We've been teasing our new cover over the last two weeks, asking our readers to figure out what the final image will look like. Today the full cover was revealed by our friends at The Huffington Post! Congrats to Idiotical reader Mark Anthony Vincent, who came closest when he wrote "Obama on one side, Romney on the other side of Alfreds shoulders". (Mark, if you had only added that Barry and Mitt were both devils, you'd have won the summer 2012 gold medal in MAD cover-guessing.)
Today the U.S. Government released the latest job statistics, citing an 80,000 gain in jobs for the month of June. While at first glance these numbers make it appear as if the entire U.S. economy is at a virtual standstill, in fact there are many sectors within the job market where opportunities abound. Here is a breakdown of some of the job market's biggest growth areas, and a few of its most glaring losers.
This Thursday, the Supreme Court will rule on the legality of Obamacare — and while everyone from pundits to politicians to the average underinsured schmoe awaits the verdict anxiously, the truth is that no matter what the court decides, there’s plenty about our crummy healthcare system that will stay exactly the same.
The New York Times today published an article about 5-year-old Jacob Philadelphia, who, on a visit to the Oval Office in 2009, asked President Obama if he could feel his hair (a question that will definitely never be asked if Mitt Romney wins in November). A photographer captured the heartwarming moment, and the photo has hung in the White House ever since. But what has become of young Jacob in the last three years? Funny you should ask…
By now you’ve seen this picture of “dive bar girl” Madalyn Starkey posing with the President. You know the face. You know the point. But you don’t know what she said! Or do you?!? (You’re so secretive, you little minx, you!) We wrote a few ourselves — click through and share your own in the comments section!
Recently, aging rocker and NRA board member Ted Nugent gave an interview in which he insinuated that he would kill the president, saying, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” It’s not the first time that Nugent has said something stupid. In fact, Nugent has said so many crazy things over the years that many people think he’s a total whackjob and a danger to society. Which kinda reminds us of someone else: the ever-loquacious mass murderer, Charles Manson. So play along with a little game we call…
Today the White House hosted its annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn. We weren’t invited (thanks to an incident last year involving lawn darts and David Axelrod — who’s recovering nicely, we’re happy to report) but many children were. And plenty of unlucky kids rolled their eggs off course into the treacherous fringes of the lawn — where they made some pretty startling discoveries.
We've been counting down our top 12 posts of 2011, and it's finally time for #1! 2011 was yet another year when government officials just couldn't get out of their own way. Unlike the Harry Potter saga's conclusion, which thrilled millions of moviegoers, Barack Obama and John Boehner's continuing economic conflict shows no signs of resolving in a manner that will satisfy anyone at all. This post is from mid-July, and these two are still going at it!
To see the rest of the Top 12, click here. What did we miss? What was your favorite post of the year? Let us know in the comments!
Thanks for reading The Idiotical, and keep coming back in 2012 — it's a leap year, so that means we'll bring you .00273% more stupidity at no extra charge!
July 14: "The Debt Ceiling: Let the Epic Battle Begin!"
This weekend begins the long-awaited final battle between two bitter adversaries.