[Ads-l] Joke: "How Many People Work Here?" "About Half of Them"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 27 22:03:10 EDT 2020


Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> The best I can do with the date is to say that issue 3213 was published for
> the 8th week of 1907.
>
> https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/fb

That makes sense, Dan.
January 1, 1907 was a Tuesday. Presumably  "Fliegende Blätter" was
published on the same day each week, but I do not know which day.
For simplicity, assume publication day was Tuesday. The first eight
weeks would look like this:

Issue 3206 Jan 01 to Jan 07 in 1907
Issue 3207 Jan 08 to Jan 14 in 1907
Issue 3208 Jan 15 to Jan 21 in 1907
Issue 3209 Jan 22 to Jan 28 in 1907
Issue 3210 Jan 29 to Feb 04 in 1907
Issue 3211 Feb 05 to Feb 11 in 1907
Issue 3212 Feb 12 to Feb 18 in 1907
Issue 3213 Feb 19 to Feb 25 in 1907

Garson

> On Thu, Aug 27, 2020, 7:55 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Joe Stynes sent me a great tweet with a link to the page in "Fliegende
> > Blätter" containing the joke. But there is no date. Can someone figure
> > out the date? The quotation is on page 92  and the issue cover seems
> > to occur on page 85.
> >
> > https://twitter.com/joestynes/status/1299102638953426947?s=20
> >
> > [Begin excerpt]
> > FB v.126 no.3213 p.92 «Mißverstanden»
> > „Wieviel Leute sind denn bei Euch im Bureau tätig?"
> > „Tätig? Na — zwei Drittel!"
> > https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/fb126/0098/image
> > [End excerpt]
> >
> > Garson

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