Yesterday, Lance Armstrong decided to stop contesting the charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career. He still denies that he ever doped, but it still means that he’ll be stripped of his seven Tour De France titles, his Olympic bronze medal and any other titles from 1998 onward (thankfully, he can keep his Latin Grammy). He’ll also have to return all prize money, and will be barred for life from performing or even coaching. That’s all gotta hurt…and it’s not even the worst of it!
Today's Artist Spotlight is on Tom Bunk! Below is his illustration for "Tranformers 2012: The Rise of Mitt Romney" from our new issue, MAD #517. Click the art to make it bigger!
Should MAD start a "Point/Counterpoint" feature?
Turns out that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas — as Prince Harry learned after pictures were leaked of him playing naked billiards in his Sin City hotel room over the weekend. Whoops! It’s still unclear what Harry was doing, or exactly who shared the pics — but if you know the Royal Family, then you know that this type of thing really isn’t that unusual.
When asked recently if victims of rape should be allowed to have an abortion, idiot Congressman Todd Akin (R-Missouri) said that such pregnancies are "really rare.” “If it’s a legitimate rape,” he added, “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” The predictable political backlash followed and soon Democrats AND Republicans were re-evaluating his creepy campaign — saying it was time to shut that whole thi
It was announced this week that The Tonight Show is making budget cuts — which means not only a pay cut for Jay Leno, but also the loss of 25 jobs on the show. As much as we could argue that the real victims of The Tonight Show are anyone who’s been forced to watch an episode, this is still sad news. And since Jay is a razor-sharp satirist, unafraid to address any topic (including how Trump has a comb-over!), we’ll probably be seeing these jokes on his very show!
MAD #517 is now available everywhere magazines are sold! This devlish issue adds fuel to the 2012 election fire as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns begin to heat up! It also features our Avengers parody by Dick DeBartolo and Tom Richmond, Planet Tad, Spy vs. Spy, The MAD Strip Club, Al Jaffee's Fold-in, and "A MAD Look at the Zoo" by Sergio Aragonés!
Yesterday was Julia Child’s 100th birthday — or would have been, had she not died in 2004. But the indomitable French chef didn’t let a little thing like death keep her down — in fact, as you can see, she had a pretty busy 100th up there in the clouds.