Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri, Nov 30 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #922

W. L. Alden displayed a strange sense of humor as he examined quirky news items in his New York Times columns. From his 1877 collection, 'Domestic Explosives and other Sixth Column Fancies,' we find that logical inferences from scientific discoveries can lead to truly grisly conclusions in 'The Theoretical Barber.'

Time: approx eight minutes

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The W. L. Alden Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-11-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04am EDT

Thu, Nov 29 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #921



ONE OF THE FUNNIEST!

W. L. Alden displayed a strange sense of humor as he examined quirky news items in his New York Times columns. From his 1877 collection, 'Domestic Explosives and other Sixth Column Fancies,' one of the most hilarious tragic events of all time is described in 'The Recent Calamity.'

Time: approx seven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The W. L. Alden Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

Direct download: revry-2007-11-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

Wed, Nov 28 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #920

W. L. Alden displayed a strange sense of humor as he examined quirky news items in his New York Times columns. From his 1877 collection, 'Domestic Explosives and other Sixth Column Fancies' we investigate the diplomatic niceties of royal giving in 'An Inconsiderate Gift.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The W. L. Alden Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

Direct download: revry-2007-11-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Tue, Nov 27 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #919

W. L. Alden displayed a strange sense of humor as he examined quirky news items in his New York Times columns. From his 1877 collection, 'Domestic Explosives and other Sixth Column Fancies' comes a tale of a fleshy rainstorm in 'The Kentucky Meteors.'

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The W. L. Alden Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

Direct download: revry-2007-11-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

Mon, Nov 26 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #918

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 listen in on an old Civil War veteran complaining about how Spanish-American War vets are treated in 'Mr. Lindsay on 'San Jewan.''

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:

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Direct download: revry-2007-11-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56am EDT

Sun, Nov 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #917

SUNDAY SALAD features TWO Stanley Huntley stories from 1883 about boats this week. A Captain tells his amazed listeners some tall tales in 'A Few Moderate Anecdotes' and Mr. Spoopendyke buys a large sailboat in 'A Short Cruise.'

Time: approx ten 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:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2007-11-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

Sat, Nov 24 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #916

A SPECIAL FIND!



Today's tale, 'Mr. Bowser's Rejuvenation' from 1924, may very well be the last Bowser story written by C. B. Lewis. Later stories all seem to be credited to his son, who continued after Lewis passed away, using the pen name 'M. Quad, Jr.'

Time: approx eleven 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-2007-11-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52am EDT

Thu, Nov 22 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #915

W. F. Croffut asks the big Thanksgiving question in his poem 'Give Thanks for What?' from around 1890.

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2007-11-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

Wed, Nov 21 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #914

We continue with this week's theme with Bill Nye's 1891 piece, 'Causes for Thanksgiving.'

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-11-21a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT

Wed, Nov 21 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #913

Thanksgiving stories and poetry abound in the Basement this week -- we start off with a poem by Stanley Huntley from 1882, called, appropriately enough, 'Thanksgiving.'

Time: approx three 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-2007-11-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:46am EDT