[–] Dr_Zeus 2 points (+2|-0)

Interesting fact: MAD didn't run any any(real) ads for 44 years.

From the beginning, Gaines felt that printing actual advertisements next to the products they were lampooning would not only dilute their edge but seem more than a little hypocritical. After some back-and-forth, MAD cut ads starting in 1957. The decision was a costly one—most print publications survive on such revenue—but led to the magazine’s keeping a sharp knife against the throat of seductive advertising, including cigarettes. Faced with dwindling circulation in 2001, MAD finally relented and began taking ads to help pay for a switch to color printing

[–] Boukert 0 points (+0|-0)

I remeber they actually made their own ads for bogus products in their issues!

Really sorry to see this magazine go.