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What, Me Funny?: The National Lampoon Mad Parody

Not a Front Cover of MADRecently, John Glenn Taylor’s excellent blog, Easily Mused posted the entire 1971 National Lampoon parody of Mad Magazine. Like a lot of National Lampoon it combines the brilliant with the pointlessly vulgar, but in this article, the hit-to-miss ratio is quite good.

 

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Film Review: Z

Poster of the film Z by Costa-Gavras, about th...

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I’ve long been drawn to the idea of Z; I first heard of it when I was young and my family would always have the Leonard Maltin Movie & Video guides. I would spend hours flipping through and reading about movies. Sometimes I’d turn to a random page, and just start reading, or other times, I’d pick themes. One of my favorites was films with titles that’re just one letter. X – The Man with the X-Ray Eyesalt was one I remember, as was Sssssssalt (rather, a different kind of just one letter), but most of these had one thing in common — they were typically pretty lousy (and somewhat ironically) B-movies.

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