~[HUMOR] Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol 1, No. 11, August, 1920, by W.H. Fawcett - icequeen

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Post by silverquill » April 16th, 2021, 12:20 pm

Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol 1, No. 11, August, 1920, by W.H. Fawcett (1885 - 1940)
"Captain Billy's Whiz Bang" was an iconic magazine of American wit and humor launched by W.H. Fawcett in 1919. Each 64-page issue is packed with jokes, quips, and humorous bits of writing. Each year it grew in popularity, and Fawcett’s success lead to the formation of the well-known Fawcett Publications, which issued "Whiz Comics" and introduced Captain Marvel. The magazine was immortalized in a line in the song “Trouble” from Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man.” (Summary by Larry Wilson)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56968

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[*]Project Code: kD5cBUSq
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Fawcett (W.H. Fawcett)
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Genres for the project: Humorous Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: humor, American Literature, wit, comic, periodical, magazine, jokes, jingles, riddles, quips

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Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

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"Section # of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol 1, No. 11, August, 1920. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol 1, No. 11, August, 1920, by W.H. Fawcett. Section Title."
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"End of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol 1, No. 11, August, 1920, by W.H. Fawcett."
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Post by silverquill » April 16th, 2021, 12:22 pm

This has been on my list for a long time -- a great magazine of wit and humor. Gutenberg has a dozen or more issues available, and maybe we can find some more. These should be really fun projects to do.
~ Larry

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Post by pschempf » April 16th, 2021, 1:19 pm

This looks like fun, Larry. I'll have to claim a section on you have a MW. I could use some wit and humor. :D
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Post by icequeen » April 16th, 2021, 9:01 pm

Hi Larry! I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » April 16th, 2021, 9:04 pm

OK, your MW is ready! We will wait here a day or two to see is we can pick up a DPL.
Ann

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Post by silverquill » April 16th, 2021, 10:01 pm

Thank you, Ann!

READY FOR READERS, and a DPL WOULD BE MOST WELCOME.

Let the laughter begin. :lol:
~ Larry

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Post by icequeen » April 18th, 2021, 3:31 pm

Off we go to Readers Wanted!
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Post by pschempf » April 19th, 2021, 2:11 pm

Larry -

May I start this off with section 5?
Fritz

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Post by silverquill » April 19th, 2021, 9:16 pm

pschempf wrote:
April 19th, 2021, 2:11 pm
Larry -

May I start this off with section 5?
And, so let it be. :(
Thanks, Phil!
~ Larry

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Post by StillzJam42 » April 23rd, 2021, 2:06 pm

Can I have sections 8 & 10?

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Post by silverquill » April 23rd, 2021, 6:07 pm

StillzJam42 wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 2:06 pm
Can I have sections 8 & 10?
Welcome aboard!
I've put you in for these to read.
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Post by silverquill » April 25th, 2021, 8:32 pm

Just to get us started, here is the very brief introduction. Ready for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/whizbangv1n11_00_fawcett_128kb.mp3 1:37
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Post by darbus69 » May 1st, 2021, 12:24 pm

I would like to claim the Formation of Women/They answered section 4 please!
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Post by silverquill » May 1st, 2021, 10:49 pm

darbus69 wrote:
May 1st, 2021, 12:24 pm
I would like to claim the Formation of Women/They answered section 4 please!
Let's wait until you get your test recording evaluated. I'd be glad to do it, but you didn't post the link in the forum.

Let me know.
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Post by darbus69 » May 3rd, 2021, 9:26 am

Morning

I did post it, the link is below.

did it need to be posted somewhere else?

brad

viewtopic.php?t=87076
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