From the Inside Flap
Dacron, Ohio, Sunday, February 12, 1978 (Motor Home Capital of the World)
Now in a vibrant tabloid format, the Dacron, Ohio "Republican-Democrat, one of America's newspapers, returns with a complete Sunday edition of all the news that's unfit to print. With stories and photos that are as remarkably plausible today as they were in 1978, the "Republican-Democrat is littered with grade-A-quality humor.
Including National News, Local News, and More Local News, a Sports Section, Entertainment, Television Listings, Travel, Real Estate, Gardening, Your Pet, Women's Pages, Classified Ads, a Swillmart Discount Store Advertising Supplement, a Parade Magazine Parody, a Sunday Week Local Magazine, and Eight Pages of Comics, it will take you back in time even if you were never there to begin with.
Any fan of "The Onion will discover its recipe for success-take "National Lampoon's Sunday Newspaper, rejigger the news to reflect today's absurdity, and maintain the "National Lampoon's pitch-perfect mimicry of editorial and design. Ask any comedy writer at work today, and she or he will tell you that "National Lampoon's 1964 High School Yearbook and "National Lampoon's Sunday Newspaper are the sine qua non of written humor.
About the Author
John Hughes was an editor and writer at National Lampoon and wrote the script for National Lampoon’s Vacation, which was based on a short story he wrote called “Vacation ’58.” He went on to write and direct Sixteen Candles; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; She’s Having a Baby; and Uncle Buck, and wrote and produced Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, Home Alone, and Home Alone 2. He also collaborated on a script with P. J. O’Rourke inspired by the Sunday newspaper parody entitled The History of Ohio from the Beginning of Time to the End of the Universe, which was never made.