Mister Ron's Basement II
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Tue, Feb 27 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #651

Elbert Hubbard reveals the inside secret of creating a hit Broadway play in 'Phrases in Electro,' published in 1920.

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-02-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

Mon, Feb 26 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #650

Our 650th EPISODE!!!



Elbert Hubbard was one of the most popular American writers of the early twentieth century. He had an enormous output of books, stories, and articles, and he founded a community of artisans in East Aurora, New York known as the Roycrofters, who produced beautiful hand-crafted books and furniture. He worked with Frank Lloyd Wright, and was much sought after on the lecture circuit.

He and his wife died aboard the ill-fated Lusitania in 1915.


This week, we will be reading some of Hubbard's humorous pieces from a trio of slim volumes published by the Roycrofters in 1920.

Today's tale, ironically, is called 'Titanic Survivor.'

Time: approx nine minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-02-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Sun, Feb 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #649

Our Monday book serialization is Ellis Parker Butler's 'The Cheerful Smugglers' from 1908. Today we present Chapter Seven, 'The Amatuer Detective,' featuring a confrontation over a collar, a mysterious box of cigars, blue, pink, and white shirtwaists, and a wayward garden hose!

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

Read lots more about Ellis Parker Butler at:

http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/

Direct download: revry-2007-02-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

Sat, Feb 24 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #648

Spoopendyke once again struggles with buttons and extremely starched garments in the 1880 story 'His New Cuffs' by Stanley Huntley.

Time: approx six 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:

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Direct download: revry-2007-02-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

Fri, Feb 23 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #647

Old Mr. Bowser tries to impress his wife by telling her he has enlisted in the army in this World War One vintage story by C. B. Lewis from 1917 -- 'Bowser Starts for War.'

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:

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

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Direct download: revry-2007-02-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

Thu, Feb 22 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #646

Our last story (for the time being) by Mortimer Thomson (writing under the pen name of Philander Doesticks) from 1855 -- 'Police Adventures -- Mayor Wood Around.'

Time: approx eleven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/doesticks.html

Direct download: revry-2007-02-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am EDT

Wed, Feb 21 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #645

Doesticks receives a pile of mail (postage due, of course), and gives his point of view on the occasion in the 1855 tale, 'Cupid in Cold Weather -- Valentine's Day' by Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson).

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson) Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-02-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

Tue, Feb 20 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #644

Philander Doesticks falls head over heels in Mortimer Thomson's 1855 riotous tale 'Disappointed Love.'

Time: approx thirteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/doesticks.html

Direct download: revry-2007-02-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

Mon, Feb 19 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #643

More insanely funny long-forgotten pieces from the 1855 book 'Doesticks -- What he Says' by Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P. B. (Mortimer Thomson) -- 'How Doesticks Came to Think of It' and 'A New Patent Medicine Operation.'

Time: approx sixteen and a half 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-2007-02-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Sun, Feb 18 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #642

Our Monday book serialization is Ellis Parker Butler's 'The Cheerful Smugglers' from 1908. Today we present Chapter Six, on how the maid became 'one of the family,' -- 'Bridget.'

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

Read lots more about Ellis Parker Butler at:

http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/

Direct download: revry-2007-02-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am EDT