Category Archives: Pranks

“Smoke Columbian” – Pranksters at work at the Elkton, MD Drive-In (1978)

A Sign of the Times — Pranksters at work at the Elkton Drive-In. (Cecil Whig, July 5, 1978 via Delmarva History)

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City Paper “Sex Issue” recalls Carousel Coupling ‘toon

The “Sex Issue” cover of today’s City Paper (shown above), drawn by Charlie Herrick, recalls the infamous 1987 City Fair cartoon (shown below) that promoters published in The Sun and Evening Sun, while reminding us of how times have changed. The infamous … Continue reading

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Great Baltimore Firecracker Accidents of 1936

“Innocent Bystanders” Tell Of Firecracker Accidents Woman Who Usually Stays In House On Fourth Goes Out And Gets Injured — Tin Can And Bottle “Bombs” Cause Casualties  (The Baltimore Sun, 6/6/1936) Injuries from firecrackers were suffered by persons who were … Continue reading

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Styrofoam Sermon on Mount Vernon

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.Then He opened His mouth and taught them… (The Gospel According to Matthew, 5-7) All Christians know about the Sermon on … Continue reading

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