The Best of the Harvard Lampoon is the first anthology of The Lampoon’s extensive archives, featuring luminaries who have gone on to shape the comedy and literary landscape along with some of the best cartoons, illustrations, and ...
Author: Harvard Lampoon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of the best of The Harvard Lampoon—the spawning ground for Hollywood’s elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists—revealing the hidden gems from their 140-year history. Since its inception in 1876, The Harvard Lampoon has become a farm system for Hollywood’s best and most revered comedy writers. Lampoon alumni can be found behind the scenes of sitcoms and late-night shows, including Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, The Office, 30 Rock, The Mindy Project, and many others. The Best of the Harvard Lampoon is the first anthology of The Lampoon’s extensive archives, featuring luminaries who have gone on to shape the comedy and literary landscape along with some of the best cartoons, illustrations, and satirical advertisements from over the years. Contributors include B.J. Novak, Henry Beard, Andy Borowitz, George Plimpton, Conan O’Brien, John Updike, Patricia Marx, and many others, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Simon Rich.
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Dick Wagner , himself wrote the greatest of musical comedies , a fact which those
who read the tabloids are very liable to forget . The Toy - town gentry were a little
long on boards and vocalizing but thev did deliver the goods . The featured ...
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entitled to some compensation . A " good college , ” of course , is an institution
where you can continue to believe that there is something to live for after
Lampoon is a virulent attack on a person, institution, or society in prose, verse, or
graphic caricature. ... (the J. R. R. Tolkien parody Bored of the Rings is the best
known book published by The Harvard Lampoon) and national magazines.
Author: Salvatore Attardo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever Josh Karp.
the Harvard Lampoon parody of Playboy (at $1 per copy) sold out its run of over
500,000 copies in five days on the newsstand. The Lampoon treasury, which had
... “He had the ability to bring out the best in people. Like an electrical current, ...
Author: Josh Karp
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Uses 150 interviews to provide a behind-the-scenes look at humorist Doug Kenney and his role in the history of the revolutionary humor magazine "National Lampoon."
With some help from tutors, Will got through his first year at Harvard with some
surprisingly high grades, 93% in ... Norton had corresponded with Ruskin,
translated Dante, and wrote regularly for the best literary magazines. ... Though
Hearst enjoyed Norton's lectures, it is clear from his letters home that the high
point of his second year was his election as business manager of the Harvard Lampoon, ...
Author: David Nasaw
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Celebrates the life and work of the powerful newspaper publisher, and includes information on his relations with Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, and Roosevelt, as well as on his turbulent private life.
I was there in the crowd, back in 974, when you rolled into Harvard Square in an
army tank to accept the “Brass Balls Award” of the Harvard Lampoon. I did not
come to greet you, but to stare at the tarnished symbol of warmongering you ...
Author: James O'Reilly
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
The points of view and perspectives in The Best Travel Writing 2009 are global, and the themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity, misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Reading these stories is like sitting in a cafe filled with fellow travelers swapping tales about past adventures and ideas on where to head next. This edition takes the reader on a harrowing raft ride off the coast of Panama, on a whirlwind tour from Florence to Santorini, into the wilds of Patagonia, and to a colorful village in Ghana.
It turns out that Dylan is the greatest gamer anyone has ever seen, and his skills
unlock a real-life fantasy world inside the ... A former editor of the Harvard Lampoon and a former music critic for Time, Farley is a blogger, columnist and
Author: Lydia Millet
Publisher: Akashic Books
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A teenage girl and her brother fight for their family’s future in a world devastated by climate change: “Thrillingly scary . . . There is much here to enjoy” (The Washington Post). In a dystopian future brought about by global warming, seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother, Sam, have come by ship to the Big Island of Hawaii for their parents’ Final Week. The few Americans who still live well also live long—so long that older adults bow out not by natural means but by buying death contracts from the corporates who now run the disintegrating society, keeping the people happy through a constant diet of “pharma.” Nat’s family is spending their pharma-guided last week at a luxury resort complex called the Twilight Island Acropolis. Deeply conflicted about her parents’ decision, Nat spends her time keeping a record of everything her family does in the company-supplied diary that came in the hotel’s care package. While Nat attempts to come to terms with her impending parentless future, Sam begins to discover cracks in the corporates’ agenda—and eventually rebels against the company his parents have hired to handle their last days. Now Nat will have to choose a side, in this moving and suspenseful novel by a National Book Award–nominated author. Winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People “A deep read, but fast; it lingers in your mind long after it’s been read.” —New York Journal of Books “A brilliant dystopian novel . . . Beautifully written, dark but ultimately hopeful.” —The Buffalo News “The details are terrific . . . and as the tension mounts it becomes a real page turner.” —The Independent “Vivid, moving . . . Will attract mature teen fans of Divergent, Hunger Games, and similar apocalyptic survival stories.” —Midwest Book Review
The son of a wealthy Massachusetts owner of a woolen mill, Thayer majored in
philosophy at Harvard and edited the University's Harvard, Lampoon. William
Randolph Hearst was the magazine's business manager. When Hearst took over
Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
The 126 poems in this superb collection of 19th and 20th century British and American verse range from famous poets such as Wordsworth, Tennyson, Whitman, and Frost to less well-known poets. Includes 10 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Hearst had held the World in high esteem from its first appearance, telling his
friends on the Harvard Lampoon that it was the best paper in America. His letters
to his father abound with explications of Pulitzer's methods and success. He liked
Author: Kenneth Whyte
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Whyte makes Hearst’s rise an entertaining saga of newspapering’s heroic age, when the popular press became an unofficial pillar of democracy.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review A lively, unexpected, and impeccably researched piece of popular history, The Uncrowned King reveals how an unheralded young newspaperman from San Francisco arrived in New York and created the most successful daily of his time. Featuring an eight-page insert of black and white photographs, The Uncrowned King offers a window onto the media world at the turn of the 19th century, as seen by its most successful and controversial figure, William Randolph Hearst. Kenneth Whyte’s anecdotal, narrative style chronicles Hearst’s rivalry with Joseph Pulitzer, the undisputed king of New York journalism, in the most spectacular newspaper war of all time. They battled head-to-head for three years, through the thrilling presidential election campaign of 1896 and the Spanish-American War—a conflict that Hearst was accused of fomenting and that he covered in person. By 1898, Hearst had supplanted Pulitzer as the dominant force in New York publishing, and was well on his way to becoming one of the most powerful and fascinating private citizens in 20th-century America. “Kenneth Whyte . . . sets out to de-demonize Hearst in his dramatic early years . . . [an] arresting portrait—of the emerging power of the press at the end of the 19th century.” —The New York Times Book Review “Superbly written and revealing . . . A very worthwhile reexamination of the rise of a flawed but accomplished man.” —Booklist
A complete reproduction of the rare 1913 parody, brought back to life for the first time in nearly one hundred years!
Author: R. C. Evarts
Publisher: History Press (SC)
A complete reproduction of the rare 1913 parody, brought back to life for the first time in nearly one hundred years! For those of us, like the Dormouse, who are "neither athletic nor prominent," stumbling into "the Yard" can be about as bewildering as falling into a rabbit hole. When narrated by the legendary Harvard Lampoon, the trip is all the more--well--trippy. Nearly a century after its first publication, Alice's Adventures in Cambridge is still a delight. And though you may need to look up allusions to purple socks, Keezer's Clothing and the Manter Hall School, the peculiarities of prestige and the allure of elitism remain timeless
"Smart, propulsive and gripping, THE GOD GAME is an ambitious thriller and a terrifying examination of what could--and probably already is--happening in the world of artificial intelligence."—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling ...
Author: Danny Tobey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"Smart, propulsive and gripping, THE GOD GAME is an ambitious thriller and a terrifying examination of what could--and probably already is--happening in the world of artificial intelligence."—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away You are invited! Come inside and play with G.O.D. Bring your friends! It’s fun! But remember the rules. Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.TM Lose, you die! With those words, Charlie and his friends enter the G.O.D. Game, a video game run by underground hackers and controlled by a mysterious AI that believes it’s God. Through their phone-screens and high-tech glasses, the teens’ realities blur with a virtual world of creeping vines, smoldering torches, runes, glyphs, gods, and mythical creatures. When they accomplish a mission, the game rewards them with expensive tech, revenge on high-school tormentors, and cash flowing from ATMs. Slaying a hydra and drawing a bloody pentagram as payment to a Greek god seem harmless at first. Fun even. But then the threatening messages start. Worship me. Obey me. Complete a mission, however cruel, or the game reveals their secrets and crushes their dreams. Tasks that seemed harmless at first take on deadly consequences. Mysterious packages show up at their homes. Shadowy figures start following them, appearing around corners, attacking them in parking garages. Who else is playing this game, and how far will they go to win? And what of the game’s first promise: win, win big, lose, you die? Dying in a virtual world doesn’t really mean death in real life—does it? As Charlie and his friends try to find a way out of the game, they realize they’ve been manipulated into a bigger web they can’t escape: an AI that learned its cruelty from watching us. God is always watching, and He says when the game is done.
" --National Book Review, included in Monday's 5 Hot Books "For anyone who likes satire, this quick-witted tale...catches a bundle of truths about a very particular and powerful corner of our world.
Author: C. J. Farley
Publisher: Akashic Books
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Included in Publishers Weekly's Spring 2019 Children's Announcements "In this throwback coming-of-age novel, an ensemble of freshmen on the margins struggle for self-definition amid the race and class complexities of Harvard...Through the whirlwind of their journey, they begin to question the purpose of jokes and the consequences of laughter--when it's not just about the joke, but also about who's making it and why (a significant, timely exploration as comedy culture today struggles to demarcate ethical boundaries)...The diverse ensemble of core characters defy and refuse reductive stereotypes...For those who would like to take a trip through the hallowed Harvard halls of the past, this goes out to you..." --Kirkus Reviews "Wry, sly, and ferociously funny, Around Harvard Square is not just the satire Ivy League college life deserves, but the one it's been waiting for." --Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings "Brimming with humor and heart, Around Harvard Square is a delight." --Andy Borowitz, creator of the New Yorker's "The Borowitz Report" "The first year of college can feel as dramatic as the first moon landing and somehow C.J. Farley also turns it into a painfully funny adventure. Around Harvard Square is a coming-of-age tale that blends J.D. Salinger's rueful tones with Paul Beatty's biting humor and becomes something entirely its own. I had so much fun running around with these kids, it felt like seeing old friends: laughing and crying and laughing some more." --Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling "A hysterical romp through one memorable freshman year. At Farley's Hahvahd, it's survival of the funniest, comedy means never having to say you're sorry, and growing up is hard to do. A provocative pleasure." --Gish Jen, author of Typical American "In this sharp and imaginative satirical fantasy, C.J. Farley explores the complex realms of race and privilege at college with humor, insight, and edge." --Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci "Finally a young brother with a powerful voice, not afraid to say it loud and proud. I welcome him!" --Terry McMillan "Farley plays the nineties American Zeitgeist like a violin. But don't let the laughs deceive you. He hits some literary home runs about a whole bunch of issues: politics, race, and sex." --Ishmael Reed Tosh Livingston, superstar student-athlete from small-town USA, thinks he's made it big as a rising freshman at Harvard University. Not so fast! Once on campus, he's ensnared in a frenzied competition to win a spot on Harvard's legendary humor magazine, the Harpoon. Tosh soon finds that joining the Harpoon is a weird and surprisingly dangerous pursuit. He faces off against a secret society of super-rich kids, gets schooled by a philosophy professor who loves flunking everyone, and teams up with a genius student-cartoonist with an agenda of her own. Along the way, Tosh and his band of misfit freshman friends unearth long-buried mysteries about the Ivy League that will rock the Ivory Tower and change their lives forever...if they can survive the semester. With its whip-smart humor and fast-paced narrative, Around Harvard Square will appeal to readers of all ages interested in exploring the complicated roles that race and class play in higher education.
Not nice ideas. Not dusty books. Not stale traditions. But good reasons. Compelling reasons. Smart reasons. For more from and about Chris Dingman, who now writes under the pen name Chris Spark, visit: www.Sparkwrites.com
From the introduction to Making Belief Many smart people see alienation, struggle, and then eternal extinction as just how things are. To believe otherwise and keep being smart seem like mutually exclusive propositions. But we''ve all at times felt something-a richness, a satisfaction, a meaning-that runs deeper than Darwinism, materialism, and cynicism. In these moments, we suspect there''s more. This sense of what Wordsworth called "something far more deeply interfused" is hard to put into words. And hard to hang onto. It can be so fleeting that it seems like wishful thinking to believe it''s real. Surely, the mundane world of fluorescent lights, slow-moving traffic, and crushed dreams is what''s real. What if it''s the other way around? And what if believing that could help us amplify, expand, and extend what have thus far been fleeting glimpses? What if, instead of settling for scraps of satisfaction, we could start having sumptuous meals? But smart people need good reasons for believing-not nice ideas, dusty books, or finger-wagging authority figures. I used to think there weren''t any such good reasons. All evidence seemed to point to me being something like a puny turd floating in a vast cosmos. But the turd lived some more life-thought, felt, read, experienced. The turd became a butterfly. (OK, so the metaphor has some limitations.) Now I think there''s a lot of good reasons for believing. I just can''t put them in a headline, tweet, or sound-bite. I needed a whole book. * * * I admit, the case doesn''t look good. Science offers us dazzling technology but ignores the soul. Religion offers comforting stories but ignores the facts. Or so many believe. But science and religion have more in common than most realize. Beneath their superficial differences, they share a view of reality that pervades all of Western culture-our churches, universities, scientific theories, news agencies, magazines, books, websites, conversations, and even our thoughts. I call this way of seeing the "split view." Seeing the world this way is like driving a car. Both can be helpful and both seem natural. But they only seem natural because we''ve practiced them so much. We forget that we had to learn them. The split view divides existence into two categories: the pure, smart, or good vs the messy, dumb, or bad. Consciousness is alive, matter dead; the observer looks, the observed is looked at; the spirit is holy, the body sinful; God is on high, man fallen. Whatever''s in the good camp must always judging, fearing, or fighting whatever''s in the bad camp. Or at the very least, blogging about it. In other words, both religion and atheism bow to a kind of grandiose authority. Religion calls its authority God. Atheism doesn''t realize it has such an authority and so has not named it. Helpfully, I have. I call it The Great Intellectual Observer. The Great Intellectual Observer does a version of what only God used to do. For to vanquish an all-seeing, all-powerful being requires an equally powerful rival. To conclusively rule out God''s existence, science must believe it can see-and feel-into every nook and cranny of the universe, from the experience of the mystic, to the mind of an ant, to the inside of a black hole. Scientific atheism has not eliminated God. It has just replaced Him with God 2.0. Both science and religion have been given us tremendous gifts but not the whole story. For the split view gives us only the version of reality filtered through the premises we''ve accepted without question. Weaving together quantum physics, myth, sex, psychology, art, Jesus, Bigfoot, Keith Richards, and my own experience, this book questions those premises. It also offers alternatives. I believe these alternatives will resonate with something you already know but might have forgotten.
Making a darkly hilarious debut, Jonathan Canter gleefully builds a small Massachusetts town filled with the interrelated lives of fantastically neurotic characters—and at their center, poor, "lucky" Leonardo.
Author: Jonathan d. Canter
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Leonardo Cook, practicing psychiatrist, is experiencing a delicate emotional phase. His wife has left him for another man, his patients are boring and he's feeling somewhat guilty about his relationship with his girlfriend, a Starbucks employee half his age. And he may be on the verge of another nervous breakdown. When Leonardo is called upon by a friend to talk a tech genius out of making public a secret new innovation-and the tech genius ends up jumping out of the window-Leonardo's life takes flight on a roller-coaster of disaster. Making a darkly hilarious debut, Jonathan Canter gleefully builds a small Massachusetts town filled with the interrelated lives of fantastically neurotic characters-and at their center, poor, "lucky" Leonardo. Fast-paced and laugh-out-loud funny, Lucky Leonardo is not to be missed.
social rivalries between Harvard and Yale, and the rivalry between the Harvard
Crimson and the Harvard Lampoon. ... to the accomplishments of the people who
have studied here in the past—but we're all determined to give it our best shot.
Author: Jordan Goldman
College guides are a must for any teenager trying to choose the right school. Unfortunately, most guidebooks are vague, boring tomes written by administrators and journalists, instead of the real experts–the college students that actually go there. Students’ Guide to Colleges is different. Entirely student-written and edited, this invaluable resource cuts through the cant with comprehensive listings of the vital statistics and requirements for America’s top 100 schools accompanied by three totally honest, fresh, fun-to-read descriptions penned by attending undergrads from different walks of life. Want to know how big classes really are? How rigorous the academics get? Or how greek or granola, chill or up-tight, homogenous or diverse, gay or straight, a campus really is? Lively, irreverent, and insightful, the Students’ Guide to Colleges is the only guidebook that offers multiple perspectives on each school and tells it like it is so that college applicants can make the best choice when deciding where they want to spend their college years. More than 30,000 students surveryed Preface by Chuck Hughes, former seniior dean of admissions at Harvard University
Donna Tartt's (1996) The Secret History is certainly one of the best and most
interesting but is very difficult to classify. Certainly college ... By 1906 the Harvard Lampoon gave free advice on how to write novels about Harvard. Advice
Author: Susan Edgerton
The essays in this book examine various forms of popular culture and the ways in which they represent, shape, and are constrained by notions about and issues within higher education. From an exploration of rap music to an analysis of how the academy presents and markets itself on the World Wide Web, the essays focus attention on higher education issues that are bound up in the workings and effects of popular culture.