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Fri, May 7 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1671

We have found some odd magazine articles from the always funny W. L. Alden.

Once again, we offer a piece by Alden from 1878, where he explores the origins of this poem known by every boy who needs to choose 'It' --

  Aina, maina, mona, mike,   

  Bassalona, bona, strike;   

  Hare, ware, frown, hack;   

  Halico, balico, wee, wo, wy, whack!

This story is called 'Gibberish.'

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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