Timeline – 2003 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, April 13, 2003.

The idea for this gag was inspired by a real life incident.

One night in Japan in 1997, at precisely 6:50 PM, 685 people, most of them children, simultaneously suffered epileptic seizures. The cause was not difficult to identify: all of them were watching the popular animated TV show, Pocket Monsters.

Timeline – 2003 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, March 2, 2003.

A “paparazzi” is a freelance photographer who takes pictures of famous people, such as athletes, entertainers, politicians, and other celebrities while they are trying to go about their private lives. Paparazzi make money by selling photographs to tabloid newspapers, gossip magazines and celebrity TV shows.

Timeline – 2003 Part 1

HI and Lois Sunday page digital proof, February 16, 2003.

Abraham Lincoln uttered these famous lines during a debate with Stephen Douglas in Clinton, Illinois, on September 2, 1858. Or did he?

There is no documentary evidence that Lincoln ever said these words.  One of the earliest references to the quote was by Fred Wheeler in a speech to a Prohibition party convention on August 26, 1887.  A previous instance was from a French speaker in 1885.