November 19, 2015

Did you know the Ghostbusters logo and the "If You Don’t Buy This Magazine, We’ll Kill This Dog" National Lampoon cover were designed by the same person?

It was Michael C. Gross, something I learned reading, unfortunately, the obituaries.

12 comments:

Curious George said...

No.

traditionalguy said...

Damn Cancer.

Laslo Spatula said...

Henry Beard:

"This very talented comedian named Ed Bluestone came to the office in 1972 with the line, “If you don’t buy this magazine, we’ll kill this dog.” The next day Michael found a dog who would turn its eyes away from a pistol, with a little prodding. I saw this picture and simply couldn’t believe it. And it was like with a wave of his left hand. Magic. So that’s the type of thing that made all the success possible."

RIP Doug Kenney and Michael O'Donaghue.

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

I would love to see Althouse respond to the Dylans of Comedy..

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

Michael O'Donoghue: How to Write Good..

The Ten Magic Phrases of Journalism
1. "violence flared"
2. "limped into port"
3. "according to informed sources"
4. "wholesale destruction"
5. "no immediate comment"
6. "student unrest"
7. "riot-torn"
8. "flatly denied"
9. "gutted by fire"
10. "roving bands of Negro youths"

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

"10. "roving bands of Negro youths""

Best. Band. Name. Ever.

Especially in Sweden.

I am Laslo.

Quaestor said...

The next day Michael found a dog who would turn its eyes away from a pistol, with a little prodding. I saw this picture and simply couldn’t believe it.

Turn its eye away?

Quaestor said...

Oh well... at least PJ's still around.

mikee said...

That dog-gone cover.

The ad with the floating Volkswagen Bug and the text, "If Ted Kennedy drove a Volkswagen, he'd be president today."

The highly publicized article "A Woman's View of Sex" that turned out to be a photo of the bedroom ceiling.

Ahh, youth.

EMD said...

I miss the days of classic liberalism, with guys like John Hughes at National Lampoon.

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Sammy Finkelman said...

We always learn so much in the obituaries.