Mad #484 (John Ficarra) - Not So Hot Topic Issue - December 2007

The joke is on fans of the celebrity "bad girls".  The four dysfunctional females are the subject of the Richard Williams cover drawing but not worthy of a full article within the issue.  By far, the best article of the issue is the clothing catalog parody by Scott Maiko ("Not So Hot Topic").  The Self-Mutilation Generation will seemingly wear anything to complement their multiple tattoos and piercings.  Try as he did, Mr. Maiko could only barely invent outerwear and accessories that might shock your local Goth.  Items such as "suspender garters", "Big Bird pants", "cry-for-help razors" and "pierced baby bottle nipples"  would be top-selling necessities for today's anti-social youth.  Also, Writer Barry Liebmann tells the truth about our terrible political leaders in 2007 with "Are We Winning the War on Terrorism?"  Answer: nope.  [JAM 11/17/2014]

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
Sign And Dandy - A Mad Protest Poster
The Chat 'N the Stat - Mad Deconstructs TV Talk Shows: This Month: The Colbert Report
Humor in a Juggler Vein - Juggles the Juggling Juggler Who Juggles
Totally Scrooged - You're Not Exactly Full of the True Spirit of Christmas If ...
Homeland Insecurity - Are We Winning the War on Terrorism?
Week-al Matter - The Don Martin 2008 Calendar
Noise Will Be Noise - Blose Quite Discomforting Headphones
A Case of Ballot Fatigue - Ways to Keep Voters' Interest Up Until Election Day
Kin And Bear It - The Mad World of Family Life
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... The Tutor
Wettysburg Address - What if Abraham Lincoln Were Incontinent?  [fake department]
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Observation Dreck - What the Heck is the Difference?
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Sports Scandals
The Goods, the Fads and the Ugly - Not So Hot Topic Catalogue

Fold-In - Michael Vick