History Magazine / Punch

10th May '15 9:59:09 AM Patachou
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''Punch, [[EitherOrTitle or the London Charivari]]'' was a British magazine focusing on political satire, running from [[LongRunners 1841 to 2002]]. Part of the same tradition as Gillray, ''SpittingImage'' and ''PrivateEye''--in fact the creators of ''PrivateEye'' admired ''Punch'' in their youth, and created their own magazine because they believed that ''Punch'' had lost its way and become too tame in tone.

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''Punch, [[EitherOrTitle or the London Charivari]]'' was a British magazine focusing on political satire, running from [[LongRunners 1841 to 2002]]. Part of the same tradition as James Gillray, ''SpittingImage'' ''Series/SpittingImage'' and ''PrivateEye''--in ''Magazine/PrivateEye''--in fact the creators of ''PrivateEye'' ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' admired ''Punch'' in their youth, and created their own magazine because they believed that ''Punch'' had lost its way and become too tame in tone.



Throughout its run ''Punch'' was noted for its irreverent approach to politicians and celebrities (both at home and abroad) and its cartoonists, who produced a number of images which have become part of the cultural fabric of the nation. One such cartoon is "Dropping the Pilot", showing Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany dismissing Bismarck, while at the other end of the seriousness spectrum is a cartoon making the classic "[[Series/DoctorWho Daleks can't climb stairs]]" joke. One of these cartoons gave British English the very useful phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curate%27s_egg curate's egg]]". The famous spoof history work ''[[Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat 1066 And All That]]'' was originally serialised in ''Punch''.

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Throughout its run ''Punch'' was noted for its irreverent approach to politicians and celebrities (both at home and abroad) and its cartoonists, who produced a number of images which have become part of the cultural fabric of the nation. One such cartoon is "Dropping the Pilot", showing Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany dismissing Bismarck, UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck, while at the other end of the seriousness spectrum is a cartoon making the classic "[[Series/DoctorWho Daleks can't climb stairs]]" joke. One of these cartoons gave British English the very useful phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curate%27s_egg curate's egg]]". The famous spoof history work ''[[Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat 1066 And All That]]'' was originally serialised in ''Punch''.


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* OneWordTitle: "Punch".
28th Apr '14 4:02:01 PM john_e
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* TakeThat: In later years, tended to aim these at ''Magazine/PrivateEye''. For example, a table of how to rate celebrities' fame placed "Appeared on Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou (Paul Merton's team)" one place above "Appeared on Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou (Ian Hislop's team)".
3rd Sep '13 6:26:51 AM Thande
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* FutureImperfect: Sometimes played straight in jokes. A variation in an early issue involves the amateur excavation of part of the mud bank of the Thames and historians confidently claiming what are obviously recent items are Roman or Tudor artefacts, right down to coming up with a fake Latin etymology for an abbreviation on a bottle cap.
3rd Sep '13 6:24:52 AM Thande
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Throughout its run ''Punch'' was noted for its irreverent approach to politicians and celebrities (both at home and abroad) and its cartoonists, who produced a number of images which have become part of the cultural fabric of the nation. One such cartoon is "Dropping the Pilot", showing Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany dismissing Bismarck, while at the other end of the seriousness spectrum is a cartoon making the classic "[[Series/DoctorWho Daleks can't climb stairs]]" joke. One of these cartoons gave British English the very useful phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curate%27s_egg curate's egg]]". The famous spoof history work ''[[{{TenSixtySixAndAllThat}} 1066 And All That]]'' was originally serialised in ''Punch''.

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Throughout its run ''Punch'' was noted for its irreverent approach to politicians and celebrities (both at home and abroad) and its cartoonists, who produced a number of images which have become part of the cultural fabric of the nation. One such cartoon is "Dropping the Pilot", showing Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany dismissing Bismarck, while at the other end of the seriousness spectrum is a cartoon making the classic "[[Series/DoctorWho Daleks can't climb stairs]]" joke. One of these cartoons gave British English the very useful phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curate%27s_egg curate's egg]]". The famous spoof history work ''[[{{TenSixtySixAndAllThat}} ''[[Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat 1066 And All That]]'' was originally serialised in ''Punch''.
3rd Sep '13 6:24:28 AM Thande
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Throughout its run ''Punch'' was noted for its irreverent approach to politicians and celebrities (both at home and abroad) and its cartoonists, who produced a number of images which have become part of the cultural fabric of the nation. One such cartoon is "Dropping the Pilot", showing Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany dismissing Bismarck, while at the other end of the seriousness spectrum is a cartoon making the classic "[[Series/DoctorWho Daleks can't climb stairs]]" joke. One of these cartoons gave British English the very useful phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curate%27s_egg curate's egg]]".

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Throughout its run ''Punch'' was noted for its irreverent approach to politicians and celebrities (both at home and abroad) and its cartoonists, who produced a number of images which have become part of the cultural fabric of the nation. One such cartoon is "Dropping the Pilot", showing Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany dismissing Bismarck, while at the other end of the seriousness spectrum is a cartoon making the classic "[[Series/DoctorWho Daleks can't climb stairs]]" joke. One of these cartoons gave British English the very useful phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curate%27s_egg curate's egg]]".
egg]]". The famous spoof history work ''[[{{TenSixtySixAndAllThat}} 1066 And All That]]'' was originally serialised in ''Punch''.
14th Jul '13 5:20:10 PM fhtagn
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* StuckOnBandAidBrand: In Japan ''Punch'' became a loanword for single panel cartoons when it was first brought to the country during the Meiji Restoration.
1st Jul '13 5:34:07 AM Thande
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* AmbiguousSyntax: In one of the earliest issues from October 2, 1841:
--> '''CURIOUS AMBIGUITY'''. The correspondent of a London paper, writing from Sunderland respecting the report that Lord Howick had been fired at by some ruffian, says, with great ''naïveté'', “a gun was certainly pointed at his lordship’s head, but it is generally believed there was nothing in it.” — [[DontExplainTheJoke We confess we are at a loss to know]] whether the facetious writer alludes to the ''gun'' or the ''head''.
18th Jun '13 5:18:47 AM Thande
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* ExpospeakGag: Used in an 1841 issue as part of a series purporting to be instructions on daily living, in this case lighting a fire:
--> Take a small cylindrical aggregation of parallelopedal sections of the ligneous fibre (vulgarly denominated ''a bundle of fire-wood''), and arrange a fractional part of the integral quantity rectilineally along the interior of the igneous receptacle known as a grate, so as to form an acute angle (of, say 25°) with its base; and one (of, say 65°) with the posterior plane that is perpendicular to it; taking care at the same time to leave between each parallelopedal section an insterstice isometrical with the smaller sides of any one of their six quadrilateral superficies, so as to admit of the free circulation of the atmospheric fluid. Superimposed upon this, arrange several moderate-sized concretions of the hydro-carburetted substance (vulgo ''coal''), approximating in figure as nearly as possible to the rhombic dodecahedron, so that the solid angles of each concretion may constitute the different points of contact with those immediately adjacent. Insert into the cavity formed by the imposition of the ligneous fibre upon the inferior transverse ferruginous bar, a sheet of laminated lignin, or paper, compressed by the action of the digits into an irregular spheroid.
--> These preliminary operations having been skilfully performed, the process of combustion may be commenced. For this purpose, a smaller woody paralleloped — the extremities of which have been previously dipped in sulphur in a state of liquefaction — must be ignited and applied to the laminated lignin, or waste paper, and so elevate its temperature to a degree required for its combustion, which will be communicated to the ligneous superstructure; this again raises the temperature of the hydro-carburet concretion, and liberates its carburetted hydrogen in the form of gas; which gas, combining with the oxygen of the atmosphere, enters into combustion, and a general ignition ensues. This, in point of fact, constitutes what is popularly termed — “lighting a fire.”


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* PungeonMaster: Colonel Sibthorp was portrayed as being obsessed with puns.
8th Jun '13 7:52:31 AM DaibhidC
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Throughout its run ''Punch'' was noted for its irreverent approach to politicians and celebrities (both at home and abroad) and its cartoonists, who produced a number of images which have become part of the cultural fabric of the nation. One such cartoon is "Dropping the Pilot", showing Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany dismissing Bismarck, while at the other end of the seriousness spectrum is a cartoon making the first "[[Series/DoctorWho Daleks can't climb stairs]]" joke recorded. One of these cartoons gave British English the very useful phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curate%27s_egg curate's egg]]".

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Throughout its run ''Punch'' was noted for its irreverent approach to politicians and celebrities (both at home and abroad) and its cartoonists, who produced a number of images which have become part of the cultural fabric of the nation. One such cartoon is "Dropping the Pilot", showing Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany dismissing Bismarck, while at the other end of the seriousness spectrum is a cartoon making the first classic "[[Series/DoctorWho Daleks can't climb stairs]]" joke recorded.joke. One of these cartoons gave British English the very useful phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curate%27s_egg curate's egg]]".
25th Jan '13 7:56:23 AM Thande
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* FunetikAksent: Often used in cartoons depicting foreigners or working-class people.
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