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Happy Birthday, Lenny Brenner!

MODEL EMPLOYEE DEPT.

Happy birthday to Lenny “The Beard” Brenner, MAD’s long-time Art Director. Though not professionally trained as a model, Lenny had a unique talent for humiliating himself in front of the camera. Here are some of our favorite Lenny moments.

Martin Luther King, Jr: “I Have A Bad Dream”

CIVIL RIGHTS AND WRONGS DEPT.

Yesterday, in their finite wisdom, the Supreme Court essentially overturned the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the passage of which was one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s greatest accomplishments. Tragically, Dr. King was taken from us many years ago, but if he were alive now we’re sure he’d have something to say.  

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

THE MORE THE MARRY-ER DEPT.

Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Defense of Marriage of Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional — meaning that same-sex couples would receive the same federal benefits as other married couples.  It’s a great day for equality, a great day for tolerance, and a terrible day for homosexuals with commitment issues. All in all, though, SCOTUS made a bold move — and it’s time to sing their praises.

R.I.P. James Gandolfini, Actor

CLASSIC MAD DEPT.

We were saddened by the death of James Gandolfini, whose performance as Tony Soprano inspired many MAD articles over the years. Today we present a Celebrity Snap of the actor (posing with MAD artist Ray Alma), as well as our parody of The Sopranos by Arnie Kogen and Mort Drucker. It first appeared in MAD #389, January 2000. 

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