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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:46 PM

MAD Magazine: The Unabridged NRA Press Release

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Reply MAD Magazine: The Unabridged NRA Press Release (Original post)
tuvor Dec 2012 OP
CrispyQ Dec 2012 #1
Care Acutely Dec 2012 #10
ProudProgressiveNow Dec 2012 #19
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #31
Cheap_Trick Dec 2012 #32
ellisonz Dec 2012 #54
hlthe2b Dec 2012 #2
MrModerate Dec 2012 #18
LineLineLineReply .
lastlib Dec 2012 #20
ReRe Dec 2012 #33
liberalhistorian Dec 2012 #44
ReRe Dec 2012 #47
navarth Dec 2012 #49
ReRe Dec 2012 #51
bongbong Dec 2012 #3
MarianJack Dec 2012 #5
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #15
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #22
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #25
alfredo Dec 2012 #53
jmowreader Dec 2012 #55
MarianJack Dec 2012 #4
Surya Gayatri Dec 2012 #6
quinnox Dec 2012 #7
tilsammans Dec 2012 #8
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #9
hifiguy Dec 2012 #13
malaise Dec 2012 #23
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #36
hifiguy Dec 2012 #37
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #43
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #11
annabanana Dec 2012 #29
hifiguy Dec 2012 #12
kimbutgar Dec 2012 #14
Freddie Dec 2012 #35
liberalhistorian Dec 2012 #16
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #41
triplepoint Dec 2012 #17
russspeakeasy Dec 2012 #21
gtar100 Dec 2012 #24
annabanana Dec 2012 #26
Dawson Leery Dec 2012 #27
TheBlackAdder Dec 2012 #28
Enrique Dec 2012 #30
ReRe Dec 2012 #34
toby jo Dec 2012 #38
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #39
Initech Dec 2012 #40
REP Dec 2012 #42
mikelewis Dec 2012 #45
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #46
Historic NY Dec 2012 #48
klook Dec 2012 #50
NBachers Dec 2012 #52
Iwillnevergiveup Dec 2012 #56
Javaman Dec 2012 #57
jonthebru Dec 2012 #58

Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. FUCK THE NRA. -nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:10 PM

10. + 1000

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:54 PM

19. +1 nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:49 PM

31. It should have been done in red and blue not red and black.

 

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:53 PM

32. with a rusty chainsaw

sideways

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:20 AM

54. +5

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:49 PM

2. How did the writers at Mad Magazine read my mind?

Spooky....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:54 PM

18. No, I think they got their hands on the actual first draft. n/t

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:59 PM

20. .



K & R!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:26 PM

33. "Every time hiistory repeats itself....

.... the price goes up." ~Anon

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Response to ReRe (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:37 PM

44. Wow, that is so true!

I'll have to remember that one.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #44)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:56 PM

47. It's so true....

...jot it down and tape it to your computer or lay it there with all that other stuff that's stacked up on your desk. Better yet, add it to your sig line...

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Response to ReRe (Reply #47)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:58 PM

49. that really is excellent, may I borrow that too?

"Every time history repeats itself the price goes up." ~Anon

realy quite good.

I'd like to add that to my quote collection. I get some good ones here on DU.

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Response to navarth (Reply #49)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:28 PM

51. Absolutely!

Have at it. Just put "~Anon" behind it. I think I seen it on a description of what was showing on a FreespeachTV documentary one time and jotted it down.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:57 PM

3. Not your Grandfather's Mad magazine

 

It's now very political, and very Liberal.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:00 PM

5. I've been reading MAD for almost 50 years and...

...I seem to remember it always having a bit of a liberal flavor. They certainly were opposed to the Vietnam War!

PEACE!

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Response to bongbong (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:32 PM

15. Mad magazine has always been an equal opportunity lampooner

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:23 PM

22. Mad magazine has always been an equal opportunity lampooner

Indeed.

It's just conservatives have been setting themselves up for numerous punchlines way more than liberals... since the beginning of time.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:35 PM

25. Indeed!

GMTA

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Response to bongbong (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:21 AM

53. The political right accused Mad as being Communist.

The more they complained, the more their mag sold.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:31 AM

55. It was always a liberal political magazine

Barry Goldwater and Dick Nixon were frequent targets.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:57 PM

4. As always,...

...MAD Magazinw NAILS it!

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:03 PM

6. Alfred E. Newman brilliantly debunks hypocrisy once again!

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:03 PM

7. K&R, spot on

 

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:03 PM

8. Spot ON!

Thank you, Usual Gang of Idiots.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:03 PM

9. I've been subscribing for years now

I'm 53 and it never fails to tickle my funny bone just like it did when I was a smart-ass kid. Their humor is pretty edgy for a magazine geared towards teens. In fact, were it not for Creem, Mad and National Lampoon in the 70s, I might have actually made something of myself!

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:22 PM

13. MAD prepared us boomers for the NatLamp and

Creem. MAD wised up generations of kids to hypocrisy and stupidity in the adult world.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:25 PM

23. Always loved MAD

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:48 PM

36. It was a very smooth segue from Mad to National Lampoon

I was the perfect age when National Lampoon splashed. Odd, I never followed CREEM.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #36)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:00 PM

37. Me too. I picked up my first MAD at 8 or 9 in the mid 1960s

and my first Lampoon at 15 or 16 in the very early 1970s. Even read them both for a while.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:26 PM

43. A couple of years ago I purchased a copy of Mad AND a National Enquirer for a camping trip

I'd never read past the front cover of a National Enquirer at the market. Boy, was I was entertained for hours!

Now, Mad was also fun, and basically the same as I remembered it from my childhood because they were using the same template from decades ago, just updated a bit; the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:16 PM

11. And if you fold that length-wise just right it says

The Nation's
gun and ammo
sales are up
and that makes
us very happy
Keep shooting
and killing folks.
Happiness is a
w a r m g u n.


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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:39 PM

29. HA!

good one

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:21 PM

12. MAD Magazine - Exposing hypocrisy and debunking

idiocy for 60 years. Long may they run.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:31 PM

14. I love Mad Magazine

It was one of the first magazines I ever read as an early reader. I picked it up several years ago to get my son to read and I got hooked again. Now my son, husband, my sister and myself read it. It is so right on and truthful in their satire. This is another example of their brilliance in cutting though the NRA crap announcement and adding the real intention.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:40 PM

35. My love of reading is due to Mad magazine

When I was 5 (a very long time ago) and couldn't read yet my teenage cousin gave me a huge box of back issues. I spent hours laughing at the funny pictures and couldn't wait to learn how to read so I could "get" what the pictures were about. One of my best childhood memories was of my Dad stopping at the newsstand to get me each month's issue when it first came out.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:36 PM

16. Oh, wow, that is perfect!

I gotta figure out how to share that on FB, lol.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:10 PM

41. Save it to file

It's a JPEG, and upload as normal.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:43 PM

17. I'm MAD as Hell & I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore!

 


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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:20 PM

21. This deserves bookmarking.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:34 PM

24. They are reading between the lines based on exactly how the NRA has been acting all along.

It's funny except for the fact that everything they've added to that NRA statement can all be sourced back to the NRA itself. They aren't stretching the truth one bit, merely inserting it.

The only thing the NRA could say *and do* on the 21st that would make any real difference is if they pledged to stop all lobbying efforts on behalf of weapons manufacturers and limited all activity to gun safety classes.

Still wouldn't be enough to wipe the blood of their hands, though.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

26. Glad to see that M(ind) MAD still has some

moxie. I seem to remember that they had gone soft for a coupla years.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:39 PM

27. kick

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:39 PM

28. Yes, they are prepared to offer meaningful contributions... to stall for time...

Then, when this topic simmers down in a few weeks, like the other mass shootings... they won't offer anything.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:43 PM

30. instant classic

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:33 PM

34. Go MAD

K&R

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:03 PM

38. Young minds read this stuff - like that a lot

 

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:07 PM

39. A keeper

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:09 PM

40. Correction: On December 21st four days before Christmas....

So we can weasel out of this by scaring the shit out of people who will be more afraid about their "guns being taken away" than they will see the big picture here and gun sales will shoot through the roof (no pun intended).

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:19 PM

42. It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide: who knew MAD was still relevant?

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:37 PM

45. NRA's slogan: "You can have my gun when you pry it out of the cold dead hands of our children."

Fucking demons...

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

46. So True. FUCK THE NRA!

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:06 PM

48. Mad, always been great. Happy to say I knew a few of the old guys there...

Patriots all with pen & ink come crunch time.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:25 PM

50. Bill Gaines would be proud.

Brilliant. Thanks, MAD.

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:12 AM

52. Humor in a Jugular Vein

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:20 AM

56. Uh oh

I've missed a lot over the years - time to resubscribe.

K&R

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:44 AM

57. NRA schedules a news conference for the 21st on the hope that the Mayans were correct. nt

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Response to tuvor (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:59 AM

58. The only term I would add somewhere here is:

"Wack-a-doodle dumb fucks!"

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