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Fri, Nov 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #557

Mister Bowser decides to reduce a utility bill by making his own gas. The results are what you would expect in the 1902 tale, 'Reducing the Gas Bill' by C. B. Lewis.'

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-24.mp3
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Thu, Nov 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #556



Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' ran a column of sketches of the people and doings in the beautiful, quaint town of Newburyport, for the readers of The Boston Post. In 1852, he published a collection of these pieces under the title 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

While many of these 'Cymon' sketches appear to be true stories, this one may be a bit tongue in cheek. Still, the author paints a colorful picture in a tale of two whitewashers and a barrel of spirits in 'Whitewashing Extraordinary.'

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-23.mp3
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