Over the years, MAD did a lot of takeoffs on “The Family Circus”. Keane always enjoyed them and laughed along with us. Here’s just a small sampling. Thanks for the inspiration, Bil.
"When Other Comic Strips Start Using the 'Far Side'" Formula (MAD #280)
Your mission: To make it through the day and earn $15. Super realistic graphics make you feel like you're sitting on a wooden bench nodding off, hoping you won't be called. You must report at 9 A.M. tomorrow morning. There will be no exemptions!
Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop superstar. To put it another way: when it came to the proprofol charge, he just couldn't beat it. Artist: Mark Fredrickson
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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.)