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The Unabridged NRA Statement

SPIN-SANITY DEPT.

On Tuesday, the National Rifle Association released its first statement regarding the horrific shooting in Newtown, CT. It was brief and concise — mainly because much of the original draft was edited out. Fortunately, a copy of the unabridged version was made available to us.

Norman Rockwell’s Freedom from Fear Updated

At one of the darkest times in our country’s history, Pearl Harbor and World War II, Norman Rockwell, inspired by a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, painted his “Four Freedoms” series. Each of the paintings depicts  a fundamental freedom that people everywhere in the world ought to enjoy — freedom of Speech and Worship, and freedom from Want and Fear. Tragically, three days ago in Newtown, Connecticut, one of these freedoms again came under assault.

MAD #519 Arrives on Stands Tomorrow

Each December, MAD MAGAZINE releases its “20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things” of the year issue. As ESPN’s PLAYBOOK revealed, this year’s edition features a hilarious cover starring MAD’s iconic poster boy Alfred E. Neuman as athlete Lance Armstrong. As for what’s inside the issue, well…that’s a whole ‘nother story.

 

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Susan Rice Withdraws Name for Secretary of State

REVENGE IS A SIDE DISH BEST SERVED COLD DEPT.

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name for consideration as Secretary of State, following weeks of blistering criticism from Republicans who claimed she deliberately misled them about the American consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya. With lukewarm support coming from the White House, it was a smart move. After all — and especially in D.C. — if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! 

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Will Paul McCartney Sing for Nirvana Tonight?

A NO COBAIN-ER DEPT.

There are reports that Paul McCartney will front a Nirvana reunion with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic at tonight’s 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit, with Sir Paul standing in for the late Kurt Cobain.Though they are not expected to perform such delightful Nirvana classics as “Dumb” or “Lithium”, the performance may have fans clamoring for more — and we wonder if that could lead to a brand

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