Upcoming “Edgy” Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavors

This week Ben & Jerry’s announced their newest ice cream flavor — Schweddy Balls. This on the heels of another — Clusterfluff. What has happened to this once great, All-American ice cream brand? They are clearly traveling down a rocky road and it’s only a matter of time before these edgy names leave a bad taste in consumers' mouths. We can only imagine what additional flavors they plan announcing in the weeks ahead.

Other Problems Caused by Today's Cartoons

The announcement yesterday that SpongeBob causes hyperactivity in preschoolers is but the tip of the iceberg. Preliminary results of other studies of popular cartoons point to even more ominous affects on our nation’s children.

The Startling Similarities and Disturbing Differences between Kate Plus 8 and Borders Bookstore Both Ending Their Runs This Week

Borders Bookstore closes its doors for good this week, the same week Kate Gosselin’s show Kate Plus 8 ends its infamous run on TLC. Two disparate stories with nothing in common? Think again.

    • John Gosselin hasn’t been in either in years • Borders problems started when they expanded too much too quickly. Ditto Kate’s uterus

The MAD 9-11 Cover — The Untold Story

The cover of MAD # 411, which went on sale shortly after the 9-11 attack, was not the cover originally planned for that issue. In fact, another cover was already printed and awaiting to be bound with the magazine’s interior pages when the attack occurred. The working title of the planned cover was “The New York City Marathon” and it was written and illustrated by longtime MAD contributor John Caldwell. Here it is: