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Mon, Feb 12 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #636

This may be one of the best episodes of Mister Ron's Basement, ever!

Mortimer Thomson was a popular humorist of the pre-Civil War years who wrote under the pen name of 'Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P. B." He was part of a group of wild bohemian humorists who gathered at Pfaff's Beer Cellar in New York City, and wrote clever satirical pieces for the New York Tribune.

Today we read the Introduction to the book 'Doesticks -- What He Says' and the chapter concerning Niagara Falls -- 'Doesticks on a Bender' from 1855.

Time: approx thirteen minutes

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