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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead book. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Rick Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and sought out the survivors of its first electrifying decade to gather their most revealing and outrageous stories. The result From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as we know it today.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists who made National Lampoon Insanely Great by Rick Meyerowitz, is a 2010 book which was published by Abrams Books of New York. The book consists of a compilation of work by a selection of writers and.

Rick Meyerowitz gives us a generous selection of the magazine's greatest work. He also includes reminiscences about the writers and artists who made it all possible. In 1976 I thought these guys had the greatest job on earth. I was probably right. 20 people found this helpful.

The author, the longtime Lampoon contributor Rick Meyerowitz, is breathlessly thorough.

Might be, if you’re one-tenth as clever as the minds at National Lampoon. Look no further than this impressive volume for that which begat Saturday Night Live ; The Simpsons and their spawn; all of late night; The Onion; and two generations who have no idea they’ve been so thoroughly influenced. The author, the longtime Lampoon contributor Rick Meyerowitz, is breathlessly thorough.

Art books, art products. The book's cover with the famous Mona Gorilla painting by Meyerowitz. Submitted by Robin Benson on January 3, 2013 - 10:00pm. The thirty-six writers and artists who are featured made it an essential monthly read before it evaporated into blandness in the late eighties only to close in the nineties. I remember coming across the Lampoon for the first time with issue ten and I just loved the format, especially the comic and magazine parodies finely crafted by Design Director Michael Gross and Art Director David Kaestle.

NPR stories about Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead. Rick Meyerowitz's The Mona Gorilla was featured on the cover of the National Lampoon's March 1971 issue. Courtesy of National Lampoon Inc. Author Interviews. Brilliant To Dead: The High Art Of 'Lampoon' Satire. September 28, 2010, In the spring of 1970, a daring new product hit American newsstands. It was called National Lampoon, and it made its name with sex- and drug-laden satire of everyday American life.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great," by longtime National Lampoon artist Rick Meyerowitz, chronicles the history of the magazine through the wits that filled the publication over the years

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great," by longtime National Lampoon artist Rick Meyerowitz, chronicles the history of the magazine through the wits that filled the publication over the years. It is a collection of personal essays, complemented by writing and artwork that ran in the magazine, in which Meyerowitz and other former staffers riff on their experiences.

Inspired by the 2010 book of the same name (but different subtitle: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and . The National Lampoon Radio Hour was a nationally syndicated weekly radio comedy show in 1973 and 1974.

Inspired by the 2010 book of the same name (but different subtitle: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made The National Lampoon Insanely Great by Rick Meyerowitz), Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is a 2015 documentary film starring all those (surviving) writers and artists discussing what made that magazine so special and so. iconic for a sliver of time during the 1970s. Writers and artists included.

From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as we know it today. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Rick Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and sought out the survivors of its first electrifying decade to gather their most revealing and outrageous stories. The result is a mind-boggling tour through the early days of an institution whose alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture: Animal House, Caddyshack, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, SCTV, Spinal Tap, In Living Color, Ren & Stimpy, The Simpsons—even Sesame Street counts a few Lampooners among its ranks. Long before there was The Onion and Comedy Central news shows, there was the National Lampoon, setting the bar in comedy impossibly high! A very similar title, differing only in the subtitle, was used for the 2015 documentary film, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, for which Rick Meyerowitz designed the poster, as he also did for the 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House.Praise for the documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015):This film looks longingly back at the 1970s when a smart, tasteless joke could make you laugh out loud without worrying about hurting someone’s feelings or being attacked on social media. —The New York TimesIt all looks like more fun than you or I will ever have in our lives, and Chevy Chase and Ivan Reitman are on hand to tell some of the stories. —Hollywood Reporter  


Comments: (7)

Fhois
If you enjoyed National Lampoon in its 1970s heyday, you'll love this book. It's missing a couple of my favorite regular features, including Michael O'Donoghue's 'Underwear for the Deaf' and Gerry Sussman's 'My Meter Is Running: Tales of Bernie X'. But the darkly fascinating biographical notes on NatLamp's brilliantly insane cast of characters more than makes up for it. Did Doug Kenney jump? Did O'Donoghue really walk out -- forever -- just because someone insulted his girlfriend? This book tells all and more, dwelling appropriately on the sick and the salacious.
HeonIc
This isn't a best of collection (as the author states), but it still manages to be a pretty decent one - and the ONLY one currently on the market - despite missing most of the best articles from NL's 1970-1974 heyday. If you have a strong appreciation for the art of the magazine, which you should as it is excellent, it makes for a wonderful coffee table book, whether you want to impress your intellectual friends, make your death-obsessed friends laugh, or shock the hell out of the PC crowd. I paid $10 for a used copy, which is an absolutely fabulous deal.
Ballagar
A gorgeous book, jam packed with remembrances and old NatLamp pages. My only quibble -- with which many will not agree -- was that I thought there was TOO MUCH old NatLamp material in there. But that's only because I have all but a few of the magazines and the DVD with all of them, and I've read them many times over the years. So I would have liked more photos from inside the office, more essays about the people there, the thought process, etc. There are other books with more of that though. This book -- in shiny, beautiful color -- will make your coffee table sing (though the song will most likely be obscene).
Llallayue
"Brilliant" belongs in the title. It's a great historic text about a great magazine during a period of cultural freedoms; freedoms of a subculture of some of the most creative and comedic people on the planet both here and gone. The illustrations of Meyerowitz are stunning. A terrific coffee table book; providing you have a strong coffee table. It's big and bold and worthy of a read or two, or three, or four.....
Joony
I spent a good portion of the 1970s in my room listening to music and reading National Lampoon. During its prime years it was probably the funniest magazine that ever existed - at least to my teenage mind. I still have a pile of them in storage, including the 1964 Yearbook, the 199th Birthday Book, and The Very Large Book of Comical Funnies. Pure gold! This book is great. Rick Meyerowitz gives us a generous selection of the magazine's greatest work. He also includes reminiscences about the writers and artists who made it all possible. In 1976 I thought these guys had the greatest job on earth. I was probably right.
Elildelm
This brought back a lot of great memories and new laughs. If you are too young to remember the greatness that was the National Lampoon magazine then you definitely need to get this book. And if you do remember, then you don't need me to tell you that you want this book. It's not only a collection of some of the writings and drawings from the magazine; it's also a close look at the people who created this influential publication. The chapter on the cartoonist Rodriguez was worth the price of the book alone for me. It also contained a photo of the pen he used to create his wonderfully warped cartoons. I must have stared at that photo for fifteen straight minutes! I admit that is pretty geeky, but Rodriguez was THE cartoonist I always wanted to draw like-- and still do. Seeing the actual photo of Rodriguez himself was startling to me. I never knew what he looked like until I got this book, but I never imagined he looked like THAT!
My older brother and sister subscribed to the magazine when I was a kid and I would secretly read it while they were out of the house. Then my mom finally looked at a copy and from then on began tossing them straight from the mailbox into the trash without telling anybody. So some of the stuff in the book I had never seen before, thanks to mom!
There has never been another publication like the Lampoon, Get the book and relive its history or discover for the first time what made it so wonderful.
Cenneel
great stories of a much different generation- with a good bunch of actual samples from National lampoon in the 70's. Good book, great service.
Perfect coffee table book if you are a National Lampoon fan. Highly recommend.
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great download epub
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Author: Rick Meyerowitz
ISBN: 0810988488
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
Pages: 320 pages