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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. 

MedicAlert Bracelets We'll See Now That Obesity Is A "Disease"

WHO’S YOUR FATTY? DEPT.

The American Medical Association is now classifying obesity as a disease. Which is great news — because that means we’ve no longer the fattest country in the world — just the sickest! (U-S-A! U-S-A!) Still, if obesity is now a disease, the “afflicted” will need a way to let emergency personnel know about their condition! Lucky, MAD took that food for thought and cooked up...

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