Monday, April 18, 2011

They don't make 'em like that anymore...

They certainly don't name 'em like that, either.


Reading a book titled Fighting For Paradise, by Kurt R. Nelson, which is a military history of the Pacific Northwest, I learn that the very first newspaper in the Pacific Northwest was the grandiloquently named Flumgudgeon Gazette and Bumblebee Budget.

Which was written out longhand.  

As you might imagine, it only lasted a few weeks, a dozen or so editions of the tri-weekly, each of which only included a few dozen copies.

Ghu knows, if I had been doing it there would only have been one, and no one would have been able to read it...

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