Greetings, readers. Welcome to the Lampoon. If the magazine has retained its cultural prominence from when I was a member, then I imagine that there are very close to a million of you, and that this copy of the magazine, along with thousands of others, was dropped over your city from an airplane by the government. However, I must as- sume the way you read the magazine is much different than the “lefty-righty looky- look” style to which we were accustomed. Perhaps you are reading these words as they crawl upward on a blue screen, dancing and flashing different colors. Perhaps this magazine is projected onto the sky, and the pages are turned by popular vote. But I digress: I’m not here to talk about magazine technology. I’m here to tell you a little bit about the history of the Lampoon.