As the Republican Congress and President Obama continue to haggle over raising the debt ceiling, it’s been mentioned that an old Treasury rule can allow the President to skirt the issue by minting a trillion dollar coin. If such a ridiculous gimmick were to happen, whose face should grace this coin? President Obama’s? House Speaker John Boehner’s? We humbly submit that there is only one face truly suited to symbolize the stupidity and dysfunction of Washington, D.C. And that face is...well, you know who!
Yesterday, Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln received 12 Academy Award Nominations including one for Best Picture. The film is a stirring, wonderful tribute to the Great Emancipator, which is more than we can say about this cartoon from MAD #500. It comes courtesy of the twisted mind of Mr. Duck Edwing.
Hasbro announced that they would be retiring one of the classic Monopoly game pieces and replacing it with a brand new one! (Your days are numbered, Iron!) Fans will get to vote on which piece gets the heave-ho, and on which new one should replace it — either a cat, a robot, a helicopter, a diamond ring or a guitar. But those choices are about as fun as playing Monopoly without cheating!
Continuing our celebration of former President Richard M. Nixon’s 100th birthday, we now present this Max Brandel classic.
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Yesterday, Baseball Hall of Fame voters shut out two of the Steroid Era’s most prominent cheaters: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. In the spirit of kicking an acne-scarred, big-headed homunculus when he’s down, we commemorate their very public shaming with two classic MAD pieces.
2012 was the hottest year in the nation’s history! And while that’s not a surprise to anyone who set foot outside in the last 365 days (excluding that loveable shut-in, John Caldwell), there were several other tip-offs that you might have missed.
In a recent Dateline interview about his gastric bypass surgery, Al Roker admitted that in 2002, as he was getting used to the procedure’s aftereffects, he attempted to fart but wound up...let’s say...welcoming a brown front to the southern region. Then he threw his underwear in the garbage and went Al-Roker fresco.
Taking a cue from Westchester County’s Journal News, which recently published the names and addresses of gun permit-holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties, MAD boldly uses this same exposé technique to focus attention on another problem afflicting Americans of all ages: tooth decay among gum owners. How bad is the situation in your neighborhood?