SKETCHY CHARACTERS DEPT.
Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will be stepping down on February 28th. That means that after only 8 years in office, the job is open once more! (And in this economy, any job opening is something to get excited about) Still, we have to wonder if any of the candidates who were passed over the last time will be reconsidered for the chance to wear the giant pointy hat.
The United States Postal Service surprised absolutely nobody today by announcing that Saturday mail delivery will cease, beginning in August. And while it’ll be a bummer not to get that weekly mound of Pottery Barn catalogs and solicitations from the March of Dimes, it’s made even worse by the fact that extreme measures the Post Office has already taken — first reported in MAD #512, December 2011 — have had no effect at all.
Here's a frothy delight to start your holiday weekend: former lovebirds Katy Perry and Russell Brand as illustrated by MAD's very own Australian Stallion, Anton Emdin
Ever vigilant to protect that which he has misappropriated, The Incredible Infringement Man, who made his debut in MAD #438, is preparing to do battle and crush a thieving upstart superhero. As The Incredible Infringement Man once said, “With great power comes truth, justice and the American way!"