Bazooka Joe parody in National Lampoon, late 70s

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It's 25 years now and I still can't forget some of the strips in this parody. The gag was "Bazooka Joe in other cultures" and included Baz√łka Ingmar, Chewish Joel, Gum-to-Chew Joe-Boy, etc. I've done a lot of googling and I'm pretty sure nobody's put scans of these online. Does anyone have this issue, remember these strips and is willing to email me good scans?

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 20 May 2004 00:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Or, obviously, post them here so everybody can laff.

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 20 May 2004 12:56 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Holy shit, did you guys know about this?

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 00:37 (eleven years ago) link

lol, whoops, I thought this thread was on ILE. Still...!

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 00:38 (eleven years ago) link

Before that page loaded up, I knew what the cover would be.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 02:06 (eleven years ago) link

Man, that's an awful lot of sick-on-the-couch reading right there.

Matt M., Tuesday, 30 October 2007 04:28 (eleven years ago) link

three years pass...

Buy this fraudulent security or we will shoot this dog

The chief executive officer of National Lampoon Inc., the comedy brand behind "Animal House" and the "Vacation" movie franchise, was arrested early Wednesday in West Hollywood in connection with an alleged $200-million Ponzi scheme, federal authorities said.

Timothy Durham, 48, is accused in a federal grand jury indictment of defrauding investors through his loan company and using the money to support expensive homes and cars, a 100-foot yacht and travel on a personal jet.

The arrest and indictment come two years after the FBI raided two of Durham's businesses -- Obsidian Enterprises of Indianapolis and Fair Financial of Akron, Ohio. Also named in the 23-page grand jury indictment were business associates James F. Cochran and Rick D. Snow.

All three each face 12 counts in connection with securities and wire fraud. Durham, who could not immediately be reached for comment, is scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

Shortly after purchasing Fair Financial in 2002, Durham and Cochran began to alter the business, the indictment said.

"Instead of using the majority of the money that Fair raised from investors through the sale of investment certificates for Fair's consumer financing business, Durham and Cochran began using investor money to make loans to themselves, to their family, friends, and acquaintances, and to businesses they owned or control," the indictment stated.

Durham became CEO of National Lampoon in 2009 after his predecessor, Donald Laikin, was arrested and charged in 2008 with allegedly manipulating the stock of the Los Angeles-based company.

Durham had sought to revive the flagging brand and its now-shuttered "National Lampoon" humor magazine.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 19 March 2011 01:43 (eight years ago) link

I hate when the modern day owners of the brand are mentioned in the same breath as "Animal House and the "Vacation" franchise. Now, if they said "current owners of a franchise churning out dreck like Van Wilder and many C-level, even worse enterprises" I'd be cool.

mh, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:32 (eight years ago) link

three years pass...

docu feature on the mag at Sundance

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:54 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Has anyone seen the doc? The trailer was on the last 2 DVDs I watched, so I'm guessing its out there by now.

pitchforkian at best (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 24 February 2016 01:20 (three years ago) link

I recorded it last month when the History Channel showed it, but I haven't watched it yet.

if thou gaz long into the coombs, the coombs will also gaz into thee (WilliamC), Wednesday, 24 February 2016 01:32 (three years ago) link

I saw it! It was good! Too short really, and I'm not sure about the accuracy of the narrative, which seemed designed to tie the magazine's tailspin in with doug kenney's death too neatlt, but there was a lot of great stuff in there.

pantsuit aficionado (stevie), Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:06 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

Finally saw the doc. Surprised that my main takeaway was basically, "wow, National Lampoon was pretty much the Family Guy of its day, huh?"

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Thursday, 22 September 2016 03:19 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

it'd been awhile since i read MO'D's "The Churchill Wit."

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 20:12 (two years ago) link

Thanks for this Morbs, it was great

There shouldn't be a thread for Dennis Perrin tweets (stevie), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:58 (two years ago) link

"Flake off, touch-hole"

Darcy Sarto (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:06 (two years ago) link

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