April 2007

The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 1959


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


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.