MAD Magazine #436

MAD Magazine #436 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
December 1st, 2003
We destroy the Matrix
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Table of Contents

Contents Page

Page: 1

Random Samplings of Reader Mail

Department: Letters and Tomatoes

Page: 2

Is our World all that different from the Matrix?

Department: Parallel Barbs

Artist: Tom Richmond Writer: Greg Leitman

Page: 8

MAD Readers fondly remember their favorite dysfunctional family Thanksgiving Moments

Department: A Serving of dark Meet

Artist, Writer: John Caldwell

Page: 12

2-Letter Video Labels MTV should use

Department: Description for disaster

Writer: Desmond Devlin

Page: 16

More pleasant little thoughts that might help you sleep better at night

Department: Notion Sickness

Artist: Ray Alma Writer: David Shayne

Page: 20

Monroe and... The Matrix

Department: Angster's Paradise

Artist: Bill Wray Writer: Anthony Barbieri

Page: 22

A series of Uneventful Misfortunes by Lemony Snicket

Department: Crossing the snicket line

Writer: Dave Croatto Artist: Gary Hallgren

Page: 27

Spy vs. Spy

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Peter Kuper

Page: 36

Sure signs that your school is underfunded

Department: Dread of the Class

Writer: Joe Raiola Artist: Hermann Mejia

Page: 38

Absolute Latest, up-to-the-minute Pick-Up Lines

Department: Canned Openers

Artist: Tom Bunk Writer: Mike Snider

Page: 42

The On-Screen/Off-Screen Videogame sound effects comparison guide

Department: Noise will be Noise

Writer: Russ Cooper Artist: Scott Bricher Artist: Kevin Pope

Page: 44

A MAD Look at Bars

Department: Serge-In General

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Page: 49

An urgent warning for all internet users from AOL

Department: A MAD public disservice announcement

Writer: Dick DeBartolo

Page: 52

MAD's unreal outtakes from Matrix Revolutions

Department: Keanu hear me now?

Writer: Greg Leitman

Page: 54

Norigami - The ancient Japanese Art of Paper Unfolding

Department: Sheet happens

Writer: Danno Sullivan

Page: 57

If 24 really depicted what life would be like for America's first Black President

Department: Snide and Prejudice

Artist: Timothy Shamey Writer: Mike Mikula

Page: 58

Back Cover Inside: Fold-In - What has turned out to be this year's biggest work of fiction?

Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee