Cheeseface

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Cheeseface on the cover of National Lampoon.

Cheeseface was the name of the dog who featured on the famous "Death" Issue of the National Lampoon magazine, released January 1973. The cover, photographed by Ronald G. Harris,[1] showed a dog with a gun pointed to his head, and the caption "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog". The cover was voted #7 in the Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years by the American Society of Magazine Editors.[2][3]

In early 1976, an unidentified assailant tracked down Cheeseface to the farm where he lived and killed him. How they did this and their reason for doing so also remain unknown.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lampoon Issue #34 - Death". Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "American Society of Magazine Editors Unveils Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years". Fajardo, Puerto Rico: American Society of Magazine Editors. 17 October 2005. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "ASME's Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years". American Society of Magazine Editors. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Karp, Josh. A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever ISBN 1-55652-602-4 (2006), p. 264
  5. ^ "Josh Karp - A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever - Deuce of Clubs Book Club". Retrieved 4 August 2016.