Frank and Ernest by Thaves for August 13, 2000
"Ernie, my latest invention will probe the finer points of history!" "Historiscope." "Great! That might come in handy for the book I'm working on." "Little-known Historical Facts." "Here it appears that early census takers filed their results by pony express." "A gallop poll!" "Scribble scribble." "Shakespeare got rowdy one too many times, his local tavern kicked him out for life." "The bar barred the bard!" "And an early Chinese explorer made contact with Native Americans. Things went fine until he spilled his lunch noodles on their ceremonial carving." "Lo-mein on the totem pole!"