We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Which, of course, led to an email exchange in which we fit Animal House quotes to the event. If you're a fan of Animal House, or baseball, try it. As my brother says, it's like shooting fish in a barrel.
"Rodriguez, we've given this a lot of thought, your Delta Tau Chi name is "Juicer""
Dean Bud Selig: The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me.
This line is from Nat'l Lampoon's "1962 High School Yearbook Parody" (Estes Kefauver HS), and it was the HS's newspaper story of what Principal Cornholt (IIRC) said about the Mad Pooper. IIRC, specifically, the hed was "Principal says foot is himself."
Yes, you're correct, though it's obvious the writers (Doug Kenney, Chris Miller and Harold Ramis) were all picking and choosing from old NatLamp stuff, as well as their own works.
After all, most of the names of Delts came from Miller's "Night of the Seven Fires", while other names clearly came from the Yearbook Parody. Mandy Pepperidge featured in the Parody, as did a kiln explosion.
I made sure my boys read the Yearbook Parody as well as the Sunday Newspaper Parody, from Dacron, OH.
NatLamp was, clearly, a precursor of The Onion, though it lacked the ability to survive past the 80's in any meaningful way. Most likely due to the overly ambitious efforts its owners to milk every penny out of it. It wasn't long before it stopped breaking new ground and became rather stale. The last movie they made which had any kind of success was Ryan Reynolds' "Van Wilder".
However, in its heyday, NatLamp was probably one of the funniest comedy empires.