As the withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan begins, so too will the withdrawal of billions of dollars of US cash from the country’s economy. To compensate, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is already hard at work to reposition his country as the perfect vacation destination. Here are some of the tourism slogans currently under consideration.
Afghanistan — Come for the shell craters, stay for the human rights violations!
After a long absence, Sergio Aragonés reprises his popular feature in MAD #510, on sale now!
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…
SIGNS THE BASEBALL MANAGER YOU’VE HIRED IS TOO OLD
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.
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.