TITLE

'National Lampoon' heads online

AUTHOR(S)
Friedman, Wayne
PUB. DATE
October 1999
SOURCE
Advertising Age;10/18/1999, Vol. 70 Issue 10, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the plan of the National Lampoon to launch a Web site, the Humor Network on October 19, 1999. The site will handle topical and satirical humor, mostly consisting of 5-7-minute video programs that will take Lampoon's traditional satirical slant on the world. One unique feature will be an electronic commerce site, called Smash & Grab, where-in true Lampoon style visitors will be encouraged to loot and pillage the online store. The site is being produced by J2 Communications, National Lampoon's parent, which purchased the magazine in 1991 and closed it in 1998 due to poor advertising sales.
ACCESSION #
2381680

 

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