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 EDT

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

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-12-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

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

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-12-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

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-2005-12-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:48am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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