Clip of the Week: October 20, 2021

A dreadful calm pervades the County Clerk’s office, and the naturally-industrious clerks therein are reluctantly compelled to sit around, reading The Tribune, borrowing chewing tobacco from stray reporters, and retailing stories so old that they have been forgotten since the war of 1812. The fact is that an alarming decrease has been shown in the Read More

Clip of the Week: October 6, 2021

“When young, I was the architect of my own fortunes.” “Did they have building inspectors in those days?” – The Day Book, October 21, 1915 After that burn, my fortunes are now in need of a doctor, along with a general contractor, electrician, plumber, interior designer, landscaper and while I’m at it, a bartender, too. Read More

Clip of the Week: September 22, 2021

An amusing incident, in which Viscount Peel, the ex-Speaker, was the principal figure, took place the other afternoon in the part of the [House of Commons] which is specially reserved for visitors from another place. His Lordship forgetting for the moment that he was anything more than a distinguished stranger, was observed by the horror-stricken Read More

Clip of the Week: September 8, 2021

If this is why my mail carrier is delivering my letters weeks late, I forgive them. At Winters, Cal., a pup was slipped into the mails and reached Elmer Crews in Bayford, Trinity county, 220 miles away. The dog was recognized as first-class mail for three days. He was fed, watered and petted the entire Read More

Clip of the Week: August 25, 2021

And here I thought I was salty over the money—to say nothing of the closure—my ex still owes me: Are you aware that the actual cash value of broken hearts is increasing as rapidly as the high cost of living? What, do you suppose, a broken heart is worth today? Or to put the question Read More

Clip of the Week: August 11, 2021

Because counting sheep is so 19th century: William West, a north side stableman, was discovered by a policeman standing on his head, fast asleep and snoring enthusiastically. West, when aroused, said he had intended merely to rest his head on hay in the manger, but slipped in head first and kept right on with his Read More

Clip of the Week: July 28, 2021

Straphanging need no longer be a terror to travelers on the underground railways. All they have to do is to follow the example of Mr. George Flake, of Cincinnati, who has solved the problem in an ingenious manner. Mr. Flake’s method, according to the New York correspondent of the “Daily Express,” is to carry in Read More

Clip of the Week: July 14, 2021

An amusing incident (says the New Zealand Times) occurred in connection with Mr Buchanan’s banquet at Carterton last Saturday, when a conscientious doorkeeper refused admittance to Mr Scobie Mackenzie, M.H.R., who arrived on the scene unarmed with a ticket of admission. Mr Mackenzie is alleged to have said—“Don’t you know who I am? I am Read More

Clip of the Week: June 30, 2021

At Willingdon, near Eastbourne, an inquest was held on the body of Edwin Mockett, who died suddenly after eating three cooked mussels. The medical evidence showed that irritant poisoning followed the eating, and a verdict of death from misadventure through mussel eating was returned. – The Western Mail, April 14, 1891 Some coroner’s career peaked Read More

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