September 28, 2012

From the Fiction Section

Here's an interesting tidbit from the Nov. 27, 1921 Minneapolis Tribune. You don't see this kind of thing in newspapers nowadays. From the "Fiction" section of the newspaper, which today is referred to simply as "the newspaper."


Makes you wonder where the hell the speedway is, honestly. You don't normally associate sprawling speedways with jagged, mountainous terrain. Not sure which one of these people is the speedway's saint, although I suspect it's the woman, since the man already holds the title of "Saint of Excessively Baggy Clothing." Also, the woman is wearing the saintly "Scarf of Billowing Flame," which is so hot it flash-fried Mr. Fabric-By-The-Yard's face. His hair didn't catch fire, thanks to an over application of Brylcreem, which defies conflagration.

The artist obviously struggles with the bane of most artists: hands. You can tell he tried and tried to get the woman's right hand correct, but ended up with this curled mass of misshapen digits, complete with the worst case of hitchhiker's thumb of all time. He JUST HAD to get the pinkie in there, even if it ended up looking like a shriveled appendix.

The woman also apparently let loose a cloud of flatulence so noxious even gulls take flight to escape certain death.

Posted by Ryan at September 28, 2012 03:23 PM | TrackBack

I am enjoying the images from your newspaper finds. Did you enhance the picture or did it survive all this years with such vivid colours? Wonderful!

Posted by: Debbie at October 3, 2012 12:29 PM

I can post a lot more. I'd basically given up my Thunderjournal as not being read much any more. I'll post more when I'm back in the store and have access to the old newspapers. I'm not technologically sophisticated enough to enhance pictures; what you see is what I found with the old trunk.

Posted by: Ryan at October 3, 2012 07:36 PM

Though I don't stop by every day, I did want to let you know that I am still one of your loyal readers. Unfortunately IBM blocked your blog, so I won't be able to check up on it from the office (perhaps there are still too many of us 'old' collegues that rather visit this site, then work?)

Posted by: Jane at October 25, 2012 08:35 AM
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