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  9. They used to draw them in the margins of the page, outside of the comic strips. I totally remember that; albeit in the '80s and early '90s.

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  10. WTF, You mean my copies of Mad were censored!?!

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  11. You want to know a magazine the 70's and 80's that had a lot of naked chicks, both the photo and cartoon varieties? Cosmopolitan.

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  12. still have my mads from 60's 70's. not in good shape because i let my kids read them, but how else would they get a good classical education? those were really intelligent magazines

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