November 21, 2003
From the 'you know you're an icon when...' department

Mad cover from Club-Keanu via Keanuweb


I used to read MAD magazine. I think it's responsible for me deveolping the typically "masculine" habit of reading in the bathroom. My brother left a few of them when he moved away to college and I would have to sneak to read them because my mom really didn't think the humor was appropriate for a 9 year old girl.

And somehow reading it on the toilet seemed "appropriate".

The movie spoofs were always funny (my god, do I remember the Star Wars one? Ack! I'm old...) although I'm sure a lot of the humor went over my head at that age. I do know that I loved the Don Martin cartoons. Oh! and Spy vs. Spy. Hee!

Is this issue still on the stands? Man, it's been well over 20 years since I last read an issue of MAD. I may have to use this Matrix spoof as an excuse to spend some extra time in the bathroom again.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at November 21, 2003 04:19 PM .

Don't fret my dear. I too remember (and even bought) MAD myself....LOL

Gotta love those movie spoofs! I'll have to dash out and get me a copy of this! LOL

Posted by: anne on November 21, 2003 04:50 PM

God, isn't this the mag where you had to like fold the cover in see a hidden picture? I used to buy it just for that.

Posted by: Melissa on November 21, 2003 04:53 PM

OMG! Yes! I remember the folding thing!

Posted by: krix on November 21, 2003 04:57 PM

I loved Spy vs. Spy too! And the movie spoofs! I used to read this at someone's house where I babysat. I can't remember where anymore, but they had piles of them.

Posted by: Zen on November 21, 2003 05:52 PM

hmmm... verrry interesting.. so, we all used to read Mad Magazine? maybe that's a prerequisite for the keanulove.. yes spy vs spy and the movie spoofs--of course, I'm old enough to remember--Florence of Arabia!!! (truer than they knew!)

Posted by: bakednudel on November 21, 2003 07:15 PM

OMG, I thought I had outgrown my secret MAD addiction - but now I have to run out to try and find a copy of this...

Posted by: Niobe on November 22, 2003 02:55 AM

thats really corny..sorry dont take to well to people poking at my fav movie..:(

Posted by: bumper on November 22, 2003 10:39 AM

It's all in fun, bumper. They spoof good and bad alike, usually with hilarious results.

I have a collection of about 50 old Mad magazines (the "newest" is about 10-15 years old) and about half as many Cracked. Their clever parodies always kept me entertained. :)

Posted by: Mikey2 on November 22, 2003 03:29 PM

OMG! If you haven't gotten this issue yet, BUY IT NOW! Not sure which is my fave part. Read Monroe and the Matrix. "Zero" asks Morpheus, "So, can you download kung fu into me and all that?" and Morpheus says, "Forget it, kid. You can't fit a hard drive in an Etch-a-Sketch."

OR, when Zero says, "Grandpa? You're the Keymaker?" and the keymaker replies, "Yes, Zero, I am and because you are the "Unchosen One," you seek the key to unlock the door to a happy life. But the key is an enigma wrapped in a riddle dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with peanuts. The key looks a lot like a turd but it is not."


Posted by: Melissa on November 22, 2003 03:46 PM

I just did the back cover folding thingie. Whoever came up with this one is a total fucking genius!

Posted by: Melissa on November 22, 2003 05:48 PM

I got a copy last night, it's got some amusing stuff, I'll try and do some scans tomorrow.

Posted by: krix on November 23, 2003 11:37 AM
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