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Brian McConnachie Interview

An interview with Brian McConnachie by Mark Leffler has been posted on the Review Magazine website. In it, McConnachie reveals that he has been working on a new radio show called “Big Ship Radio”, similar in style to the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and featuring some Radio Hour alums, including Ed Subitzky, Emily Praeger, and

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Doug Kenney Paperback Coming in April

Josh Karp’s biography of Doug Kenney will be issued in a paperback edition in April. Read my interview with Josh, posted just before the hardback edition was released, from August 2006.

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More Chris Miller Stories Online

Chris has added two more of his classic National Lampoon short stories to his website, “A Thanksgiving Memory” and “The Magic Show.” Link. Update: Sorry, Chris pulled the plug on all that.

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NatLamp Complete DVD: A First Look

Well, it finally arrived today. The box is the usual DVD box size, but contains very little: The disc and a 1-page installation guide in a DVD jewelcase. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The DVD-ROM contains all the regular issues of National Lampoon ever published, from April 1970 to November 1998. Special issues,

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More NatLamp DVD Info

A few people, who ordered from places other than Amazon.com, have written to tell me they’ve already got their copies, and for lower prices than Amazon.com. One is a seller on eBay called SellIt4U, and the other is Aramedia (see list of Amazon resellers here). Early reports say that the scan quality is not great,

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National Lampoon Complete on DVD Update

Last month I wrote about the new collection of National Lampoon magazine about to be released on DVD. Naturally, I ordered it immediately from Amazon.com. Initially, it was supposed to ship at the end of September. Shortly after I ordered it, the expected ship date was moved to mid-to-late October. Today I was notified that

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The Real Animal House Out in Paperback

Chris Miller’s The Real Animal House was recently released in paperback. The new edition includes an additional 45-page early Sixties pop culture glossary. Available at Amazon and other fine book sellers. In other Chris Miller news, he has recently posted on his website two of his classic National Lampoon short stories, Telejester and Boxed In.

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National Lampoon on DVD?

Apparently so. According to the information on Amazon.com, this little box contains every issue from 1970 to 1998. It’s not clear whether special issues (the Yearbook Parody, Encyclopedia of Humor, Very Large History of Comics, etc.) are included. I was very surprised to learn of this (thanks to Brian for the tip). I was under

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National Lampoon Event in Chicago

An evening with some of the finest writers from the golden 1970s era of National Lampoon will be held August 27th, 2007 at The Hideout in Chicago. Admission: $5. Scheduled to appear are Chris Miller, Brian McConnachie and more. The event will be moderated by Josh Karp (author of A Futile and Stupid Gesture). More

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Misusing Animal House

Interesting piece by Sean Daniel on the Huffington Post website. (Thanks to Richard for the tip.)