Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ivy League Students Have A Sense Of Humor Too

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A long-running college humor magazine is helping Ivy League students take a breather from the books.

The Cornell Lunatic is celebrating its 30th anniversary as Cornell University’s college humor magazine with the publication of Lunacy: The Best Of The Cornell Lunatic, which hits shelves April 1.

Magazine founder Joey Green is proud of how far the gag mag has come since he started it in 1978, especially in an Ivy League school like Cornell, where students are expected to always be buried in their textbooks.

He explains, “Students need something to take them out of the stress that is college. They need to laugh between exams.”

Lunacy includes comic strips, ads, and satirical articles submitted by creative Cornell students including The World’s Worst Opening Pick-Up Lines, How To Counterfeit Money, and Green’s personal favorite, an article called Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Bowling, which breaks down bowling as if it were sex.

And although the magazine can be “sophomorically” funny, Green says it pays to be educated when it comes to the more sophisticated humor in its pages.

He says, “You have to understand what’s going on in the world. That’s why we learn things in college – to make fun of stuff later!”

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