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perilWashington Post, February 23, 1908. No other paper in the nation could touch the WaPo for mince pie coverage.

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  1. Dear Cliff,

    I’d like to invite you to explore this topic further using America’s Historical Newspapers.

    Other actual Mince Pie headlines include:

    Mince pie is no baseless fabric of a dream

    Mince Pie as a Means to Wealth

    Effect the Eating of Mince Pie Has upon Clergymen

    Mince Pie as an Object Lesson

    Jail Breaking Tools in a Mince Pie

    Died from Eating Mince Pie

    A Big Appetite. What a Girl Devoured in a Mince Pie

    Mince Pie and Plum Pudding. Two Wholesome Dishes That Can be Digested If Made Property

    Mince Pie Alarm Clocks.

    Mince Pie Made Her Mad.

    Bear Sawed the Logs. Strange Tale of a Woodsman and the Effects of Mince Pie

    Mince Pie Cocktails

    Dun is “Seeing Things”. Too Much Mince Pie Causes Wild Dreams of Future Business Conditions

    The Mince Pie Was Stolen. Police Board of Inquiry Unable to Proceed Because of the Absence of the Chief Exhibit

    Poor Mince Pie Cause of Divorce

    Mince Pie Dope Pastry for Prisoner Contained Opium Lay Out

    Didn’t Steal Mince Pie Girl. Is Given Emetic by Father to Disprove Accusation

    Mince Pie Causes Crime More Dangerous than Liquor, a House Committee Hears,

    Shot Wife In A Dream. Mince Pie Responsible for a Near Tragedy in Chicago

    Mince Pie for President. Monster is Three Inches Deep and Weighs Fifty Pounds

    Mince Pie is Wrecking New England People

    No Mince Pie for Girls Mount Holyoke. Students Also Will Find Apple Dumpling off Menu

    Hippo Ate a mince Pie. But Bill Snyder, the Keeper, Said the Confection Was Wasted on Miss Murphy

    License to Sell Mince Pie

    Poets Sing Praise of Dainty Mince Pie

    Sex of Mince Pie Must be Decided by State

    Runner Trains on Mince Pie to Win Marathon Race

    Who Wouldn’t Dream? Jailer Eats Pigs and Mince Pie: Starts Shooting

    Like Mince Pie? It’s Given O. K. Goulash Also Escapes U. S. Restrictions

    Better than Any Mediums. Mince Pie That Brought Vision of Home Caused Wounded Soldier to …

    Expect Mince-Pie Jags to Acquire Popularity

    Timely Topics: The Mince Pie Of The Future

    Run on Mince Pie Coming

    Inspired by Mince Pie. South Dakota Young Woman Explains Why She Wrote a Poem

    Corned Beef Killing Us! and Mince Pie Also Menaces American Civilization Tridon Says

    Brave Battle for Freedom of Mince Pie

    Love and Mince Pie at 95

    Best wishes,
    David

    David Loiterstein
    Marketing Director
    Readex

    • Well, David, I think I better take you up on that invitation. If only because Mince Pie Alarm Clocks are one of my all-time favorite ’60s garage bands.

      • One of the highlights of the Nuggets album is their psychedelic hit of 1967: Incense and Peppermince.

  2. I also dig their cover of “I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night.”

    • I only know the original version by the Electric Prunes, inspired perhaps by this partial headline from the August 23, 1920 issue of the (San Jose) Evening News: Electric Prune Picker Invented …

        • mrparallel
        • Posted August 6, 2009 at 12:32 am
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        Electric prunes being very dangerous to pick by hand.


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