Friday, May 24, 2002
Not the Lighter Side Department. According to this article at CNN, Mad's Dave Berg ("The Lighter Side of _________") has passed away from cancer. He was 81 years old.

I wanna say he was also responsible for their "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions" features. My favorite: "Are you using the telephone?" "No, I'm cleaning my ear with this lovely plastic ear scoop."