We're willing to admit when we're impressed. Some of you have gotten THISCLOSE to figuring out what will be on the cover of MAD #517. But NO ONE has given us exactly what we're looking for. Here's the second piece of the puzzle, so have at it in the comments! (The first image can be found here.)
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Cover artist: Mark Fredrickson
Have you ever thought, “Boy, I wish I had a shot at deciding the flavor of some new potato chip that’s sure to underperform and be discontinued!”? Well, with Lays’ “Do Us a Flavor” contest, that passing thought can become a mediocre reality! They’re giving a million dollars to the lucky schlub who comes up with the best new potato chip flavor. (A million dollars? Lay’s couldn’t pay us that much to eat one of their existing vomit-inducing flavors like “Cooked Creamy Mediterranean Herb” or “Classic BLT.”) But while there may be only one champion-chip, we think some of the runners-up deserve recognition too.
From Puff Daddy (P. Diddy, Diddy) to Ol’ Dirty Bastard (Dirt McGirt, Big Baby Jesus, Lionel P. Fancypants), there is a long tradition of rappers changing their names for no particular reason. But it was still a shock to learn earlier this week that Snoop Dogg had changed his name to “Snoop Lion” — especially since he did it at the urging of a Jamaican priest, and from now on will perform only reggae, not hip hop. The whole thing is so dramatic and bizarre that it’s worthy of its own Broadway musical! Seriously!
In the fierce, dog-eat-dog world of competitive badminton, sometimes you’ve just gotta cheat to get ahead. At least that’s what the Olympic teams from China, Indonesia, and South Korea thought when they deliberately lost their matches in order to improve their next-round placement. (Geez, even the way they cheat is boring!) This birdie blunder brought a cloud of shame over a sport revered for keeping 8-year-olds occupied in the backyard while the adults sit on the shaded deck, pounding cans of Coors. While it may seem that throwing the games were their only offense, we here at MAD know these badminton baddies had some other tricks up their color-coordinated sleeves…
Lately, Chick-fil-A’s been in the fryer, after company President Dan Cathy came out in opposition to gay marriage. While many have lambasted his stance, the prince of poultry still has plenty of advocates — folks like ex-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who even went so far as to declare today “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” To find out what people were doing to commemorate this ridiculous “holiday”, we took to the streets and asked around.
Yesterday, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympic medal, breaking the record for most medals received all-time. He'll long be admired as the most decorated Olympian in history, but we'll always remember him another way...
From MAD #502, January 2010
The Jackson Family has been through a lot. First Grandma Katherine went missing. Then she turned up. But she wound up losing custody of Michael’s three kids. And all the uncles and aunts are fighting about who’d have custody. (Yes, even Tito!) And Michael’s kids were tweeting accusations and complaints about the whole mess. At this point, the Jackson who’s in the best shape may be Michael! Anyway, all this family drama got us thinking about another ridiculous family that’s been in the news lately.