Fri, 13 November 2009
Fri, Nov 13 2009
Mister Ron's Basement #1500 (Part SEVEN 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.
Are you disgusted with the way modern literature is written by corporations with merchandising as the primary consideration? Think this is something new? Check out today's Perkins story, 'The Adventure of the Crimson Cord.'
This story originally appeared in Frank Leslie's Monthly back in February, 1904.
Time: approx twenty-four minutes
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