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Sat, Apr 04 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1337

Our Saturday Night Special story involves two dozen bottles of beer, a poker game, and a visiting strict Bishop. From 1900, we present Thomas L. Masson's 'A Distressing Situation.'

Time: approx seven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-04a.mp3
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Sat, Apr 04 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1336

Last week we ran pieces from a 'scissors and paste' book from 1881 -- this week we have dug out a similar project from waaay back in 1830. The book is called 'The Gleaner, or Selections in Prose and Poetry from the Periodical Press.'

Some of the stories are quite funny, but the language is highly formal and stilted. Nevertheless, we have dug out some gems. Today we hear about a prospective husband's three conditions to his fiancee. It's simply called 'Anecdote.'

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20am EST