Richard J. Needham (1912-1996) was a legendary Canadianhumour columnist for The Globe and Mail. 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Humour (humor in American English) is the ability or quality of people, objects or situations to invoke feelings of amusement in other people. ... The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ...
Many of his columns were collected in a variety of books, including The Garden of Needham and Needham's Inferno, which won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 1967. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour (usually the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour or just the Stephen Leacock Award) is an annual award presented to the best work of humorous literature written in English by a Canadian. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Needham also coined Mop and Pail and Grope and Flail as unflattering nicknames for his employer, both of which are still in use today.
See also: Canadian humour. Canadian humour is, in many respects, a fundamental part of Canadian culture. ...
Categories: Canadian people stubs | Canadian humorists | 1912 births | 1996 deaths
For this reason, critics sometimes refer to the paper as the Toronto Globe and Mail or as Toronto's National Newspaper.
Other satirical nicknames for the paper include Mop and Pail or Grope and Flail, both of which were coined by longtime Globe and Mail humour columnist RichardJ. Needham.
The Globe and Mail outsold the National Post throughout the so-called "national newspaper war" and has begun to regain some of the lost ground as the Post's new owner, CanWest, has been reluctant to invest in expansion.
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