April 2007

The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 1959


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This is another gag that has been "covered" so many times that it is almost a classic. This was in The Wall Street Journal in 1959 -- I'm not saying that it was a "first", but if anybody knows of earlier versions, I'd be interested in hearing about them.






The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 1968


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For those of you who are too young to remember, this is the kind of cliff-hanger sign-offs that were used every day on the radio soap operas.