Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

312. Time Travel Story

August 3, 2011

Q: They had a story about a man who hated the 10 year old boy next store. The kid annoyed him greatly. He was in the yard and the boy threw a football over the fence. He was going to yell at the boy, but when he was looking at him, the boy seemed to vibrate or loose sharpness for a second. The boy comes back into focus and looks at him and says’ “Hi Frank” then hear’s his mother calling and says “Mom ” as if he had not seen her for a long time. He runs to the house. The man picks up the football, which is a personal time machine and is transported back to when he was 10 years old.

A: “They Do Things Differently There”, by Chris Miller, in the June ’87 (Sex and Other Unusual Practices) issue. More info in the Comments link. (Special thanks to Poison Microchip for the answer.)


Yep, that's a Chris Miller story all righty. "They Do Things Differently There", in the Poon's June '87 (Sex and Other Unusual Practices) issue. Most of the elements in the question are from the second page of the story, more or less. More info in my comment on Question 203.

—Poison Microchip

August 19, 2011 2:21 am

I knew it! Thanks so much, Poison.


August 19, 2011 10:35 pm

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