Tue 15 Mar, 2005 12:12 pm
I was nutty for Mad magazine when I was a kid and I still pick it up once in a while. I was browsing around today and came across this and it just reminded me of why I'm mad about Mad:
Were you ever a Mad fan?
Yes, as an adolescent. I don't recall it being as hard-hitting politically back then. More into tweaking cultural foolishness, if memory serves.
I used to walk to the candy store, as we called it, to buy a Mad and a box of Sen Sens (I have no idea why; must have been the weirdness of the box and the licorice flavor).
It is still cultural parody for the most part. You can't find a lot of "Mad" stuff online and this is one of the few things I could find that didn't have a subscription ad on it too. I thought those might violate the TOS agreement.
I always liked the movie parodies a lot and the "Scenes we'd like to see" bit.
I noticed that there were ads using the "Spy vs. Spy" characters on TV recently; I forget what product they were flogging...