Harvard Lampoon Skewers National Geographic Then Gives Them Free Ad

first_imgThe Harvard Lampoon—the humor magazine known for its famous alumni (Conan O’Brien, John Updike et al) and occasional full-on parodies of national magazines—has completed work on its latest victim: National Geographic.With explicit content befitting of a Friars Club Roast, the Lampoon is set to publish a version of National Geographic featuring Paris Hilton—its honorary 2008 member—on the cover.The 100-page issue, hitting newsstands on April 1, carries just 10 ad pages, including a full-page congratulatory ad for National Geographic that reads: “Some people mock the world… Others explore it.” The magazine, published five times per year, is distributed free to 15,000 Harvard undergraduates and alumni and 30,000 subscribers. According to a Lampoon spokesperson, the parody’s print run has more doubled from approximately 100,000 in 2005 (for the Lampoon’s Premiere parody) to 225,000 for the National Geographic spoof.last_img read more

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Avengers Endgame tops Black Panther as mosttweeted movie

first_img Share your voice 50 million Tweets*sɴᴀᴘ*#AvengersEndgame is now the most Tweeted about movie ever. pic.twitter.com/Um2aGpRpN6— Twitter Movies (@TwitterMovies) May 2, 2019 Enlarge ImageThor gets ready to rock for Endgame. Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame isn’t just hulk-smashing box office records. It’s also the new Twitter movie champion set to the heroic tune of 50 million tweets. The Twitter Movies account delivered the news Thursday that Endgame is “now the most tweeted about movie ever.”  Twitter Movies also revealed the most talked about characters on the platform. This is one time when the villain ultimately bested the superheroes. Thanos came out on top with the most mentions, followed by Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and Hulk. The most talked about characters from #Endgame were: 1. #Thanos2. #Thor3. #IronMan4. #CaptainAmerica5. #Hulk6. #Loki7. #Spiderman8. #BlackWidow9. #Groot10. #Nebula pic.twitter.com/YzkwzzkAEU— Twitter Movies (@TwitterMovies) May 2, 2019 How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order 4 Tags Black Panther Twitter The Avengers Marvel movies have a history of setting Twitter on fire. Twitter Movies crowned Black Panther as the most-tweeted movie on March 20, 2018, with 35 million tweets. That was an impressive achievement, but Endgame’s number blew it away. Avengers: Endgame can likely look forward to a long Twitter reign. That’s worth a celebratory snap.  Comments 26 Photos TV and Movieslast_img read more

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Senate subpoenas exTrump adviser over Russia

first_imgThe US Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday demanding documents related to Russia from president Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ramping up its monthslong investigation of Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US election.In a joint statement, Senators Richard Burr, the committee’s Republican chairman, and Mark Warner, its top Democrat, said the committee had first requested the documents from Flynn in a 28 April letter, but the retired lieutenant general had declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the committee’s request.It was the first subpoena announced by the committee in its investigation.Warner said on Tuesday that the committee has been receiving documents as it investigates allegations that Russia sought to influence the US election, something Moscow denies. But he told Reuters that some people were not complying “so we were going to take next steps.”The Trump administration denies any collusion with Russia.Flynn has been a focus of investigations into Russia and the election. He was forced to resign in February as Trump’s national security adviser for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, and then misleading vice president Mike Pence about the conversations.Former acting US attorney general Sally Yates testified at a high-profile hearing on Monday that she had warned the White House in January that Flynn had been compromised and could have been vulnerable to blackmail by Russia.The subpoena was announced a day after Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey, who had been leading the bureau’s investigation of Russia and the election. Comey’s firing prompted a storm of criticism from Democrats, who accused the president of seeking to stall the probe.Some of Trump’s fellow Republicans, including Burr, also expressed strong doubts about the timing of Trump’s action.last_img read more

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