Mister Ron's Basement II
Exploring the Universe of Public Domain Humor, featuring the greatest writers in the world, seven days a week! Indexed at http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html
Fri, Mar 31 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #326

George Ade's absolute funniest story ever -- 'The Fable of the Author Who Was Sorry for What He Did to Willie' from 1900 is re-recorded for your amusement. This really is a scream. Absolutely. I mean it. Well, go on, listen to it...

Time: approx eleven 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-2006-03-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Thu, Mar 30 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #325

We're celebrating One Year of Mister Ron's Basement this week by Re-Recording our favorite (and funniest) older episodes! Please help out by making a donation to the program by clicking http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

One of Ellis Parker Butler's funniest Perkins of Portland stories -- 'The Adventure of the Lame and Halt' from 1904.

***NOT to be missed!***

Time: approx twenty-four minutes

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

The Ellis Parker Butler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/EllisParkerButler.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25am EST

Wed, Mar 29 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #324

We're celebrating One Year of Mister Ron's Basement this week by Re-Recording our favorite (and funniest) older episodes! Please help out by making a donation to the program by clicking http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

H. C. Bunner, the editor of Puck Magazine from 1877 until his death in 1896, had a knack for writing fun short stories with great characters and sly twists. 'What Mrs. Fortescue Did,' from 1894 is one of the lost gems of American Humor, and we re-present it here.

Time: approx thirty minutes

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

The H. C. Bunner Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/bunner.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EST

Tue, Mar 28 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #323

We're celebrating One Year of Mister Ron's Basement this week by Re-Recording our favorite (and funniest) older episodes! Please help out by making a donation to the program by clicking http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

Charles Battell Loomis offers an extremely funny tale about that newfangled device in 'Araminta and the Automobile' from 1903.

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

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

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18am EST

Mon, Mar 27 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #322

We're celebrating One Year of Mister Ron's Basement this week by Re-Recording our favorite (and funniest) older episodes! Please help out by making a donation to the program by clicking http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

Stephen Leacock's 1918 story 'To Nature and Back Again' is one of those extremely funny, timeless tales that make doing this podcast worthwhile. It's really, truly hilarious!

Time: approx twenty minutes

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-2006-03-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:55am EST

Sun, Mar 26 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #321

We're celebrating One Year of Mister Ron's Basement this week by Re-Recording our favorite (and funniest) older episodes! Please help out by making a donation to the program by clicking http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

Stephen Leacock's 1916 'An Irreducible Detective Story' was the First story ever read on this podcast. Here is a newly re-recorded version. Time: approx five minutes

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-2006-03-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm EST

Sat, Mar 25 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #320

We're celebrating One Year of Mister Ron's Basement this week by Re-Recording our favorite (and funniest) older episodes! Please help out by making a donation to the program by clicking http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

George Ade explains why the Family Album ought to stay hidden in the 1902 story 'The Fable of the Fatal Album and the Leap for Life.' 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 George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

Fri, Mar 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #319

George Ade brings us the sad story of a newly rich Box-Stall Dweller who tries to break into High Society in the 1901 tale, 'The Fable of The Crustacean Who Tried to Find Out by Reading a Book.'

Time: approx nine 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-2006-03-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Thu, Mar 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #318

Charles Battell Loomis spins an intriguing yarn about a pushy visitor from Out of Nowhere who simply Won't Go Away in the 1900 story 'A Man of Putty.'

Time: approx twenty-eight minutes

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

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37am EST

Wed, Mar 22 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #317

One of Charles Battell Loomis's most consistently funny stories, 'An Eastern Easter,' from 1901, is also one of his most delightfully charming. Not to be missed!

Time: approx twenty-seven minutes

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

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34am EST

Tue, Mar 21 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #316

Charles Battell Loomis tells us of a young lady with a true Gift for Gab in 'Little Miss Flutterly's Dissertation on War' from 1901.

Time: approx seven minutes

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

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

Mon, Mar 20 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #315

Charles Battell Loomis tells of a traveller who took a whirlwind tour of Europe, and was disappointed by the whole thing, in the 1901 story 'The Man from Ochre Point, New Jersey.'

Time: approx thirteen minutes

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

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm EST

Sun, Mar 19 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #314

Charles Battell Loomis wrote very funny stories with well-rounded, fascinating characters. 'Truman Wickwire's Gloves,' from 1901, is a tale of a truly mean man getting his comeuppance.

Time: approx nine minutes

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

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

Sat, Mar 18 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #313

George Ade explains exactly how many hoops a beau needs to jump through in 'The Fable of What Horace Stood For in Order to Land the Queen' from 1904.

Time: approx seven 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-2006-03-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Fri, Mar 17 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #312

George Ade discovers the perfect way to get a job in 'The Fable of the Two Ways of Going Out After the Pay Envelope' from 1904.

Time: approx three 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-2006-03-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

Thu, Mar 16 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #311

Ending a week of James M. Bailey stories with a tale of seeing a show (or not seeing it) in 'Circus Day in Danbury' from 1873.

Time: approx seven minutes

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

The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49am EST

Wed, Mar 15 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #310

James M. Bailey takes a look at one our favorite topics here in the Basement -- Buttons -- in the 1873 tale, 'A Button Off.'

Time: approx four minutes

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

The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47am EST

Tue, Mar 14 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #309

Counting to 100 is a great way to control your temper -- or is it? 'Anger and Enumeration' written back in 1873 by James M. Bailey tries to answer that very question.

Time: approx five minutes

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

The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm EST

Mon, Mar 13 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #308

A truly sharp James M. Bailey story from 1873 -- 'The Man Who Carried His Point.'

Time: approx four minutes

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

The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

Sun, Mar 12 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #307



James M. Bailey found a lot of humorous stories among his neighbors in suburban Connecticut in the 1870s. 'An Early Martyr,' from 1873, describes what could only be termed total pandemonium.

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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

The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.html

Direct download: revry-2006-03-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36am EST

Sat, Mar 11 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #306

George Ade explains how selective amnesia comes and goes in 'The Fable of the Cottillon Leader from the Huckleberry District with the Intermittent Memory,' from 1900.

Time: approx five 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-2006-03-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:33am EST

Fri, Mar 10 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #305

George Ade brings us a really short but funny story of an ever-suffering wife in 'The Fable of the Martyr Who Liked the Job' from 1899.

Time: approx four 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-2006-03-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Thu, Mar 09 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #304

Ending a week of Francis A. Durivage's stories with a strange but hilarious tale of the Gold Rush -- 'California Speculation'-- written in 1853 (while the Gold Rush was still going on).

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

Direct download: revry-2006-03-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29am EST

Wed, Mar 08 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #303

A twenty mile train ride turns into total pandemonium due to the 'helpful' actions of 'The Obliging Young Man,' an 1853 story by Francis A. Durivage.

Time: approx nine minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2006-03-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27am EST

Tue, Mar 07 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #302

A charmingly clever story from 1853 -- Francis A. Durivage's 'A Kiss on Demand' involves a surreptitious kiss and an ironclad contract.

Time: approx nine minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2006-03-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Mon, Mar 06 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #301

Francis A. Durivage's 1853 tale of an avenged insult and a fierce temper, 'Personal Satisfaction' is a fascinating (and funny) glimpse of a time gone by.

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2006-03-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

Sun, Mar 05 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #300

This is the 300th Episode of Mister Ron's Basement!



This week we are featuring humorous stories by the long-forgotten Francis A. Durivage -- Today's is a tale of someone taking the long, long, long way home -- 'Obeying Orders,' from 1853.

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2006-03-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am EST

Sat, Mar 04 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #299

A 1903 Two-Parter from George Ade -- Part Two -- 'The Married Couple That Went to Housekeeping and Began to Find Out Things' --Part One was posted in the previous Episode of Mister Ron's Basement.

Time: approx seven 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-2006-03-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Fri, Mar 03 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #298

A 1903 Two-Parter from George Ade -- Part One -- 'Two Young People, Two Photographers, and the Correspondence School of Wooing' --Don't miss Part Two in the Next Episode of Mister Ron's Basement!

Time: approx eight 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-2006-03-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

Thu, Mar 02 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #297

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

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2006-03-02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14am EST

Wed, Mar 01 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #296

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

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2006-03-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Tue, Feb 28 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #295

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

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

Direct download: revry-2006-02-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm EST