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Fri, May 14 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1676

Before Palmer Cox became famous for his creation of 'The Brownies,' he spent many years writing a variety of humorous stories for newspapers and magazines in the 1800s. In 1895, he published a collection of some of these stories called 'Frontier Humor.'

Once upon a time, the word 'mean' usually referred to a tight-fisted cheapskate, and in today's tale, that's exactly what it refers to, as we hear about 'The Champion Mean Man.'

Time: approx seventeen minutes



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