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01-16-13  05:30am - 703 days Original Post - #1
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Off Topic: Mad Magazine

Yes, this is off topic for sure, but guess some older PUs along with this old PU once had a crush on Mad Magazine � Alfred E. Neuman, Don Martin � and all the other deals and great cartoons/cartonists....
Loved it, but lost all (a great, big stack of magazines) somewhere, sometime down the road....
And miss that great fun.
Now I got the local �newsstand� to get me the latest copies � but what a bummer.
Nothing's like it was � fine paper in full color � but that's it. And had to pay around $ 14 for a copy.
Ok, there's still Spy Vs Spy, the great Sergio Aragon�s and Tom Richmond.... but a lot of boring/badly drawn cartoons ect.
Any views � and anybody know where to get hold of old, old copies without getting ripped off..
"I don't drink anymore - I freeze it, and eat it like a popcicle"

01-16-13  05:34am - 703 days #2
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Hey, why do I get those weird signs in the input?? "I don't drink anymore - I freeze it, and eat it like a popcicle"

01-16-13  06:02am - 703 days #3
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Originally Posted by Denner:


Hey, why do I get those weird signs in the input??


Just an educated guess but ...

I suspect it's due to the font your computer uses as its default. Senior Administrator
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01-16-13  07:17am - 703 days #4
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Why do I get those weird symbols in my output?

I'm guessing you are writing your post in some word processing program (Wordpad, Word, or something similar) and then copying the text and pasting it into the message block. And because the word processing program has format characters that are not recognized by the program that processes the message block, you get the weird symbols in your output.

The same thing happens if you copy some articles posted on the web to a word processing program, then save the file. When you open the file to see the article you copied, you then see the weird symbols. But you don't see the weird symbols until you close the file and then reopen it. The weird symbols are not displayed when you paste the copied text, but are only displayed when you close the file and then reopen it.

The same thing occurs when you paste copied text into the message box: You don't see the weird symbols when you paste the text. They only appear when the copy is stored and then brought up.

If you type your post directly into the message block, instead of using a word processing program and pasting that into the message block, I'm guessing you won't see the weird symbols when the message is saved and then brought up for viewing.

On the other hand, if you are decorating your posts with foreign symbols for added character, which could be called artistic license, then you might think of the weird symbols as individual expression.

Maybe we could start a trend in Internet fashions! Edited on Jan 16, 2013, 07:24am

01-16-13  08:33am - 703 days #5
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Originally Posted by lk2fireone:


If you type your post directly into the message block, instead of using a word processing program and pasting that into the message block, I'm guessing you won't see the weird symbols when the message is saved and then brought up for viewing


either that or type it in Notepad and then paste to the message block, notepad is plaintext so it takes out anything odd that might be in the word processing program. It seems needlessly complicated but there may be some reason why he's not typing directly into the box.

As for Mad magazine, it has recently reappeared at my local newsagents so I've gotten the last few issues. Sure, some of the jokes were corny but thats almost what I expected, part of the charm of Mad. I don't have a nostalgic tie to it so I didn't get hit with a "not as good as it used to be reflex". Really, not many things are as good as they used to be, current music is mostly shit

And as for the price, it sounds like the OP is getting ripped off, it only cost me about 5 euro and stuff is usually more expensive in Ireland.

01-16-13  08:40am - 703 days #6
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I used to get Mad all the time, and was a fan just like you Denner. I haven't read it for years, but from the sound of it, Mad is now a different magazine. Things change. The old magazine is dead but at least we have fond memories.

Ebay/Ebid and comics/comix shops or dealers are possibly the best place to get the old ones. For me the beginning of the decline was when they started doing British spoofs just for this country. The American material was good enough for me.

01-16-13  09:09am - 703 days #7
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Originally Posted by TheSquirrel:


I used to get Mad all the time, and was a fan just like you Denner. I haven't read it for years, but from the sound of it, Mad is now a different magazine. Things change. The old magazine is dead but at least we have fond memories.

Ebay/Ebid and comics/comix shops or dealers are possibly the best place to get the old ones. For me the beginning of the decline was when they started doing British spoofs just for this country. The American material was good enough for me.


My best Squirrel - you hit the nail on the head - in my views, too. Mad is no longer the fantastic/great black/white magazine we loved.... - and/but absolutely: we have fond memories...
And thanks for that head-up about the search....thanks a million.


BTW: No weird signs in this one... "I don't drink anymore - I freeze it, and eat it like a popcicle"

01-16-13  09:16am - 703 days #8
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Originally Posted by lk2fireone:


Why do I get those weird symbols in my output?

I'm guessing you are writing your post in some word processing program (Wordpad, Word, or something similar) and then copying the text and pasting it into the message block. And because the word processing program has format characters that are not recognized by the program that processes the message block, you get the weird symbols in your output.

The same thing happens if you copy some articles posted on the web to a word processing program, then save the file. When you open the file to see the article you copied, you then see the weird symbols. But you don't see the weird symbols until you close the file and then reopen it. The weird symbols are not displayed when you paste the copied text, but are only displayed when you close the file and then reopen it.

The same thing occurs when you paste copied text into the message box: You don't see the weird symbols when you paste the text. They only appear when the copy is stored and then brought up.

If you type your post directly into the message block, instead of using a word processing program and pasting that into the message block, I'm guessing you won't see the weird symbols when the message is saved and then brought up for viewing.

On the other hand, if you are decorating your posts with foreign symbols for added character, which could be called artistic license, then you might think of the weird symbols as individual expression.

Maybe we could start a trend in Internet fashions!


Funny, lk2 - started the input, wrote the stuff and placed it. And nada problem, looking back. Then realized, I made some errors - and went back to adjust...and then shit happened, sorry the language - then: things went crazy. "I don't drink anymore - I freeze it, and eat it like a popcicle"

01-16-13  09:19am - 703 days #9
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I don't think they are following my escapades any more either.
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Edited on Jan 16, 2013, 01:34pm

01-16-13  09:59am - 703 days #10
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I was a big fan of Mad. Really brings back memories. All the TV show parodies weren't that easy to understand as I was quite young when I read Mad but Spy vs. Spy, Sergio Aragones and Don Martin I remember well

01-16-13  11:33am - 703 days #11
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I suspect when they started using George Bush as their new Alfred E Nueman, the magazine changed.

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If you're going to lay her head over the pool table and fuck her throat, get your fucking hand off her throat!

01-16-13  01:26pm - 702 days #12
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I had a little stack of MAD books a long, long time ago. Things like "How people see you." (The dentist just sees teeth hovering over a standing body; the boss sees ears but nothing else (no brain).)

MAD was hilarious, along with National Lampoon and Cracked.

I loved the MAD parodies of TV shows like Mannix ("Manic") and movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ("Botch Casually and the Some Dunce Kid").

And sure, we have The Onion now, but it's just not the same!

BTW, let's not forget "Little Annie Fannie" in Playboy magazine in the 1960's. It was actually painted at first, not drawn, but the approach to humor was kind of similar to MAD, with lots of social parody from that time. There is no "horizontal refreshment" without "vertical achievement." Edited on Jan 16, 2013, 01:29pm

01-16-13  01:41pm - 702 days #13
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I loved Mad Magazine but just like you, Denner, I don't like the changes it has gone through over the years. I don't like the new price either!

01-16-13  04:54pm - 702 days #14
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I haven't seen one in years but I was a huge fan. I used to love trying to figure out what the last page would be about before folding it. I sadly sold or gave away all of my Mad magasines years ago but I still have many of the pocket books that Don martin and Sergi Aragon did. Long live the Brown Coats.

01-17-13  09:21am - 702 days #15
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I never was really that much into Mad, but more the graphic fantasy magazine Heavy Metal. If it ain't grits, it must be a Yankee.

If you're going to lay her head over the pool table and fuck her throat, get your fucking hand off her throat!

01-17-13  01:25pm - 701 days #16
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What a coincidence that this topic came up. I'm in the middle of a major house clean out right now and came across 15 or so Mad books that I remember reading over and over again. Now the big question is whether to keep them for the nostalgia, reading 'em once again, then let 'em go back to collecting dust or try to sell them. Arguing with some people is like trying to play chess with a pigeon - it knocks the pieces over, shits all over the board, then flies back to its flock to claim victory.

01-17-13  01:31pm - 701 days #17
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^ check prices on E-bay If it ain't grits, it must be a Yankee.

If you're going to lay her head over the pool table and fuck her throat, get your fucking hand off her throat!

01-18-13  11:06am - 701 days #18
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Don Martin.
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Nuff said.

01-18-13  03:17pm - 700 days #19
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01-20-13  10:09am - 699 days #20
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Mad magazine disproves the British idea about Americans that they don't have a sense of irony. There's wonderful irony and sarcasm in some of those spoofs. I think Mad must have been inspiration for the Airplane (and similar) send ups. There are some very witty and clever Americans out there. The only negative about Mad was I thought what a waste of talent, seeing something that clever in a mag, where very few would be able to appreciate it.

Heavy Metal mag is something different, but like jberry, I loved that one too. It started life as the French mag Metal Hurlant. Edited on Jan 20, 2013, 10:13am

01-20-13  01:12pm - 698 days #21
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Originally Posted by TheSquirrel:


Mad magazine disproves the British idea about Americans that they don't have a sense of irony. There's wonderful irony and sarcasm in some of those spoofs. I think Mad must have been inspiration for the Airplane (and similar) send ups. There are some very witty and clever Americans out there. The only negative about Mad was I thought what a waste of talent, seeing something that clever in a mag, where very few would be able to appreciate it.

Heavy Metal mag is something different, but like jberry, I loved that one too. It started life as the French mag Metal Hurlant.


How could we not have a sense of irony? After all, we've got Congress, people we've elected as caretakers of the national interest, and that alone settles that.

One recent case in point: Relief funding for victims of Hurricane Sandy. There is no "horizontal refreshment" without "vertical achievement."

01-21-13  06:03am - 698 days #22
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Herewith are a couple "Mad's Personal Ads" from the "Meet Market Dept" from mag. dating back to the late '40s.

#1 .... Successful-(not wealthy), full-figured (not fat)woman (not man) seeks gentleman (not lady) for quiet (not loud) evening (not days) at home (not outdoors). Write BOX 813 (not BOX 702).

#2 ....Financianally unstable man -- I owe everyone money. If you're not one of my creditors, I'd like to meet you.
Send phone, mine was repossessed. Stankey. BOX 44

01-22-13  09:48pm - 696 days #23
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Was anybody else into the really early Harvey Kurzman era Mad Magazine - before the Comics Code de-fanged everything? Their satires of Archie, with the whole group as juvenile delinquents complete with switchblades, were great acidic satire. And the artwork was really sexy - man, Betty & Veronica drawn by Mad's artists with their boobs practically bursting through their tight tops definitely got my adolescent juices flowing.

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