Clip of the Week: July 10, 2024

How to get sued for medical malpractice in three easy steps: A writer in “The Hospital,” giving advice to young doctors says:—“If you think a shock will do the patient good (many diseases, including deafness, blindness, madness, and sadness or hypochondriasis yield to shock), choose a raw, cold morning and drive your car, bare-handed, to Read More

Clip of the Week: June 26, 2024

Does anyone know a good barber? This guy could use a recommendation: Mr. Frederick Wilkins, landlord of the Tow Tree, a village inn at Burghill, in the lovely lands of pastoral Hereford, renowned as a man of a strange oath, and bearded like the pard, may now go to the barber again. Sixteen years ago Read More

Clip of the Week: June 12, 2024

This is what happens when Americans go abroad: Mr. W. W. Umberhauer, a Philadelphia banker, had to change a suit of clothes yesterday on account of the peculiar effect the pattern had on horses in the Strand [in London] and other thoroughfares. Mr. Umberhauer is a guest at the Hotel Cecil, and the suit is Read More

Jail Bail Fail

Warrior Run, Pennsylvania was piloting an open prison concept before it was cool: Breaking out of jail at Warrior Run to engage a lawyer to defend them at their trial, Joseph Widemsky and John Prolesky made a new record in escapes. After getting out by prying open the bars on their cell door and squeezing Read More

Clip of the Week: May 15, 2024

Proof that politicians have been saying “Do as I say, not as I do” for at least 100 years: A rather amusing and somewhat unusual incident occurred during Mr [future New Zealand Prime Minister William] Massey’s recent visit to the West Coast. . . The leading citizens of Greymouth decided to banquet him, and the Read More

Clip of the Week: May 1, 2024

What do we want? Life, liberty and the pursuit of hairstyles! When do we want them? Now! The telephone girls of Stockholm (Sweden) are fighting for the liberty of hairdress. They recently all adopted the fashion set by the French dancer “Cleo de Merode,” of combing the hair over the ears. The telephone subscribers, however, Read More

Clip of the Week: April 17, 2024

You’ve heard of the movie “Death at a Funeral,” but what about “Arrest at a Funeral?” While conducting a funeral in Woodgrane Park Cemetery, Joseph Barker, an undertaker, of Shoreditch, was arrested. Yesterday he was charged at Lambeth with feloniously receiving three pairs of feather plumes and three pairs of horse velvets, well knowing them Read More

A Neigh in the Life

Ever since humans domesticated horses thousands of years ago, they’ve been our faithful companions, pulling our carriages, plowing our fields and kindly not throwing off small children placed on their backs for photo ops (thanks, Oreo!). However, it’s not all work and no horseplay. If the early 20th-century newspapers are to be believed, horses were Read More

Clip of the Week: March 20, 2024

And you thought losing the ring was the worst way the best man could ruin the wedding: An Essex clergyman has adopted a novel form of punishment for kissing. While a wedding was in progress the two principals rose from the chancel steps, where they had been kneeling, to advance to the rails of the Read More

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