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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 28 08:00:31 EDT 2020


What we don't know yet is which two weeks they took off. (They published 50
issues a year.) It is possible there was no issue New Year's week.

I have no idea how to figure that out.

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020, 10:03 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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