Mad #530 (John Ficarra) - Doug Gilford Issue - December 2014

I am certain that Devlin Devlin's parodies of Orange is the New Black ("Orange is the New Blecch") and TMZ ("Mad Deconstructs TV Talk Shows") are excellent but I have never watched those shows so how would I know?  After reading those articles, I believe that I have made wise decisions.  However, I found something I liked on page 8 ("Results of the Fundalini Readers' Poll").  Artist Anton Emdin pays tribute to all Mad fans with his caricature of Doug Gilford being interviewed by writer Dick DeBartolo.  Doug's friend and co-producer (Alan Bernstein) of When We Went MAD is the one struggling to free himself from a straight jacket.  Note that Mr. DeBartolo is taking his notes in a crossword puzzle book.  The interviewee (Doug) is the webmaster (since 1997) of "Doug Gilford's Mad Cover Site" (http://madcoversite.com/), the most complete Mad reference site available on the internet.  Mr. Gilford has also been recognized as the "Mad Historian" by Mad staffers who constantly use the site for reference.  Other excellent articles in the issue are ...  (Who am I kidding?)  It's all downhill after page 8.  [JAM 10/16/2014]

Departments:
Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
You've Got Jail - Orange is the New Blecch
The Soak's on You - The Prohibitive Cost of Bathing Tub
Zuckerberg's-Eye View - Facebook by the Numbers
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
Humor in a Vernacular Vein - Phrases That Left the English Language in 2014
In One Year And Out the Other - Mad's 2015 Middle Earth Calendar
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Puberty
Rotten to the Encore - The Mad Vault
The Ice Puckett Challenge - What If Deceased Minnesota Twins Stars Were Cryogenically Frozen?  [fake department]
Pen And Stink - The Mad Strip Club
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Escrowing Pains - The AAUGH Reverse Mortgage
The Chat 'N The Stat - Mad Deconstructs TV Talk Shows: TMZ Live and TMZ on TV
Our Daily Dread - The Best of the Idiotical
Pranksgiving - Questions We'd Like to Ask the Turkey Hotline: 2014 Edition

Fold-In - Lungs