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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:02 PM
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MAD Magazine, April 2004 issue
Sorry if this is a dupe, but I noticed this because I wanted to read the spoof of Lord of the Rings - Return of the King. (Cleveland Public Library actually lends out MAD)

Letters and tomatoes department, page 4:

It is becoming ever more apparent that MAD is transfiguring itself from a humorous satirical publication to a rambling forum for liberal views. In MAD #437 "The 10 Commandments as Practiced by Judge Roy Moore," you keep talking about how Judge Roy Moore disregarded the founding fathers and broke the "constitutional" separation of church and state. My question is, where does the Constitution say there is to be a separation of church and state? If you are speaking of the First Amendment right of freedom of religion, I fail to see how a stone monument to historical laws hinders the "vast" number of Alabama atheists from worshiping, well, nothing. Also, I thought it would be interesting for The Usual Gang of Idiots to know that our founding fathers prayed to God before every session of the Constitutional Convention.

John Cunningham, Palos Park, IL.

Ham Bone - We were very upset upon reading your letter. We here at MAD, like FOX News, pride ourselves on being fair and balanced. We like to think that we offer a "rambling forum" for all viewpoints, as anyone who actually made it through your entire bloated diatribe can attest to. Thanks for writing and God bless! - Ed.

Yep, they have to convert every damn thing to EXTREME RIGHTIST PROPAGANDA.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:06 PM
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1. Didn't Abbie Hoffman get into the stock exchange on a MAD press pass...
...when he dumped all those dollar bills off the balcony onto the trading floor?
(mayhem ensued in the scramble for cash, of course...)

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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:09 PM
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2. Hmmm, Mad magazine, liberal? Whodda thunk?
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:13 PM
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3. Um...the response you printed in bold face...
...struck me as typical MAD sarcasm...but then, so did your comment. I am right about that, aren't I? Please tell me you weren't being serious about the EXTREME RIGHTIST PROPAGANDA thing. God, it's getting so hard to tell these days.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:16 PM
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4. Okay -
The bold was MAD's editorial sarcasm.

The last note was mine, in reference to the "reader".
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:19 PM
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5. Whoooo! You had me wondering about my own sanity, for a moment...
...not nice to worry us old people. Good to know I haven't lost the ability to see the ironic...just the ability to trust that ability.
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JimT Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:28 PM
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6. I love MAD.
Always read it as a kid. Every once in a while I'll pick up a copy out of curiosity's sake. While I don't find it as funny as when I was younger, they definitely do a good job at poking fun and exposing the ridiculousness of the Bush administration.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 12:12 AM
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7. Ever since...
MAD started printing in color and putting in ads, It's all gone downhill.

Bill Gaines is spinning in his grave.


Besides, A lot of the good artists are either dead or retired. Woodbridge, Berg, Prohais, Davis, etc. :cry:
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SideshowScott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 11:00 AM
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8. Dont Forget Don Martin
The Immortal Don Martin passed away in 2000.
Ever since Time/warner bought MAD its has not been the same...Sad really. the end of an era.
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