MAD has a history of predicting the future. We call it "MAD E.S.P." Eagle-eyed reader Jimmy Blake wrote in recently, pointing out that MAD cast Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the article "Upcoming Movies Based on Comic Books" way back in 1999. That's a full nine years before Jackson played the role in Iron Man!
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When Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs was released last week, it immediately became a mega-bestseller. So it’s no surprise that Isaacson is already hard at work on his next biography. Its topic is a closely guarded secret, but The Idiotical has obtained an exclusive first look at the book’s cover!
"Celebrity Snaps" meets the MAD Office Move Cleanup! We found these photos of Frank Sinatra, Jr. tucked away at the bottom of a desk. No one can remember seeing them before — we're not even sure if either of them ran in the magazine! Here's the real mystery: who's that on the right in the second photo? If you know, tell us in the comments! (It's not Rick Rubin — he was only 10 years old at the time and wouldn't have a full beard until the following winter.)
High unemployment, falling stock prices, Herman Cain may be a sexual harasser. It seems there’s bad news everywhere you look. But at least there was a bit of good news for someone yesterday! Kim Kardashian cut loose her fledgling husband Kris Humphries! Congrats, Kris, on escaping the 2011 debacle known as your marriage alive! Here’s hoping the divorce doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg.