My Beautiful Wickedness

Who knew you could rhyme Alaska with John Jacob Astor?
August 1, 2007, 7:32 am
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I know I’m about a month behind on this, but the NYT ran a neat story on the early recording industry’s relationship to dirty jokes and blue comedians. Of course, it’s slipped behind their pay-wall now, but I found a copy over here that will be of interest to my history-wonk readers.

The notion that Edison and his assistants began recording sound by barking “mad dog” “mad dog” into the horn so they could play it backwards and hear someone saying goddamn…I find that funny.


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