Sat, 16 May 2009
Sat, May 16 2009
Mister Ron's Basement #1379
Our Saturday Night Special story was originally presented in Basement Episode #933 a couple of years ago (you can find it here). In it Mortimer Thomson made fun of Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, one of the most influential men in America in the years leading up to the Civil War.
Apparently, the version we presented then was heavily edited by the Utah newspaper we originally found it in. Today we are re-reading the story in its complete form, as was printed in a Georgia Newspaper in 1856. It is about twice as long, and twice as funny. Hidden between the satirical remarks are exaggerated but insightful descriptions of a typical Beecher sermon of the day. Enjoy!
Time: approx fifteen minutes
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