MAD Magazine #502

USA • 1st Edition - New York


MAD Magazine #502 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

Series: MAD Magazine

Company: E.C. Publications, Inc.

Publishing Date: 1st January 2010

Cover: 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things 2009

Cover Artist: Mark Fredrickson

Original price: $5.99

Pages: 58

Format: Magazine

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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 madmag.com]

Contributors

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

Featured characters

Kanye West ... Musician
Glenn Beck ... Public Character
Michael Jackson ... Musician

Table of Contents

Random Samplings of Reader Mail

Department:
Letters and Tomatoes
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2

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

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
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8

The Fundalini Pages: LeLievre and Let LeLievre

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Glen LeLievre
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8

The Fundalini Pages: Melvin & Jenkins' Guide to personal health

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Desmond Devlin, Kevin Pope
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8

The Fundalini Pages: The Godfrey Report

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
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8

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

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
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8

The Fundalini Pages: The Cougar (Episode 1)

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Scott Nickel
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8

The Fundalini Pages: The U.S. Auto Industry: An incomplete timeline

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Jeff Kruse, Bob Staake
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9

The Fundalini Pages: Worst-selling 2010 calendars

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Jeff Kruse
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9

The Fundalini Pages: The cover we didn't use

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Mark Fredrickson
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10

The Fundalini Pages: Medical Myths you just shouldn't believe

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Tom Bunk, Jeff Kruse
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10

The Fundalini Pages: The Ryan's Den

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Ryan Pagelow
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10

The Fundalini Pages: The Cougar (Episode 2)

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Scott Nickel
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10

The Fundalini Pages: The Fast Five 5 reasions why Microsoft thinks you'll love Windows 7

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Dick DeBartolo, John Caldwell
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12

The Fundalini Pages: Katz All, Folks

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Farley Katz
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12

The Fundalini Pages: Make your own best-selling book title

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Darren Johnson
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12

The Fundalini Pages: The Cougar (Episode 3)

Department:
Random Acts of Mindless
Contributors:
Scott Nickel
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12

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

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Mark Stutzman
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14

2. Corporate Bailouts - Keeping Bad Companies

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Hermann Mejia
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16

3. Jon & Kate Plus 8 - The parent crap

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Jack Syracuse
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17

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

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Tom Richmond
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18

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

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Jeff Kruse
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19

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

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Richard Williams, Jeff Kruse
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20

7. The wooden kind

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Al Jaffee
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21

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

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
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22

9. Baseball's ongoing scandal - Urine trouble again

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Scott Bricher
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23

10. The Octocom - The eerie birth control

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Gary Hallgreen, Carl Peterson
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24

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

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Jeff Kruse, AP/Wide World Photos
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26

12. Minnesota Senate Race - Land of a Thousand Recounts

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Roberto Parada
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27

The Sergio Aragones 2010 Calendar

Contributors:
Sergio Aragonés
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28

13. Glenn Beck - Fairly unbalanced

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Mort Drucker
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30

14. Chris Brown assaults Rihanna - Rhythm & Bruise

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
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31

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

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Drew Friedman
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32

16. Kanye West - Talk is creep

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Hermann Mejia
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33

17. Cheating Celebs - Living Libido Loca

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Sam Viviano
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34

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

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
Jacob Lambert, J.Scott Campbell, Nei Ruffino
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35

19. Michael Phelps smokes pot - Toke on the water

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
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36

20. Michael Jackson's Doctor - Premedicated murder

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
Contributors:
iStockphoto.com/dsgpro, Tokenphoto
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37

20+ MAD 20 Addendumb - More random acts of dumbness

Department:
The MAD 20 The dumbest people, events and things of 2009!
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38

Monroe and... The Job

Department:
Angster's Paradise
Contributors:
Anthony Barbieri, Tom Fowler, Carl Peterson
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39

Planet Tad!!!!!

Department:
In Blog we trust
Contributors:
Tim Carvell, iStockphoto.com/toos
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42

Spy vs Spy

Department:
Joke and Dagger
Contributors:
Peter Kuper
Page:
44

Board Game-Based Movies we'll soon be seeing

Department:
Dice, Cameras, Action!
Contributors:
Jacob Lambert, Tom Richmond
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47

A MAD look at The Great Recession

Department:
Serge-In General
Contributors:
Sergio Aragonés, Tom Luth
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48

The MAD Vault 1988

Department:
The articles formerly known as reprints
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53

What the heck is the difference?

Department:
Observation Dreck
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56

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