Wed, 11 November 2009
Wed, Nov 11 2009
Mister Ron's Basement #1500 (Part FIVE of EIGHT)
Welcome to the 1500th Episode of Mister Ron's Basement!
We are presenting this Episode in EIGHT Parts, one per day for eight days.
In 1906, Ellis Parker Butler published 'Perkins of Portland' a book collection of eight stories of the world's greatest Advertising Man. Most of these stories had appeared in assorted popular magazines. Episode #1500 will be readings of these incredibly funny, and surprisingly modern Perkins of Portland stories. Yes, we have read some of these before in early episodes of the Basement.
Some advertising men are clever and creative, but Perkins was the greatest genius in the business, as we find out in 'The Adventure in Automobiles.'
It originally appeared with the title 'Don't Swear' in Collier's Magazine on January 23, 1904. Your comments are welcome!
Time: approx thirteen and a half minutes
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