the curate's egg was [DWJ] Best Of.

Roger Burton West roger at
Fri Jan 27 04:26:21 EST 2006

On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 05:56:53PM -0700, Otter Perry wrote:

>[For those who are not familiar with the origin of this phrase,
> there was a cartoon in Punch in the nineteenth century, one
> of those with an ornate drawing and several lines of dialogue.]

In the last few years of Punch*, they took to re-running it at the
slightest provocation. They didn't seem to understand that it didn't
actually help to draw attention to the fact that Punch had once been
rather better... just as bad films really shouldn't make reference to
better ones.

* The original Punch, that is, not the Fayed zombie.


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