Norman Rockwell's "Marriage License" Reimagined as New York Strikes Down the Defense of Marriage Act


Today, an Appeals Court in New York became the second in the country to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman).  No matter where you stand on the issue, after seeing this piece from MAD #438 back in February 2004, we can all agree that the real victims are MAD’s readers.

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Un-asked Audience Questions From Last Night’s Presidential Debate


Last night’s Presidential debate was done in a “Town Hall” format, with pre-submitted questions from audience members. Sadly, with all the misinformation, double-talk and accusations, there just wasn’t enough time for every presidential query! MAD, however, has always felt that everyone deserves to have their voice heard (although we wouldn’t mind if The Black Eyed Peas fell silent forever…) which is why we now present:

Interesting Facts About Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump


On Sunday, Felix Baumgartner broke both the sound barrier AND the record for the highest freefall. What would make a man hurl himself from a balloon-lifted capsule, dozens of miles above earth? Science! Baumgartner’s drop will help professionals develop new parachute systems, provide info to aid in emergency spacecraft evacuation, and — most importantly — offer valuable data about high-velocity impacts on dirt fields by Austrian feet. But that’s just the beginning of what we can learn from this momentous man-hurling!

NYCC 2012: Mad about MAD

Ah, it feels like it was just yesterday when we hosted our now infamous "Mad about MAD" panel at San Diego Comic-Con. That's because it was only a few of months ago. (Seriously, how many of these Comic-Cons are there?) If you were there, you were treated to plenty of bad puns and the sweet sound of our team of panelists breaking into song. If you weren't there, you should probably count yourself lucky. But if you're a glutton for punishment, you can go back and read the archive of our live SDCC panel recap.