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
Sun, Dec 31 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #594

Happy New Year 2007! On Mondays we have been serializing the 1890 book 'Samantha Among the Bretheren' by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). Today we feature very last Chapter, Number 28, 'The End.'

Next Monday we will begin a brand new book! Don't miss it!

Time: approx nine minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-12-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55am EST

Sat, Dec 30 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #593

Beginning a new series -- 'The Sunday Salad' -- stories written by Stanley Huntley. Huntley had a fascinating career, and his life is as compelling as any tales we have told here in the Basement. During the last years of Huntley's life, he wrote a humorous weekly column for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle called 'The Sunday Salad.'

The feature ran an assortment of humorous pieces, including news items, funny poetry, spoofs of popular writers, and most importantly, immortal stories of the battling couple, Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke.

Most (but not all) of the Huntley pieces we will read from the 'Sunday Salad' will be Spoopendyke stories. They are superbly funny, and remained immensely popular in collected volumes with American readers for decades beyond Huntley's death in 1885.

Today's Spoopendyke story, from February 29, 1880, is called 'The Fifteen Puzzle.'

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2006-12-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Fri, Dec 29 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #592

Mr. Bowser performs a self-sacrificing experiment involving the moon, mists, and a crazy old lady. From 1902, comes C. B. Lewis's 'Malaria and Mosquitos.'

Time: approx eleven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/quad.html

The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Mister Bowser Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

Direct download: revry-2006-12-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:46am EST

Thu, Dec 28 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #591

Sneaking in late after going out for 'just a few minutes?' Learn how one husband handled the explanation in Robert Barry Coffin's 'The Morning After' from 1865.

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-12-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44am EST

Wed, Dec 27 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #590

From 1865, Robert Barry Coffin circles around a throbbing head and comes up with a sure cure in 'My Wife Has A Headache.'

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-12-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:42am EST

Tue, Dec 26 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #589

Another 'Infelicity' from Robert Barry Coffin's 1865 Book, 'Matrimonial Infelicities' -- 'My Wife Wants Money.'

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-12-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40am EST

Mon, Dec 25 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #588

Mister Ron uncovers another great but obscure humorist that made people laugh almost a century and a half ago -- Robert Barry Coffin, writing under the pen name of 'Barry Gray' created a battling married couple that truly loved each other in the 1865 book 'Matrimonial Infelicities.'

Today's 'Infelicity' starts with a cup of coffee and takes off from there -- 'Conversation at the Breakfast Table.'

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-12-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38am EST

Sun, Dec 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #587

On Mondays we are serializing the 1890 book 'Samantha Among the Bretheren' by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). Today we feature the Next-to-Last Chapter, Number 27, 'Back Together.'

Time: approx thirteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-12-24a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Sun, Dec 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #586

A Special Holiday Treat!

Robert J. Burdette delivered his lecture 'The Rise and Fall of the Mustache' from 1877 to packed houses for well over thirty years. It is almost totally forgotten today, and while much of it is terribly outdated, most of it is timeless, and worth hearing today. It will make you laugh, and cry.

This is, without a doubt, the absolute longest story we have read, or ever will read, here in the Basement. It is worth listening to. Your comments are appreciated.

Time: approx One Hour and Thirty-Two minutes

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

The Robert J. Burdette Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.html

 

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-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.

 

Direct download: revry-2006-12-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25am EST

Fri, Dec 22 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #585

There's nothing like a delightful picnic in a charming meadow -- and there is nothing like that at all in the 1902 tale 'Mr. Bowser's Day in the Country' by C. B. Lewis.

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 M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/quad.html

The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Mister Bowser Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

Direct download: revry-2006-12-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22am EST