A Futile and Stupid Gesture National Lampoon , the outrageous institution that put a gun to a pooch's head, is chronicled via the life of Doug Kenney, one of the… A Futile and Stupid Gesture National Lampoon , the outrageous institution that put a gun to a pooch's head, is chronicled via the life of Doug Kenney, one of the… 2006-09-01 Nonfiction Chicago Review
Book Review

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2006)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Sep 01, 2006; Writer: Josh Karp; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Chicago Review

National Lampoon, the outrageous institution that put a gun to a pooch's head, is chronicled via the life of Doug Kenney, one of the magazine's founders and Animal House co-writer.

Begat P.J. O'Rourke, John Hughes, Saturday Night Live, gross-out comedy movies.

Final Judgment

Josh Karp tiresomely states and restates in A Futile and Stupid Gesture that NL was the Funniest Thing Ever, but his awed CliffsNoting of countless articles drains the humor out of them and undermines his own case.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints
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