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It’s that time of year again — Valentine’s Day! And what better way to express one’s love than with cheap, chalky candy hearts? In fact, the only thing worse than the taste is the bland messages printed on them — which is why we’re proud to present this classic MAD piece offering our alternatives!
2012 marks the 75th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss' first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which has led many to wonder what the Seuss library would look like if he wrote his books in the present day. Once again, MAD stands years ahead of the pack — in 2008, we updated some of Seuss' most popular titles to make them relevant to the message-board-trolling miscreants of the YouTube Generation.
Yesterday, when a California appeals court struck down Proposition 8 — the state’s voter-approved ban on same sex marriage — anti-gay forces went ballistic, vowing to continue their fight to support “traditional marriage” Why can’t these knuckle-dragging troglodytes see the future that’s inevitably coming? After all, we did — way back in 2010, with an issue of Archie that foresaw the way things will eventually be — in California and beyond.
MAD founder, the late William M. Gaines, was a large man who liked large things: Zeppelins (he had dozens hanging from his office ceiling), King Kong (he had a giant Kong head looking in his office window) and the Statue of Liberty (he owned the world’s largest private collection of Statue of Liberty casts).