Mad #533 (Al Yankovic) - Weird Al Issue - June 2015

With a match made in humor heaven, the Mad staff and guest editor, Weird Al Yankovic have created one of the classic issues of the world's greatest humor magazine.  Weird Al answered letters in his typically weird way; invited eight of his weird friends to write Mad articles ("The Weird Al-ini Pages"); and opened six "Pages From Weird Al's Notebook".  With over 40 appearances (depending on how you count hair shots), Al was everywhere, being drawn by Mark Fredrickson (cover), Hermann Mejia (intro), Sergio Aragones (marginals & mailbox), Ed Meisinger ("Envelope of the Month"), Anton Emdin ("Weird Al-ini Pages"), Sam Sisco & Sam Viviano ("Weird Al's Notebook"), Al Jaffee ("Snappy Answers" & "Fold-In"), Tom Bunk ("Tom Bunk Visits a Weird Al Concert"), Jose Garibaldi ("Things to Ask Your Sex Ed Teacher"), Rick Tulka ("Mad Vault") and Tom Richmond ("American Sniping").  The best of Al's friend jokes were "Patton Oswalt's Waffle House Hidden Hashbrown Menu" and "Thomas Lennon's Valuable Coupons to Clip and Share".  I cannot decide whether to order the "Frazzled" or "Incepted" Waffle House potatoes, but I am really planning to cash in on that "U-Wash-Grandma" coupon.  As a huge fan of the Yankovic musical parody genius, I cannot wait for his next album that it sure to include: "Lice Lice Baby", "My Fart Will Go On", "You've Got Depends", "I Would Do Anything For Lunch", "I Want Sans-Serif", "Belushi Eating Fries With Diamond", "When A Man Loves A Donkey", "Call Me Ishmael", "Toastcrusters", "50 Ways To Lose Your Liver", "Moves Like Shatner", "Getting Ziggy Wit It", "Accidental Nazi", "Take Me To Lurch" and "Shopping Mall".  Who will be the next guest editor of Mad? (hard act to follow)  [JAM 4/19/2015]

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
The Friends Justify the Means - The Weird Al-ini Pages
Time to Face the Musings - Pages from Weird Al's Notebook
Planet of the Grapes - Signs That Your Sommelier is a Chimpanzee  [fake department]
It's All Relatives - Things You Never Want to Learn from
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
The Retort of Appeals - Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions: Special Weird Al Edition
Betting on a Show Thing - Tom Bunk Visits a Weird Al Concert
It's a Wonderful Strife - The Baleful Yarn of the Mourning McGees
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at California
The Copulate Show - Things to Ask Your Sex Ed Teacher
It's a Wonderful Strife, Part II - The Captivating Tale of Pedro's Execution
Rotten to the Encore - The Mad Vault
Pen And Stink - The Mad Strip Club
Some Like It Shot - American Sniping
Our Daily Dread - The Best of the Idiotical

Fold-In - Weird Al