Cultural References

National Lampoon (Literature)

"It's insulting. You call us for a meeting, and then you strand us there with those Lampoon jackasses?"

Lampoon is a synonym for satire. There have been many humor rags with Lampoon in the title, most notably National Lampoon, which grew out of the Harvard Lampoon. Then for some reason there were all those Chevy Chase movies (like National Lampoon's Vacation) which didn't seem like they had a lot to do with a humor magazine, but maybe I'm just missing the point. Anywho, either the Lampoon jackasses at Hearst, who are lampooning the Hearst Free Press, were doing an homage to National Lampoon, or they're just really uncreative. I mean, they could have called it The Hearst Enslaved Wrinkler! ...Maybe not.

3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"

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Animal House (Movies)

"Hi. Uh, Chip. Sorry, brothers only past the entryway without invitation."
"Hi, Chip."

Chip Diller, one of jackass Pi Sig frat boys, is also the name of Kevin Bacon's character in Animal House. While Bacon's character is merely a pledge, this Chip Diller is a full-fledged fraternity brother, complete with the cool nickname Ice Man and the privilege of bedding the dean's wife. The important question here, though, is obvious. How many degrees connect Kevin Bacon and David Tom? Discuss.

2.16 "The Rapes of Graff"
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National Lampoon's Vacation (Movies)

"The park is closed. The walrus out front should have told you."

This 1983 film was the first in a series of films starring Chevy Chase as patriarch of the Griswolds, who just can't seem to have a proper vacation. They get to Walleyworld, a fabulous amusement park, and are told by John Candy: "Sorry, folks, park's closed: moose out front should have told you." Wait, wait, a moose? As in moose-tastic? Where did Veronica get this "walrus" business? Has she been listening to too much Beatles? In any case, given what we know of Veronica's movie tastes, it's certainly believable that she and Keith would have watched it together.

3.08 "Lord of the Pi's"
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