In December 2010, BP earned the top spot in MAD’s “20 Dumbest People, Events and Things” with their horrific oil rig explosion and the disastrous oil spill that followed in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, BP finally admitted their guilt, agreed to pay $4.5 billion in fines and pled guilty to 14 criminal charges. A small bit of justice for the 11 people killed in the explosion and the millions more whose lives were disrupted or forever ruined by BP’s gross incompetence.
Yesterday, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympic medal, breaking the record for most medals received all-time. He'll long be admired as the most decorated Olympian in history, but we'll always remember him another way...
From MAD #502, January 2010
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. Sure, they could have done something to stop Sandusky’s monstrous actions — but that might have affected their season!
Artist: Scott Bricher