High unemployment, falling stock prices, Herman Cain may be a sexual harasser. It seems there’s bad news everywhere you look. But at least there was a bit of good news for someone yesterday! Kim Kardashian cut loose her fledgling husband Kris Humphries! Congrats, Kris, on escaping the 2011 debacle known as your marriage alive! Here’s hoping the divorce doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Aerosmith frontman and American Idol Judge Steven Tyler was on tour in Paraguay — that is until he started feeling dizzy and took a tumble in his hotel room! Sure, he got banged up, but there’s a silver lining! He now joins Prince Charles, Ted Koppel and David Letterman in our Celebrity Alfred E. Neuman Look-A-Like Pantheon!
Longtime MAD readers will remember this ill-conceived product from 1987. Warner Books packaged five copies of Howling MAD and five copies of Monster MAD — each 16 pages — with the hope that people would distribute them to trick-or-treaters instead of candy. (Evidently Warner Books thought it was okay to rot kids minds, but not their teeth!) We have no idea if the Halloween giveaway was successful or not, but since we didn’t do it again the following year, we suspect Warner Books lost a bundle on the deal.
Jack-O-Lanterns have long been a Halloween tradition. So has having them smashed by a bunch of snot-nosed little punks! This year, create an even bigger mess and scare away all those pesky brats looking for free handouts with our Alfred-E-Lantern stencil!
If you were in our offices this past week, you might have thought they were filming an episode of “Hoarders”! MAD stuff everywhere! We filled 15 dumpsters, sent another 185 boxes to offsite storage and we still have more MAD stuff than we know what to do with. But don’t panic. We expect to be moved, unpacked and ready for funny business by Monday, October 24, 2101. (This is not a typo.)