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News about National Lampoon and related topics.

Category: News

News about National Lampoon and related topics.

Douglas Adams, R.I.P. 

I know, he never wrote anything for National Lampoon, although he was even the subject of parody once in the magazine. Nevertheless, for anyone with a sense of humor his passing is a cause for sadness. On the bright side, his website is still up.

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NationalLampoon.com News

In the months since my rather lukewarm review last October, NationalLampoon.com appears to be getting better. In fact, I would say that it has now clearly risen above the abysmal level of the final print issue (November 1998). They are even up for a Webby this year. There is still a lot of room for improvement, particularly

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News about National Lampoon and related topics.

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News about National Lampoon and related topics.

Errata From London

Bobby London has informed me of some factual errors about him on the Answers page. They are now corrected. (I got the bogus information from Matty Simmons’ book. I’m getting the impression he wasn’t too big on details.)

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M.K. Brown News

M. K. Brown dropped me a line to say that there is a site devoted to her work. You can see quite a bit of her work there. (I knew this already but I buried the information deep in the Answers page.)

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Where Do Former NatLamp Editors Go? 

Apparently, they go on to write for children’s television. Sean Kelly, Ellis Weiner, and Brian McConnachie all write regularly for Noddy, a PBS children’s program about a mentally ill young boy (Truman) who has vivid hallucinations regarding his grandfather’s toy shop in which he believes all the toys are alive. McConnachie also wrote for Shining Time Station, a show about talking trains which

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New Christopher Guest Movie: “Best In Show”

National Lampoon Radio Hour alum Christopher Guest has just come out with a new movie called “Best In Show” building on the same mock-documentary improvisational technique that gave us “Waiting for Guffman” and “This Is Spinal Tap.” All the major cast from “Guffman” return (in different roles) including Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hare (both SCTV alums),

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Hendra Launches Gigawit.com

National Lampoon alum Tony Hendra recently launched a humor website / publishing company called Gigawit (www.gigawit.com). It would be perhaps unfair to compare it with National Lampoon Dot Com, but I will anyway. While they are in the same general ballpark humorwize, they are at opposite ends of the spectrum on the presentation scale. While National Lampoon Dot Com sports

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Finally, Some Competition

In fall of 1999, National Lampoon, which ceased publication about a year before, went online as National Lampoon Dot Com (www.nationallampoon.com). At first, there was just a teaser—a rather lame Flash animation. A little while later, the site debuted. It was more flash (literally) than substance and had a lot of annoying sound effects. Recently, it has settled into

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