Mad #496 (John Ficarra) - Kids' Books Issue - December 2008

In the one of the best articles ever to appear in the pages of Mad ("Using Kids' Books to Explain the Awful Bush Years"), writer David Shayne explains the horrible, eight-year record of the Bush Administration with three book parodies plus six more extremely accurate parody book titles:

"The Taking Tree"
"The Little Engineer That Couldn't"
"Failing Up"
"Runaway Deficit"
"If You Give a Walrus a Waterboarding"
"The Liar, the Witch and the Warmonger"
"Kerfuffle Rummy"
"Don't Let the Pigeon Tap Your Phone!"
"Karl Goes to the White House"

Having lived through this monument to dysfunction, one would think that the American voting public would have learned their lesson.  However, just six years later, Republicans have taken control of the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court and a majority of the state governments.  Good times are returning for political satirists.  [JAM 12/18/2014]

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages  [Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds - Lil Wayne]
Hip Flop Artist - The Rise and Fall of a Rap Star
Ruminations with a View - What the Deal or No Deal Models Are Thinking
The Beast And the Brightest - Inspirational Animal Stories
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Road Trips
Rall Tales - 7 Periods Closer to Death
Angster's Paradise - Monroe and ... The Natural Disaster
"Don't Phrase Me, Bro!" - Comments You'll Never Hear No Matter How Long You Live
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
Berg's-Eye Askew - The Darker Side of ... The Lighter Side
Feel or no Feel? - 10 Signs You May Be a Rush-Hour Subway Groper  [fake department]
And a Child Shall Read Them - Using Kids' Books to Explain the Awful Bush Years

Fold-In - Pregnant Girl