Tim Carvell is a very funny fellow. Not only does he write MAD’s ongoing feature, Planet Tad, (soon to be a major book from Harper Collins) but he also has a day job as head writer for The Daily Show. Last night at the 2011 Prime Time Emmy Awards our boy Tim was on full display accepting the Emmy for Best Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
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Modern Family was the big winner in last night’s Emmy telecast, collecting five awards. But we’ll see how long their euphoria lasts once they realize we’ve posted the opening splash from our spoof of their little show. Written by Arnie Kogen and illustrated by Tom Richmond, the takeoff originally appeared in MAD #509. And for those of you who are about to comment and say we’re only doing this so we can be associated with a winner – good call!
Winning? More like wincing.
We’re still cleaning up our stockroom! Today we found pins — lots of pins that we thought you might like to see. This first photo has some of the rarest. Here's the story on them:
This week, Scarlett Johansson became the latest celebrity to have her cell phone hacked and private nude photos of her leaked on the internet. As it turns out, the Johansson case is but the tip of the iceberg. Dozens of other celebrities have had their phone hacked, but the hackers have had the decency not to leak the photos obtained. Until now.
Circa 1971 Circa 1989 (No longer wearing those shorts, thankfully)
This week Ben & Jerry’s announced their newest ice cream flavor — Schweddy Balls. This on the heels of another — Clusterfluff. What has happened to this once great, All-American ice cream brand? They are clearly traveling down a rocky road and it’s only a matter of time before these edgy names leave a bad taste in consumers' mouths. We can only imagine what additional flavors they plan announcing in the weeks ahead.
The announcement yesterday that SpongeBob causes hyperactivity in preschoolers is but the tip of the iceberg. Preliminary results of other studies of popular cartoons point to even more ominous affects on our nation’s children.
Think you can figure out what's going on in this sketch by Hermann Mejia? Take your best shot in the comments, smartypants! We'll give you a hint: it's not a parody of The Help. Artist: Hermann Mejia (Did we mention that already?)
Borders Bookstore closes its doors for good this week, the same week Kate Gosselin’s show Kate Plus 8 ends its infamous run on TLC. Two disparate stories with nothing in common? Think again.