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National Lampoon s Big Book of True Facts

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Collects stories, headlines, signs, ads, photographs, and business cards submitted by readers of "National Lampoon" to the "True Facts" column.

National Lampoon Presents True Facts the Big Book

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Now, for the first time, fans of National Lampoon's popular True Facts books can enjoy the complete True Facts collection in one hilarious edition. Every weird and wacky photo, advertisement, announcement, and news article is in one handy volume. It's a guaranteed hit.

National Lampoon Totally True Facts

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Once again, those intrepid editors of National Lampoon, the century's foremost humor magazine, have compiled a riotous collection of the bizarre, often unintentional, but always genuine humor of everyday life in America and beyond. 150 photos. 50 line drawings.

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

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The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

National Lampoon s Big Book of Love

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A compilation of politically incorrect, off-color observations on love in all its many forms features such tidbits as P.J. O'Rourke's "How to Write Love Letters" and Michael O'Donoghue's "Pornocopia."

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

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From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as we know it today. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Rick Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and sought out the survivors of its first electrifying decade to gather their most revealing and outrageous stories. The result is a mind-boggling tour through the early days of an institution whose alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture: Animal House, Caddyshack, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, SCTV, Spinal Tap, In Living Color, Ren & Stimpy, The Simpsons—even Sesame Street counts a few Lampooners among its ranks. Long before there was The Onion and Comedy Central news shows, there was the National Lampoon, setting the bar in comedy impossibly high! A very similar title, differing only in the subtitle, was used for the 2015 documentary film, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, for which Rick Meyerowitz designed the poster, as he also did for the 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House. Praise for the documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015): This film looks longingly back at the 1970s when a smart, tasteless joke could make you laugh out loud without worrying about hurting someone’s feelings or being attacked on social media. —The New York Times It all looks like more fun than you or I will ever have in our lives, and Chevy Chase and Ivan Reitman are on hand to tell some of the stories. —Hollywood Reporter

The N O VO Nostalgia Movie Quiz and Information Book

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The N*O*VO Nostalgia Movie Quiz and Information Book by David Cameron Dunn, Ph.D. The N*O*VO Nostalgia Movie Quiz and Information Book was written as a labor of love by a cinephile. Its intended audience is the kindred spirits out there who not only relish the “good, old films and players,” but who also enjoy being asked questions about them. The book goes a step further by quantifying the difficulty of the questions, providing the readers with the opportunity to record their “scores” and “batting averages.” Not only may the individual assess his or her personal expertise in the realm of motion picture lore, but also in the competitive way with family and friends as a game. In addition to the quiz section, which comprises the pronounced majority of the book, the readers will also find several interesting informational appendices. In view of the above, the reader will find this work to be set apart from the many other similar entries on the shelves!

American Satirical Magazines

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: National Lampoon, Monarchy Party, Cracked, Lush For Life, The NoZe Brotherhood, Loon News, Wonkette, Puck, ANSWER Me!, Spy, Too Much Coffee Man, Anything But Monday, Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, The Yellow Journal, Gargoyle Humor Magazine, Jester of Columbia, The Wittenburg Door, Modern Drunkard Magazine, Humbug, The Slant, Crazy Magazine, Texas Travesty, Stanford Chaparral, Help!, Army Man, RadarOnline, The Plague, Trump, Punchinello, Fusion, The Wasp, Judge, 1000 Jokes, Recoil, Hooey. Excerpt: National Lampoon was a ground-breaking American humor magazine started in 1970, originally as a spinoff of the Harvard Lampoon. During National Lampoon's most successful years, parody of every kind was a mainstay; surrealist content was also central to its appeal. Almost all the issues included long text pieces, shorter written pieces, a section of actual news items (dubbed "True Facts"), cartoons and comic strips. Most issues also included "Foto Funnies" or fumetti, which often featured nudity. National Lampoon humor often pushed far beyond the boundaries of what was generally considered appropriate and acceptable. As co-founder Henry Beard described the experience years later: "There was this big door that said, 'Thou shalt not.' We touched it, and it fell off its hinges." The magazine reached its height of popularity and critical acclaim during the mid-to-late 1970s, when it had a far-reaching effect on American humor. The magazine also spawned films, radio, live theatre, various kinds of recordings, and books. Many members of the creative staff from the magazine subsequently went on to contribute creatively to successful films, television shows, books and other media forms. The magazine declined during the late 1980s and never recovered. It was kept alive minimally, but ceased publication altogether in 1998. National Lampoo...

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

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Saturday Review

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Making a Good Church Great

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Bestselling author Steve Sjogren untangles the complex jumble commonly known as greatness in today's megachurch, mega-everything world. As a successful pastor, he launched the servant evangelism movement, but along the way he discovered that significance was not where or what he thought it would be. Now, in a very practical book, he focuses on genuine greatness. Is it the size of the sanctuary? The number of new believers baptized each year? The youth attendance? The quantity of bestselling books the pastor has written? The list of television shows, radio shows, or podcasts the pastors appears on? Or is it something more? What is the buzz on good churches that become great in God's eyes? Sjogren argues that greatness is not a point at which you arrive; rather, it is an ongoing process of worshipping, serving, and living in God's presence. It not a slick program; rather, it is a family, a hospital, an army, and a school. When God is present, his people are empowered. When God empowers his people, a good church becomes great.

A History of Underground Comics

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In the land that time forgot, 1960s and 1970s America (Amerika to some), there once were some bold, forthright, thoroughly unashamed social commentators who said things that “couldn't be said” and showed things that “couldn't be shown.” They were outrageous — hunted, pursued, hounded, arrested, busted, and looked down on by just about everyone in the mass media who deigned to notice them at all. They were cartoonists — underground cartoonists. And they were some of the cleverest, most interesting social commentators of their time, as well as some of the very best artists, whose work has influenced the visual arts right up until today. A History of Underground Comics is their story — told in their own art, in their own words, with connecting commentary and analysis by one of the very few media people who took them seriously from the start and detailed their worries, concerns and attitudes in broadcast media and, in this book, in print. Author, Mark James Estren knew the artists, lived with and among them, analyzed their work, talked extensively with them, received numerous letters and original drawings from them — and it's all in A History of Underground Comics. What Robert Crumb really thinks of himself and his neuroses…how Gilbert Shelton feels about Wonder Wart-Hog and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers…how Bill Griffith handled the early development of Zippy the Pinhead…where Art Spiegelman's ideas for his Pulitzer-prize-winning Maus had their origins…and much, much more. Who influenced these hold-nothing-sacred cartoonists? Those earlier artists are here, too. Harvey Kurtzman — famed Mad editor and an extensive contributor to A History of Underground Comics. Will Eisner of The Spirit — in his own words and drawngs. From the bizarre productions of long-ago, nearly forgotten comic-strip artists, such as Gustave Verbeek (who created 12-panel strips in six panels: you read them one way, then turned them upside down and read them that way), to modern but conventional masters of cartooning, they're all here — all talking to the author and the reader — and all drawing, drawing, drawing. The underground cartoonists drew everything, from over-the-top sex (a whole chapter here) to political commentary far beyond anything in Doonesbury (that is here, too) to analyses of women's issues and a host of societal concerns. From the gorgeously detailed to the primitive and childlike, these artists redefined comics and cartooning, not only for their generation but also for later cartoonists. In A History of Underground Comics, you read and see it all just as it happened, through the words and drawings of the people who made it happen. And what “it” did they make happen? They raised consciousness, sure, but they also reflected a raised consciousness — and got slapped down more than once as a result. The notorious obscenity trial of Zap #4 is told here in words, testimony and illustrations, including the exact drawings judged obscene by the court. Community standards may have been offended then — quite intentionally. Readers can judge whether they would be offended now. And with all their serious concerns, their pointed social comment, the undergrounds were fun, in a way that hidebound conventional comics had not been for decades. Demons and bikers, funny “aminals” and Walt Disney parodies, characters whose anatomy could never be and ones who are utterly recognizable, all come together in strange, peculiar, bizarre, and sometimes unexpectedly affecting and even beautiful art that has never since been duplicated — despite its tremendous influence on later cartoonists. It's all here in A History of Underground Comics, told by an expert observer who weaves together the art and words of the cartoonists themselves into a portrait of a time that seems to belong to the past but that is really as up-to-date as today's headl

The True Story of Catch 22

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Millions of people worldwide have relished the uniqueness of Catch-22, one of the great novels of literary fiction. Few, however, are aware of how heavily author Joseph Heller relied on his real-life experiences as a bombardier flying in B-25's during World War ll. Here is the final piece of the puzzle that is Catch-22.In this book written by the daughter of the 340th Bomb Group's last commander, Colonel Willis F. Chapman, famously lampooned as Colonel Cathcart in Catch-22, we finally encounter the real men and combat missions on which the novel was based. Here readers will meet the actual individuals who served as inspiration for some of the most memorable fictional characters in literature.After the publication of his bestselling novel Heller usually chose to deny that any of his richly drawn characters were based on his actual war mates. However, to those who served with Heller in that group, the novels characters were highly recognizable - the hard-drinking, and vengeful Chief White Half Oat, young sliced-in-half Kid Sampson, shrieking Hungry Joe, General Dreedle, Yossarian, and that capitalist supreme, Milo Minderbinder, among others. While Heller's fully developed characters stand solidly on their own merits, The True Story, proves that any resemblance to persons living or dead is, in fact, actual.This exceptionally illustrated book blends fact, fancy, and history with rare previously unpublished photos of these daring USAAF flyers and their Corsican-based B-25 Mitchell bombers. Along with descriptions of the 340th's real wartime events plus an introduction written by Scott Carpenter, NASA astronaut, the work includes twelve men of the Bomb Group relating richly told tales of their own.Also included is unparalleled film footage recently discovered deep in the recesses of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and untouched since 1945. By astonishing coincidence, who were to appear in this documentary but Joseph Heller and Colonel Chapman.A crack in a parallel universe began to open as footage showed Colonel Chapman stepping forward and extending a welcoming hand to Lt. Joseph Heller, both sporting grins. Colonel Chapman greets Lt. Heller. Colonel Cathcart greets Yossarian. Here it began.

Black Dahlia

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On January 15, 1947, a woman was walking with her daughter in a Los Angeles neighborhood. She passed what looked to be a discarded manikin. It turned out to be the body of Elizabeth Short: posed, drained of blood, meticulously scrubbed, and cut in two. From this point, Geary reconstitutes and reveals for us the life of this 22-year-old woman who had become known as Black Dahlia because of her striking appearance. How could her life have ended in such a ghastly fashion? Was it a jealous boyfriend, a rejected suitor, or one of LA s notorious mafia connections whom she had apparently been dabbling with? The case gets more complex when, days later, a local newspaper receives a cut-out letter from an anonymous Black Dahlia Avenger admitting to the crime."

Better Than Fiction

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Join famous fiction writers and up-and-coming authors for this new collection of globetrotting real-life travel tales. By turns funny, poignant and thought-provoking, you'll be transported from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, via Iceland, India, Samoa, Scotland and beyond.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe A Jaws Companion Hardback

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This is the HARDBACK version. Did you used to hate the water, but can't imagine why? Do you feel a constant need for a bigger boat? Do you want the Mayor to close the beaches? If the answer is 'Yes' to these questions, you are a JAWS fanatic and JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE is the ultimate JAWS companion! Everything you need to know about the scariest movie ever made is in this book. Learn the terrifying true story that inspired JAWS! Hear how such classic lines as "Smile, You sonnuva--" and "We need a bigger boat!" were created. Finally, a book about the entire JAWS series! Meet all the first shark's victims, discover behind-the-scenes facts and gossip on JAWS! Encounter those responsible for JAWS 2, JAWS 3-D and JAWS: THE REVENGE! Find out about the aborted JAWS sequel, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S JAWS 3 PEOPLE 0 and which JAWS sequel was supposed to start with the shark eating Chief Brody!" Journalist PAT JANKIEWICZ, writer for FANGORIA and STARLOG takes an incisive look at the amazing story of the entire JAWS franchise!

The Legion Companion

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"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.

The Standard Illustrated Book of Facts

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