Tag: humour

Popeye the Sailor Man and Olive Oil really existed

His real name was Frank Rocky Fiegel. He was born in 1868 in Poland. A retired sailor he was contracted by Wiebusch’s tavern in the city of Chester, Illinois, to clean the town’s lawlessness and maintain order. Rocky Fiegel was notorious for his belligerent attitude and firmly believed that everything could be sorted out with his fists.

What could possibly go wrong

The best-remembered gifts are those into which a lot of thought goes. Some presents are exceptional and affect our lives so profoundly we remember them forever. On the other hand, some surprises can be unusual, or even hazardous.

When insults had class

Today the emphasis is on the riches in parliamentarians bank accounts. Not so long ago the ruling class were notorious for the richness of their language. Newspapers owners who really did challenge could also hold their own in any bout of verbal jousting.