Mad #449 (John Ficarra) - Dumbest People 2004 - January 2005

Liz Lomax was the star of this score of dumbness with another excellent work of art ("Kobe Bryant's Apology: Double Drivel").  In previous issues Ms. Lomax gave us sculptures of "The Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cover-Up: The Sins of Our Fathers" (Mad #425) and "The Chia Head of State" (Mad #440).  The 2004 "Dumbest" list was dominated by young divas trying to outdo each other and grab as much air time as possible.  It seems that Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson were being dumb on purpose for whatever reason.  Can the Kardashians be far behind?  Donald Rumsfeld, Donald Trump, President Dubya, Howard Stern and Pete Rose certainly belong on the list but Howard Dean and Dan Rather get a bad rap.  There always seems to be an effort to balance the political sides even though the Republican dumbness was breaking all standards in the 2001-2008 period.  [JAM 7/25/2014]

Color Pages: 51 of 56 pages (91%)
Humorous Content: 47 of 56 pages (84%)

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages  [Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds - Mel Gibson]
Trying Wolf Once Too Often - Lewd And Disorder: Criminal Malcontent
Joke And Dagger - Dpy vs. Spy
Angster's Paradise - Monroe and ... Christmas
The Mad 20 - The Dumbest People, Events and Things of the Year!
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at New Year's
Hook, Federline And Sinker - If Britbey Spears' Husband Had a Fly-Fishing Show  [fake department]
Tune-Ups And Downs - One Fine Day at the Service Station

Fold-In - Coffin