“I Remember Mama.” This is the story that some say inspired the movie “Back to the Future.” Update: Don’t bother. The site doesn’t exist anymore.
Chris has been putting the full text of some of his classic National Lampoon short stories on his website. If you don’t have access to back issues of the magazine, check it out. The list so far includes “Pipe Dream,” “Caked Joy Rag,” and “The Toilet Papers.” Update: Well, so much for that. Chris seems to have pulled the plug on his site. Too bad.
Chris Miller has posted a memoir on his website about what it was like during the filming of Animal House. Recommended reading. Update: Except you can’t anymore. Chris’s website is no more.
P.J. O’Rourke also appeared today on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to talk about his new book about Adam Smith. If you missed it, no problem. You can listen to it for free on NPR’s website after 6:00 p.m. EST. (Thanks again to Chris for the tip.)
P.J. O’Rourke is scheduled to appear for three hours live on C-SPAN II, the public affairs cable channel, on January 7, 2007 at noon CST. (Start time not verified.) (Thanks to Chris for the tip.)
There’s another Chris Miller interview over at MrSkin.com, a website devoted to nudity in films. Not a lot of overlap with the interview Chris did with me here, which is good.
An even better and lengthier interview with Josh Karp than the one on NPR can be heard on The Sound of Young America radio show website. It originally aired on November 17. Don’t miss the “bonus audio”—eight extra minutes that were cut from the broadcast (presumably) because it ran too long.
George W.S. Trow, a frequent early contributing editor to National Lampoon, better known later as a critic of media and culture, has died at age 63. (Trow’s obituary in The New York Times.)
I’m told that a new movie is in the works, the first in a long time to be done by people actually associated with National Lampoon. The movie is to be called “National Lampoon‘s Dirty Movie.”