Monday, October 3, 2011
National Lampoon cut-outs, c. 1970s
Another great find at Verde Antiques and Rare Books. These pages from the National Lampoon were created by Michael O'Donoghue, the original head writer for Saturday Night Live, who died way too young. I've always had a healthy regard for the power of humor and satire to make a political point. I loved the idea of Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies tossing dollar bills on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange back in the 1960s.
That was then. Too bad today's younger generation is so apolitical, placid, unassuming, unengaged and...uh, oh wait. Hello, kids!