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BP Pleads Guilty — MAD Told You So!

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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.

Norman Rockwell's "Marriage License" Reimagined as New York Strikes Down the Defense of Marriage Act

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Today, an Appeals Court in New York became the second in the country to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman).  No matter where you stand on the issue, after seeing this piece from MAD #438 back in February 2004, we can all agree that the real victims are MAD’s readers.

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Schwarzenegger's Shameless Affair

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Last week disgraced philandering ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up on 60 Minutes, shameless shilling his book which rehashes his affair with his housekeeper and the illegitimate child it produced. Well, Arnold isn’t the only one who can shill. We gleefully present this 2011 MAD classic from our 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things issue.

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