Oh yes, when I joined NewMan from FHM in 2003, I had less than 3 weeks to crank out the Premier Issue for launch! But we did it, somehow. Did it in style, in fact.
Not only was the mag out on newsstands right bang on schedule, we also had an awesome party to boot, complete with beautiful peeps and strippers (although the strippers were male. What was up with that, huh?).
In fact, I totally enjoyed the whole 12 months that I was there despite all the constraints in resources. The only thing that stank was dealing with the HQ cuckoos from across the Causeway.
In any case, Happy 50th Issue NewMan!
P.S.: Thanks for the tiny tribute, Mr. Current Editor : )