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Wed, Aug 31 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #114

A fun Non-Sports story from Ring Lardner, excerpted from his 1916 tale 'Gullible's Travels.' I know. -- I'm Wise...

Time: approx twelve minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-31.mp3
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Tue, Aug 30 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #113

'Horseshoes' by Ring Lardner (1914) --

a little lengthier than most stories here in the Basement, but loads of fun and really worth listening to. You'll find lots of namedropping here, including a terrific sequence involving Washington pitching legend Walter Johnson. There's an exciting and funny description of a World Series, very loosely based on the 1913 matchup between Philadelphia's Athletics and New York's Giants, but fictionalized, and with a couple of extra games thrown in.

Time: approx forty-seven and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-30.mp3
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Mon, Aug 29 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #112

We're 'Headin' for Louisville' (musically, at least) as we hear a selection from Ring Lardner's 'You Know Me, Al' (1914).

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-29.mp3
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Sun, Aug 28 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #111

Coming up to the plate with a week of Ring Lardner stories. Today's is an excerpt from 'Alibi Ike' written in 1915.

Time: approx ten minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am EST

Sat, Aug 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #110



Short but funny -- 'The Fable of the Fatal Album and the Leap for Life' by George Ade, and a very, very strange piece of music.

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Fri, Aug 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #109

George Ade's 1904 story 'The Night-Watch and the Would-Be Something Awful' gives the Real Low Down on Getting Away with It. Also, a musical intro that needs to be heard to be believed.

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:38am EST

Thu, Aug 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #108

L. Frank Baum's 1901 story 'The Glass Dog' has a bit of everything in it -- magic, romance, betrayal, greed, love, and artistry of some sort.

Time: approx seventeen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-25.mp3
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Wed, Aug 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #107

L. Frank Baum explores going beyond the limits of good literature in 'The Girl Who Owned a Bear' from 1901.

Time: approx sixteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Tue, Aug 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #106

'The Queen of Quok' by L. Frank Baum (1901) is an object lesson in the real value of time and money.

Time: approx nineteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Mon, Aug 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #105

A difference of opinion in spending habits underscore the Generation Gap in L. Frank Baum's 1897 story, 'The Extravagance of Dan.' Also, a liitle bit more from the Banjo King.

Time: approx fourteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-22.mp3
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Sun, Aug 21 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #104

L. Frank Baum wrote other stories besides the 'Oz' series. 'The Magic Bon Bons' from 1901 is an American Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups. And yes, we have another Banana Song.

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-21.mp3
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Sat, Aug 20 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #103

George Ade tells us of 'The Attenuated Attorney Who Rang In the Associate Counsel' (1904), a story that speaks for itself. Well, somebody is speaking for someone, anyway.

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

Fri, Aug 19 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #102

George Ade's 1900 'Fable of Why Sweetie Flew the Track' explains what's REALLY going on behind the scenes with that charming couple who get along so famously.

Time: approx nine minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

Thu, Aug 18 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #101

George Ade was known for his extremely short, funny stories. This isn't one of them. It is funny, but long. 'To Make a Hoosier Holiday' from 1904, is a tale of intense competition for the hearts and minds of a town at Christmas, with a little blackmail thrown in. And a little Banjo King music thrown into the mix for fun.

Time: approx thirty-one minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49am EST

Wed, Aug 17 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #100

The 100th Episode Spectacular! Almost an hour long, featuring an interview, and an assortment of stories, announcements, and musical intros! Do NOT miss this one!

Time: approx fifty-two minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-17.mp3
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Tue, Aug 16 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #99

Bret Harte's masterpiece of a short story, 'Miggles' is presented here in it's entirety. One of the greatest American Writers ever, Harte's influence was profound on Mark Twain and many others. Virtually every good Western Movie owes a debt to Harte. This story is pretty funny and will leave you with a lump in your throat. Enjoy.

Time: approx thirty minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19am EST

Mon, Aug 15 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #98

L. Frank Baum didn't just write for kids. This 1895 story, 'They Played a New Hamlet' is an especially hilarious look at the acting profession. And to go with it, a 1911 English Music Hall ditty that should be familiar to everyone.

Time: approx twelve minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Sun, Aug 14 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #97

Ring Lardner's 'General Symptoms of Being 35 -- Which Is What I Am' from 1921 is our special spotlight story of the day. Musically we 'Slide, Kelly, Slide!'

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59am EST

Thu, Aug 11 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #96

'The Hallucination of Mr. Butt' is indeed as funny as it sounds. This is the last story by Stephen Leacock this week, and musically, This is the Missus...

Time: approx thirteen and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-11.mp3
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Wed, Aug 10 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #95

From 1915, Stephen Leacock tells the harrowing experiences of 'The Last Man Out of Europe." And we also answer the musical question about straight bananas.

Time: approx thirteen and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-10.mp3
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Tue, Aug 09 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #94

'The Spiritual Outlook of Mr. Doomer' by Stephen Leacock, is the story of a man confronting the really important things of life and death at his end. And it's a Dew Dew Dewey Day...

Time: approx thirteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44am EST

Mon, Aug 08 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #93

Stephen Leacock offers some good advice to a hypochondriac in 'The Shattered Health of Mr. Podge' (1915).

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29am EST

Sun, Aug 07 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #92

Stephen Leacock is our author of the week again. All stories this week are from his 1915 book 'Moonbeams of the Larger Lunacy.' Today's tale, 'The Reading Public,' gives the lowdown on bookstores, professors, and popular reading matter. Musically, we will Shake That Thing.

Time: approx twenty minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26am EST

Thu, Aug 04 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #91

Here is one of the best stories ever read on this program.

'What Mrs. Fortescue Did' by H. C. Bunner, will bring a smile and a tear to your face at the same time. Enjoy.

Time: approx thirty-three and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Wed, Aug 03 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #90

From 1890, a charming and hilarious romance by H. C. Bunner -- 'A Sisterly Scheme.'

Time: approx twenty-three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21am EST

Tue, Aug 02 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #89

H. C. Bunner's 'Cutwater of Seneca' is a remarkable portrait of a man who might be the personification of a rugged kind of frontier justice from a long-ago age. Not only is the character compelling, but so is the little ditty of a tune in the intro.

Time: approx twenty-one minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

Mon, Aug 01 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #88

H. C. Bunner shakes up a family tree by the roots in 'Mr. Wick's Aunt.' Yup! Alay! Yup!

Time: approx thirty-four and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16am EST