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Last week, as I was cleaning up my office, I came upon this wonderful piece from the American humor magazine National Lampoon. In print and on vinyl, the Lampoon talked about the Beatles a lot, quite irreverently — and it was (so I’ve heard) the magazine’s irreverence towards Yoko that soured their relationship with John Lennon. (He hung out at Lampoon‘s offices for a while right after making the move from Tittenhurst Park to the Big Apple.) I don’t know specifically what caused the rift, but I think we can all agree that it was inevitable.
Like all classic Lampoon stuff, it’s chock-full of inside jokes, so read closely. I was going to drop all six pages into this post, but then saw where the jpgs were coming from — the very interesting blog of a wonderful satirical illustrator named Stephen Kroninger. (And Randall Enos himself shows up in the comments.) So here’s page one, but go to Kroninger’s site for the rest.