246. Funny Old (Real) Ads

Q: Could you tell me where I could find some images or scans of some of the ads/classified ads from in the back of some of the issues from anywhere between 1978 and 1983? I was looking for ads that sold t-shirts and bumper stickers, and they had some big long lists of some of the funniest stuff I ever read. And it got me to thinking about some of the other ads and I was reallly wanting to see them again. All I ever can find when searchin the web are covers and I really don’t have any problem remembering them.

A: I would recommend the National Lampoon Complete DVD-ROM, which as far as I know is still available from Amazon, and for under $15. [2017 update: Well, it used to be cheap. They must be getting scarce—the price is going through the roof lately.—Mark] It contains scans of all the regular monthly issues of the magazine, including all the ads.