Category Archives: Specialized Parodies

Inside jokes, political statements, artistic explorations and similar curiosities.

Playboy Parodies 3: Foreign, 1963-2017

Playboy has launched dozens of international editions since 1972, but only a handful of foreign parodists have returned the favor. In 1963, students at Toronto’s Queens University Law School put out a 12-page tabloid called “Lawboy.” A collection of local … Continue reading

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The Bawl Street Journal, 1919-2009

Parody Of: The Wall Street Journal. Title: “The Bawl Street Journal.” By: The Bond Club of New York. Dates: June 1919 – June 2009. Availability: Findable on eBay, ABEbooks, etc.; 1930s-’80s issues most common. This was going to be a salute to “The Bawl Street … Continue reading

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A mysterious “Newsweek,” 1963

Parody Of: Newsweek. Title: “Newsweek.” Parody By: Unknown. Date: “November 18, 1963.” Pages: Unknown. Contributors: Unknown. Availability: Vanished from the face of the earth, AFAIK. Of all the magazine parodies I’ve heard of but never seen, 1963’s anonymous “Newsweek International Edition” is the most puzzling. Calling it “a vicious piece of propaganda,” the real Newsweek for … Continue reading

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A great, new, free New Yorker parody!

Parody Of: The New Yorker. Title: “The Neu Jorker.” Parody By: Andrew Lipstein, James Folta, et al.  Date: June 20, 2016. Pages: 80. Contributors: Andrew Lipstein, James Folta, et al. Availability: Online at 0s&1s Reads. No sooner do I launch this blog than a group of mostly web-based humorists go and … Continue reading

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