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Issue #5 of the all-star print humor quarterly in trade paperback format! This issue features writers from Late Night with David LettermanThe New YorkerSNLThe OnionSPY and National Lampoon, as well as illustrations and cartoons from Merrill Markoe, Drew Friedman, Scott Dikkers, Jack Ziegler, M.K. Brown and 75 others. Full-color, large format (8.5x11) and 100 pages, The American Bystander #5 is a worthy addition to any comedy fan's library.

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Offers a humorous look at the world of cigars, including cigar magazines, bizarre cigar rituals and chants, and famous cigar smokers

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

(2015) Documentary (4th Row) Henry Beard, Matty Simmons, Bruce McCall, P. J. O’Rourke, Tony Hendra, Anne Beatts, Christopher Buckley, Ellis Weiner, Al Jean, Chevy Chase, Sean Kelly, Ivan Reitman, Judd Apatow, Jon Landis, Michael Gross, Judith... In the interest of transparency, I was a Mad magazine kid growing up and the National Lampoon, while on my radar, was a bit more sophisticated than my young mind could grasp. However, there’s no denying that for the last 40 years, the Lampoon has been essentially the wellspring of American humor, From its pages, films, radio and stage shows have come some of the most important writing and performing talents in comedy. It has directly or indirectly inspired the comedy of Saturday Night Live , The Simpsons and the comedies of John Hughes, Jon Landis and Judd Apatow. The Lampoon began with the Harvard Lampoon , one of the country’s oldest humor magazines. Two Harvard grads who’d worked on the magazine (and also co-wrote the now-classic parody novel Bored of the Rings ) named Douglas Kenney and Henry Beard. After creating some parody magazines for such publications as Mademoiselle , they got together with Matty Simmons to create the National Lampoon. The nascent magazine was able to attract such talent as writers Michael O’Donoghue, P. J. O’Rourke and Anne Beatts, as well as artists like Rick Meyerowitz and Michael Gross. The Lampoon printed what most people were already thinking, only funnier. The magazine was as rock and roll as comedy ever gets and as most students of rock know, that’s a double edged sword. Sure the magazine was innovative and ahead of its time in many ways, but the creative forces that powered it were prone to drug addiction, burn-out and attrition. While the 70s waned and the 80s waxed, the magazine which had by then branched out into films with Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation series, had lost most of those who were it’s creative soul – Kenney died under mysterious circumstances... The filmmakers sift through hundreds of hours of archival footage including their stage shows, audio of their radio show and page after page after page of their magazine. Source: Cinema365

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  • Daniel Ross stabbed cousin Gavin Ross to death in 'prolonged attack'

    06/19/15 ,via stv.tv

    Brian McConnachie QC, defending, said Ross and his cousin were described as the "best of the pals" and were "never seen without each other". But, Mr McConnachie told how the pair had been arguing on the night of the killing initially about a "family

  • Simile When You Say That, Partner

    In 2006, Brian McConnachie contributed a commentary to National Public Radio in which he quoted his daughter as comparing Ella Fitzgerald's voice to “diamonds dipped in caramel.” Inspired by that brilliant description, he asked listeners to send in

Recipes

  • Brian's Chicken Noodle Soup

    bay leaf, black pepper, butter, carrot, cube chicken bouillon, chicken broth, chicken, basil, oregano, garlic, noodles, mushroom, onions, rice, salt, water

  • Bran Muffins a la Brian

    baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, buttermilk, eggs, flour, raisins, molasses, salt, vegetable oil, wheat bran

Books

  • Blowing Smoke

    Triumph Books (IL). 1997. ISBN: 1572432292,9781572432291. 122 pages.

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  • Man stabbed his cousin to death 23 times in 'prolonged attack'

    06/19/15 ,via Stv

    Ross confessed to police he had killed his cousin. Brian McConnachie QC, defending, said Ross and his cousin were described as the "best of the pals" and were "never seen without each other". But, Mr McConnachie told how the pair had been arguing on the ...

  • Breaking: Dunfermline killer who stabbed cousin 23 times caged for murder

    06/19/15 ,via Dunfermline Press

    Ross confessed to police he had killed his cousin. Brian McConnachie QC, defending, said Ross and his cousin were described as the “best of the pals” and were “never seen without each other”. But Mr McConnachie told how the pair had been arguing on ...

  • Man in court over £13k Aldi coin raid

    06/19/15 ,via Greenock Telegraph

    Brian Goetz, 34, appeared in court from custody yesterday ... He yesterday pleaded not guilty to the allegation through his defence lawyer Frank McConnachie. Bearded Goetz, wearing a blue top, earlier confirmed his name as he appeared in handcuffs before ...

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Brian McConnachie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brian McConnachie (born December 23, 1942) is an American actor, comedy writer, and children's book author. In 1982, he won an Emmy Award as part of the writing team ...

Brian McConnachie - IMDb

Brian McConnachie, Writer: SCTV Network 90. Brian McConnachie is a writer and actor, known for SCTV Network (1981), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Encyclopedia (1988).

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