The Realist: Underground Satire-Mag aus den 60s online!

Ethan Persoff, wohl am ehesten bekannt für die Comics with Problems, hostet seit letzter Woche auf seiner Website das komplette Archiv von „The Realist“, einem Underground Satire-Magazin, das von Ende der 50er bis Mitte der 70er von Paul Krassner herausgegeben wurde und dann nochmal von den 80ern bis 2001 lief. Die erste Ausgabe wurde übrigens in den Büros des MAD Mags produziert.

Von Wikipedia:

The Realist, edited and published by Paul Krassner, was a pioneering magazine of “social-political-religious criticism and satire” in the American countercultural press of the mid-20th century. Although The Realist is often regarded as a major milestone in the underground press, it was a nationally-distributed newsstand publication as early as 1959. Publication was discontinued in 2001. The Realist was the first satirical magazine to publish conspiracy theories.

First published in the spring of 1958 in New York City in the offices of Mad, The Realist appeared on a fairly regular schedule during the 1960s and then on an irregular schedule after the early 1970s. It was revived as a much smaller newsletter during the mid-1980s when material from the magazine was collected in The Best of the Realist: The 60’s Most Outrageously Irreverent Magazine (Running Press, 1985). The final issue of The Realist was #146 (Spring 2001).

The Realist provided a format for extreme satire in its articles, cartoons, and Krassner’s editorials, but it also carried more traditionally serious material in articles and interviews.

Das Ding ist eine reine Schatzkiste, hier ein paar der Artikel, die mir auf den ersten Blick ins Auge gefallen sind: My Acid Trip with Groucho Marx, An impolite Interview with an Abortionist (1962!), The Birth Control Pill, Timothy Leary and his psychological H-Bomb, Woody Allen and his impolite Interview oder hier das relativ bekannte Disneyland Orgy Poster.