Remembering The Realist

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    The Village Voice is dead! I might care if I knew anything about the VV. As I understand it the VV’s passing is more memorable than its life had been:

    The End of the Alternative Media
    Daniel Greenfield Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    The End of the Alternative Media

    As I read the obituary I was reminded of The Realist. The first issue was published in 1958, the final issue, #146, was published in 2001. That’s not many issues over a 54 year period.

    I originally read The Realist in the 1960s. I don’t recall reading any issues after 1969. A friend of mine was a devoted reader. Once in a while, when I ran into him in the union hall (Sailors Union of the Pacific), he gave me his copy of the latest issue to read. I found a lot of humor in the articles. Based on what Greenfield says about the VV, a lack of humor was the true cause of death.

    As I remember San Francisco in the sixties The Realist was the Hippie Bible. Nobody, except the courts, took contributors like Madalyn Murray and Lennie Bruce seriously. Murray was a nut job, and Bruce was the best standup comic of the day putting everybody on. You took them for what they were.

    Anyway, here’s the link to The Realist’s archives for anybody who wants to read about the Left’s concerns in the 1960s:


    THE REALIST ARCHIVE PROJECT
     
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    No more Village Voice? Gee, some folks will have to find an alternative toilet paper source.
     

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