Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri, Dec 30 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #234

Short but funny Fables from George T. Lanigan occupy the Basement this week. A twist on the well-known tale of Frivolity followed by Regret is the result of 'The Grasshopper and the Ant' from around 1880.

Please excuse the sound quality today. Mister Ron is attempting to recover from a Major Crash on his machine, and is using a temporary makeshift recorder.

Time: approx two and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

Thu, Dec 29 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #233

Short but funny Fables from George T. Lanigan occupy the Basement this week. Noisy neighbors were a problem to apartment dwellers back in the 1880s. Of course, that doesn't happen today... 'The Ostrich and the Hen' is a short tale regarding that situation.

Please excuse the sound quality today. Mister Ron is attempting to recover from a Major Crash on his machine, and is using a temporary makeshift recorder.

Time: approx two and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24am EST

Tue, Dec 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #232

Short but funny Fables from George T. Lanigan occupy the Basement this week. Sometimes you get more than you expect -- as in 'The Villager and the Snake' from around 1880.

Time: approx two and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23am EST

Mon, Dec 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #231

Short but funny Fables from George T. Lanigan occupy the Basement this week. 'The Fox and the Crow,' from 1880, is not exactly Aesop -- then again, what is?

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21am EST

Sun, Dec 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #230

Short but funny Fables from George T. Lanigan occupy the Basement this week. Today's story, from around 1880, is 'The Kind-Hearted She-Elephant.'

Time: approx two and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19am EST

Sat, Dec 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #229

George Ade brings us a heartwarming (well, SOMETHING gets warmed) Christmas tale from 1902, 'The Fable of the Cut-up who Came very Near Losing His Ticket, but who Turned Defeat into Victory.'

Time: approx nine minutes

Another George Ade Christmas Story (by far the lengthiest of his tales we've presented here) can be found on the Mister Ron's Basement Web Site, episode Number 101, 'To Make A Hoosier Holiday.'

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

Fri, Dec 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #228



George Ade's 'The Fable of the Grass Widow and the Mesmeree and the Six Dollars' from 1900, one of his funniest stories, is our pre-Christmas gift to all our listeners.

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:48am EST

Thu, Dec 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #227

Wrapping up Fanny Fern Week with an early piece from 1852 -- 'Hints to Young Wives' -- explaining the rewards of true devotion...

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47am EST

Wed, Dec 21 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #226

Fanny Fern might as well have written this a week ago instead of in 1854 (except maybe the part about the iceman) -- 'Sunshine and Young Mothers.'

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

Tue, Dec 20 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #225

Fanny Fern (Sara Payson Willis Parton) often wrote stories deserving of big belly laughs. Today's piece from 1854, 'Hungry Husbands,' does exactly that.

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

Mon, Dec 19 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #224

Fanny Fern (Sara Payson Willis Parton) was the most popular newspaper columnist in America in the 1850s, and her humor shines through today. 'A Broadway Shop Reverie' from 1854 could easily have been written last week.

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:41am EST

Sun, Dec 18 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #223

Fanny Fern (Sara Payson Willis Parton) was not only one of the earliest and most popular regularly published feminist writers of the 1850s and 1860s, but she often used her sharp, pointed wit to skewer pretension and ignorance. Her 1854 story 'The Advantages of a House in a Fashionable Square' explores love and social climbing, and has a satisfyingly happy ending.

Time: approx sixteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36am EST

Sat, Dec 17 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #222

George Ade tells a tale of missed opportunities and lessons learned that was nostalgic even back in 1901, in 'The Fable of the Third and Last Call.'

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17am EST

Fri, Dec 16 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #221

George Ade brings us a tale of Culture and Domesticity in the 1904 story 'The Attempt to Spruce Up the Family and Give It a Standing.'

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

Thu, Dec 15 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #220

Yes, Mister Ron DID promise NOT to read this one earlier in the week, but he couldn't resist! Presenting the quintessential Frank R. Stockton story, 'The Lady or the Tiger?' from 1884.

Time: approx seventeen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-15a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Thu, Dec 15 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #219

Frank R. Stockton wrote stories during the late 1800s that ran the gamut from Romance, Science Fiction, Mystery, and Humor, often all at the same time. Vacationers turn misfortune into a serendipitously happy event in 'Our Tavern,' from 1879.

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

Wed, Dec 14 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #218


Mister Ron goes nuts today reading an incredibly long, but unbelievably wonderful story by Frank R. Stockton -- from 1892, 'My Terminal Moraine,' an elaborately constructed tall tale of a science fictional romance, with geological oddities that defy reason, and hair raising suspense, coupled with some good old fashioned screwball comedy. What more could you ask for?

Time: approx One Hour and Eleven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

Tue, Dec 13 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #217

Frank R. Stockton wrote stories during the late 1800s that ran the gamut from Romance, Science Fiction, Mystery, and Humor, often all at the same time. Today's tale of a hapless Jolly Roger on a working vacation is from the 1898 book 'Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts' -- 'How Bartholemy Rested Himself.'

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

Sun, Dec 11 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #216

Frank R. Stockton wrote stories during the late 1800s that ran the gamut from Romance, Science Fiction, Mystery, and Humor, often all at the same time.

Today's tale, 'Mr. Tolman,' deals with a lonely businessman concerned with his sanity taking a drastic step that changes the lives of at least a few of the people he encounters.

Time: approx forty-two minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57am EST

Sat, Dec 10 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #215

George Ade lets us all in on how Success depends on Hard Work and Ambition in the 1903 tale 'The Patient Toiler Who Got It in the Usual Place.'

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Fri, Dec 09 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #214

George Ade lets us in on a modern woman's search for perfection in companionship in 'Hazel's Two Husbands and What Became of Them' from 1904.

Time: approx seven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

Thu, Dec 08 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #213

The insanely wacky stories of Max Adeler (Charles Heber Clark) are spotlighted this week. Here is a mesmerizing story from 1902 --'Fractional Electricity.'

Time: approx twenty-four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48am EST

Wed, Dec 07 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #212

The insanely wacky stories of Max Adeler (Charles Heber Clark) are spotlighted this week. Sometimes dreams do come true! A couple get to show the world what they are made of in 'The Millionaires' from 1902.

Time: approx eighteen and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45pm EST

Tue, Dec 06 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #211

The insanely wacky stories of Max Adeler (Charles Heber Clark) are spotlighted this week. Some gentlemen discuss astounding marksmanship in Adeler's tale of incredulity, 'Wonderful Shooting,' once again from around 1880.

Time: approx four and a half minutes

A listener who wishes to remain anonymous has sent this missive -- Mr. Ron is kind of like a cross between Mr. Rogers and Alan Ginsberg, with a dash of Dr. Demento and a tiny pinch of Wavy Gravy. I'm leaving out the very slightly sinister shadow behind it all that makes it have just a small smudge of exciting madness, because I don't know who to compare it to. Alfred Hitchcock?


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Direct download: revry-2005-12-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Mon, Dec 05 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #210

The insanely wacky stories of Max Adeler (Charles Heber Clark) are spotlighted this week. Almost cinematic in its verbal slapstick, 'Catching the Morning Train' written around 1880, chronicles a commuter's frustrating morning.

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39am EST

Sun, Dec 04 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #209

The insanely wacky stories of Max Adeler (Charles Heber Clark) are spotlighted this week. 'The Fate of Young Chubb' from 1891, is sad, grisly, and excrutiatingly funny.

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:36am EST

Sat, Dec 03 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #208

George Ade's shocking tale of the Power of Infatuation, 'The Fable of The Satiated Globe-Trotter Who Found a New Kind of Nerve Tonic Waiting for Him at Home' from 1901 is timeless. Just timeless.

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40am EST

Fri, Dec 02 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #207

George Ade deals with the Modern Woman who wishes to Experiment with her family in 'The Escape of Arthur and the Salvation of Herbert' from 1904.

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am EST

Thu, Dec 01 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #206



Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, is being spotlighted this week with stories from his 1891 book 'Remarks.' In this transcription of a short correspondence, Nye gives some friendly career advice to 'The Approaching Humorist.'

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-12-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34am EST

Wed, Nov 30 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #205

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, is being spotlighted this week with stories from his 1891 book 'Remarks.' You've never encountered a book review such as in Nye's 'Recollections of Noah Webster.'

Time: approx five and half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

Tue, Nov 29 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #204

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, is being spotlighted this week with stories from his 1891 book 'Remarks.' Some strange events and a truly nasty practical joke are recounted in the tale 'Shorts.'

Time: approx three and half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

Mon, Nov 28 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #203

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, is being spotlighted this week with stories from his 1891 book 'Remarks.' Today, we are informed of the doings of Medical Students and the various sciences concerened with what makes us tick in 'Anatomy.'

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Sun, Nov 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #202

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, is being spotlighted this week with stories from his 1891 book 'Remarks.' Today's tale of a mysterious wax museum is called 'Lovely Horrors.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:25am EST

Sat, Nov 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #201

George Ade gives the low-down on the flighty younger generation of women in the 1902 story 'The Fable of How Aggie had Spells that the Home Remedies could not Touch.' Also, a song not by Elvis.

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23am EST

Fri, Nov 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #200

George Ade helps us celebrate our 200th Episode of The Basement with 'What Father Bumped into at the Culture Factory' from 1903.

Hello Central!

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20am EST

Thu, Nov 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #199

Mark Twain left behind a large selection of great stories that were not published until after his death in 1910. Most appropriately, this hilarious article originally run in the Buffalo Express in 1889 appeared in a book for the first time in 1919, -- 'Last Words of Great Men.'

Incidentally, Twain's actual last words, written on a piece of paper, were 'Give me my glasses.'

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17am EST

Wed, Nov 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #198

Mark Twain left behind a large selection of great stories that were not published until after his death in 1910. For Thanksgiving, we present his short tale, 'Hunting the Deceitful Turkey' published in 1916.

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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The Mark Twain Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Tue, Nov 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #197

Mark Twain left behind a large selection of great stories that were not published until after his death in 1910. 'A Fable,' published in 1916, is almost totally different from anything else the author had written previously.

Time: approx five and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Mon, Nov 21 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #196

Mark Twain left behind a large selection of great stories that were not published until after his death in 1910. 'The Approaching Epidemic,' originally written around 1870 and published in 1919, explores a nineteenth century phenomenon that ought to be familiar to anyone today.

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Sun, Nov 20 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #195

Mark Twain left behind a large selection of great stories that were not published until after his death in 1910. From 1916 comes the only slightly absurd tale of 'The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm.'

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Sat, Nov 19 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #194

George Ade tells who the winner will always be in a contest between the Atheletically Skillful and the Unabashed Klutz in 'The Fable of the Crafty Love-Maker who Needed a Lady Manager' from 1902.

Time: approx three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Fri, Nov 18 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #193

George Ade's 'The Fable of the Day's Work and The Morning After' from 1901 gives the real lowdown on proper nutrition.

This is one of Mister Ron's Favorite funny stories.

Time: approx five minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am EST

Thu, Nov 17 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #192

A silly story from the 1913 collection, 'Folk Tales Every Child Should Know,' edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie -- 'Hans Who Made the Princess Laugh' from the Norwegian Tale of Peter Christen Asbjornsen.

Time: approx eleven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am EST

Wed, Nov 16 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #191

One of the great philosophical questions of all times is explored in 'Intelligence and Luck' translated from the Bohemian by A. H. Wratislaw and included in the 1913 book 'Folk Tales Every Child Should Know,' edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie.

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55am EST

Tue, Nov 15 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #190

One of the most fascinating stories from the 1913 collection, 'Folk Tales Every Child Should Know,' edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie -- 'The Greedy Youngster' from the Norwegian Tale of Peter Christen Asbjornsen.

Time: approx nineteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am EST

Mon, Nov 14 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #189

From 'Folk Tales Every Child Should Know' edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie in 1913, a story of someone who always looks at the bright side of life -- 'Hans in Luck' by the Brothers Grimm.

Time: approx eleven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51am EST

Sun, Nov 13 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #188

Recalling stories from the 1913 collection, 'Folk Tales Every Child Should Know,' edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie. Today's is 'The Lad Who Went to the North Wind' by Sir George Webbe Dasent.

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48am EST

Sat, Nov 12 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #187

George Ade gives Cupid a Holiday in 'The Fable of the General Manager of the Love Affair Who Demanded a Furlough' from 1901.

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53pm EST

Fri, Nov 11 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #186

George Ade strikes a Blow for Freedom in his short tale, 'The Fable of the Single-Handed Fight for Personal Liberty' from 1904.

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51am EST

Thu, Nov 10 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #185

Spoofs of Sherlock Holmes strike at us from every direction this week! Taking a phone message with O. Henry's 'The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes' from 1911, featuring the surmising deductions of The Great Detective!

Time: approx twelve minutes

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The O Henry Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48am EST

Wed, Nov 09 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #184

Spoofs of Sherlock Holmes strike at us from every direction this week! No stone is left unturned in Stephen Leacock's 'Maddened by Mystery -- or the Defective Detective' from 1911, featuring the inscrutable deductions of The Great Detective!

Time: approx fourteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

Tue, Nov 08 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #183

Spoofs of Sherlock Holmes strike at us from every direction this week! Hot in pursuit in 'The Escape of the Bull-Dog' by Cunnin Toil (R. C. Lehmann) from 1893, featuring the astounding deductions of Picklock Holes!

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

Mon, Nov 07 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #182

Spoofs of Sherlock Holmes strike at us from every direction this week! The Game is Afoot in 'The Adventure of the Table Foot' by Zero (Allan Ramsay) from 1894, featuring the remarkable deductions of Thinlock Bones!

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am EST

Sun, Nov 06 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #181

Spoofs of Sherlock Holmes strike at us from every direction this week! Today we hear 'The Adventure of the Diamond Necklace' by G. F. Forrest from 1905, featuring the amazing deductions of Warlock Bones!

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

Sat, Nov 05 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #180

George Ade brings us a tale of a true modern day Solomon in 'The Fable of Flora and Adolph and a Home Gone Wrong' from 1899. Goo-Goo Eyes!

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Fri, Nov 04 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #179

George Ade figures out how Some People like to get the most they can out of Everything in 'The Fable of the One Who Got What Was Coming to Him and Then Some More' from 1904.

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Thu, Nov 03 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #178

Lafcadio Hearn's 1904 Tale of the Fantastic, 'Diplomacy,' is a reminder not to lose one's head when losing one's head...

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10am EST

Wed, Nov 02 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #177

Perhaps the Shortest Episode of Mister Ron's Basement ever -- Stephen Crane's Fantastic poem 'A Man Said to the Universe' from 1899, answering the eternal question -- or maybe not.

Time: approx one and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Tue, Nov 01 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #176

Ever wonder what fireworks have to say to each other? Check out 'The Remarkable Rocket' written by Oscar Wilde in 1888, one of our Stories of the Fantastic this week!

Time: approx twenty-four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-11-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04am EST

Mister Ron's Basement #175 Mon, Oct 31 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #175

A Special Treat for our 175th episode -- H. G. Wells' 1899 story, 'The Man Who Could Work Miracles,' which Wells himself rewrote as a screenplay for the wonderful 1936 Movie of the same name starring Roland Young. The musical intro and outro is also Special -- selections from a 1912 recording of 'I'm The Guy' penned by legendary cartoonist Rube Goldberg -- see the sheet music at http://ronevry.com/imtheguy.html

Time: approx thirty-seven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Sun, Oct 30 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #174

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' writen by Washington Irving in 1819, in it's complete and original form, is the LONGEST story ever attempted in Mister Ron's Basement as of this time.

What can I say? It's worth listening to the rich description of the land and the characters, and is actually much more frightening and fun than any of the movie or cartoon versions. Part of our week of Stories of the Fantastic.

Time: exactly one hour!

There are many great stories found in Mister Ron's Basement. Check out our catalog!

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Sat, Oct 29 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #173

George Ade discusses the advantages of sampling the buffet in 'The Fable of Eugene who Walked the Length of the Counter Before Making His Selection' from 1902.

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Fri, Oct 28 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #172

George Ade gives us a look at exactly how things get to be the way they are at the Modern Pharmacy in his 1901 tale, 'The Fable of The Bureau of Public Comfort & The Man in Charge.'

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:37am EST

Thu, Oct 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #171

Even Creepier and Funnier stories this week! A young man performs an astonishing feat of prestidigitation in Thomas Hardy's 1877 story, 'The Thieves Who Couldn't Stop Sneezing.'

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

Wed, Oct 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #170

Even Creepier and Funnier stories this week! Bill Nye relates what he found in the 'Dark Room at the Top of the Stairs' in a tale from his 1888 book, 'Remarks.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Tue, Oct 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #169

Even Creepier and Funnier stories this week! Stephen Leacock's 1911 journey into the netherworlds, 'Q -- A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural' is here presented for your consideration.

Time: approx twenty minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am EST

Mon, Oct 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #168

Even Creepier and Funnier stories this week! The Medium is the Massage in Frank L. Stanton's Turn-Of-The-Century poem 'The Bellville Spirit Meeting.'

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25am EST

Sun, Oct 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #167

Even Creepier and Funnier stories this week! We start with John Kendrick Bang's 1894 tale of romance and astral projection -- 'A Psychical Prank.'

Time: approx fourteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

Mister Ron's Basement #166 Sat, Oct 22, 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #166

George Ade waxes profusely over the Waffles in 'The Fable of the Family That Worked Overtime in Taking Care of Nellie,' from 1904.

Time: approx three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Fri, Oct 21 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #165

George Ade explores a miasmatic culture clash in 'The Fable of The Boston Biologist and The Native With the Blue Hardware' from 1901.

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18am EST

Thu, Oct 20 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #164

Spooky (but funny) stories have been dragged kicking and screaming out of the Basement this week! H. H. Munro (Saki) brings us a mystical tale of transmutation and practical jokes in 'The She-Wolf' from 1914.

Time: approx fourteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14am EST

Wed, Oct 19 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #163

Spooky (but funny) stories have been dragged kicking and screaming out of the Basement this week! Try and keep a straight face while listening to 'A Few Spirit Reminiscences' by John Kendrick Bangs, from 1898.

Time: approx twenty-six and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-19-1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

Wed, Oct 19 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #162

Spooky (but funny) stories have been dragged kicking and screaming out of the Basement this week! Ambrose Bierce brings us a delightful encounter between an accountant and the ghost of his father in an excerpt from his 1873 book 'The Fiend's Delight.' Hamlet this isn't!

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Ambrose Bierce Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03am EST

Mon, Oct 17 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #161

Spooky (but funny) stories have been dragged kicking and screaming out of the Basement this week! Edgar Allan Poe's 1844 tale, 'The Angel of the Odd' deals with a supernatural visitation, a devastating fire, personal tragedy, attempted suicide, and aerial daredevilry, and is totally hilarious as well.

Time: approx twenty-six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59am EST

Sun, Oct 16 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #160

Spooky (but funny) stories have been dragged kicking and screaming out of the Basement this week! Today's is actually a short poem by Thomas Hood from 1883, 'Mary's Ghost -- A Pathetic Ballad,' which should leave you laughing so hard you'll split at the seams. Well, somebody will be split at the seams...

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:57am EST

Sat, Oct 15 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #159

George Ade discovers the meaning of a Lasting Friendship in the Fable of 'The Man Who Had a True Friend to Steer Him Along' from 1904.

Time: approx three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54am EST

Fri, Oct 14 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #158

George Ade's 1899 adventure of an early aeronaut, 'The Fable of the Professor Who Wanted to Be Alone,' is sure to have you gripping your seat -- or is that your wallet?

Time: approx three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

Thu, Oct 13 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #157

George Horatio Derby's writings are still sublimely funny 150 years later! Today's is 'Review of New Books' from 1855.

Time: approx fourteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Horatio Derby Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:50am EST

Wed, Oct 12 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #156

George Horatio Derby's writings are still superbly funny 150 years later! Today's is 'A Legend of the Tehama House' from 1855.

Time: approx twenty-one and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Horatio Derby Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

Tue, Oct 11 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #155

George Horatio Derby's writings are still riotously funny 150 years later! Today's is 'Squibob Abhors Street Introductions' from 1855.

Time: approx six and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Horatio Derby Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:45am EST

Mon, Oct 10 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #154

George Horatio Derby's writings are still amazingly funny 150 years later! Today's is 'Pistol Shooting -- A Counter Challenge' from 1855.

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Horatio Derby Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

Sun, Oct 09 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #153

George Horatio Derby's writings are still hysterically funny 150 years later! Today's is 'Antidote for Fleas,' written in 1855.

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Horatio Derby Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am EST

Sat, Oct 08 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #152

George Ade's 1902 story 'The Fable of How One Brave Patsy Worked Himself Into the King's Row' gives the Real Scoop on succeeeding with the women.

Time: approx two and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Fri, Oct 07 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #151

George Ade's 'The Maneuvers of Joel and the Disappointed Orphan Asylum' from 1904 is pretty much self-explanatory, except perhaps the bit about Joel's maneuvers and the thing about the Orphan Asylum.

Time: approx six and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Mister Ron's Basement #150

Thu, Oct 06 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #150

Goin' Hollywood this week as we explore funny classic stories that were made into movies! H. C. Bunner's 1891 story 'Zenobia's Infidelity' should be familiar to hard core Laurel and Hardy fans -- or is that Langdon and Hardy?

Apparently, the link to this story was broken for a while. Apologies to all. It is fixed and should be downloadable now.

Time: approx twenty-three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The H. C. Bunner Catalog of Stories is at:

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There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here.

John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here. 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement10-07-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Wed, Oct 05 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #149

Goin' Hollywood this week as we explore funny classic stories that were made into movies! George Ade's 'The Fable of How Uncle Brewster Was Too Shifty for the Tempter' from 1900 may have been the uncredited inspiration for some humorous scenes in an Edward G. Robinson classic film.

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51am EST

Tue, Oct 04 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #148

Goin' Hollywood this week as we explore funny classic stories that were made into movies! Ellis Parker Butler's hilarious signature story, 'Pigs is Pigs,' from 1906, was made into a now lost film in 1914, and a 1954 Disney Cartoon!

Time: approx twenty and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Ellis Parker Butler Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46am EST

Mon, Oct 03 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #147

Goin' Hollywood this week as we explore funny classic stories that were made into movies! O Henry's 'The Cop and the Anthem' from 1906 was filmed by a number of people, from D. W. Griffith to Red Skelton.

Time: approx fourteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The O Henry Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Sun, Oct 02 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #146

Goin' Hollywood this week as we explore funny classic stories that were made into movies! Today's is 'The £ 1,000,000 Bank Note' by Mark Twain, from 1893.

Time: approx forty and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Mark Twain Catalog of Stories is at:

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

Sat, Oct 01 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #145

George Ade's 1899 'Fable of Paducah's Favourite Comedians and the Mildewed Stunt' is the story of a Ritzy Family Act With A Strong Finish.

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-10-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

Fri, Sep 30 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #144

George Ade's 1904 tale of a boarding house, 'The Regular Kind of Place and the Usual Way it Turned Out' may recall an almost-vanished custom, but it's still very, very funny.

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Thu, Sep 29 2005

Mister Ron's basement #143

Mary Austin week ends with an early piece about an effete and proper Bostonian attempting to 'go native' in the Southwest. It's called 'The Wooing of the Sennorita,' from 1897.

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-09-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Wed, Sep 28 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #142

Mary Austin mixed authentic history with magic, as explained by legendary story-telling birds in 'The Pearls of Cofachique - How Lucas de Ayllon Came to Look for Them and What the Cacica Far-Looking Did to Him -- Told by the Pelican' from 1918.

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-09-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Tue, Sep 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #141

Mary Austin's story of a sheep rancher, his daughter, and a dangerous masquerade offers charming characters and a good deal of fun. It's called 'Spring o' the Year,' from 1908.

Time: approx twenty-two and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-09-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am EST

Mon, Sep 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #140

Mary Austin's tale of Lost Mine Fever and the Family Breadwinner from 1907 is called 'The Return of Mr. Wills.'

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-09-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11am EST

Sun, Sep 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #139

Mary Austin gives us the lowdown on 'Jimville -- A Bret Harte Town' from 1903, and Lovey Austin gives us some Low Down Travelin' Sounds.

Time: approx sixteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-09-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08am EST

Sat, Sep 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #138

George Ade's 'The Fable of How He Never Touched George' from 1899 explores wrestling holds and good cigars.

Time: approx five minutes

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The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-09-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04am EST

Fri, Sep 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #137

George Ade's 'The Fable of How Gertrude Could Keep It Up until Ten O'Clock in the Morning,' from 1904, explores the Art of Romantic Intellectual Conversation. Yep.

Time: approx three minutes

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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:02am EST

Thu, Sep 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #136

Bret Harte, a truly great American Writer, gets the Spotlight in the Basement this week. 'Brown of Calaveras,' from around 1870, deals out a convoluted hand of complex relationships, betrayal, luck, love, sacrifice, and joy among three very different people in a small mining town.

Time: approx twenty-four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-09-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Wed, Sep 21 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #135

Bret Harte, a truly great American Writer, gets the Spotlight in the Basement this week. Putting aside the wild western stories for a bit, here is Harte's 1873 (!) tale, 'My Suburban Residence,' along with some perfectly ducky odes.

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-09-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:55am EST