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Make a Dumb Wish Foundation


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Mad told the readers in Issue #374 that they would entertain
the idea of granting the dumb wishes of dumb readers
depending on time, space and the dumbness of the wish!
FEATURE TITLE DUMB WISH ISSUE / DATE
Make A Dumb Wish! Put Dad's Name In Your Next Issue 374 - Oct 1998
Size Does Matter Make regular Mad thicker or lower the Special cost 374 - Oct 1998
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Do The Next Issue In Your Underwear 379 - Mar 1999
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation If Accepted To Grad School, Could You Pay The $3,700 Debt 382 - Jun 1999
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print My Story About Crushes On Girls 384 - Aug 1999
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print "Renee Hendrie is Steven Tyler's #1 Fan" 385 - Sep 1999
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Find A Really Big Rock, Pick It Up and Fly It Out By Helicopter Over The Ocean and Drop It In The Water Just To See How Big A Splash It Makes 387 - Nov 1999
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Send Me A Copy Of Each Cover Since Alfred Appeared 389 - Jan 2000
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Story of Woman Standing In Front Of The Window In Her Underwear (Editor wonders "What's your bloody wish?") 390 - Feb 2000
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Insult Me On Your Letters Page 393 - May 2000
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation
Part II
(Mad Makes Fun of Jacob Schuman. Thereby, Granting His Request From Earlier On This Letters Page) 393 - May 2000
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print Melvin's Name 395 - Jul 2000
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Mention My Country (Wales) In Mad and Let Everyone Know We're A Nation In Our Own Right and Not Just Another Part Of England 396 - Aug 2000
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Can You Set Up A Branch Office In Singapore With Me As Chief Marketing Officer, For $7,000 (U.S.) Per Month 399 - Nov 2000
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print "Elissa Nelson loves Michael Spector" 400 - Dec 2000
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Have Antonio Prohias Make A New "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy" (Antonio Prohias died two years prior - See Letters Page for Issue #371) 403 - Mar 2001
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print "Holly, Jim really wants to go to prom with you" 406 - Jun 2001
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Stop Putting Advertisements In Mad 407 - Jul 2001
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make Fun of Entenmann's Commercials 408 - Aug 2001
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make An Article Comparing George W. Bush To A Dog (Preferably a Chihuahua) 409 - Sep 2001
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Neuman Come To My House 410 - Oct 2001
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print My Poem Written In English Class 411 - Nov 2001
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation See A Sports Satire On Major League Lacrosse In An Upcoming Issue 412 - Dec 2001
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Insult Osama Bin Laden In Your Magazine 413 - Jan 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Write A Mad Movie Satire For Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller 414 - Feb 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation For My Car, A 1990 Gray Toyota Corolla, To Be A Moving Advertisement For Mad Magazine 415 - Mar 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Have "A MAD Look at Osama bin Laden" In An Upcoming Issue 416 - Apr 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Go On A Date With Alfred E. Neuman 417 - May 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Send A Letter To My Mom To Convince Her I Want To Change My Name To Alfred E. Neuman 418 - Jun 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print My Letter and Not My Friends' and Send Me Next Month's Issue Free (Mad received THREE letters and printed ALL OF THEM) 420 - Aug 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Could Mad Respond In Haiku? 421 - Sep 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Tell Me What "BYPR OHIAS" (The Morse Code Message) Means From The "Spy Vs. Spy" Article In MAD #416 (Mad responded in Morse Code) 423 - Nov 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print a Picture of Osama bin Laden With a Red-Hot Rod Driven Through His Head (In Reply to Make A Dumb Wish Foundation in Issue #413) 424 - Dec 2002
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make Fun of The Not-So-Great State North Carolina 426 - Feb 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Give Me The Dummy of The Year Award by Mad 427 - Mar 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation After Seeing Amanda Conner's Self-Portrait In Issue #423, Hook Me Up On a Date With Her 427 - Mar 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Give A Dictionary Definition of Potrzebie 428 - Apr 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Turn My Own Room Into a Mad Subscription Office 429 - May 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Write In One of Your Magazines "Chris Bivens, your '66 Le Mans is cool." 430 - Jun 2003
Another Define Mess (In Reply to Make A Dumb Wish Foundation in Issue #428, Readers Respond to Mad's Request to Give A Dictionary Definition of Potrzebie.) 431 - Jul 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Alter The Color of Cranberries To Red and Alter Everyone's Memory So That The New Red Color Seems Perfectly Normal To Everyone 431 - Jul 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Assassinate Disney's The Little Mermaid 434 - Oct 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation The Entire "Usual Gang of Idiots" To Spend A Few Weeks In Egypt 435 - Nov 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make Fun Of My Last Name, Phillips 436 - Dec 2003
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make Fun of People Who Live On Instant Messenger 437 - Jan 2004
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print The Photo That Bombed Me Out Of My Intro To Photography Class and Send Me Non-Explosive, Non-Perishable, Non-Ramen Items 438 - Feb 2004
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make a Caricature of Me In Your Magazine 439 - Mar 2004
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Turn My Plain Old Room Into a Room Fit For a Fan of Mad 440 - Apr 2004
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Work for Mad Magazine and Don't Want To Be Paid an Exorbitant Amount of Money 441 - May 2004
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make Fun of My Last Name, Blond, and Prove My Dad Wrong About Holding Some Form of Pride In Such a Name 442 - Jun 2004
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation For All of You Americans Please Look Past The Stereotypical Image of us Canadians 443 - Jul 2004
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Using Your Highly Advanced Computer Graphics, Could You Soup Up My Ride, a 1976 Datsun 710 Station Wagon 444 - Aug 2004
The Big Pimp Out (In Reply to Make A Dumb Wish Foundation in Issue #444, Readers Respond to Mad's Request to Pimp Out a 1976 Datsun 710 Station Wagon) 447 - Nov 2004
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Have My Letter Printed In Mad Before The Year Is Over (Mad has printed his letters every 14 years: Issue #183 (June 1976), Issue #296 (July 1990) and even mentioned his name in a reply to a letter: "It's A Gas" in Issue #332 (December 1994)!) 449 - Jan 2005
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Put My Brothers Name, Adam, On Your Letter Page So He Can See It When He Reads Your Magazine On The Toilet 451 - Mar 2005
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Be The Subject of a Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee Published In Mad 453 - May 2005
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Give Me a Short Original Comic Strip For a Local DIY Magazine In Houston 454 - Jun 2005
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Put This Message On Your Letters Page: "Courtney will you go out with me again?" 456 - Aug 2005
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Give Me The Ingredients For Monkey Juice and Print a Photo of your Editor 457 - Sep 2005
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Acknowledge My Obsession With Squirrels and Print a Picture of a Squirrel 459 - Nov 2005
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Write a Lengthy Letter to My Parents (Chris and Christine) Explaining Why They Should Pay For Cable or Buy us a Big Screen TV 460 - Dec 2005
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Have Viktor Krum Die So Emma Watson (Hermione from Harry Potter) Would Be In Search of a 10-year-old Muggle Who Lives In East Lansing, MI and Goes To Denley School (No Name was given on the letter) 462 - Feb 2006
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Invent a Calculator That When You Point It At Something, It Counts All of The Things Up and Tells You How Much Is In The Pile 463 - Mar 2006
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Free Lifetime Subscription To Mad and some Bazooka Gum 464 - Apr 2006
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Publish Our Wedding Announcement Showing Alfred E. Neuman as The Judge that Married us 465 - May 2006
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Surrender Your Company To Me (or I Will Fire Each and Every One Of You) 467 - Jul 2006
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Convince My Mom To Lighten Up Because I Just Lost My Cell Phone For The 1,000th Time 468 - Aug 2006
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make EVERY Store Sell Mad 469 - Sep 2006
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Size The Magazine Down So Kids Like Me Won't Have Detention Every Other Day 472 - Dec 2006
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print a Spoof, Comic or Anything That's Funny and Makes "High School Musical" Look Bad 473 - Jan 2007
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Give Me a Private E-mail or Phone Number So That I Could Call Mad For Advice For Writing My Very Own Mad-style Magazine 475 - Mar 2007
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Include an Iron-on Print In Your Next Issue 476 - Apr 2007
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print This Letter and Picture So I Can Present It As a Wedding Gift 478 - Jun 2007
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation
UPDATE
Retract a Letter I Wrote To The Make A Dumb Wish Foundation in Issue #460 478 - Jun 2007
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Send Me A Box of Five Mad Magazines and 100,000 Subscription Cards 482 - Oct 2007
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Tell My Dad A Cool Place That Would Be Fun To Visit, Except Toronto, Canada (That's Where He Wants To Go) 485 - Jan 2008
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Send Me a Boxload of Mad's So I Can Start A Mad Library Section in the School's Library 486 - Feb 2008
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Publish This Old Picture of Me and My Recently Married Brother Marcelo as My Wedding Gift to Him 488 - Apr 2008
Better Off Wed (In Reply to Make A Dumb Wish Foundation in Issue #478, Mad asked them to send a photograph from their wedding day) 489 - May 2008
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Put On The Front of Mad a Warning that says: "Eating a Snickers Bar while reading magazine could cause chunks of peanut to shoot through your nose" or Publish My Letter 490 - Jun 2008
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print My Letter In The July Issue, I Turn 50 This July, See the July 1958 Cover (Issue #40) used in "What the Heck is the Difference," Have Someone Explain Who The Heck Is or Was Max Korn 492 - Aug 2008
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Publish The Front Of This Note Card 495 - Nov 2008
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Print Our Letter 496 - Dec 2008
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Send a Bunch of Magazines For My Dad To Become Enlightened and To Teach My Mom The Amazing Ways Of Your Brilliant Humor 499 - Apr 2009
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Send Me a Whole Bunch of Mad Magazines, Because My Grandma Deprived Me of Mine 500 - Jun 2009
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Have The Third Spy in "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy" Blown Away or Crushed For Good and Never Be Heard From Again 501 - Oct 2009
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Give Me an Xbox 360 or At Least a Year's Subscription To Mad 505 - Oct 2010
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Send Me Some Parody Posters For My Walls 508 - Apr 2011
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation In Your Next Issue, Do a Mad Spoof About The Gory and Disgusting Show That My Family Adores: Bones 510 - Aug 2011
The Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make My Picture of My Robot, Alfred E. Neuman (Albot), A Cover For Your Magazine or At Least Appear In The Magazine 515 - Jun 2012
The Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Have My Wife Start Reading Mad So Then Her Intelligence Should Drop Enough So That I'll Be On An Even Par 516 - Aug 2012
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make The Fold-In Have Pre-Perforated Creases For Ease of Folding 517 - Oct 2012
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Make a Book of John Caldwell's Work 518 - Dec 2012
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Because I'm Going To Switch From Mad To Some Grown-up Rag, Provide Me The Funds For a Mad-themed 40th Birthday Party or a Plaque For Reading Mad For 30-plus Years 519 - Feb 2013
Make A Dumb Wish Foundation Get Me A New Mad Magazine Board Game 529 - Oct 2014

Compiled by John R. Racano
Letters - Make A Dumb Wish Foundation

Make A Dumb Wish Foundation - from #444 - August 2004 ----- combined with The Big Pimp Out - from #447 - November 2004