This Thursday, the Supreme Court will rule on the legality of Obamacare — and while everyone from pundits to politicians to the average underinsured schmoe awaits the verdict anxiously, the truth is that no matter what the court decides, there’s plenty about our crummy healthcare system that will stay exactly the same.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down much of the harsh immigration law signed by crackpot Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, but left in the controversial “Papers, please” provision allowing police to request documents verifying a civilian’s immigration status. Since we’ll be vacationing anywhere BUT Arizona this year, it won’t affect us, but we realize the rule could impact many who do travel there.
Ever since he started playing, LeBron James has been compared to Michael Jordan. But there was one big difference between the two players: Jordan had actually won a freakin’ championship! But after the Miami Heat’s victory last night, LeBron’s hands are ring-free no more! It turns out, however, that that is just the tip of the iceberg! When comparing these two players, the parallels and divergences are as nuanced and intriguing as the plotline to one of MJ’s Hanes commercials.
Today's artist spotlight is on highly-respected illustrator Rick Geary. Rick's contributed to MAD only 14 times since 1996, so an appearance by him in our pages is always cause for celebration. Enjoy these selections from our newest issue for a piece titled "Tip-Offs that a Civil War Re-enactment Isn't Quite Accurate", then spend some time on Rick's personal site here!
Nadya "Octomom” Suleman has a porn video debuting today. She claims that making the video opened up a “world of self pleasure” for her — and that’s great! But what about the “world of anguish” it opened up for the rest of us?!?
Here in New York, local weatherpeople are saying that for the next few days, temperatures will get into the upper nineties, with humidity making it feel more like a brain-melting 105°. Sure, that’s plenty hot — but how hot is it, really?
Legendary baseball fraud Roger Clemens beat the steroid-perjury rap yesterday when a jury declared him innocent of lying to Congress — thereby boosting his chances of getting into to the Hall of Fame from “zero” to “hopelessly remote.” On the off chance that he does make it, here’s the plaque that awaits him in Cooperstown.
MAD #516 is on sale today! This wall-crawling issue features "Spider-Man Tweets While Watching The Avengers", "What If Batman Were Jewish?" and our parody of Breaking Bad!