MAD Magazine #502

MAD Magazine #502 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
January 1st, 2010
20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things 2009
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Another dumb year has come and gone – and it's time for MAD to announce the 20 dumbest people, events and things of 2009! We don't want to name names…but if we DID, here are some that would come up: Glenn Beck, Michael Jackson, Jon & Kate, David Letterman, Kanye West, Bernie Madoff, Chris Brown, Sarah Palin! Plus many, many other idiots! All this dopery, plus Spy Vs. Spy, the Fold-In, A MAD Look at the Great Recession and a bonus 2010 Sergio Aragones calendar! If you don't pick this issue up, it'll be the dumbest thing you do all year. [from]


Table of Contents

Contents Page

Page: 1

Random Samplings of Reader Mail

Department: Letters and Tomatoes

Page: 2

The Fundalini Pages

  • The Fundalini Pages: Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds Kate Gosselin

    Page: 8

  • LeLievre and Let LeLievre

    Artist, Writer: Glen LeLievre

    Page: 8

  • Melvin & Jenkins' Guide to personal health

    Writer: Desmond Devlin Artist: Kevin Pope

    Page: 8

  • The Godfrey Report

    Page: 8

  • Answer to last month's problem: "The $50 Bill and Drinking Straw"

    Page: 8

  • The Cougar (Episode 1)

    Artist, Writer: Scott Nickel

    Page: 8

  • The U.S. Auto Industry: An incomplete timeline

    Writer: Jeff Kruse Artist: Bob Staake

    Page: 9

  • Worst-selling 2010 calendars

    Writer: Jeff Kruse

    Page: 9

  • The cover we didn't use

    Artist: Mark Fredrickson

    Page: 10

  • Medical Myths you just shouldn't believe

    Artist: Tom Bunk Writer: Jeff Kruse

    Page: 10

  • The Ryan's Den

    Artist, Writer: Ryan Pagelow

    Page: 10

  • The Cougar (Episode 2)

    Artist, Writer: Scott Nickel

    Page: 10

  • The Fast Five 5 reasions why Microsoft thinks you'll love Windows 7

    Writer: Dick DeBartolo Artist: John Caldwell

    Page: 12

  • Katz All, Folks

    Artist, Writer: Farley Katz

    Page: 12

  • Make your own best-selling book title

    Writer: Darren Johnson

    Page: 12

  • The Cougar (Episode 3)

    Artist, Writer: Scott Nickel

    Page: 12

The MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of...

  • 1. The canonization of Michael Jackson - The kids stay out of the picture

    Writer: Mark Stutzman

    Page: 14

  • 2. Corporate Bailouts - Keeping Bad Companies

    Artist: Hermann Mejia

    Page: 16

  • 3. Jon & Kate Plus 8 - The parent crap

    Artist: Jack Syracuse

    Page: 17

  • 4. Henry Gates arrested in own home - Beer & Loathing

    Artist: Tom Richmond

    Page: 18

  • 5. Dick Cheney won't shut up - Veep Sh*t

    Writer: Jeff Kruse

    Page: 19

  • 6. Angry town hall meetings - Loud to be an American

    Artist: Richard Williams Writer: Jeff Kruse

    Page: 20

  • 7. The wooden kind

    Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee

    Page: 21

  • 8. Caught with his worldwide pants down - Stupid human trysts

    Page: 22

  • 9. Baseball's ongoing scandal - Urine trouble again

    Artist: Scott Bricher

    Page: 23

  • 10. The Octocom - The eerie birth control

    Artist: Gary Hallgren Writer: Carl Peterson

    Page: 24

  • 11. Bernie Madoff's Ponzi Scheme - The wrath of con

    Writer: Jeff Kruse Photographer: AP/Wide World Photos

    Page: 26

  • 12. Minnesota Senate Race - Land of a Thousand Recounts

    Artist: Roberto Parada

    Page: 27

The Sergio Aragones 2010 Calendar

Artist: Sergio Aragonés

Page: 28

The MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of...

  • 13. Glenn Beck - Fairly unbalanced

    Artist: Mort Drucker

    Page: 30

  • 14. Chris Brown assaults Rihanna - Rhythm & Bruise

    Page: 31

  • 15. Obama's senate seat for sale - Here comes the bride

    Artist: Drew Friedman

    Page: 32

  • 16. Kanye West - Talk is creep

    Artist: Hermann Mejia

    Page: 33

  • 17. Cheating Celebs - Living Libido Loca

    Artist: Sam Viviano

    Page: 34

  • 18. Alaska loses its Governor - The flaking of Palin 1,2,3

    Writer: Jacob Lambert Artist: J.Scott Campbell Colorist: Nei Ruffino

    Page: 35

  • 19. Michael Phelps smokes pot - Toke on the water

    Page: 36

  • 20. Michael Jackson's Doctor - Premedicated murder

    Photographer: Photographer: Tokenphoto

    Page: 37

  • 20+ MAD 20 Addendumb - More random acts of dumbness

    Page: 38

Monroe and... The Job

Department: Angster's Paradise

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

Page: 39

Planet Tad!!!!!

Department: In Blog we trust

Writer: Tim Carvell Photographer:

Page: 42

Spy vs Spy

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Peter Kuper

Page: 44

Board Game-Based Movies we'll soon be seeing

Department: Dice, Cameras, Action!

Writer: Jacob Lambert Artist: Tom Richmond

Page: 47

A MAD look at The Great Recession

Department: Serge-In General

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés Colorist: Tom Luth

Page: 48

The MAD Vault 1988

Department: The articles formerly known as reprints

Page: 53

What the heck is the difference?

Department: Observation Dreck

Page: 56