Sun, 8 November 2009
Sun, Nov 8 2009
Mister Ron's Basement #1500 (Part TWO of EIGHT)
Welcome to the 1500th Episode of Mister Ron's Basement!
We are presenting this Episode in EIGHT Parts, one per day for eight days.
In 1906, Ellis Parker Butler published 'Perkins of Portland' a book collection of eight stories of the world's greatest Advertising Man. Most of these stories had appeared in assorted popular magazines. Episode #1500 will be readings of these incredibly funny, and surprisingly modern Perkins of Portland stories. Yes, we have read some of these before in early episodes of the Basement.
Today's story deals with Perkins's earliest days in advertising, and a customer who made the horrible mistake of not listening to him. It is called 'The Adventure of Mr. Silas Boggs' and it originally appeared in Judicious Advertising Magazine in February, 1904. Your comments are welcome!
Time: approx twenty and one half minutes
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