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
Thu, May 31 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #743

Charles Battell Loomis's 1905 collection, 'I've Been Thinking,' offers a nice variety of very short stories for those times when you only have a moment or two to spare.

Today's tale concerns the terrible influence those new-fangled phonograph players have on young people -- 'Boys and Talking Machines.'

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

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2007-05-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53am EST

Wed, May 30 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #742

Charles Battell Loomis's 1905 collection, 'I've Been Thinking,' offers a nice variety of very short stories for those times when you only have a moment or two to spare.



Today we find out what you can do when you corner the market in sawdust and molasses in 'A Breakfast Story.'

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-2007-05-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am EST

Tue, May 29 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #741

Charles Battell Loomis's 1905 collection, 'I've Been Thinking,' offers a nice variety of very short stories for those times when you only have a moment or two to spare.

Today we offer a truly looney tale about a miserly millionaire 'seeing the light' in 'The Story of Jacob Holtite.'

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 Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2007-05-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

on, May 28 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #740

Charles Battell Loomis's 1905 collection, 'I've Been Thinking,' offers a nice variety of very short stories for those times when you only have a moment or two to spare.

Today, we have a charming and fun tale of an afflicted father and a devoted daughter we call 'The Piano.'

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-2007-05-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

Sun, May 27 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #739

Concluding our Monday Book Serialization with Max Adeler's 1880 novelette, 'Fortunate Island,' concerning an American professor and his daughter, carrying advanced 19th century technology, stranded on a mysterious island filled with castles, knights, and descendants of King Arthur's Kingdom. If this sounds to you a bit like Mark Twain's 'A Connecticut Yakee in King Arthur's Court,' well, it also seemed so to Max Adeler...

Today we offer the complete final part, Chapter Four, 'How the Professor Went Home' wherein there is a pursuit, a gunshot, the voice of an oracle, a swordfight, and a thrilling rescue!

Time: approx eighteen and a half minutes

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

The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

The Max Adeler Fortunate Island Catalog is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fortunate_Island_Serialized.html

Direct download: revry-2007-05-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Sat, May 26 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #738

Mr. Spoopendyke makes plans for his funeral after slipping in the ice in the 1881 story, 'A Serious Accident' by Stanley Huntley.

Time: approx eight 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-2007-05-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42am EST

Fri, May 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #737

Mr. Bowser decides to become a 'benefactor of mankind' in 'Bowser's Consumption Cure' by C. B. Lewis, from 1902.

Time: approx nine 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-2007-05-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Thu, May 24 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #736

Once again this week, we will be reading from the old Life Magazine's 1916 contest winners collection of the best 'Shortest Stories' featured in 'Short Stories from Life.'

A young man deals with the harsh realities of cut-throat competition in 'Business Ethics' by Redfield Ingalls.

Time: approx seven minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2007-05-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Wed, May 23 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #735

Once again this week, we will be reading from the old Life Magazine's 1916 contest winners collection of the best 'Shortest Stories' featured in 'Short Stories from Life.'

Today, a poet connects with a lonely young woman in a park, in 'The Idyl.'

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

Direct download: revry-2007-05-23a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

Wed, May 23 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #734

Once again this week, we will be reading from the old Life Magazine's 1916 contest winners collection of the best 'Shortest Stories' featured in 'Short Stories from Life.'

Today we offer a touching story of an accused criminal and his dog -- 'The Bad Man' by Harry C. Goodwin

Time: approx seven minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2007-05-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:35am EST