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NatLamp on The Simpsons

Just got a tip that tonight’s episode of The Simpsons will have a brief reference to National Lampoon in it. I don’t want to spoil the joke and say exactly what it is, but it’s in the scene where Lisa is looking through old comedy albums looking for a Cheech & Chong record.

Category: News

News about National Lampoon and related topics.

Category: News

News about National Lampoon and related topics.

Matty Simmons Book About Animal House in the Works

Founding publisher of National Lampoon, Matty Simmons, is working on a book called Animal House: The Book about the making of the movie. If you have any funny or interesting stories or incidents that happened to you during or after or because of the movie, Matty would like to hear from you. You can send

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News about National Lampoon and related topics.

Category: News

News about National Lampoon and related topics.

Forty-Year-Old Puzzle Solved!

The July 1970 (Bad Taste) issue included a cartoon by Peter Bramley that was purportedly “too vulgar to be run as originally intended.” To render it harmless, the cartoon was presented as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Now, over forty years later, Cartoon Carol (of Pox Girls in Australia) has assembled the puzzle, using the

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News about National Lampoon and related topics.

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News about National Lampoon and related topics.

National Lampoon Event Reactions

I’m still working on my write up about last Saturday’s event. In the mean time, you can read Dennis Perrin’s take on it. (Dennis wrote the biography of Michael O’Donoghue, ” Mr. Mike: The Life and Work of Michael O’Donoghue, The Man Who Made Comedy Dangerous“.) Update: So, I never got round to posting my

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Reviews Coming in for Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead Book

While you’re waiting for me to post my item about Saturday’s event, here are some reviews of Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The New York Times The Wall Street Journal The New Yorker And, to show it’s not just New Yorkers writing about it, here’s one from Saginaw, Michigan: The Review

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National Lampoon Revisited—Post Event

National Lampoon Revisited at the New York Public Library was almost everything I hoped it would be and more. I will post something about it here soon. One thing: The NYPL posts videos of events like this on the its site on this page. There were video cameras there, so, presumably, this one will be,

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“What?” “I said there’s a banana in your ear…”

The original painting by Mara McAfee for the November 1973 cover of National Lampoon—the one that looks like a self portrait of Vincent Van Gogh with a banana in his severed ear—is up for auction. If you’re interested, there’s more info here. Update: It sold for $7,320 a week or so later.