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Post by guilty/forgiven on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:15 am

So here's the scoop.
When I was an unsaved teen, I collected Mad like, well.. a madman. When I accepted Christ (as the Christian lingo goes) at 19, I destroyed all things secular. My porn, slasher flicks and posters, secular music, magazine collections, etc.
In recent years as I've grown in the Lord, I've come to realize I destroyed a lot of stuff that was harmless. ie some secular music is neutral and is no big deal to enjoy as a Believer. Some comic books are harmless fun... which led me to reading an old Mad a couple years ago. I realized there was nothing in this particular issue that was anti-God or pro-Sin... and I laughed my head off, remembering these old cartoons.

So I decided to begin ebaying Mad magazine issues from the 50s to the 80s (I don't like the 90s/2000s issues -they're pathetic). I gathered quite a collection again of issues from these years and recently read through them all. Granted, there were 2 or 3 issues I tossed since they were offensive to me as a Christian, the majority of them are rather silly humor that are not bad. I also have quite a bit of Mad paperbacks as well.

Anyone else grow up with Mad ?
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Re: Mad Magazine

Post by AngryAgain on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:17 pm

I did!
I loved that magazine up until the late 90's or so (when it started going downhill in my opinion) and had a huge collection. I collected from about 1991 to 1998 (including Super Specials) and hardly ever missed an issue. I also had a lot of issues from the 70's and 80's that I would find here & there at yard sales or used book stores. I have many fond memories of that magazine. Been wanting to see how they are now but the last time I picked one up, it was so full of ads and politically correct (MAD??) humor that I set it back down pretty quick.
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Re: Mad Magazine

Post by guilty/forgiven on Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:07 pm

I loved that magazine up until the late 90's or so (when it started going downhill in my opinion)

Agreed ! I got my first issue when I was 7 (back in '77) and read it through the 70s and 80s. Like you, I picked up a more recent issue and was horribly disappointed. The original spark the old artists and writers had is gone.

Good stuff from the old days. "What, me worry ?"
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Re: Mad Magazine

Post by oldschooldoom on Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:37 am

Hello Mr Alfred E Newman, all grown up I see.

FYI, there is a Mad TV show on Cartoon Network
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/mad/index.html

I tuned in and out about as fast as a current issue of that once beloved mag that takes up space on the news stand.

I much prefer the 1974 TV special which was aired during the time I used to look at mags.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrvyf8sj8LM
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Re: Mad Magazine

Post by guilty/forgiven on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:59 pm

I much prefer the 1974 TV special which was aired during the time I used to look at mags.
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Wow, as much a fanatical collector as I was when I was a kid yet I never even knew of this '74 special ! Gonna D/L it and watch it later !! Thanks for the link !
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Re: Mad Magazine

Post by Trouble72 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:25 am

I have the Mad magazine board game. strange game.
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Re: Mad Magazine

Post by guilty/forgiven on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:18 am

Ha ! yes, the game was hilarious... me and my best friend (also a Mad magazine collector when we were like 10,11,12,13 years old) played that game all the time.

No idea what ever happened to mine...
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Re: Mad Magazine

Post by oldschooldoom on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:36 am

Many Spy vs Spy clips on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/v/d-vl8hJL4Sc
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Re: Mad Magazine

Post by MikeInFla on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:43 pm

I still have my Mad Board game and Mad Card Game! My kids love it!



I still have all of my old Mad Mag's. I kept them pristine and never even folded the Mad Fold In's! My favorite issue is the one with The Incredible Hulk

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