The Realist: every issue now online!

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In 1958, Paul Krassner launched The Realist, a satirical counterculture newsletter that decades later was a major inspiration to me personally as a young journalist and also to Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair when they created the bOING bOING print 'zine in 1989. As Mark said a few years ago, The Realist was "a freak's version of Mad magazine." In fact, the first issue was created at the Mad headquarters! Well now, the entire run of The Realist is now available online for free. That's 146 full issues, nearly 3,000 pages including bonus material and ephemera! What a gift.
The Realist Archive Project (Thanks, Doug Rushkoff!)