MAD Magazine Is Shutting Down


I just heard from a friend of mine who is in a Facebook group with a MAD writer that, after the next two issues, MAD will no longer be publishing original material.  Instead, it’ll publish reprinted material until it’s subscription responsibilities are fulfilled and then the magazine will cease publication.

Obviously, MAD isn’t the cultural force that it once was but it’s still an American institution.  In a time when even having a sense of humor can be a subversive act, MAD will be missed.

9 responses to “MAD Magazine Is Shutting Down

  1. Damn. Just damn. My sense of humor was formed/warped by two primary sources; … Warner Bros. cartoons and Mad Magazine, with assists from Tom Lehrer.

    My fondness for Mad was increased a million-fold on the day when one of the nuns at the Catholic grammar school I attended confiscated my latest copy of Mad, with the very seriously delivered explanation that the little round “EC bug” on the front cover of the magazine (the “union bug”) was actually a coded message, sent by Jewish communists who published the magazine to their Soviet handlers. I am NOT kidding. And that nun was NOT joking.

    Even at the tender age of a fifth-grader, I immediately – and silently – realized that that woman was stone-crazy. I also immediately began planning ways to get the hell out of that nuthouse school. It took me a couple more years, but I managed.

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