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The Lone Ranger and Tonto: Despicable Them

UH-OH SILVER! DEPT.

Disney’s big summer movie, The Lone Ranger, opened last week — and although it got savaged by the critics, it made up for those poor reviews by getting absolutely demolished at the box office by Despicable Me. Since nobody gave a sweet kemosabe about the masked man, maybe the filmmakers would’ve done better if they’d mooched off the success of an actual hit…

Belushi Dorm Poster Updated

ANIMAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DEPT.

Today, the interest rate for subsidized Stafford college loans doubled from 3.4% to 6.8%, all due to (ready for it?) an inability by DC legislators to simply extend the current lower rate. The increase will add hundreds or thousands more dollars to the already crippling costs of higher education for many lower and moderate income families. It’s so chilling, this classic dorm poster may need to be updated.

O.J. Simpson Tweets About the Aaron Hernandez Case

TIGHT END OF THE LINE DEPT.

Things keep getting worse for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who is under investigation for a 2012 double murder in Boston at the same time a case proceeds against him for the murder of a “friend.” Virtually nobody is proclaiming Hernandez’s innocence, and he seems destined for a life of dirty bunkbeds and sharpened toothbrush handles. Is there anyone out there who can sympathize with this guy? Funny you should ask…

Paula Deen’s Career: Gone With the Wind

DEEN OF ADMISSIONS DEPT.

Since Paula Deen’s admission that she used a racially insensitive word, her endorsement deals have been drying up faster than a double-breaded chicken breast deep fried in oil for 3 to 5 days. Her fall from grace reminds us of that of another southern belle from deep in the heart of Dixie.

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.

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