Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thur, Jun 30 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #66

As promised, here is the SECOND of TWO podcasts rounding up the week of stories by Edgar Wilson Nye, better known to readers of the late nineteenth century as Bill Nye. This delightful little exposition explains the 'Life of a Literary Man,' accompanied by a nifty tune from 1922.

Time: approx seven 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:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

Wed, Jun 29 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #65

Today you'll be getting TWO podcasts to make up for my predicted negligence tomorrow.

In keeping with that, our selection for today is 'The Dubious Future,' an 1896 piece of prognostication by Bill Nye, and some Crazy Blues.

Time: approx fourteen 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:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47am EDT

Tue, Jun 28 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #64

***A Classic!***

More from Bill Nye, the 19th Century Guy -- Mister Ron's Basement presents the story of 'Mister Sweeney's Cat' from 1887. And for your amusement, Al Jocker's Orchestra lays in a lttle bit of a tune from 1921.

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT

Mon, Jun 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #63

Continuing Bill Nye Week with a short piece from 1887 on Railway Etiquette. Additionally, a bit of a song with some good advice for any evening.

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:41am EDT

Sun, Jun 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #62

Beginning a week of funny stuff from Bill Nye -- no not the Science Guy -- but a terrific writer from the late 1800s. Today's piece is an introduction to his book 'Remarks' called 'Directions'... Also some novelty music from 1928 on Perfect Brown Shellac.

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

Fri, Jun 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #61

Ending up Stephen Leacock week in the Basement with a real treat -- a dandy story from his 1911 collection, 'Nonsense Novels' -- 'A Hero in Homespun; or, The Life Struggle of Hezekiah Hayloft' sandwiched between some slices of quite appropriate music.

Time: approx nineteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14am EDT

Wed, Jun 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #60

Stephen Leacock answers the age-old question in a 1916 essay entitled 'Are the Rich Happy?" And we hear a touch of 'As Good as Money in the Bank' from 1907.

Time: approx fourteen and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Tue, Jun 21 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #59

Truly great humor withstands aging. Herewith is one of the funniest stories ever written -- 'To Nature and Back Again' -- written back in 1918 by Stephen Leacock, our author of the week in the Basement. This thing had me doubling over with laughter when I first read it. Hopefully, you'll laugh too. Give it a listen. Additionally, we've got a touch of 'Dancing in the Barn' from 1907.

Time: approx twenty and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Mister Ron's Basement #58 Mon, Jun 20 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #58

More Stephen Leacock, from 1918 -- 'This Strenuous Age' -- also a little taste of 'Ma Ragtime Baby' from 1899.

Stephen Leacock was a major inspiration to Jack Benny. Back when Benny was in vaudeville, he would crack up reading this stuff. Undoubtedly, Leacock's snide descriptions of people of all sorts was an influence on Benny's later radio and television career.

Time: approx nine minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24am EDT

Sun, Jun 19 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #57

Beginning a week of stories by the preeminent Canadian Humorist Stephen Leacock, with a tale from 1916 -- 'The Call of the Carburettor, or Mr. Blinks and His Friends.' To accompany this, a bit of a tune from 1906 -- 'Out in an Automobile.'

Time: approx twelve minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2005-06-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT