OF RICE AND MEN DEPT.
Earlier today, Rutgers University fired Mike Rice, its rage-aholic, homophobic and bullying basketball coach, shortly after a video aired on ESPN showing him to be a rage-aholic, homophobic and bullying basketball coach. Coach Rice used gay slurs, shoved his players and heaved basketballs at them during practice. The NCAA responded with surprising swiftness, already adding new signals for referees to call any future similar infractions.
To celebrate April Fool’s, DC Entertainment asked a bunch of MAD artists to illustrate the variant covers of some of their most popular titles (well, they were popular before this little stunt, at least). Fast Company has a gallery of all 13 covers, check them out here!
We selected some of our favorite work by Bob Clarke from over his many years with MAD.
"John Wilkes Booth Liquor Ad"
MAD #78, April 1963
"Canadian Club Liquor Ad"
Photographer: Lester Krauss
MAD #94, April 1965
We continue our celebration of Bob Clarke with a gallery of his MAD covers.
We’re sad to announce that on Sunday, legendary MAD artist Bob Clarke passed away at the age of 87. Bob was with MAD nearly from the start — first contributing in 1956 and continuing through 2010.
HOSTS OF PROBLEMS DEPT.
It’s not a great time to be the longtime host of an NBC show! In the last week, it’s come to light that in addition to swapping out Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, NBC is also possibly looking to replace Matt Lauer with Anderson Cooper on The Today Show. We know that unemployment is a big problem in this country — but in this case, we’re cool with it.
SYMBOL MINDED DEPT.