Come Here Often?

     The cartoonists who commented on life through postcards were of course alive to the constant comedy of romance, but the awkward first blushes to the elderly couple getting a divorce after seventy-five years of marriage because enough is enough.  One facet of the procedure which has gotten attention from comics and philosophers in allContinue reading “Come Here Often?”

SCREEN SCROOGES: The Charity Solicitors

          This lunatic, in letting Scrooge’s nephew out, had let two other people in.  They were portly gentlemen, pleasant to behold, and now stood, with their hats off, in Scrooge’s office.  They had books and papers in their hands, and bowed to him.      “Scrooge and Marley’s, I believe,” said on of the gentlemen, referringContinue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES: The Charity Solicitors”


            Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!  Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.  The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointedContinue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES: Our Hero”