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MAD Magazine's 'Phrases That Left the English Language in 2014'

Bryan Young | Posted 10.03.2014 | Comedy
Bryan Young

As ever, the usual gang of idiots at MAD Magazine have set their sights on phrases that English has left behind this year. Perhaps the only saving gra...

What's Luke Skywalker Been Up to For the Last 30 Years? A MAD Magazine Exclusive

Bryan Young | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Next week, the new issue of MAD Magazine hits newsstands, which is okay, I guess. More important than that (and with a decidedly higher budget), next year sees the release of a new Star Wars film.

Random Remembrances of Dad

John K. Herr | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
John K. Herr

Dad took me fishing, where I tried to fight off the gnats flying into my ear, nose and mouth. Dad watched me play Little League baseball, where I tried to play right field while gnats flew into my ear, nose and mouth. Dad took me golfing, where I tried to -- well, you get the picture.

Garage Sale Ethics: Lessons Learned Over 40 Years

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.03.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Garage sales in the eighties were littered with enlargers, trays and mysterious film-developing tanks that most people would pass over quickly. But not me. And the crowded storage room under the basement stairs became steadily more claustrophobic as the years rolled along.

Former Mad Magazine Editor Dies

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.01.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Before "The Daily Show," ''The Simpsons" or even "Saturday Night Live," Al Feldstein helped show America how to laugh at authority a...

Talkin' Rube Goldberg With Author Jennifer George

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

"It's like seeing where it all began... and it continues to this day," exclaims author Jennifer George. "Rube was cartooning at the dawn of the indust...

An Interview With Art Spiegelman

Bryan Young | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

If you're into comic books or art, Art Spiegelman is a name you should know. He's got a retrospective art show right now that's endlessly fascinating. For the occasion of the show, I was able to discuss many aspects of his work with him.

Exclusive: MAD Magazine on Spitzer and Weiner

Bryan Young | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have once again set their sights on the dumbest things of the year. 2013 had quite a few dumb things take place in it and, as ever, MAD took aim at political absurdities.

SAD NEWS: It's More Expensive Than Ever To Laugh

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.30.2013 | Weird News

People aren't just paying more for gas these days, but the price of fake farts has also increased drastically. It's no joke. The average price of w...

10 Questions for Comedy Icon Paul Krassner

David Macaray | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
David Macaray

I owe my longevity to never taking any legal drugs. Although, I did take an aspirin last month. I didn't have a headache or anything, it was just at a party, and the host was passing around a plate full of aspirins. It was just a kind of social ingestion. You know, peer pressure.

Exclusive: MAD Magazine Reveals 'The 50 Worst Things About Cartoons'

Bryan Young | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have set their sights on the world of animation for their next issue and asked us if we'd share this preview of the list.

Mitt Romney Makes MAD's Dumbest

Bryan Young | Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang over at MAD Magazine have been hard at work (not likely) on their year-end list of the 20 dumbest things from 2012. Despite all the odd...

New York City, According To Apple Maps

Posted 10.03.2012 | Comedy

While we're all busy reeling from the regrettable decision to upgrade to iO6 and unleash the notoriously awful Apple Maps in our lives, MAD Magazine (...

REVEALED: MAD Magazine's First eBook Takes On The White House

Bryan Young | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD are launching a new mobile app. Here's an exclusive look at a new ebook they've made for it

Exclusive: MAD Magazine's Election Hell

Bryan Young | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine decided to throw their hat in the ring of politics once more and for reasons still beyond me they asked ...

Summer Reading List

Arnie Kogen | Posted 08.09.2012 | Fifty
Arnie Kogen

Fifty Shades Of Grayish: Nothing erotic here unless you're into drop cloths. It's the Sherwin Williams 2012-13 Color Chart. Featuring Gray, Steel Gray, Battleship Gray and Cloud Gray. The chapter on spackle will have you buzzing.

NATO Schamto! Comics: Philosophy and Practice Conference is Big News

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

NATO?! Whatever. The big news of the weekend was the three-day conference at the University of Chicago's new Logan Arts Center, "Comics: Philosophy and Practice," where some of the greatest comics artists and graphic novelists took the stage.

The 50 Worst Things About America: An Exclusive Preview From MAD Magazine

Bryan Young | Posted 06.10.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

Mad Magazine's issue containing all "50 Worst Things About America" hits newsstands later this week, but they wanted to give readers of The Huffington Post a sneak peak.

David Moye

NOT FUNNY: The Cost Of Laughter Is Going Up

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 03.27.2012 | Weird News

Gasoline isn't the only precious commodity that has increased in price in the last 12 months -- so have rubber chickens. It's sad but true: The who...

MAD Magazine's Banana Republicans: An Exclusive Look

Bryan Young | Posted 04.16.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have come up with what I think is one of their funniest political spreads over. Hitting newsstands next week will be a "Banana Republican" catalogue and readers of my Huffington Post blog get to see it first.

Deceit, Discontent, Depression -- Happy Year of Destiny!

Denise Bostrom | Posted 03.20.2012 | Fifty
Denise Bostrom

Republican, Democrat: Who cares? It's time to unite our talents and willingness to ask the hard questions of what it takes to re-grow our businesses, schools, and communities. It's time to be more than we thought we could be. Here's to our Year of Destiny.

MAD Magazine's 5 Dumbest People, Events and Things of the Year (Exclusive)

Bryan Young | Posted 02.05.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine is releasing their annual list of the stupidest people, events, and things of the year next week and we have an advanced look.

Design by Committee Is Dangerous: How Too Much Input Can Kill Any Good Idea

Matt Cohen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy
Matt Cohen

If you ever work as part of a committee, team, or task force, you may want to circulate the following case study:2011-10-04-carpull.jpg

WATCH: Al Jaffee, Creator Of The Mad Magazine Fold-In

Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts

Al Jaffee, cartoonist and creator of the Mad Magazine Fold-In, was interviewed recently by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Jaffee's name might n...

Funny Business: The Strange But True Connection Between Pixar, MAD Magazine, and Product Development

Matt Cohen | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Matt Cohen

As my bio points out, I am a contributing writer for MAD Magazine. I sometimes worry about admitting that in public, but I have discovered that people...