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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BERT AND I AND OTHER STORIES FROM DOWN EAST


by Robert Bryan and Marshall Dodge


BERT AND I, INC.
BI-1
1958
MONO





SIDE A:



Bert and I
Kenneth Fowler Goes Hunting
Camden Pierce Goes to New York
The Sassage
The Lighter-than-air Balloon
Which Way to East Vassalboro
Which Way to Millinocket
The Long Hill
The Liar
Mad Dog

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SIDE B:



Down East Socialism
Down East Religion
Albert's Moose
Virgil Bliss
Chester Coomb's First-born
Arnold Bunker Testifies
The Body in the Kelp
The Long Fezzle
Harry Whitfield's Trip

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Editor's note: I suppose that comedy is basically familiarity re-told in humorous tones. The problem with that is that one's man funny is another's banal. I don't exactly find these tales to be from either camp. Maybe ironic at best. Kind of how British humor and American humor seem to not mesh at all at any discernible intersection. I guess that somebody in New England finds this ha-ha-hilarious but I can't find much to laugh about most places let alone here.







2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, great accents; great post

makc said...

Woah. Internet knows the source of balloon joke, I'm seriously impressed.