Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead
The Story of the National Lampoon

Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead - The Story of the National Lampoon
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PJ

As someone who was (barely) old enough to remember buying NatLamp in its glory daze of the 70s, it's impossible to do justice to how subversive a pub it was; what the Beatles were to modern music, NatLamp was to modern comedy. The very embodiment of the adage "my candle burns at both ends, it ...Read more

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