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Peter Kleinman Interview

Mark Leffler interviews Peter Kleinman, art director of National Lampoon from 1974-79 and from 1984-87, on RadioExiles.com. The interview is excellent, and covers a lot of Lampoon history that doesn’t get the attention it deserves on this site.

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New Ayn Rand Parody by Ellis Weiner

Ellis Weiner has written a parody of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged—a supposedly suppressed sequel. You can get more info and/or purchase it at Smashwords.com. (Thanks to Mark Leffler for the tip.)

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An Evening with Michael Gross:

Former NatLamp art director Michael Gross—the guy who gave the magazine its brilliant visual style and attitude—will be presenting a talk Wednesday May 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Hill Street Cafe / Fish Joint in Oceanside, California. Tickets are $75 per person (seating limited to 35 people). RSVP at 760-721-3411 or mikeginesc@cox.net. (Click on

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Another NatLamp Exec Busted

Former NatLamp CEO Dan Laikin was sentenced last fall for stock fraud. Now, the guy who took his place as CEO, Tim Durham, has been arrested in connection with a $200-million Ponzi scheme. (Thanks to David for the tip!)

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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.

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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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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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