We often notice when two things are similar. Mountain Dew and Mello Yello? Similar! Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel? Similar! Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the Star Wars saga? Similar! (Please just bear with us, we’ve been drinking citrus soda and looking at pictures of doe-eyed brunettes all day and we’re a little loopy…)
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The NFL’s replacement refs have been ultra-horrendous all season — and last night, when they botched the winning “touchdown” in the Seahawks-Packers game, they weren’t even that good! But no worries! The idiot NFL says the idiot refs got it right! Meanwhile, the league continues to lock out the real refs because the poor saps want a pension — which a league that makes 40 zillion dollars a year apparently can’t afford.
The Emmy Awards were last night! If you were smart, you skipped it since most TV is garbage (MAD has a TV show, for crying out loud!) — but we’re happy to recap the night’s events for you with….
This week, death row inmate Ronald Post made news when he claimed that at 480 pounds, he was too fat to be executed without it being a “torturous and lingering death.” Now don’t get us wrong — the last thing we’d ever want is for a convicted killer to suffer in any way. But it does raise some interesting points. How fat is too fat? Is our nation’s prison system in need of reform?
In a secretly recorded video, Republican candidate Mitt Romney tells a group of his fundraisers that he doesn’t worry about the 47% of Americans who support Barack Obama and who don’t take responsibility for their lives. To make matters worse, Romney has stolen his no-worry approach from another perennial presidential candidate — MAD’s own Alfred E. Neuman.