The Mets have struck a deal to pay $162 million to settle claims that they knew disgraced financier Bernie Madoff was running a Ponzi scheme. How the beleaguered team owner, Fred Wilpon, will come up with the money is now the big question. Here’s MAD with the big answers…
We know it’s a little early, but we just had to share! On July 18th, MAD will be releasing a special all-Batman issue to tie in with the release of The Dark Knight Rises! This 80-page special will feature reprints of classic Batman material (SIX movie spoofs! TWO TV show satires! AND the classic Kurtzman/Wood “Bat Boy and Rubin” comic parody!), plus all-new pieces (including a Make-Your-Own Dark Knight sequel!) Check back here for updates!
No one, and we mean no one, draws agitated dairy-derived food products like Evan Dorkin. And no one colors those delectable curmudgeons like Sarah Dyer! You can see the proof below in Evan and Sarah's art for a piece titled "Semi-Fun Facts About Chocolate" in MAD #514.
The good news is that acclaimed Kony 2012 director Jason Russell has followed up his smash online documentary with another video that’s already gone viral! The bad news is that the video is cell phone footage of him stark naked on a street corner, slapping the pavement and ranting about the devil. How long before Joseph Kony and his cronies flood the Internet with this poster?
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and all across the nation, parades will be held to celebrate this great occasion. But not all parades are created equal — in fact, some can be downright boring. So it’s up to you to make sure you get the most out of standing on a curb, watching a bunch of people wearing green stumble by. And we’re here to help.
It starts with 64...then there’s 32...then 16...then 8...until it’s finally down to just four survivors! Some new reality show? Perhaps! But we’re talking about America’s inexplicable obsession with the college basketball tournament! How about you? Are you addicted to hardwood? Maybe you'll recognize the symptoms in this classic piece by John Caldwell from MAD #403!
After peeing on Taliban corpses, accidentally burning the Koran and a tragic shooting spree by a deranged soldier, it’s not exactly shocking that America has failed to win the hearts and minds of the Afghani people. Today, Afghan President Hamid Karzai asked President Obama to get U.S. troops out of his country NOW! Like Vietnam and more recently, Iraq, we’ve seen this movie before.
It was 40 years ago today that the movie The Godfather debuted, ushering in an era of stand-up comics stuffing cotton in their mouths to do bad Marlon Brando impressions and providing hack screenwriters an endless supply of classic lines to reference (READ: steal) in their movies. (“Make him an offer he can’t refuse,” “Leave the gun, take the cannoli,” “It’s not personal, it’s just business.”) Not to be left out of the fun, MAD published a spoof of "Don Minestrone” and his loving (but violent) family in MAD #155, December 1972.
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Fans of heavy, outmoded reference books everywhere are in a state of mourning after yesterday’s announcement that, after 244 years in print, the Encyclopedia Britannica would be moving to an all-digital format.