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Thur Apr 14, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1920

This week, we have dug out some more truly rare Bill Nye stories, always a treat to read and to hear.

Today we feature an 1885 Nye tale that apparently never appeared in a book, but was in newspapers. It is called ‘George Washington.’

We had quite a bit of trouble reading this scan from a newspaper page, but believe that most of it came through okay.

Time: approx seven minutes

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Mister Ron's Basement Gorilla Contest!

Our week of Gorilla Stories presented from March 28th through April 1st have inspired Mister Ron’s Gorilla Costume Contest!

That is right! The winner of this contest will win a real Gorilla Suit Costume from HalloweenCostumes.com!

Here are the rules -

1 - Write an original, funny story involving a gorilla. It can be anywhere from one paragraph to as long as you'd like!
2 - The story must use at least ONE of these words from the Gorilla Stories we have presented from March 28th through April 1st. The more, the better:


3 - Send it in via email to revry@panix.com. Please write 'Gorilla Contest Entry' in the subject line. Your entry must be received by Mister Ron by April 30th, 2011!
4 - Try to make it funny and original.
The winner, as chosen by Mister Ron, will get to choose a gorilla (or banana) costume from HalloweenCostumes.com!

The winner's story will be read on the Mister Ron's Basement podcast!

Thanks so much to the nice folks at HalloweenCostumes.com for their idea of having this contest. They offer a wonderful selection of well-made costumes year-round, not just for Halloween!

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