Sat, 28 March 2009
Sat, Mar 28 2009
Mister Ron's Basement #1329
This week we have dug out an 1881 book called "Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!' It is composed of humorous pieces clipped from various newspapers. The authors are listed as Scissors and Paste.
The authors of the pieces are not credited, but some of the newspapers are. From this we can usually figure out who the writers are. Today's story, really a truly old joke, perhaps first appeared in this form. It's called 'Bread and Gravy' by Alexander Sweet and John Armoy . Well, old jokes had to be new at some point, right?
Time: approx two and a half minutes
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