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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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How Paul Jacobs Got Involved In Lemmings

Paul Jacobs is a talented musician who was associated with National Lampoon on “Lemmings” (as a performer, musical director, and composer and arranger with Christopher Guest), National Lampoon Radio Hour and the “Good-bye Pop” LP (as a composer and performer). Paul recently contacted me and let me in on some of the story of how

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News about National Lampoon and related topics.

Just a Coincidence?

Several readers have pointed out an eerie case of foreshadowing of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center in an old issue of National Lampoon. The issue in question, March ’75 (Good-bye to All That), featured a parody of a disaster movie poster, "Gone With the Wind ’75". Among the disasters depicted in

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