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The Disturbing Similarities Between New Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri and New Today Host Ann Curry

Recently Ayman Al-Zawahiri took over for Osama Bin Laden and not-so-coincidently Ann Curry took over for Meredith Vieira. That got us to thinking…

Both work for large, poorly-run organizations.

Both are seen as bland, second-rate replacements for their popular predecessors.

Both frequently appear on camera droning on and on about nothing.

One works with Al Qaeda, the other with Al Roker.

Florida Marlins Hire 80-Year-Old Manager

After going 1-18 in June (and the month ain’t over yet!) Florida Marlins' manager Edwin Rodriguez decided to quit before the team had a chance to fire him. In a bold move, the Marlins immediately hired Jack McKeon as interim manager. We have nothing against McKeon, but HE’S 80 FRICKIN’ YEARS OLD!!!! Wasn’t there some fresh-faced 65-year old in their farm system that they wanted to give a shot to?!? The Marlins will learn the error of their ways fast enough as they check off this starting lineup of…

Our Jaws cover: "We're gonna need a bigger blog!"

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the MAD blog, we offer up the cover of issue #180 (January 1976) to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. The iconic poster has been parodied many times over the years, including by MAD — most recently in our 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2010 issue to depict the Tonight Show rivalry between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien.

MAD #180 Jaws cover

Why Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris Called Off Their Wedding

Hefner on a Wedding Cake

So, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his 25-year old fiancé Crystal Harris broke off their engagement, but not for the reason you might think. Hef was able to get down the aisle without a walker! Why did they not go through with the nuptials? We have some theories…

    • Hef’s intravenous Cialis drip just wasn't working anymore.

    • Crystal didn't want Hef's great-granddaughter to be one of the bridesmaids.