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Yippee

Just noticed that Yahoo! featured Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site on their What’s New page today. They describe it as “a labor of love,” which, I think, means there are no banner ads. Update: Well, that link doesn’t work anymore. Wonder whatever became of Yahoo!?

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Mort Sahl Performing in L.A.

Mort Sahl, the man whom former NatLamp editor Tony Hendra credited as the progenitor of the kind of humor that reached its zenith with the National Lampoon, is now appearing every Thursday evening at 10:00 p.m. at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. I wonder if he still uses the newspaper in his act.

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Are You Ready, Kids?

Roger Bumpass, who appeared in many National Lampoon stage shows and recordings in the late seventies and early eighties, does the voice of Squidward in the popular Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants. Brian Doyle Murray also makes occasional appearances on the show as the voice of The Flying Dutchman. Arrr!

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Same Place, New Address

Update your bookmarks: Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site has moved into new digs. Forget the old address. (Like anyone could remember it anyway.) From now on, it’s www.marksverylarge.com. And no smart remarks from the back row. It’s supposed to sound funny. If you’ve just arrived here from the old address, welcome!

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All New Material!

Finally. For the first time in I’m not sure how many years, I’ve added more listings. The first to get them is the Books & Anthologies section, to which I’ve added National Lampoon Best of #3, National Lampoon Best of 4, National Lampoon Comics, and (drum roll, please) the National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook

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They’re Baaaack…

After an absence of almost three and a half years, the covers are back in the Issues, Books, and Recordings sections of Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site. We all have Mr. Daniel Laikin to thank for granting me permission to display them here. Mr. Laikin just recently completed his acquisition of J2 Communications, which,

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Note to George

1. I do this site as a hobby. 2. You might get an answer from me if you use an email address that doesn’t bounce.

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Tony Hendra’s NatLamp History Report

Former NatLamp editor Tony Hendra has written a brief history of National Lampoon magazine which appears in the June 2002 issue of Harper’s. For those who have read his 1987 book Going Too Far, it covers a lot of familiar territory, focusing on the first five years of the magazine. It’s quite a bit shorter

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The Story Behind "The Jimmy Dugan Story"

First, a little background: On an April 1974 broadcast of The National Lampoon Radio Hour there was a bit called “The Jimmy Dugan Story” which featured John Belushi as a sports show host interviewing Brian Doyle-Murray as a coach/trainer who turned toddlers into super-athletes. One of the tots, Jimmy Dugan, is in the studio. The

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