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Old 12-23-12, 04:46 PM   #1
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Lance Armstrong makes the cover of MAD



Does that make him MAD's Man of the year?
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I'll buy a copy just to have the cover to frame.
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It's a classic MAD cover.
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I'm outta touch! Thought you meant MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving)! Now THAT would've been interesting! Just change it to Mothers against Doped Driving!
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i never did understand mad. it parodies politics and movies, and i know nothing about
either. i did like spy vs spy and the cartoons of the guy whose feet go shika-shika-shika
and bend in the middle. i never bought a copy. guess i have arrested development and
a short attention span...
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MAD was at it's zenith before William Gaines sold it to Warner Brothers. In those days, it was really quite revolutionary. Back in the '50s, Gaines was one of the outstanding advocates for freedom of speech. MAD had peaked by the early '70s.
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Loved Mad in the early-mid 60s, probably age 9-15 or so. My brother and I probably bought every monthly issue for many years, and many if not all of the little paperback book sized specials. Graduated to Zap, etc. in the 70s!
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OT, but I find it curious that both Obama and Romney made it on the list.
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They opened their mouths a lot in the last year..
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OT, but I find it curious that both Obama and Romney made it on the list.
Like FOX news, Mad is "fair and balanced."

If they included one, they had to include the other. They were only separated by a couple of points in the popular vote, after all.
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This must be a record-setting Lance thread - I am in at post 11 and it don't seem to be pickin' up steam.

Could it be that Lance has already faded into the sunset.....?
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Loved Mad in the early-mid 60s, probably age 9-15 or so. My brother and I probably bought every monthly issue for many years, and many if not all of the little paperback book sized specials. Graduated to Zap, etc. in the 70s!
Dunno zap, but i was into ripoff press (fabulous furry freak brothers).
i was a combination of them- body like fat freddie, hair like phineas, and the intelligence of freewheelin' franklin.

was also a combo of the three stooges- body like curly, hair like larry, and the intelligence of moe.

today the hair is mostly gone and i guess 1 out of 3 ain't bad.

and to keep it in the realm of cycling, phineas bought a bike and rode with franklin on the handlebar to cornfield county or somewhere to score weed. i still have several of their comic books.

the three stooges had a trandem (?)- bike for 3, and in the recent movie they had one also.
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This must be a record-setting Lance thread - I am in at post 11 and it don't seem to be pickin' up steam.

Could it be that Lance has already faded into the sunset.....?
Lance who?
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MAD was at it's zenith before William Gaines sold it to Warner Brothers. In those days, it was really quite revolutionary. Back in the '50s, Gaines was one of the outstanding advocates for freedom of speech. MAD had peaked by the early '70s.
+1. I “graduated” from MAD in the late 1960's, and went on to The National Lampoon circa 1971, and that started downhill around 1976. Coincident with the National Lampoon, I became a fan of he Firesign Theater. In the early '00's I discovered Mystery Science Theater 3000, and I continue to watch new, and re-watch old episodes.

An interesting essay I once read about MAD, suggested that a main reason for the unrest of the Baby Boom generation in the 1960's, besides the usual suspects – first generation to watch TV, first generation to live under the threat of the atomic bomb, the Vietnam War, etc. - was that ours was the first generation to be exposed to satire written expressly for children via MAD. The author pointed out that previous “forbidden” children's literature, such as penny-dreadfuls and comic books were not satiric, and that satire, especially political, up to the 1950's was the province of adults. MAD it was suggested, unleashed a premature skepticism of authority that had not occurred so early in a generation as the Boomers. For me, my strongest memories of the 1960 presidential election were articles in MAD.

This concept of MAD as a catalyst recurred about four years ago. I read a cartoon called “Arlo and Janis” (another Boomer icon), and the storyline recalled to me the MAD paradigm described. I wrote the cartoonist about it, and he invited me to read his blog. Somewhere along the line of reading the blog for a few months, someone mentioned the name of a website called “Bikeforums.” I was already an avid cyclist, and after over 2000 posts, the rest is history.

I couldn't find the original essay, but here's a link that re-states the premise:

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2012/04/mad.php
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FFFAAAAKKKKEEE!!!!! Lance never wore S-Works shoes!!!!
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FFFAAAAKKKKEEE!!!!! Lance never wore S-Works shoes!!!!
It's satire.
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This must be a record-setting Lance thread - I am in at post 11 and it don't seem to be pickin' up steam.

Could it be that Lance has already faded into the sunset.....?
I'd say yes because approximately 95% of Americans have the attention span of a squirrel.

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Which of course brings up the question - if Lance can be called an idiot for career doping and as a result winning all those titles, sponserships and money - what'a you want to call all the people that let him get away with it? They were the real idiots!
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He can keep his fame and fortune, I'll keep my testicles, thank you very much.
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I'd say yes because approximately 95% of Americans have the attention span of a squirrel.

like hammy in over the hedge?
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Alfred E. Neuman for president!
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Lance who?
That.. was a HOMERUN.
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MAD was at it's zenith before William Gaines sold it to Warner Brothers. In those days, it was really quite revolutionary. Back in the '50s, Gaines was one of the outstanding advocates for freedom of speech. MAD had peaked by the early '70s.
The real joke is neither MAD or LA are very relevant any longer.
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