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.
The people who made 'Animal House' were the people behind 'National Lampoon,' one of the funniest magazines I ever read.
This is the story of that group, and its a very sad tale of the dark side of comedy and its business.
Certainly the more male-oriented and 'racist' (not really, but today anything which is engages a stereotype is 'racist) stuff wouldn't be acceptable. But the Lampoon was The Onion of its day, just more bawdy and deliberately offensive to as many people as possible.
I will never forget the uncanny resonance of it. Faber College! It was every small to medium size college in the U.S.A. You knew it the instant you saw those words on the campus gate. I was back at school and I knew everyone. So many telling laugh lines! A “kiln explosion!” Truly unforgettable genius. And truly sad how much “college” has changed since then. RKB, Class of ‘63.
Ralph Kinney Bennett
I'm so pissed at you guys right now, I have about 100 things to do and I couldn't turn that video off...
To this day, I can recite this movie line for line and it drives my wife crazy.
She recognizes the genius of the movie, though.
In 2005, I was working next to a kid who told me to watch "Old School" and I found it humorous. But I brought in my copy of "Animal House" and asked if he'd ever seen it. He said no. I gave it to him, pointing out "Old School" is nothing without "Animal House".
Well, he comes in the next day hands it back and says "I got through the first 10 minutes but it was pretty stupid." WHAT?????? Are you insane, man???