MAD Magazine #457

MAD Magazine #457 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
September 2005
50 worst things about Video Games Whats #1?
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Table of Contents

Random Samplings of Reader Mail

Department: Letters and Tomatoes

Page: 2

The Fundalini Pages: "This month's hot new toys: 50cent's nine-hole course", "The puzzle nook", "The fast 5 things to expect at the wedding of Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes", "Why americans still want to have a beer with George Bush", "Activist Ribbons we'd like to see", "The Godfrey Report", "Celebrity cause-of-death betting odds: Dave Chappelle", "The Godfrey report", "Areas of the Star Trek Univers

Department: Random Acts of Mindless

Author: Paul Coker, Jr. Author: Dick DeBartolo Author: Frank Jacobs Author: Peter Kuper Author: Peter Bagge Author: Jacob Lambert Author: Jack Syracuse Author: Barry Liebmann Author: Ted Rall Author: Mike Snider Author: Patrick Merrel Author: Nate Fakes Author: Timothy Shamey Author: Scott Mendenhall

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MAD's 50 worst things about... Video Games

Department: Prose and consoles

Artist: Peter Bagge Artist: Scott Bricher Artist: Hermann Mejia Artist: Francis Mao Writer: Jacob Lambert Writer: David Shayne Writer: Kenny Byerly Writer: Matthew Schwartz

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Spy vs. Spy

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Peter Kuper

Page: 18

12 ways to make divorce easier on kids

Department: Split happens

Artist, Writer: Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Page: 20

A MAD look at Pets

Department: Serge-In General

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Page: 22

The Strip Club: Jump Cut

Department: Pen and Stink

Artist, Writer: Paul Gilligan

Page: 29

The Strip Club: The Hero Santon: Law and Order

Department: Pen and Stink

Artist, Writer: Don Asmussen

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The Strip Club: How to make a punk smile...

Department: Pen and Stink

Artist, Writer: Mo Willems

Page: 30

The Strip Club: Pondering the really meaningful stuff...

Department: Pen and Stink

Artist, Writer: Rob Harrell

Page: 30

The Strip Club: Fantabulaman

Department: Pen and Stink

Artist, Writer: Ted Rall

Page: 31

Telltale signs that the street gang you're joining ain't all that though

Department: Just say no to thugs

Artist, Writer: John Caldwell

Page: 32

What's in your living will?

Department: Instant coma's gonna get you

Artist: Tom Bunk Writer: Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Page: 34

Pre-movie screens we'd like to see

Department: Coming Detractions

Artist: Al Jaffee Writer: Jeff Kruse

Page: 36

The MAD world of... Dating

Department: Courtship of fools

Artist: Marc Hempel Writer: Stan Sinberg

Page: 38

Monroe and... Summer School!

Department: Angster's Paradise

Artist: Bill Wray Writer: Anthony Barbieri

Page: 41

The latest stuff you may (or may not) want to chase down!

Department: Go Fetch!

Page: 45

Duke Bissell's Tales of undisputed interest

Department: The wizard of odd

Artist, Writer: P.C. Vey

Page: 49

What celebrities laugh at

Department: That's amuse to me

Artist: Sam Sisco Writer: Bob Wieder

Page: 50

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Department: MAD Fold-In

Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee

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