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

Rowland, Jennifer A B jennifer.rowland at
Fri Jan 27 05:13:45 EST 2006

Roger wrote:
> 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.

Although Punch's unofficial subtitle had been "Not As Good As It Used To Be" since about 1890, hadn't it? It must be difficult to see from inside the publishing schedule when that's just the public being nostalgic and when it's only too true. 

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