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
Sat, Mar 31 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #682

SUNDAY SALAD presents a double shot of Stanley Huntley -- First, a truly funny article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about Huntley's days in Bismark, Dakota Territory, that appeared twelve years after his death -- 'Stan Huntley's Freaks' (1897) -- and an 1880 Spoopendyke tale -- 'In the Surf.'

Time: approx seventeen and a half 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-2007-03-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:34am EST

Fri, Mar 30 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #681

Mr. Bowser decides to cure his consumption with a medicinal bath in C. B. Lewis's story, 'Mister Bowser's Ailments' from 1902.

Time: approx ten 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-2007-03-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am EST

Thu, Mar 29 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #680

We Celebrate TWO YEARS of the funniest stories from the Public Domain with the SECRETS of how Mister Ron gets his stories!



We did get a winner in our Mystery Story contest in this episode -- the story was correctly identified as 'Pure Logic' by Ellis Parker Butler! Listen to Episode #712 for further info..

Time: approx twenty and a half minutes

Mister Ron Special Video Greeting from Bud Grace

Bud Grace, the cartoonist responsible for foisting 'The Piranha Club' comic strip to the public for the last twenty years, has sent video Birthday Greetings to Mister Ron's Basement.

Click here and see it for yourself...

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

Read lots more about Ellis Parker Butler at:

http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/

Direct download: revry-2007-03-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:26am EST

Wed, Mar 28 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #679

Episode Number 680 (coming this week) will celebrate TWO YEARS of Mister Ron's Basement by revealing the secrets of how and where Mister Ron finds all these great old stories!



So this week, we will have stories about secrets -- Today's is a special, absolutely hilarious story (one of the funniest we've ever done) of a carefully revealed secret, found in Thomas Chandler Haliburton's 1852 collection of folk tales, 'Traits of American Humor' -- 'Bob Lee.'

Time: approx thirty minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2007-03-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

Tue, Mar 27 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #678

Episode Number 680 (coming this week) will celebrate TWO YEARS of Mister Ron's Basement by revealing the secrets of how and where Mister Ron finds all these great old stories!

So this week, we will have stories about secrets -- Today we bring you a George Ade Fable revealing the Secret of Happiness -- 'The Unhappy Financier and the Discontented Rube' from 1904.

Time: approx ten 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-2007-03-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

Mon, Mar 26 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #677

Episode Number 680 (coming this week) will celebrate TWO YEARS of Mister Ron's Basement by revealing the secrets of how and where Mister Ron finds all these great old stories!

So this week, we will have stories about secrets -- starting with Robert J. Burdette's 1877 tale of two boys straining to keep a secret --

'A Candid Confession.'

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 Robert J. Burdette Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.html

Direct download: revry-2007-03-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am EST

Sun, Mar 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #676

Our Monday book serialization is Ellis Parker Butler's 'The Cheerful Smugglers' from 1908. Today we present the next-to-last part, Chapter Ten -- 'Tariff Reform' -- where the existence of The Republic of Bobberts' Tariff comes to a vote!

Time: approx thirteen and a half 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

Read lots more about Ellis Parker Butler at:

http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/

Direct download: revry-2007-03-25a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

Sun, Mar 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #675

Three Stanley Huntley stories grace our SUNDAY SALAD feature today -- 'A Big Game' from 1883 describes the most insane baseball game of all time, 'Hard to Convince Him' from 1882 reveals how the religious editor would write up a baseball game, and 'Reviewing the Situation' from 1882 gives insight into Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke's somewhat conflicted views of religion.

Time: approx sixteen 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-2007-03-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38am EST

Fri, Mar 23 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #674

Mr. Bowser displays his unique talents as a babysitter in C. B. Lewis's 1902 tale, 'Mr. Bowser's Stories.'

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 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-2007-03-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36am EST

Thu, Mar 22 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #673

We are celebrating Women's History Month with stories by 19th Century Women Writers. Lucretia Peabody Hale wrote stories for kids that brought laughter to all ages -- and still do! Today's tale from 1886 concerns a girl's truly sweet desire in 'Carrie's Three Wishes.'



Time: approx twenty minutes

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

The Lucretia Peabody Hale Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/hale.html

Direct download: revry-2007-03-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31am EST