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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Whatever happened to good old comics

Remember MAD?
How about Dandy or Beano?

My dad use to buy us MAD magazine about once a month. They were not cheap comics, each would cost about RM3.25.

Do you know how much each cost now? Oh about RM25.

We also used to get Dandy and Beano every week or so. At about 50cents a pop, now they cost about RM5 or more.

It's not even so much about the cost. Those days you would get comics from your normal newspaper vendor.

Nowadays, you can only get comics from specialty shops.

I remember when I was young, we used to go to good old Sri Intan, my dad would have a few beers and we would get our coke floats or seven up floats.

We would have Imbi's food. Imbi was this nice lady that made Indian food in Sri Intan.

There was a magazine vendor in the corner and we would get our comics every week.

Sri Intan was one of thos classic food courts where you was actually a drive-in but most people got out of their cars and sat inside.

Good old days in Penang, Sri Intan, coke float, Imbi's food and a comic book in hand.

MAD magazines fold-ups, classic parody of current events or movies and the regulars like Spy vs Spy.

MAD is an influential American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952.

The magazine offers satire on all aspects of American life and pop culture, politics, entertainment, and public figures. Its format is divided into a number of recurring segments such as TV and movie parodies, as well as freeform articles.

Mad's mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, is typically the focal point of the magazine's cover, with his face often replacing a celebrity or character that is lampooned within the issue.

Among the latest movie parodies is Scumbag Billionaire.

MAD just published it's 500 copy and I would sure like to get my hands on a MAD magazine again.

Take care and be well.

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