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Humor Exhibit -- 1846 - 1985

Betelgeuse (1969)

This cartoon is from a long comic satire of Dean Smith and the UNC basketball team by Jeff MacNelly, future "Shoe" cartoonist. It is from the first and only issue of Betelgeuse. This issue is available in the North Carolina Collection under the call number: Cp378 UQb


Betelgeuse. vol. 1 no. 1. March 1969. One issue.

Subtitled "The armpit of the Universe." The editors of Betelgeuse write that they are attempting to continue the long line of UNC humor magazines such as Tarnation and the Buccaneer. "We intend to fool some of the people all of the time, and at least in Chapel Hill there will always be something to make fun of." The magazine includes satires on Cliff's Notes, fraternity life, Richard Nixon, and local law enforcement. Jeff MacNelly, future "Shoe" cartoonist, has a long comic satire of the UNC basketball team entitled "Coach Smite and the League of Super Dribblers."