Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

104. Mamie Eisenhower Death Contest

October 12, 2006

Q: I recall a contest to guess the date former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower would die. Did anyone actually win the contest?

A: “Slazor Gossage” won it. Maybe. See the Comments link for more info. (Thanks Carol!)


A winnerwas announced in the Feb 80 ish, page 87. Apparently an army hospital nurse named Slazor Gossage phoned in the answer, "In about five minutes." But that sounds like a made-up name to me, and the winner's photo looks a lot like a 'Poon editor (Ted Mann?)in a wig and nurse's hat. Make of this what you will.

—Carol Wood

October 19, 2006 11:35 pm

Pox girls to the rescue again! Thanks, Carol.

—Mark Simonson

October 20, 2006 11:03 am

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