We know what you’re thinking. In this age of digital photography and Photoshopping, it would be oh so easy for us to take a photo of the First Lady shopping at Target yesterday and fill her cart with a treasure trove of MAD books, DVDs, T-shirts, Spy Halloween costumes and more in a desperate attempt to elevate our status and drum up business for our ersatz line of products. But you would be wrong! It wasn’t “oh so easy!” It was actually a lot of work!
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The Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves will go down in baseball history as the two biggest team collapses in September ever. With the Triple Crown of terrible pitching, poor hitting and spectacularly shoddy fielding, the teams brilliantly sealed their elimination from postseason play.
Only time will tell if The X-Factor is worthy of receiving "The Ecch-Factor" treatment in our pages.
There’s a legal thriller beginning in Los Angeles and paparazzi from around the world have got to be there as the trial begins for Michael Jackson’s former personal physician. Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with the involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop. The question is: will he beat it? From our "MAD 20 Dumbest 2009" issue (#502), comes this hit.
For the last couple of years, with every 2-year subscription to MAD, we’ve offered a collectible, limited-edition print of a classic MAD cover. And when MAD #512 goes on sale on Oct. 25, it will announce the latest print in the collection — “Alfred Eating Corn on the Cob.” Um, except that we just announced it here…oops.
MAD’s own gap-toothed grinning idiot mascot Alfred E. Neuman once again dons the cape…and the cowl…and the bustier…and the rubber ducky inner tube to transform himself into some of our favorite superheroes in a new line of collectible figures from DC Direct! They'll be available April 4, 2012, so start saving your nickels!
Last week, we asked readers of The Idiotical to guess what Hermann Mejia is working on for MAD #512. "c0ur7n3y" was the first commenter to get it right: Hermann's illustrating our spoof of smash-hit zombie smashfest, The Walking Dead! (It's written by Desmond Devlin, so you know it's going to be great.)
Yesterday’s repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy made it possible for openly gay people to serve in the military. It was an historic day and reminded us of another historic day in gay military history, which we commemorated back in September 1993, MAD #321.