Fri, 9 April 2010
Thur, Apr 8 2010
Mister Ron's Basement #1643
Humorist Edgar Wilson 'Bill' Nye and Poet James Whitcomb Riley were a very popular team on the lecture circuit during the 1880s. In 1889, they issued a book that was sold at these speaking engagements called 'Nye and Riley's Railroad Guide.'
This week we are reading from that book.
Today, Riley points out a newlywed couple at the theater in his poem, 'In a Box' and Nye visits an 'imitation hotel' in 'Where the Roads are Engaged in Forking.'
Time: approx eight and a half minutes
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