Mister Ron's Basement II
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Mon, Feb 27 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #294

Serializing F. Scott Fitzgerald's lengthy (but fun) short story about a prodigy and a stage star -- 'Head and Shoulders.' Today, we offer Part Two of Five.

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-02-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

Sun, Feb 26 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #293

Serializing F. Scott Fitzgerald's lengthy (but fun) short story about a prodigy and a stage star -- 'Head and Shoulders.' Today, we offer Part One of Five.

Time: approx seventeen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-02-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Sat, Feb 25 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #292

George Ade tells us about a young man who takes too literally the dictum - 'If you've got it, flaunt it' - in the 1904 tale 'The Fable of Another Brave Effort to Infuse Gentility into our Raw Civilization.'

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:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

Fri, Feb 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #291

George Ade peeps in on what the Ladies talk about in their Private club meetings, in the 1902 tale 'The Fable of the Veteran Club-Girl who had no Theories to Offer.'

Time: approx seven and a half minute

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

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am EST

Thu, Feb 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #290

One of O Henry's BEST -- a showbiz story concerning a stage couple whose relationship is 'Strictly Business,' from 1910.

Time: approx twenty-four and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/ohenry.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Wed, Feb 22 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #289

O Henry tells a delicious tale of Suicide and Stew Beef in 'The Third Ingredient' from 1909.

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/ohenry.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Tue, Feb 21 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #288

O Henry weaves a yarn about a Divorce Court in the Old West (well, Tennessee, anyway), improvising the rules in the 1910 tale 'The Whirligig of Life.'

Time: approx fourteen and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/ohenry.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

Mon, Feb 20 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #287



An O Henry story that almost belongs on The Twilight Zone tells of a magical $2.00 room in a boarding house -- 'The Skylight Room' from 1906.

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/ohenry.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am EST

Sun, Feb 19 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #286

O Henry's marvelous stories enhance the Basement this week! From 1907, 'The Ferry of Unfulfilment,' a tale of mistaken...something or other.

Time: approx eleven 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-2006-02-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:41am EST

Sat, Feb 18 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #285

George Ade looks into what it takes for an American to make a hit with the British Upper-Crust in his 1901 story, 'The Fable of the Foozle and the Successful Approach.'

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:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39am EST

Fri, Feb 17 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #284

George Ade presents us with a tiny little slip of a wife whose burly husband has trouble keeping up in the 1904 tale 'The Thoughtful Wife Who Tried to Give Henry a Restful Vacation.'

Time: approx nine minutes

WE DID IT!



Mister Ron's Basement has actually gotten it's ONE MILLIONTH Download!!

Thanks a Million to all the wonderful listeners out there. We will continue to dig up the funniest stories in the public domain for a long time to come...

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-2006-02-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36am EST

Thu, Feb 16 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #283

Ellis Parker Butler winds up a week of stories about Millions and Millionaires with a rarely-seen Perkins of Portland story from 1909 -- 'A Fortune in Hot Air.'

Time: approx twenty 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:

http://ronevry.com/EllisParkerButler.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

Wed, Feb 15 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #282

Stephen Leacock explores the luxurious Palaver Hotel and clues us in on the workings of Wall Street millionaires in his 1914 tale 'The Wizard of Finance,' part of our week-long celebration of our forthcoming 1,000,000th download!

Time: approx twenty and a half minutes

One MILLION Downloads? Check it out at http://prweb.com/releases/2006/2/prweb343154.htm.

The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Also, do check out the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor web site at:

http://leacock.ca

Direct download: revry-2006-02-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58pm EST

Tue, Feb 14 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #281

George Ade gets a story read in the middle of the week to celebrate our forthcoming One Millionth Download! 'Self-Made Hezekiah and His Message of Hope to this Year's Crop of Graduates' is a 1903 tale that gives the lowdown on how to really make a Million Bucks!

Thanks A Million!



Time: approx nine minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

Mon, Feb 13 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #280

'The Model Millionaire' is Oscar Wilde's tale of romance among the penniless gentry from 1891. It's part of a week of stories about Millions and Millionaires to celebrate Mister Ron's upcoming 1,000,000th download!

Thanks A Million!



Time: approx fourteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-02-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Sun, Feb 12 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #279

O Henry starts off a week of stories about Millions to celebrate our upcoming 1,000,000th download -- 'An Adjustment of Nature' from 1906 is a charming tale about hash and poached eggs and an Alaskan Millionaire.

Thanks A Million!



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:

http://ronevry.com/ohenry.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm EST

Sat, Feb 11 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #278

George Ade gives us the scoop on the guy who knows nothing about anything, but manages to come off like an authority in the 1901 story 'The Fable of The Wise Piker Who Had the Kind of Talk That Went.'

Time: approx eight 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:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42pm EST

Fri, Feb 10 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #277

George Ade informs us exactly why a big truck pulls up to a family's home every year in the 1903 story, 'The Search for the Right House and How Mrs. Jump Had Her Annual Attack.'

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:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40am EST

Thu, Feb 09 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #276

We end our week of stories commemorating the Death of Telegram with Wilbur D. Nesbit's charming 'The Tale of the Tangled Telegram' from sometime before 1915.

Time: approx nineteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-02-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37am EST

Wed, Feb 08 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #275

Bill Nye (The Nineteenth Century Guy) explores those Mischievous Politicians of his time. Of course those days are long gone, right? The story is 'A Powerful Speech' from 1891, and is part of our tribute to the recent Death of the Telegram.

Time: approx six 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-2006-02-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35am EST

Tue, Feb 07 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #274



Fanny Fern's 1854 tirade about getting ticked off with a world that rushes by way too fast strikes a familiar chord today. 'When You Are Angry' is a fabulous story helping us commemorate the recent Death of the Telegram.

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-2006-02-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31am EST

Mon, Feb 06 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #273

O Henry's 1906 story 'The Romance of a Busy Broker' is part of our week-long commemoration of the recent death of the Telegram. How busy can a businessman be?

Time: approx nine minutes

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

The O Henry Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/ohenry.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:29am EST

Sun, Feb 05 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #272

In commemeration of the recent Death of the Telegram (January 27, 2006), we are presenting stories that feature telegrams or telegraphs this week. Today's is the first chapter of a charming and very funny novel by Ellis Parker Butler from 1907 -- 'Kilo-- Being the Love Story of Eliph Hewlitt, Book Agent.'

Time: approx twelve 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:

http://ronevry.com/EllisParkerButler.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25am EST

Sat, Feb 04 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #271

George Ade gives us a peek at the development of a smash show-biz act in the 1903 story 'The Sickly Dream and How It Was Doctored Up.'

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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

The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43am EST

Fri, Feb 03 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #270

George Ade fills us in on the demanding tastes of a young woman who knows Exactly What She is Looking For in the 1901 story, 'The Fable of the Girl Who Could Compromise in a Pinch.'

Time: approx three minutes

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

The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-02-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Thu, Feb 02 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #269

Funny women writers of the 19th Century are in the Basement this week! Annie Howells Frechette, the sister of noted author William Dean Howells, wrote for many periodicals. From McClure's Magazine, sometime in the late 1890s, comes her delightful tale of a family who learns the perils of being early adopters of advanced technology, 'The Joneses' Telephone.'

Time: approx fifteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-02-02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38am EST

Wed, Feb 01 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #268

Funny women writers of the 19th Century are in the Basement this week! Marietta Holley's 'Josiah Allen's Wife' series of books sold over ten million copies during her lifetime, yet her work is almost unknown today.'Ardella Tutt and Her Mother' from 1887 is a humorous look at an overbearing mother and her 'poetic' daughter.

Time: approx twenty-one minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-02-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34am EST