Mon, 20 June 2005
Mon, Jun 20 2005
Mister Ron's Basement #58
More Stephen Leacock, from 1918 -- 'This Strenuous Age' -- also a little taste of 'Ma Ragtime Baby' from 1899.
Stephen Leacock was a major inspiration to Jack Benny. Back when Benny was in vaudeville, he would crack up reading this stuff. Undoubtedly, Leacock's snide descriptions of people of all sorts was an influence on Benny's later radio and television career.
Time: approx nine minutes
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