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Wisconsin Octopus Parodies, 1920-1959

The Magazine Before The Onion, the most famous humor magazine to come out of Madison was the University of Wisconsin Octopus, b. November 1919, d. 1959, after UW officials found the May issue so offensive they extinguished the title. The editors … 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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Online: The Lampoon’s “Transcript,” 1919.

Parody Of: Boston Evening Transcript. Title: “Boston Evening Transcript.” Parody In: Harvard Lampoon.  Date: May 9, 1919. Pages: 16 + cover. Contributors: None credited. Availability: Online here at Hathi Trust. “The old Boston Evening Transcript, conservative, delicate, dignified, and ever ‘responsible,’ served from the mid-nineteenth century until its quiet demise in … Continue reading

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More New Yorker parodies online

In case “The Neu Jorker” doesn’t sate your appetite for fake New Yorkers, here are two more you can read in their entirety online: Parody Of: The New Yorker. Title: “The New Yorker.” Parody By: Northwestern Purple Parrot.  Date: February 1942. Pages: 36. Contributors: Portia McClain, Mary Ellen Sams (editors), et al. … 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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