In your opinion, when did the original MM2K Jump the Shark.
I just recently purchased the MM2K dvd. It has every issue from #32 or so to the last issues printed in 2002 or so.
There is a noticable difference in my enjoyment of the magazine after the April of 1997 issue.
After that point the entire “mood” of the magazine seemed to change.
Not far after that point, it seems like every article is either written by bill phillips or porter freemen, or it is some psycobable mumbo jumbo all tied around the body for life contest and book.
As I read the old articles I had a certain feeling of nostalgia, saying to myself “how could anybody say that there was something wrong with this magazine, this is great”.
then I hit the later issues, and then I remembered why I stopped reading the magazine.
One of my favorite things from the old magazines was bill phillips mustache. You can actually see his ego grow as the magazine progresses along. There is almost a direct correlation between when he shaves off the mustache and when his head begins to grow uncontrolably.