"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
It was live and lowdown at the Lampoon yesterday afternoon. In Cambridge, the Harvard humor magazine presented singer James Brown with a silver bowl "for his unparalleled contributions" to culture. Some 300 spectators roared as the Godfather of Soul -- looking natty in a purple suit, open-collared purple shirt, silver-toed boots, and, of course, shades -- appeared on the steps of the Lampoon Castle. Brown acknowledged the academic surroundings by pronouncing one of his mantras: "Don't be a fool, stay in school!" To mark the festivities, the Lampoon had a monster truck on hand, which among other accomplishments smashed the president's chair belonging to The Harvard Crimson, the undergraduate daily (and the Lampoon's longstanding rival). "I'd like to drive the truck," Brown told the crowd, "but I have a little problem driving." It was an allusion to the high-speed auto chase that landed him in prison in the late '80s. The crowd roared again.