The intricacies in radio are so great, and the changes occur so quickly that no one can afford to make a will wherein a radio provision figures. Once we thought of having a radio loud speaker installed in our coffin to keep us company and make it less lonesome. After reading this story we quickly changed our mind. The possibilities are too various.
I was going in to New York on the 8:15 A.M. train and was sitting with my friend Murchison and, as a matter of course, we were talking radio. I had just told Murchison that he was a lunkheaded noodle and that for two cents I would poke him in the jaw, and that even a pin-headed idiot ought to know that a tube set was better than a crystal set. To this Murchison had replied that that settled it. He said he had always known I was a moron, and now he was sure of it.
"If you had enough brains to fill a hazelnut shell," he said, "you wouldn't talk that way. Anybody but a half-baked lunatic would know that what a man wants in radio is clear, sharp reception and that's what a crystal gives you. You're one of these half-wits that think they're classy if they can hear some two-cent station five hundred miles away utter a few faint squeaks. Shut up! I don't want to talk to you. I don't want to listen to you. Go and sit somewhere else."
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A rich and pious man designs a tomb for himself that is comforting and uplifting to everyone buried around him. But he failed to account for the FCC.
A dated (from 1927) story with a slightly irritating folksy style of writing. Not bad, not special.
Humorous short about a deeply religious mans tomb, and the lawyer who helped draw up his will.
I enjoyed this for it's tongue-in-cheek humour and the ending made me smile.
Predictable short story about a man who takes his love for radio to extremes. You can see the "twist" ending coming a mile away.