Mutt & Jeff by Bud Fisher

Mutt & Jeff

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, almost 3 years ago

    Old joke:
    “And to Bob, who was always asking me if he’s mentioned in my will… Hi, Bob!”

  2. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, almost 3 years ago

    Bak in the good days – even before ball point pens were being widely used. This could actually be as late as the 50s. When I went to school, we first learned to print, using a large pencil and paper with widely spaced lines. Then we graduated to ink and learned to write in cursive. All of us had a place at our desks for our bottle of ink and we had to have two or three ink pens – which you filled by pulling back and forth on a little lever, imbedded in the side of the pen. Ball point pens might have been invented by then -but they were NOT used widely and certainly were forbidden tools for school work. All of your work had to be done with a “real” pen and “real” ink – or the teacher would automatically flunk you!

  3. afficionado  U L M

    afficionado U L M said, almost 3 years ago

    We used to drink the ink from those little lead inkwells
    Most of us are still alive

  4. ebsan

    ebsan said, almost 3 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    I had a teacher that thought ball point pens would cause the end of civilization. My dad complained because they leaked and ruined his shirts.

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago

    And to my good friend Mutt, I leave all my unpaid debts

  6. Patrick Grant

    Patrick Grant said, almost 3 years ago

    Wow, I didn’t use an inkwell to learn to write, however I did learn to write properly with a fountain pen to the amazement of my friends.

  7. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan said, almost 3 years ago

    @Sherlock Watson


  8. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan said, almost 3 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    We had inkwells and dip-pens only with a rag to wipe the nib.

  9. Number Three

    Number Three said, almost 3 years ago

    Nobody would blame you, Jeff.


  10. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER said, almost 3 years ago

    @derry o'sullivan

    In 1930 our two room school house had straight pens and ink wells, At the end of WW2 our Navy Ship store had the first Ball point pen I had ever seen. It was made by Reynolds Aluminum , it leaked and the ball point in the pen was badly machined and would stop writing.

  11. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan said, almost 3 years ago

    @Quartermain MILLER

    Really interesting! Of course, corporal punishment was used lavishly in Ireland then and we were hit with a stick on our hands for any dripping pens decorating our page; our smarting fingers made it harder to control our pens and punishment followed again… My grandfather was with Montgomery driving a tank against Rommel; I remember being on his “Desert Rat” knees and realising that he lived in another sphere of violence… He stayed with the army and went to Korea.

  12. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER said, almost 3 years ago

    @derry o'sullivan

    We were hit with rulers on the palms of our hands too, it did sting, didn’t it. Your Grand Dad was certainly part of history. Quaff a Guinness or two with me to the fine lads of the past.

  13. Tin Can Twidget 1950

    Tin Can Twidget 1950 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    Back in the late 1930s at our school we learned printing in 1st grade, cursive writing in 2nd grade and ink writing with straight pens in 3rd. No ink wells — everyone had their own bottle of ink.

  14. unclescrooge

    unclescrooge said, almost 3 years ago

    Isn’t it the thought that counts? He was thinking about
    Family & Friends He would help out if He could! I know
    that my Daughter & Her Mother are first on my list if I
    had the money to help them! They are looking for a new
    place to live because their landlord has become impossible
    & my Ex needs a vehicle to get around in that is set up for
    someone who is handicapped! She had Polio when She
    was 7 months old, walked with braces for 50 years, but
    now is confined to a scooter or wheelchair! I would give
    them my last dollar if it would help!!!

  15. Number Six

    Number Six said, almost 3 years ago

    Being a mere slip of a lad, I graduated from pencil to ballpoint when I was about 10. The old fashioned desks at secondary school still had empty inkwells though.

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