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Driver Sues Police For Making Her Remove Bumper Sticker, Violating Her Constitutional Rights

It’s nothing new for drivers to poke fun at the police, but two Indianapolis police officers weren’t in a joking mood when they pulled over a driver with a bumper sticker reading “unmarked police car” taped in her back window and made her remove it. She’s now suing, claiming her First Amendment rights to free speech were violated. [More]

American Apparel Doesn’t Appreciate Plus-Size Model’s Attempt To Become "Next Big Thing"

American Apparel Doesn’t Appreciate Plus-Size Model’s Attempt To Become "Next Big Thing"

As we reported last month, American Apparel, the clothing store often associated with emaciated teens, launched its “Next BIG Thing” contest to find a model for a new line of plus-sized clothing. Many hopefuls entered, but the woman who actually won the vote won’t be featured in an AA ad any time soon because the retailer didn’t quite appreciate her sense of humor. [More]

Mad Mag Reacts To Circuit City Ban

Mad Mag Reacts To Circuit City Ban

“We at MAD were shocked and confused by this entire incident — mainly because we had no idea that Circuit City even sells magazines. Nonetheless, we accept their apology but hold out hope that their gesture of a $20 gift card is only an opening offer.”

Circuit City Sorry For Commanding Employees To Destroy Mad Mag's "Sucker City" Parody

Circuit City Sorry For Commanding Employees To Destroy Mad Mag's "Sucker City" Parody

After a thin-skinned Circuit City exec ordered stores carrying Mad Magazine to search and destroy all copies of a recent issue featuring a 4-page parody of “Sucker City,” someone with a brain stopped the madness. Here’s the surprisingly classy message we just got from corporate:

Circuit City Orders All Stores To Destroy Issue Of Mad Magazine Parodying "Sucker City"

Circuit City Orders All Stores To Destroy Issue Of Mad Magazine Parodying "Sucker City"

Circuit City headquarters has ordered their stores to “destroy all copies” of the latest issue of Mad Magazine, according to an anonymous tipster. The retailer apparently isn’t amused by the 4-page spoof of “Sucker City.” Inside, Mad’s 1-page preview and headquarters’ response.