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Pete
08-10-2011, 03:05 PM
This was published from 1970 through the late 90's and was the launching pad for lots of movies (Animal House, Vaction, etc.)

My dad worked for a publishing company so we got it every month and I always loved the sharp, dry humor -- at least for the most part. It was in it's hay-day when I was in high school and college.

I found a great website that has lots of information:

http://www.marksverylarge.com/

Also, I just bought on DVD-ROM the entire magazine library (super cheap on eBay) and it's funny leafing through the issues.


Anybody else a fan?

skyrick
08-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Absolutely. Best magazine cover ever? "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Shoot This Dog"

Pete
08-10-2011, 03:28 PM
Looking back through the old issues, you realize there was nowhere near the same political correctness in the 70's and 80's.



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2789/4463459192_ed7cf6cd3f.jpg

Achilleslastand
08-10-2011, 10:30 PM
Read plenty of both Lampoon and Mad Magazine back in the day. The dog cover was most memorable lol.

RadicalModerate
08-11-2011, 07:12 AM
I was a HUGE fan of National Lampoon and I'm pretty sure I bought every single issue. (Wish I knew what happened to them . . .)

I even bought a copy of their Sunday Newspaper Parody (I think it was The Dacron Republican-Democrat). Hilarious stuff. (I still have that one.)

Remember those "futuristic" illustrations by Bruce McCall(?)? The Bulgemobile . . . Wing Dining . . . The Tyrannnic . . .?

Plus, the guys behind the Lampoon were at least in part responsible for one of the funniest movies of all time: Animal House. (About a block from where I went to Elementary School was a frat house on which the movie could have been based.)

Martin
08-11-2011, 07:34 AM
i think i enjoyed the albums more than anything. -M

at 4:15 in the third period, guy joubert guillotined for high sticking. let's see that again in slow motion...

RadicalModerate
08-11-2011, 08:21 AM
i think i enjoyed the albums more than anything. -M

at 4:15 in the third period, guy joubert guillotined for high sticking. let's see that again in slow motion...

You mean . . . Like this?:
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(P.S.: Go to the actual You Tube page and you will find lots of other cuts from this album . . .
Including the Classic Non-PC Cut--as sung by "Joan Baez" about a certain segment of the population "pulling the triggers" . . .
Only Dave Chappell, Eddie Murphey, Bernie Mac, Chris Rock, Richard Pryor and/or Bill Cosby are "politically correct" to actually say the title in today's world. Oh. And any of the other comedians on BET.)

(P.P.S.: Dang. I'm so stuck in the '70s that I done fergot that on some embedded YouTube videos you can just scroll across under the presentation without having to actually go back to the site . . . So . . . Are you lovin' this rain as much as I am? =)

Pete
08-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Looking through all the old issues you realize a huge percentage of what they published is so non-PC it could never be printed today.

skyrick
08-11-2011, 03:32 PM
I remember one cover with a "female" Soviet athlete. "She" had several Olympic gold medals around "her" neck. The point of the photo was kind of subtle; first you noticed "headlights on high beam" through "her" sweater, then there was a very prominent crotch bulge in "her" sweatpants.

RadicalModerate
08-11-2011, 05:25 PM
There is a remote possibility that the following link may be of some interest . . .

http://lampoon.rwinters.com/Lampoon1970.htm

skyrick
08-12-2011, 04:01 PM
There is a remote possibility that the following link may be of some interest . . .

http://lampoon.rwinters.com/Lampoon1970.htm

Thanks for that!

January 1973 best cover ever!

April 1976, the Soviet athlete.

bluedogok
08-12-2011, 04:10 PM
Movies from the era are the same way, Blazing Saddles would never make it out now.