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Omni Magazine
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:12:37 PM »
Anyone else a fan of the old Omni Magainze? Seems like the internet archive collection deleted their back issues and now resolve to:

https://omnireboot.com/

I can't really find any way to access back issues. However some of the new content there looks very Omni-ish. If one were so inclined, there are torrent sites where you can DL very crappy scans. Cough.

Omni was kind of science porn. After you got through your issue of Scientific American, you would tuck into Omni and it's articles on all that "next level shit". Some woo. But also some skepticism. UFO skeptic James Oberg used to write a regular column there for a while. Every issue certainly did offer an amazing read. Oh, and I should also note it probably launched George RR Martin's career by publishing Sandkings. They probably gave too much ink to AID deniers, mental illness deniers, and other "end of career" scientists who dip into some amount of woo.


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Re: Omni Magazine
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 02:36:11 PM »
There do seem to be back issues at this site but I really can't figure out how to access them.

https://omnireboot.com/?portfolio=1980-july-omni-magazine
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Re: Omni Magazine
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 01:23:23 PM »
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Re: Omni Magazine
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 01:31:33 PM »
I'll take it!
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Re: Omni Magazine
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 11:57:15 AM »
I do recall my uncle who liked reading "Heavy Metal" also read "Omni".

I also recall occasional sci-fi themed girly covers that intrigued me because I was starting to get interested in that sort of thing....the girls...not the sci fi....I've always loved the sci fi....
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Re: Omni Magazine
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 08:45:37 PM »
I recall the little quotes and maxims at the bottom of every column. Some were ironic such as "No one really cares about anything you've done until you're dead - Jimi Hendrix" [likely not an exact quote, that's how I remember it]

Perhaps the most memorable for me, cementing my cynical view of the world, was "Twenty five percent of people believe that electricity generated by nuclear power plants is radioactive."

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Re: Omni Magazine
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 02:34:57 PM »
My dad had a subscription to OMNI.  I used to read them for a while, but at this point, I don't remember a damn thing about them.  At this point, I'm kinda remembering that they were about as skeptical as that show that Leonard Nimoy used to narrate...Believe it or Not?....

I'll stick to my Scientific Americans.