MAD Magazine #497

USA • 1st Edition - New York


MAD Magazine #497 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

Series: MAD Magazine

Company: E.C. Publications, Inc.

Publishing Date: 1st January 2009

Cover: Why so stupid? 20 dumbest people, events and things 2008

Cover Artist: Mark Fredrickson

Original price: $4.99

Pages: 50

Format: Magazine

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Contributors

John Ficarra ... Editor
Mark Fredrickson ... Cover Artist

Featured characters

Miley Cyrus ... Musician
Sarah Palin ... Politician
Heath Ledger ... Actor
Billy Ray Cyrus ... Musician
Gene Simmons ... Musician

Table of Contents

Random Samplings of Reader Mail

Department:
Letters and Tomatoes
Page:
2

The Fundalini Pages: "Practical uses for your gas-guzzling SUVs", "Celebrity cause-of-death betting odds", "Food myths you just shouldn't believe", "Vey to go!", "Where the $750 Billion government bailout funds are going", "Bitterman", "Signs your bank is in big trouble", "Video Game Review: Guitar Tech hero"

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Tom Bunk, Dick DeBartolo, Dave Croatto, Scott Bricher, Kevin Pope, P.C. Vey, Jeff Kruse, Garth Gerhart, Adam Rust
Page:
10

1. Sarah Palin: Drowning in veep waters

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Desmond Devlin, Richard Williams, Scott Bricher
Page:
12

2. China's poisened products: There's something about dairy

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Scott Bricher
Page:
14

3. The Massachussets teen pregnancy pact: An expanding student body

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Jacob Lambert, Irving Schild, Scott Bricher
Page:
15

4. The pregnant man: What not to expect when you're expecting

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Charles Akins, Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Page:
18

5. O.J. Simspon: Man of steal

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
John Caldwell
Page:
19

Hillary's campaign for the white house: Thar she blows it

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Mark Stutzman
Page:
20

7. Celebrity moms and dads: the parent crap

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Page:
22

8. Rev. John Hagee: Madman of the cloth

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Gary Hallgreen, Nate Fakes
Page:
23

9. The economic collapse: Saved by the bail

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Tom Richmond
Page:
24

10. Wesley Snipes' I.R.S. Troubles: Defiling Tax

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Frank Santopadre, AP/Wide World Photos
Page:
29

11. Amy Winehouse: Junkie see, Junkie do

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Scott Maiko
Page:
30

12. John McCain's ugly campaign: Smear, there and everywhere

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
AP/Wide World Photos
Page:
31

13. Texas polygamy wives: The joy of sects

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Dave Croatto, Irving Schild, Justin Tyler
Page:
32

14. Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Madman of the cloth

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Drew Friedman, Frank Santopadre
Page:
33

15. Brett Favre Unretires: Hate the player, not the game

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Gary Hallgreen
Page:
34

16. Jesse Jackson rants on Obama: Getting testes

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Liz Lomax, Josh Eiserike
Page:
36

17. The yanked Rachael Ray ad: Un-american apparel

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Jacob Lambert
Page:
37

18. Bigfoot discovered: Scam I am

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Ty Templeton
Page:
38

19. Celebrity sex scandals: Adultery Swim

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
Jacob Lambert, Glenn Fabry
Page:
40

20. Stunt day in the park with Blaine: An upsided fake

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2008!
Contributors:
James Warhola, Jacob Lambert
Page:
41

Introducing The MAD 20 Hall of Fame

Contributors:
Mark Fredrickson
Page:
42

Signs you'll grow up to be a degenerate gambler

Department:
Bettor days are ahead
Contributors:
John Caldwell
Page:
44

A MAD Look at hard times

Department:
Serge-In General
Contributors:
Sergio Aragonés, David Rodriguez, Wildstorm
Page:
46

Spy vs. Spy

Department:
Joke and Dagger
Contributors:
Peter Kuper
Page:
49

It's a good brand name...and a bad brand name...

Department:
A new malign of products
Contributors:
Paul Coker, Jr., Jeff Kruse
Page:
50

MAD Fold-In

Contributors:
Al Jaffee
Page:
52

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