MAD Magazine #498

MAD Magazine #498 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
February 1st, 2009
Obama - The first 100 minutes
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Cover Variations

Table of Contents

Random Samplings of Reader Mail

Department: Letters and Tomatoes

Page: 2

The Fundalini Pages: "Positives Aspects of the Economic Meltdown", "Punchlines in search of Jokes!", Lelievre and let die", "Celebrity cause-of-death betting odds: Tyra Banks", "Ways to make sure you don't lose your job in these tough times!", "Melvin & Jenkins' guide to cold symptons", "The Godfrey report", "Solution to last month's 'Mini-Mystery'" "Rejected Comic Strips", "Covers we didn't use"

Department: Random Acts of Mindless

Author: Dick DeBartolo Author: Desmond Devlin Author: Ray Alma Author: Gary Hallgreen Author: John Caldwell Author: Kevin Pope Author: Leonardo Rodriguez Author: Rick Tulka Author: Jeff Kruse Author: Barry Liebmann Author: Darren Johnson Author: Glen LeLievre Author: Dave Crosland Author: Tim Hamilton

Page: 6

Lame attempts by TV to explain the 2008 presidential vote

Department: Smart Bored

Writer: Barry Liebmann Artist: Ward Sutton

Page: 10

A MAD Look at Snow

Department: Serge-In General

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Page: 12

MAD's 12 surefire tips for stand-up comics

Department: First aid for the joking victim

Colorist: Ryan Flanders Artist: Rick Tulka Writer: Jeff Kruse

Page: 18

MAD's sucky twilight outtakes

Department: Humor in a jugular vein

Page: 22

The 2009 Al Jaffee Calendar!

Artist: Al Jaffee

Page: 24

MAD exposes who's thinking what at the Obama inauguration

Department: Thought in the act

Writer: Desmond Devlin Writer: Jacob Lambert Writer: Jeff Kruse Writer: Frank Santopadre Writer: Dennis Snee Artist: Tom Richmond

Page: 27

Spy vs. Spy

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Peter Kuper

Page: 30

When adults say... Remind them...

Department: Generation Crap

Artist: Peter Bagge Writer: Jacob Lambert

Page: 32

The MAD world of... Pets

Department: It's reigning cats and dogs

Artist: Marc Hempel Writer: Stan Sinberg

Page: 34

Monroe and... The Plane Trip

Department: Angster's Paradise

Writer: Anthony Barbieri Artist: Tom Fowler Colorist: Carl Peterson

Page: 37

What the heck is the difference?

Department: Observation Dreck

Page: 41

MAD's all-inclusive do-it-yourself celebrity scandal blog posting

Department: Put it on my tab-loid

Artist: Mort Drucker Writer: Frank Jacobs Writer: Bill Fibbers

Page: 42

Tell-tale signs that you've got a really bad psychic

Department: Seer Suckers

Artist, Writer: Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Page: 44

The first 100 minutes of the Obama Presidency

Department: Barack around the clock

Artist: Drew Friedman Writer: Frank Santopadre Writer: Bill Fibbers

Page: 46

MAD Fold-In

Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee

Page: 49