Anyone Remember Nat'l Lampoon The magazine

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I'm not talking about the ...(I'll be kind)..marginal movies.

I'm talking about the magazine... I'm talking full on... non Pltcly Correct comedy.

I used to read that thing and wonder how they ever got away with some of it. ....Just a reminder...

One of my favorite sections was the letters...
Two, I still remember...The letter from the Japanese soldier, long after WWII that was hiding in a tree...until they transplanted the tree to a zoo in America...with him stuck in it.

The letter from the US airman manning the underground silos in Kansas..."If I hear, 'the corn is as high as an elephants eye' ..one more time...I'm pushing this button".

Those are extremely tame examples of what I thought was one of the funniest mags ever.

I'd give near anything to get a collection of those back.


Jim
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    Jim,
    I loved that magazine. I wish I still had mine too.
    This is THE Classic National Lampoon cover inmo:
    http://lampoon.rwinters.com/NL034-Jan1973-detail.jpg

    But one is never enough,look what I found (Sorry,its the closest I could come to giving you the whole collection).
    National Lampoon Covers: 1970 - 1998
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    I never really got into the magazine, but I loved their radio hour, which was syndicated during 1973-74:

    National Lampoon Radio Hour
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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by Ken Strong View Post

      I never really got into the magazine, but I loved their radio hour, which was syndicated during 1973-74:

      National Lampoon Radio Hour
      I never have heard any of the radio hours.
      But I do have on Vinyl National Lampoon Lemmings soundtrack.
      I think I used to have Radio Dinner too,but alas, not anymore.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
        Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        I never have heard any of the radio hours.
        But I do have on Vinyl National Lampoon Lemmings soundtrack.
        I think I used to have Radio Dinner too,but alas, not anymore.
        The radio show didn't last very long, barely a year -- according to that link I posted, it was because it used up so much material every week it was straining the resources of the magazine. But there was some great stuff on it.

        Another interesting thing I just learned was that many of the writers on the radio show went on to start Saturday Night Live and the SCTV TV series.
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    And can you believe they were only 75 cents back then? Of course,you could also get a burger,fries and a drink for about that too back then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I was buying the magazine when I was a teenager, it was like soft porn to me and lots of fun to read.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I never heard the radio show either - but I loved the Magazine .......

    And I loved Firesign theatre.
    This is comfortable. Just like sitting in a big hand.
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    OMG Sal, Don't Crush That Dwarf,Hand Me The Plyers!
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    Nick Danger,3rd Eye.


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    I used to have a big collection of National Lampoon.. and Mad and Cracked magazines too.
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    I loved Magazines, I have a very large collection of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
      I liked the magazine and even some of the movies. BTW, I sold a joke website a couple years ago and found out it was National Lampoon who bought it to be part of their online network.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

        I liked the magazine and even some of the movies. BTW, I sold a joke website a couple years ago and found out it was National Lampoon who bought it to be part of their online network.
        Well that's a Tim fact that makes you just totally kewl all on it's own. Nice to see you back from the shadows again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Roaddog - I love "Gruntled". Do you ever get ungruntled, or semi-gruntled or disgruntled? It's a bit like being "couth".

    I loved Nat'l Lampoon, The Magazine. Would love to go back in time and save all the things I now wish I had not thrown out or given away....

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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Roaddog - I love "Gruntled". Do you ever get ungruntled, or semi-gruntled or disgruntled? It's a bit like being "couth".

      I loved Nat'l Lampoon, The Magazine. Would love to go back in time and save all the things I now wish I had not thrown out or given away....

      kay
      Your the first one to comment on that...

      I always see on the news how some nutball has gone on a killing spree and he's always described as being a disgruntled employee, etc...

      So I sit there and ponder ( yea.. I can ponder, too), I don't think I have ever met anyone that was gruntled...so I thought I would be the first.
      Sometimes I get semi-gruntled, but never...ever...disgruntled

      Jim
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    Back when I worked for the post office for ten years I was always being asked if I was "disgruntled".

    I would normally say "no,are you?"
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  • Profile picture of the author tgglenn
    If you can remember the sixties, you probably weren't there!! Hope these links help. I was also a big fan of Lampoon, MAD, Cracked, Furry Freak Brothers, Kurt Vonnegut, Lewis Grizzard, Jonathan Winters, Gallagher, Steven Wright. Funny stuff!! If you were a science fiction fan, try to find a copy of "100 Greatest Science Fiction Short Short Stories" edited by Isaac Asimov.
    Anyway, enjoyed the post, revived a few brain cells!!

    Sorry, just checked the downloads and they have been removed.

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