National Lampoon Revisited event video has been posted on FORA.tv. If you missed the event, You can see it now. (Thanks to Matthew for the link.)
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
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
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,
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.
A week and a half from now (December 4), a bunch of former NatLamp people are getting together at the New York Public Library to celebrate the publication of Rick Meyerowitz’ Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead. I will be there, too. More info here.
Someone on eBay is selling a pair of the Nixon & Agnew puppets that Rick designed for National Lampoon in 1970 (as seen on the cover of the October 1970 (Politics) issue). Check it out. (Thanks to John for the tip.)
Yesterday, Rick Meyerowitz was interviewed about his new book (Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead) on NPR’s All Things Considered. You can listen to it online here.
For fans of the National Lampoon, Rick Meyerowitz‘s new book, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great, is easily the biggest thing to happen in the last 30 years. It’s a large-format book with over 300 pages of lavishly reproduced material, mainly from the first decade of
National Lampoon CEO, Dan Laikin, was sentenced to 45 months for stock manipulation (link to story). (Thanks, Dave, for the tip!)