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There was a lot of discussion about the impending end of Mad Magazine recently. My thoughts: 

TL;DR: Mad Magazine gave every GenX kid a handful of cranky old Jewish great-uncles who would drop by, tell some terrible jokes, then tell us "don't take any wooden nickels, kid" on the way out, and sigh and spend an extra ten minutes explaining that metaphor to some very literal-minded eight-year-olds.

@anthracite it gave me something occasionally funny to read while I was supposed to be cleaning the basement of the library.

Also first time I saw Sergio Aragones.

There was a lot of discussion about the impending end of Mad Magazine recently. My thoughts: 

There was a lot of discussion about the impending end of Mad Magazine recently. My thoughts: 

@anthracite Almost all of my exposure to the magazine were these already-ancient little paperbacks that were printed in the 70s containing stuff from yet earlier that my parents had since they were knew
I think that's how I first learned about Vietnam, now that I think of it.
They probably had more impact on me than I want to admit. Gods know I've got a little gremlin on my shoulder with that sense of humor that re-reads everything I look at.
Also means I know *nothing* about it from the last 40 years.

There was a lot of discussion about the impending end of Mad Magazine recently. My thoughts: 

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