The Sourpuss

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Holy Crap. Noam Chomsky is a vampire.Report

  2. Avatar Kolohe
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    JB beat me to the Chomsky comment.

    Fact checking the sourpuss, 1923 was indeed a relative low for MLB attendance, for some reason, (8.6 million) but then would gain almost a million the next year and remain around 9.5 million for the rest of the decade.

    https://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/1920-1929-mlb-attendance/

    Interestingly, (but maybe not surprising*) attendance peaked in 1930 at over 10.1 million, but then would fall off dramatically the next couple of years, bottoming out in 1933 at just a bit over 6 million.
    https://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/1930-1939-mlb-attendance/

    *my hypothesis being that if people found themselves suddenly without a job, they would in the short term have took advantage of the free time to go to the ball park, but over the long term, not go at all due to lack of money.Report

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