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MAD Goes to Comic-Con

AND THE GEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH DEPT.

The San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is now history. Thanks to all those who attended the MAD panel or who stopped by the DC Entertainment booth to say hello.

We'll have more on the Con as the week goes on. In the meantime, here's some photos for those who couldn't be there. (Maybe next year!)

MAD Magazine SDCC2012 Booth-Rear

The rear of the MAD display in the DC Entertainment booth featured classic MAD cover art by Jack Rickard.

SDCC 2012: Mad about MAD

This weekend, thousands of the best writers, artists, editors and journalists have gathered in San Diego for Comic-Con, in what’s become one of the most important and prestigious pop culture events in the nation. So what is MAD doing there?

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Reasons Why Amtrak is a Billion Dollars in Debt

NO TRAIN, NO GAIN DEPT.

Recently, it was revealed that Amtrak is a billion dollars in debt. A Billion! With a "B"! Do you have any idea how many tickets they'll have to punch just to get out of that hole? Where did the nation’s most bothersome method of transportation go wrong? Well, luckily for you we have some hunches about how Amtrak actually got itself into this financial train wreck.

New Report: Penn State Covered for Sandusky

CLASSIC MAD DEPT.

The Penn State Child abuse scandal was back in the news this morning thanks to the release of the Freeh Report. The report investigated the sexual abuse charges at Penn State and — you’re not gonna believe this — confirmed what everyone’s been saying for months now: that Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials repeatedly covered up Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children.

What is Mitt Romney Hiding in His Tax Returns?

MANY CRAPPY RETURNS DEPT.

There are lots of things politicians try to hide when running for office: ideological flip- flopping, past drug use, a proclivity for Miley Cyrus tunes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Presidential candidate Willard “Mitt” Romney also recently tried to shield his precious tax returns, only allowing those from 2010 and 2011 to be seen by prying eyes. What’s there to hide, Mitt? Off-shore accounts? Dubious campaign contributions? A couple of drunken Walmart purchases? Just spill it already!

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