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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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Can you spell “Egg McMuffin”?

Astute readers of Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site will notice that it is now searchable. This much needed enhancement was made possible by the good folks at Atomz.com and their wonderful search engine. So now all you people wondering about which LP had that Mr. Rogers bit can find it yourselves without my help. And you

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National Lampoon Issues on CD?

Have you ever wished you could have every back issue of National Lampoon? I have learned that there is a project underway by some of the people at National Lampoon Dot Com (see below) to put all the back issues of National Lampoon magazine on CD-ROM in an indexed, searchable, easy-to-use format. MAD magazine has already done this with their Totally

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News Update

It’s so sad when the news page on a website hasn’t been updated in a year. Has it really been that long? I plan to post more timely updates from now on. (And that includes the Classifieds page.)

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B.K. Taylor News

An acquaintance of his has informed me that B.K. Taylor, the artist and writer responsible for The Appletons and Timberland Tales comic strips that appeared regularly for years in the National Lampoon, has a deal with a major television company. No more details, other than the fact that he lives in Michigan, used to be

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Vaughn Bodé Site

A reader passed along this link to Da Vaughn Bodé Site. Bodé was known to National Lampoon fans for his Cheech Wizard comic strip which featured the eponymous ill-tempered hatted wizard and numerous lizards and nymphettes. Bodé was only 33 when he died of accidental strangulation in 1975.

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