Round Up the Usual Jews
“Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land
in Los Angeles. ”
—Frank Lloyd Wright
The following things happened in 1978: Saturday Night Fever topped the pop charts, cementing the emergence of disco; a gunman shot and paralyzed Hustler publisher Larry Flynt; Woody Allen's Annie Hall won the Academy Award for Best Picture; Dallas premiered on CBS; Sid Vicious covered Sinatra's “My Way,” murdered his girlfriend, and committed suicide a year later; thousands of gay and lesbian marchers celebrated Pride Week in New York and San Francisco; popes Paul VI and John Paul I died within the space of two months; Science magazine published a study in which monkeys eschewed food for cocaine; jogging became a national obsession; Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin signed the Camp David accords;
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Publication information: Book title: A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever. Contributors: Josh Karp - Author. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Place of publication: Chicago. Publication year: 2006. Page number: 302.
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