Thur Oct 7, 2010
Mister Ron’s Basement # 1785
This week, we will be reading some brilliant pieces by Gelett Burgess from his 1901 book ‘The Romance of the Commonplace.’
The ancient Romans had a strange custom, where people would collect and take care of small statues known as ‘Lares.’ They apparently had no function, but people took pride in the number and quality of Lares they owned.
In today’s tale, ‘The Tyranny of the Lares,’ Burgess discusses the uselessness of collecting things, and offers his own solutions to ‘the bore of ownership.’
Time: approx nine and a half minutes
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