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(Some Guy)   MAD Magazine's 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2002   ( divider line
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2002-12-31 03:22:45 AM  
I'm sure there were dumber things than Bush choking on a pretzel...but hey, it's good to see it on there.

And hey...why isn't MAD on that list?
2002-12-31 03:23:01 AM  
I don't get the part about the 2002 baseball season.
2002-12-31 03:23:08 AM  
Does this magazine even exist anymore?
2002-12-31 03:27:50 AM  
whoa MAD roxors!! havent read it in years though.. stopped reading it around the point where they redid it all and stuff
2002-12-31 03:28:34 AM  
"They're really sticking it to that Spiro Agnew guy. He must work there or something."
2002-12-31 03:31:07 AM  
i stopped reading magazines after the cable company started charging 45 bucks per month.
2002-12-31 03:34:09 AM  
2002-12-31 03:41:44 AM  
I am with Decker12, is mad even in news/periodical stands anymore, or do you have to have a subscription?
2002-12-31 03:42:33 AM  
[Off topic]

Where the hell did the "All yuo ever wanted to know about buddhism" link dissapear to?!

[/Off Topic]
2002-12-31 03:42:53 AM  
Event number 6--the worlds biggest pain in the ass since 1948!
2002-12-31 03:57:20 AM  
They missed Fark repeats.
2002-12-31 04:24:25 AM  
"20. President Bush Chokes On A Pretzel"

I thought this happened in 2001.
2002-12-31 04:57:03 AM  
Yes, MAD still exists on newsstands. It has ads now (hey, they got bills to pay) and some color. I have a subscription.
2002-12-31 05:33:53 AM  
12-31-02 03:28:34 AM RageAgainstMrClean
"They're really sticking it to that Spiro Agnew guy. He must work there or something."

Anyone ever notice that 'Spiro Agnew', when rearranged, spells out "Grow A Penis"?
2002-12-31 05:53:45 AM  
MAD does exist, and is on newsstands. But don't buy it, or you will cry, as I did. Since William Gaines left, the new buyers have opted to put color AND advertising (things that Gaines swore he would never allow).
2002-12-31 05:59:35 AM  
I guess the Raelians just missed the deadline? Maybe they'll make it next year.
2002-12-31 06:15:27 AM  
I remember when I used to find MAD magazine really funny.

I was a very little kid. I think it was the MAD batman spoof that tickled me.

I am now 32 years old. MAD has not made me laugh since 20 years before Don Martin bit the big one.

There you are.
2002-12-31 06:33:49 AM  
"A Mad Magazine special edition? They only have 14 of those every year!!"
2002-12-31 06:42:13 AM  
Poor Bill Gaines must be doing backflips in his grave........
2002-12-31 07:12:58 AM  
20. President Bush Chokes On A Pretzel

Ha ha!
2002-12-31 07:37:50 AM  
Harmonia didn't make the list?!?
2002-12-31 07:42:22 AM  
What the hell is "Cracked" magazine? Its like MAD, it had MAD's logo of alfred e neumann, but what the hell is the difference between the two? (Never bothered to look or open either of them).
2002-12-31 07:52:20 AM  
Cracked is to Mad as Reebok is to Nike. Yeah its very similar, but not the original.
2002-12-31 08:03:38 AM  

Bill Gaines didn't leave, he died!
2002-12-31 08:06:59 AM  

'Cracked' sucked. Portal of Evil is Fark's 'Cracked'.

I believe Don Martin left Mad to go to Cracked, or was it the other way around?

I stopped reading Mad in the early 90's. The 80's were Mad's greatest years. Grab those Decade MAD Magazine introspectives at your local bookstore. The book on the 1980's rocks, and has that cool Nostalgic value.
2002-12-31 08:16:01 AM  
Punny. Very Punny.
2002-12-31 08:19:20 AM  
I have a freind who taught at a local inner city high school. He had a list of presidents on the wall that included Alfred E. Neuman. He also told the kids Louie Armstrong was the first black man to walk on the moon.
Kat [TotalFark]
2002-12-31 08:29:02 AM  
Wow, Spiritauthor, you're friend is obviously part of the problem with the inner-city educational system. That aside, misinforming children? I'm all for it, I told my little cousin she was adopted and made her cry last year. She was what, 11 years old? and looks EXACTLY like her sister and mom. I didn't think she'd BELIEVE me.
2002-12-31 08:43:48 AM  
I'm surprised that GWB isn't #1, and that Farkers complaining about the topics isn't in there.
2002-12-31 09:06:43 AM  
Wait a minute, don't you usually start with 20 and work down to number one? I need a beer.
2002-12-31 09:30:28 AM  
I can't believe Michael Jackson doesn't have at least the top ten locked down all by his lonesome.

I think LuckyCharms should be in there somewhere...
2002-12-31 09:41:06 AM  
I should have made the list, why?...just cause
2002-12-31 09:43:28 AM  
MAD Magazine's 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2002

1. Martha Stewart Cooks Her Own Goose
2. The INS Send Visas To 9/11 Terrorists
3. Mike Tyson Flips Out (Again)
4. The Anna Nicole Show: Reality TV Goes Bust
5. FOX: Must Flee TV
6. The Israeli/PLO Conflict: Two Wrongs Make A Fight
7. Corporate Corruption: White Collar Slime
8. The Olympic Judges Figure Skating Scandal: The Agony Of Deceit
9. The Color-Coded Warning System: Homeland Insecurity
10. The Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cover-Up: The Sins Of Our Fathers
11. The 2002 Baseball Season: A Major League Disaster
12. John Ashcroft's TIPS: Life's A Snitch
13. Penthouse Magazine Double Faults: The "Anna Kournikova" Nude Photos
14. Jayson Williams' "Foul Shot"
15. R. Kelly's XXX-Rated Sex With A Minor Video
16. Liquored-Up America West Airlines Pilots: High In The Sky
17. The David Letterman/Ted Koppel Saga: Stupid Net Tricks
18. Fat Kids Sue McDonald's: The Big Mac Attack
19. Ted Williams: From the Batter's Box To The Ice Box
20. President Bush Chokes On A Pretzel
21. AlgertMan...just cause.
2002-12-31 09:45:05 AM  
FOX ? Come on man! I can't freaking wait for Joe Millionaire, its gonna be sooooo sweet.
2002-12-31 09:46:08 AM  

Bill Gaines bought the farm, kicked the bucket, and is now pushing up daisies. So I'm right in that he left. Very sad.
2002-12-31 09:48:37 AM  

Grin... yes.. left the earth.. :)Hehe
2002-12-31 09:51:09 AM  
Albert: I dunno. I can see tuning in for the finale. But other than the big payoff (or, actually, lack thereof) in the end, what's so interesting?
2002-12-31 09:51:31 AM  
Mad Magazine, for better or worse, is NOT the same as it was when I was growing up, and for that you can blame all the creators that either died or simply moved on.

The only creator I can remember from my youth that still contributes regularly is Sergio Aragones. Don Martin, Dave Berg, Bill Gaines, the Spy vs. Spy guy, all gone to their great reward.

I learned to love comics growing up by reading Mad and (oddly enough) Savage Sword of Conan, two magazine-format comic books that I could get at the grocery store on the periodical rack.

Mock Mad if you must, but the comics industry could do with some more attempts to get kids to actually read the damn things.
2002-12-31 09:56:55 AM  
What the hell is "Cracked" magazine? Its like MAD, it had MAD's logo of alfred e neumann, but what the hell is the difference between the two? (Never bothered to look or open either of them).

Cracked will be back in March I believe after a six month hiatus. I just wrote an article about it. They are doing an Eminem parody.

I got the Mad Archives in a package of my DC comp. a couple of months ago, and wow. The first issues are by far the best. I also met met classic Mad artist Al Feldstein in San Diego, and he is still a really awesome guy.
2002-12-31 09:59:54 AM  
Eminem has become an Eminem parody.
2002-12-31 10:18:28 AM  
I used to collect all those parody magazines growing up (still have a couple of big boxes of them stuffed away in storage). Sure, they're not that funny now, but there was a time when they made me laugh my arse off. Cracked was the main imitator of MAD, but I still think Crazy was the best (ran from about '73 to '83), especially when its mascot became Obnoxio the Clown. I even have a few copies of SICK which ran from the late 60s to the late 70s. Aaah...memories.
2002-12-31 10:30:22 AM  
DC also recently released Mad about the Mob which has great parodies of The Sopranos and The Godfather.
2002-12-31 10:39:40 AM  
They should have switched 20 and 1 and stopped the original 20 after the second word. Either that, or made it the more likely scenario: "GW Bush drops plans to invade Kreplachestan after Colin Powell convinces him that it only exists in this magazine." Blecch indeed.
2002-12-31 10:44:20 AM  
Wow, Spiritauthor, you're friend is obviously part of the problem with the inner-city educational system.

Looks like your educational system didn't do too well either. [image from too old to be available]
2002-12-31 10:57:51 AM  
2002-12-31 11:39:21 AM  
That list sucks. I never read MAD, but I guess I am not missing anything. By the by, anyone remember SPY vs. SPY, the videogame for the 8-bit Nintendo. That rocked. Who yeah. That game, Tecmo Bowl, Super Mario Brothers 1-3, and Zelda stole my childhood, my social life when I was like 7, and my soul -- booo!.

The Anna Nicole show isn't that bad, her drugged up stupor is occasionally humorous.
2002-12-31 12:04:42 PM  
I always thought it funny the way they would draw the vomit action... always had bones in it.
Don't know why I thought it so.
2002-12-31 12:12:20 PM  
I really just can't wait until mid-January, when all the 2002 wrap-up stories and lists are gone.
2002-12-31 12:23:59 PM  
What was wrong with the 2002 baseball season, the evil empire was booted from the playoffs.
2002-12-31 01:03:02 PM  
I got spanked by a nun for reading Mad in class.
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