Mister Ron's Basement II
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Sun, Dec 23 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #945

SUNDAY SALAD presents a Stanley Huntley classic Christmas story from 1882 entitled 'Juvenile Poetry' and a nautically inspired Spoopendyke tale called 'Trouble in Port,' also from 1882.

Time: approx eleven 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-2007-12-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10am EST

Sat, Dec 22 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #944

Sooner or later, he had to do it -- 'Bowser Takes an Auto Ride' by C. B. Lewis, from 1905...

Time: approx nine 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-2007-12-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08am EST

Fri, Dec 21 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #943

Wrapping up a week of stories about shopping with an instructional piece from 1916 by the wonderfully funny Stephen Leacock -- 'The Grass Bachelor's Guide; With Sincere Apologies to the Ladies' Periodicals.'

Time: approx twelve and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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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-2007-12-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Thu, Dec 20 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #942

We are exploring a day of visiting the stores among the nouveau riche in a chapter of Metta Victoria Victor's 1884 book 'Mrs. Rasher's Curtain Lectures.' The chapter is, appropriately, called 'Shopping.'

Time: approx twenty-one minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-12-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

Wed, Dec 19 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #941

Today's story deals with a woman stranded on a desert island -- what has this got to do with this week's theme of stories about shopping? -- well, you'll just have to listen and find out for yourself!

******Ellis Parker Butler's 1920 tale 'Ads is Ads' is one of those truly rare hysterically funny stories that will leave you laughing out loud! Don't miss it!

Time: approx twelve and a half 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

Read lots more about Ellis Parker Butler at:

http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/

Direct download: revry-2007-12-19a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Wed, Dec 19 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #940

Like so many other folks do this time of year, we're going to go shopping in the Basement this week! We'll start with a Fanny Fern story from 1854, 'For Ladies that 'Go Shopping.''

Time: approx nine 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-2007-12-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56am EST

Mon, Dec 17 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #939

Our Monday book serialization is George Ade's 1903 collection, 'In Babel -- Stories of Chicago.' The stories in this book range from the hysterically funny to the pathetically sad. Altogether, they paint a fascinating portrait of turn-of-the-last-century Chicago.

Today we listen in on a conversation that takes some twists and turns before leading to a unique proposal in 'Harry and Ethel.'

Time: approx ten 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-2007-12-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44am EST

Sun, Dec 16 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #938

SUNDAY SALAD offers TWO delightful Stanley Huntley stories about buying things -- Mr. and Mrs. Breezy go 'Christmas Shopping' (from 1882) and Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke figure out what to do with their winnings from a found lottery ticket in 'Counting Ahead' (from1881).

Time: approx thirteen minutes

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

The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-12-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40am EST

Sat, Dec 15 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #937

This time of year, all too many of us have to fight crowds at the stores, but Mr. Bowser teaches his wife how men are more efficient shoppers than women in C. B. Lewis's 1911 story 'Bowser's Lesson -- Time Wasted in Shopping.'

Time: approx eight and a half 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-2007-12-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39am EST

Fri, Dec 14 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #936

Mortimer Thomson attempted to go back to writing humor after the Civil War ended, but his heart simply was not in it any more. Here we present an example from 1866 -- a Baseball story called 'A Muffin Game.'

Time: approx five minutes

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

The Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/doesticks.html

Direct download: revry-2007-12-14a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37pm EST