MAD MAGAZINE Chooses It's 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things Of 2006
MAD MAGAZINE just released it's answer to the establishment's TIME MAGAZINE with their 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things issue. This is a great counter to TIME's, "Person Of The Year" issue. Unlike TIME, MAD makes some good sharp use of satire and parody to lampoon the simply awful and paint them up as bad as they should really be viewed.
Some top picks this year include the Iraq War quagmire, with a great chess set illustration, drunken Olympic skier, Bode Miller, the Cheney shooting accident, Richard Hatch, head butting soccer star, Zindine Zidane, smear journalist queen, Ann Coulter, with a great "Basest Instinct" movie poster, Mel "Kampf" Gibson, the passion of the anti-semite, tainted spinach, YouTube, Floyd Landis, North Korea nuclear test by "The Nutty Aggressor", "Muslims Gone Wild", Barry Bonds, Issac Hayes quits South Park, K-Fed raps, Mark Foley, Paris Hilton's vow of celibacy, John Mark Karr and other goofballs and events that helped to make 2006 a supid year.
Compared to the nerfball soft MSM publications which merely only suggest that perhaps Iraq may be a quagmire, or tamely suggest other notions that the public has long since accepted , MAD acts without the retraints of the nonsatire magazines, and skillfully uses parody, lampoon and satire to editorialize persons and events. Compared to spending about five bucks for TIME for their bad funhouse mirror looking "Person Of The Year" cover this year, MAD managed to more intelligently cut through all the nonsense and give you a good laugh as well. This is $3.99 well spent. Buy this issue if you do anything this year. This is a real keeper.