Mister Ron's Basement II
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Tue, Jul 31 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #802

Planning on popping the question? Thomas L. Masson provides some handy openers in 'When You Propose' from his 1921 book 'Well, Why Not?'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-07-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

Mon, Jul 30 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #801

More stories from Thomas L. Masson's 1921 book 'Well, Why Not?' are featured in The Basement this week.

Today, a businessman has an employee recruiting problem in 'The Right Man.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/masson.html

Direct download: revry-2007-07-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

Mister Ron's Basement #800 Sun, Jul 29 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #800

We are celebrating Mister Ron's Basement episode number EIGHT HUNDRED!!!

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.

In celebration of Episode #800, we have a short discussion of George Ade and his writing, then a story from 'In Babel' called 'The Other Girl.'

Time: approx fifteen 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-2007-07-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

Sat, Jul 28 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #799

SUNDAY SALAD presents a couple of irreverent Stanley Huntley stories from 1883 -- a religious editor deals with demanding reader in 'Wanted New Ones' and the Spoopendykes try to find a missing Bible in 'Searching the Scriptures.'

Time: approx fifteen 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-2007-07-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

Fri, Jul 27 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #798

Mr. Bowser shows off his unique prowess in lexicography in 'A Lesson in Spelling' by C. B. Lewis from 1902.

Time: approx nine 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:

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

Direct download: revry-2007-07-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02am EDT

Thu, Jul 26 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #797

The last tale from Thomas L. Masson's 1921 book, 'Well, Why Not?' for this week features a pointed discussion between Satire and Humor in 'Strangers in a Strange Land.'

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/masson.html

Direct download: revry-2007-07-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01am EDT

Wed, Jul 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #796

From Thomas L. Masson's 1921 book, 'Well, Why Not?' comes some straight talk on a difficult subject -- 'Jealousy.'

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/masson.html

Direct download: revry-2007-07-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59am EDT

Tue, Jul 24 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #795

From Thomas L. Masson's 1921 collection, we find out what a sensitive and sincere fellow the guy who crams people into crowded Subway cars is in 'My Subway Guard Friend.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/masson.html

Direct download: revry-2007-07-24a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

Tue, Jul 24 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #794

This week we will be exploring Thomas L. Masson's 1921 book 'Why Not?'

Well, why not?

Today we offer the 'Prologue to Forward' 'Forward to Introduction to Preface' 'Introduction to the Preface' 'Preface' 'P.S.' and 'A Few Remarks' all from the front of the book.

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 Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/masson.html

Direct download: revry-2007-07-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56am EDT

Sun, Jul 22 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #793

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's tale concerns a sophisticated book salesman and a straight talking Chicago businessman. It's called 'Tall-Stoy.'

Time: approx seven 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-2007-07-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54am EDT