Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

289. “Dynamite” Story

April 25, 2011

Q: I remember reading a story in Lampoon titled “Dynamite” I think. It was a story about a guy going out into the country to stay at a friend’s or maybe an uncle’s house. The story revolved around getting vert stoned and dealing with a Great Dane that shared the house with them that particular summer. The story culminated with a day of throwing dynamite off the porch, and one of sticks only made it about ten feet… Chaos and hilarity ensued.

A: “Dynamite”, by P.J. O’Rourke, appeared in the June 1980 (Fresh Air) issue.


Yes, and the same piece of hilarity kept on ensuing and ensuing (about 6 times) thru'out PJ's editorial tenure. Who did he think he was fooling?


April 26, 2011 9:07 pm

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