National Lampoon was an American humor magazine which ran from 1970 to 1998. The magazine started out as a spinoff from the Harvard Lampoon. National Lampoon magazine reached its height of popularity and critical acclaim during the late 1970s, when it had a far-reaching effect on American humor and comedy. The magazine spawned films, radio, live theatre, various sound recordings, and print products including books. Many members of the creative staff from the magazine subsequently went on to contribute creatively to successful media of all types.
During the magazine’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. The result was an unusual mix of intelligent, cutting-edge wit, combined with some crass, bawdy jesting. National Lampoon’s humor often pushed far beyond the boundaries of what was generally considered appropriate and acceptable. Some consider its finest period was from 1971 to 1975.
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National Lampoon Magazine 1971: 268 MB
National Lampoon Magazine 1972: 447 MB
National Lampoon Magazine 1973: 323 MB
National Lampoon Magazine 1974: 375 MB
National Lampoon Magazine 1975: 369 MB
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