IT’S A GOOD ZING DEPT.
With high-profile stars like Zach Braff pitching projects on Kickstarter, it was inevitable that other sites would also begin hosting notable celebrities desperately in need of...not money, but companionship! It seems that even a one-person conglomerate like Martha Stewart needs some help meeting the guys! (At least she didn’t go to Craigslist!) Of course, on dating sites, being truthful is prized, and that’s why we think “glue gun” Martha should go with our suggestions for a tell-it-like-it-is approach!
CLASSIC MAD DEPT.
Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush dressed up as a fighter pilot (the only incident of presidential cosplay we know of), landed on an aircraft carrier, and declared “Mission Accomplished” in the Iraq War — which actually didn’t end until 2011. So, as Dubya celebrates the opening of his Presidential Library, we celebrate with the cover of MAD #437, on which we anointed his premature declaration of victory as one of The 20 Dumbest Things of the Year for 2003.
Cover Artist: Mark Fredrickson
MISTAKING JAMES DEPT.
Washington Wizards reserve center Jason Collins made history this week when he announced that he was gay — becoming the first active, openly-gay NBA player. We completely support Collins’ brave choice to go public — but, c’mon, he’s a fifth-stringer for the Washington Wizards. It’s a cover story for Sports Illustrated, for crying out loud! If they really wanted to move some issues, they should have gone for some bigger star power.
THE DYING GAME DEPT.
There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that Two and a Half Men has been renewed for another season. But the good news is that at least Angus T. Jones won’t be coming back! Apparently, when a video of you trashing your show goes viral, it might have a negative impact on your career. Go figure! Poor Jonesy’s career may be dead — but just in case that starts a morbid trend, here’s:
STRIPS TEASED DEPT.
Today's comic is by Noah Van Sciver! Click the strip to make it bigger!
From MAD #514, April 2012
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CLEAR AND PRESIDENT DANGER DEPT.
Recently, Donald Trump posted a tweet about Jon Stewart that many felt was anti-Semitic. We don’t want to go after Trump for being religiously insensitive — after all, there are so many larger reasons to hate him! This is really just the tip of the disgusting, attention-whoring iceberg. Still, if he’s going to be active on social media, he should really go for the full experience. And we’re happy to help with our new feature, "A Selfie We'd Like to See."
THE EX-FACTOR DEPT.
Sad news today (well, sad for one person — for the rest of us, it’s actually pretty positive) — Khloe Kardashian Odom will not be returning next season to co-host X-Factor. There was no reason given, but it’s either because she wanted to spend more time with her family, or because she’s a talentless, unappealing cipher who was so terrible at her simple job that she made Mario Lopez look like a bottomless well of genius magnetism. Oh well — TV didn’t work out, but there’s always the big screen!
On Tuesday Barbra Streisand, who turns 71 today, received the Chaplin Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which she considered a great honor. And yet, she never considered it a great honor to appear on the cover of MAD, which we can’t blame her for.
Cover Artist: Norman Mingo