Mister Ron's Basement II
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Sun, Sep 30 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #863

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 pay a visit to department store and find out what happened to an unforgettable sales lady in 'The Former Kathryn.'

Time: approx seven 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-2007-09-30a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Sun, Sep 30 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #862

SUNDAY SALAD offers TWO incredibly funny Stanley Huntley stories from 1881 -- a woman gets justice dispensed at a local police station in 'Defining His Position' and the Spoopendykes discover 'The Difficulties of an Orator.'

Time: approx nine 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-2007-09-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:39am EST

Fri, Sep 28 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #861

Our favorite old crank reveals the hidden secrets of the animal kingdom in 'What Bowser Knows of Cats' by C. B. Lewis, from 1906.

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-2007-09-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am EST

Thu, Sep 27 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #860

Wrapping up with a final piece from Gideon Wurdz's 1906 book, Eediotic Etiquette, where both formal and informal rules of making social visits are covered in 'Calling.'

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49am EST

Wed, Sep 26 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #859

There is one place where obeying rules of etiquette is crucial! These simple but important rules are covered in 'Church Services' from the 1906 book, Eediotic Etiquette by Gideon Wurdz.

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48am EST

Tue, Sep 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #858

Gideon Wurdz's 1906 book, 'Eediotic Etiquette' offers advice on proper behavior for every situation. Today we learn how to comport yourself at 'Picnics.'

Time: approx twelve and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39am EST

Mon, Sep 24 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #857

Mister Ron can't get enough of 'Eediotic Etiquette' from 1906 by Gideon Wurdz (Charles Wayland Towne), so here's some more this week!

Today we offer the Ps and Qs of 'Afternoon Teas.' Not to be missed!

Time: approx twelve and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38am EST

Sun, Sep 23 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #856

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.

Fashion is indeed fickle. Join us today as a young man confronts the conundrum of wearing his pants just a bit differently in 'Mr. Wimberly's Trousers.'

Time: approx eleven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36am EST

Sat, Sep 22 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #855

SUNDAY SALAD offers a vulgar, irreverent, irreligious, and extremely funny story by Stanley Huntley called 'Harry the Indian Slayer' -- also Mr. Spoopendyke tries on a bathing suit in 'A Complicated Garment.' Both stories appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1880.

Time: approx ten 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-2007-09-22a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34pm EST

Sat, Sep 22 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #854

'Bowser Has A Corn' by C. B. Lewis from 1902. What else needs to be said?

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-2007-09-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33am EST

Thu, Sep 20 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #853

'Eediotic Etiquette' offering the rules of proper civilized behavior, was written in 1906 by Gideon Wurdz (Charles Wayland Towne).

Today's piece lets you know how to fit in properly when you are invited to 'Balls.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31am EST

Wed, Sep 19 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #852

'Eediotic Etiquette' a guide to propriety and formalities from 1906 by Gideon Wurdz (Charles Wayland Towne) is featured in the Basement this week.

Today we offer some useful guidelines for sending out announcements when the stork pays a visit -- it's called 'Births.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28am EST

Tue, Sep 18 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #851

'Eediotic Etiquette' the 1906 Manual of Manners by Gideon Wurdz (Charles Wayland Towne) is featured in the Basement this week.

Today's lesson in decorum concerns the proper social rules regarding 'Kissing.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-18a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

Tue, Sep 18 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #850

This is our 850th Episode!!!!!



This week, we explore the 1906 Manual of Manners by Gideon Wurdz (Charles Wayland Towne) called 'Eediotic Etiquette.' Today's lesson in propriety deals with 'Art Exhibits.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-09-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:19am EST

Sun, Sep 16 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #849

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 story is of a working class family elevated despite themselves by no-nonsense daughter named Rosie in 'Best of the Farleys.'

Time: approx eleven 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-2007-09-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17am EST

Sat, Sep 15 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #848

SUNDAY SALAD presents TWO Stanley Huntley stories about death (sort of). In the first, a widower discusses his wife's burial services with the editor of the newspaper in 'The Bottom Facts About the Funeral' from 1882, then Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have a wacky political discussion in 'A Dead Lock' from 1881.

This story is a shining example of the classic comic character of Mrs. Spoopendyke, undoubtedly an influence on on Gracie Allen, years later.

Time: approx fourteen 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-2007-09-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14am EST

Fri, Sep 14 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #847

Mr. Bowser defies his wife and a curious crowd to come to the aid of a feline in a tree in 'Rescuing the Cat' by C. B. Lewis from 1902.

Time: approx nine 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-2007-09-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:12am EST

Thu, Sep 13 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #846

Fanny Fern wrote her weekly column for the New York Ledger right until her death in 1872. This week we will feature some of her writings from the 1870 collection 'Ginger Snaps.'



Fanny Fern's granddaughter Ethel Thomson (later changed to Ethel Parton), who was eight years old in 1870, used incidents from today's story in her first novel, 'Melissa Ann -- A Little Girl of the 1820s' which she wrote over sixty years later in 1931! Today's tale is called 'A Look Backward.'

Time: approx nine minutes

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

The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-13a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Thu, Sep 13 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #845

Fanny Fern wrote her weekly column for the New York Ledger right until her death in 1872. This week we will feature some of her writings from the 1870 collection 'Ginger Snaps.'

One of Fanny's fellow Ledger columnists was the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher. Sometimes they would comment on each other's writings, such as today's piece about giving children candy -- 'A Sermon to Plymouth Pulpit.'

Time: approx six minutes

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

The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08am EST

Wed, Sep 12 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #844

Fanny Fern wrote her weekly column for the New York Ledger right until her death in 1872. This week we will feature some of her writings from the 1870 collection 'Ginger Snaps.'

Today, Fanny compares and contrasts for us, 'Two Kinds of Women.'

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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

The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06am EST

Tue, Sep 11 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #843

Fanny Fern wrote her weekly column for the New York Ledger right until her death in 1872. This week we will feature some of her writings from the 1870 collection 'Ginger Snaps.'

Today, Fanny lets us know how she would run a newspaper in 'A Bid for An Editorship.'

Time: approx six minutes

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

The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52am EST

Mon, Sep 10 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #842

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, in a truly aggravatingly funny piece, the author solves the conundrum of finding the perfect Christmas present for the wee little ones in 'The Money Present.'

Time: approx eight 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-2007-09-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49am EST

Sat, Sep 08 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #841

SUNDAY SALAD features TWO soaking Stanley Huntley tales -- first, a visit to a bar room for some liquid refreshment in 'Missed the Accessories' from 1880, and Mister Spoopendyke creates a beautiful liquid display and has trouble shutting it off in 'Building A Fountain' from 1882.

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 Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46am EST

Fri, Sep 07 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #840

Mr. Bowser gives a kick start to his grand career in Public Service in a Beer Garden in 'Alderman Bowser' by C. B. Lewis from 1902.

Time: approx nine 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-2007-09-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am EST

Thu, Sep 06 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #839

Fanny Fern's 1868 collection of her newspaper columns, 'Folly As It Flies' is full of her witty and clever observations. Today's tale concerns what it takes to make a woman happy, in 'A Discourse Upon Husbands'

Time: approx six minutes

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

The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-06b.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Thu, Sep 06 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #838

Fanny Fern's 1868 collection of her newspaper columns, 'Folly As It Flies' is full of her unique and pointed observations. Today, we catch the last leg of 'A Trip to the Northern Lakes.'

Time: approx nineteen and a half minutes

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

The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-06a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm EST

Thu, Sep 06 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #837

Fanny Fern's 1868 collection of her newspaper columns, 'Folly As It Flies' is full of her clever and satirical wit. Today we hear about a 'genius' and his WIFE!

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 Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:32am EST

Tue, Sep 04 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #836

Fanny Fern's 1868 collection of her newspaper columns, 'Folly As It Flies' is full of her sharp, yet charming wit. Today, Fanny grapples with an implacable challenger in 'Washing the Baby.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

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

The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-09-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30am EST

Mon, Sep 03 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #835

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.

A Chicago businessman prepares for every eventuality (or so he thinks) as he is asked to give a speech at an alumni reunion in 'Dubley '89.'

Time: approx sixteen 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-2007-09-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27am EST

Sat, Sep 01 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #834

SUNDAY SALAD offers a couple of fishy Stanley Huntley stories -- first, a condemned murderer gets particular about his death-row meals in 'A Modern Martyr' from 1882, and Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke go on 'A Fishing Excursion' from 1881.

Time: approx twelve 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-2007-09-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24am EST