MAD has a history of predicting the future. We call it "MAD E.S.P." Eagle-eyed reader Jimmy Blake wrote in recently, pointing out that MAD cast Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the article "Upcoming Movies Based on Comic Books" way back in 1999. That's a full nine years before Jackson played the role in Iron Man!
When Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs was released last week, it immediately became a mega-bestseller. So it’s no surprise that Isaacson is already hard at work on his next biography. Its topic is a closely guarded secret, but The Idiotical has obtained an exclusive first look at the book’s cover!
"Celebrity Snaps" meets the MAD Office Move Cleanup! We found these photos of Frank Sinatra, Jr. tucked away at the bottom of a desk. No one can remember seeing them before — we're not even sure if either of them ran in the magazine! Here's the real mystery: who's that on the right in the second photo? If you know, tell us in the comments! (It's not Rick Rubin — he was only 10 years old at the time and wouldn't have a full beard until the following winter.)
High unemployment, falling stock prices, Herman Cain may be a sexual harasser. It seems there’s bad news everywhere you look. But at least there was a bit of good news for someone yesterday! Kim Kardashian cut loose her fledgling husband Kris Humphries! Congrats, Kris, on escaping the 2011 debacle known as your marriage alive! Here’s hoping the divorce doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Aerosmith frontman and American Idol Judge Steven Tyler was on tour in Paraguay — that is until he started feeling dizzy and took a tumble in his hotel room! Sure, he got banged up, but there’s a silver lining! He now joins Prince Charles, Ted Koppel and David Letterman in our Celebrity Alfred E. Neuman Look-A-Like Pantheon!
Longtime MAD readers will remember this ill-conceived product from 1987. Warner Books packaged five copies of Howling MAD and five copies of Monster MAD — each 16 pages — with the hope that people would distribute them to trick-or-treaters instead of candy. (Evidently Warner Books thought it was okay to rot kids minds, but not their teeth!) We have no idea if the Halloween giveaway was successful or not, but since we didn’t do it again the following year, we suspect Warner Books lost a bundle on the deal.
Jack-O-Lanterns have long been a Halloween tradition. So has having them smashed by a bunch of snot-nosed little punks! This year, create an even bigger mess and scare away all those pesky brats looking for free handouts with our Alfred-E-Lantern stencil! Instructions: