Mister Ron's Basement II
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Mister Ron's Basement #87 Sun, Jul 31 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #87

This week Mister Ron's Basement digs out funny stories from H. C. Bunner ('H. C. Who?' you might say...). Bunner was the editor of Puck Magazine and one of the most popular humorists of the late 19th Century. He is largely forgotten today. Bunner's stories are great though -- today's is 'The Cumbersome Horse.'

Time: approx twenty-seven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-31.mp3
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Thu, Jul 28 2005 Mister Ron's Basement #86 The final Saki story for the week concerns a nervous man trying to get some peace and quiet and a fifteen year old young lady, written in 1914 -- also a nifty little period piece of Jas Music... Time: approx eleven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09pm EST

Wed, Jul 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #85

This is the 85th Episode of Mister Ron's Basement! 'The Story-Teller' by Saki (1914) gives up a story that little kids from any era would love. A confusing tune starts things off.

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EST

Tue, Jul 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #84

Saki takes a jab at jealousy in his 1911 story 'Mrs Packeltide's Tiger' accompanied by a 1901 comic tune 'The Huntsman.'

Time: approx twelve minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-26.mp3
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Mon, Jul 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #83

H. H. Munro (Saki) died in 1916 on the battlefield in WWI, but much of his work was published posthumously afterward. Here we present a side-splitting yarn first printed in 1919 -- 'Louise' -- and a touch of a tune to go with it.

Time: approx twelve minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

Sun, Jul 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #82

Beginning a week of hilariously cynical stories by H. H. Munro, better known as 'Saki.' Today's story, from 1911, deals with Art Critics, stormy international relations, and a sleazy low-life caught in the middle of a maelstrom. It's called 'The Background.' There Ought to be a Law Against That...

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

Thu, Jul 21 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #81

George W. Peck week in the Basement comes to an end with an appropriately whacky 1886 story -- 'Expedition in Search of a Doughnut' -- Vo Do De Oh Doh!

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

Wed, Jul 20 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #80

'Sardineindianapolis' by George W.Peck is a review of a play quite unlike anything you've ever heard. To put you in the mood, we've included some 1902 'show' tunes as well.

Time: approx seven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

Tue, Jul 19 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #79

'Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa -- His Pa Kills Him' is today's featured story by George W. Peck, along with a tune from Down in Maryland.

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-07-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Mon, Jul 18 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #78

From 1886 -- 'Unscrewing the Top of a Fruit Jar' by George W. Peck -- and a touch of the 'Hayseed Rag' are today's selections from The Basement.

Time: approx five minutes

As we approach our hundredth episode, we've got some super surprises planned. Let us know how you've been enjoying visiting the Basement and experiencing long-forgotten stuff that made people laugh many years ago. We really do want to hear from you -- send an email to Mister Ron at revry@panix.com.

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

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

Direct download: revry-2005-07-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16pm EST