PUTIN ON THE RITZ DEPT.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft recently revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin stole Kraft’s Super Bowl ring while Kraft was visiting St. Petersburg back in 2005. Putin, a former KGB nogoodnik, has denied the charge, of course. Now, with an exclusive photo, MAD has irrefutable proof that Kraft is telling the truth about the ring-craving Putin!
OUT ON A KIM DEPT.
Over the weekend, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a baby girl (it’s the thing that Kanye is second-most excited about dropping this week!). To celebrate the occasion, we’re offering a sneak peek of “Overheard in Kim Kardashian’s Delivery Room,” written by Matt Lassen and illustrated by Anton Emdin! The full article will appear in MAD #522, on sale July 23.
CLASSIC MAD DEPT.
Today would have been Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara’s 85th birthday had he not been, um, executed by Bolivian troops in 1967. While his legacy remains controversial, his rightful place in history was cemented in MAD #487, with Alfred standing in for the hirsute dorm-wall hero.
CLASSIC MAD DEPT.
Donald Trump turns 66 today. Most would say that he got old years ago, but whatever your low opinion of him is, the trouble remains: what do you get for the man who pretends he has everything? How about some classic idiocy from MAD #450!
BERG'S EYE VIEW DEPT.
Yesterday marked Dave Berg’s 93rd birthday, but we thought it would be gauche and improper to use that hallowed occasion to promote his upcoming book, MAD’s Greatest Artists: Dave Berg – Five Decades of The Lighter Side of…! But that was yesterday! The lavish, oversized hardcover collection from Running Press will be available in November! It’s Kaputnik-approved!
OPTICAL DELUSIONS DEPT.
GOING THROUGH AN AWKWARD FACE DEPT.
LIVING IN CINEMA DEPT.