Thursday, July 4, 2019

Yes, We Worry

Today is a sad day indeed.  Mad Magazine will be no more.  Fox New reported:



After nearly seven decades of gap-toothed shenanigans, Mad magazine will reportedly no longer be available on newsstands after Issue No. 9 in August.

By the end of the summer, the satirical publication will be obtainable only by subscription and comic book stores. Starting with Issue No. 11, the magazine will feature reprinted content with new covers – with the exception of the annual year-end issue and occasional special issues, CNET reported.

DC Comics, which owns Mad, broke the news in an email Wednesday night, according to NBC News. Rest of article.

10 comments:

Cynical Sam said...

Damn! Mad has more accurate content than the NY Times, CNN, and MSNBC combined.

Anonymous said...

What me worry?

Anonymous said...

From Spy v Spy to the political and movie satires, MAD Magazine was always a great read. Sad to see it go.

Rod Knox said...

Future generations of young agnostic, cynical skeptics won't have the benefit of Mad's beacon. All there will be is South Park.

Anonymous said...

EVERY magazine I read is no longer available at your neighborhood magazine rack. This is nothing new.

In other new, Kingfish is saving esses.

Anon-E-Mouse said...

I got a subscription a few years ago so my kid could read the same subversive materials I grew up with. It was kinda sad how much it had gone downhill in the past few years.


Anyway, the kid enjoyed it. Their app for reading it online was hard to use. So I ultimately quit paying to support it.

Anonymous said...

I hate to hear this. My brothers and I fought over who got to read MAD magazine first and pestered our mother to take us to town to buy each monthly edition back in the 60s when we were kids.

Anonymous said...

No worries, as it has been replaced by MSNBC and CNN.

Dan Hise said...

I think that I shall never hear
A poem as lovely as a beer.

The stuff they have at Joe's on tap,
With golden base and snowy cap.

I sit and drink it all the day
While my memory flows away.

Poems are made by fools, I fear,
But only Schlitz can make a beer.

(RIP, Mad Magazine)

Mouseketeer said...

And sung to the tune of “Downtown” (sorry, Petula Clark!)

“When you eat meat, but hate the meat that you’re eating,
Then you’ve surely got—
Ground round!
It’s so unnerving when they’re constantly serving
In some eating spot—
Ground round!
It may be called a chopped steak, Salisbury, or beef patty
No matter what it’s called, it’s always overcooked and fatty...
What can you do?
Go up to your waiter there, and loudly pound on your table, step on your chair, and shout,
‘GROUND ROUND! Always you’re serving me-
GROUND ROUND....’”

Und so weiter...

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