A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 3, 1969

IT looks like TIME, and in places even reads a little like TIME. It feels like TIME, and has about as many pages. There is the red-bordered cover with a slash across one corner, and the usual news sections from ART to WORLD. Actually, it is not TIME at all, but a Harvard Lampoon parody of TIME, the third since 1941. Some 500,000 copies of the Lampoon will go on sale this week across the nation. How to distinguish it from the genuine weekly newsmagazine? It will cost $1.

If parody is the sincerest form...

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