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, Jan 31 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #975

We are wrapping up a week of stories about animals with an 1886 Fish Story by George W. Peck called 'A Plea for the Bullhead.'

Time: approx eight minutes

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

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Direct download: revry-2008-01-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am EST

Wed, Jan 30 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #974

January 31st is 'National Gorilla Suit Day,' and in celebration, we present our second annual Gorilla Suit story -- 'Mr. Columbus Coriander's Gorilla' by Noah Brooks (sometimes wrongly credited to Max Adeler) from 1869.

This is a great story -- a true American Classic!

Our First Gorilla Suit story can be found here.

Time: approx twenty-nine minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2008-01-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:47am EST

Tue, Jan 29 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #973

We continue with stories concerning Animals this week!

O Henry tells a tale of a con man who takes up with a hog thief in 'The Ethics of Pig' from 1906.

Time: approx twenty-one and a half minutes

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

The O Henry Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/ohenry.html

Direct download: revry-2008-01-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43am EST

Mon, Jan 28 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #972

Stories about Animals lurk in the Basement this week!

Today we feature an 1868 tale about the nastiest canine ever in 'The Dog-Gondest Dog' by Marcus Mills ('Brick') Pomeroy.

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 Brick Pomeroy Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/brickpomeroy.html

Direct download: revry-2008-01-28a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm EST

Mon, Jan 28 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #971

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 deals with a bored sailor, tired of working on a grain steamer up and down the river in 'Opening of Navigation.'

Time: approx ten 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-2008-01-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38am EST

Sun, Jan 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #970

SUNDAY SALAD features an ANNOUNCEMENT about our special episode number ONE THOUSAND coming in about a month, and also two great Stanley Huntley stories -- first we have a tale of a failed politician with a plan in 'Broken Up' from 1882 and the Spoopendykes struggle with a train schedule in 'Studying the Time-Table' from 1883.

Time: approx twelve 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-2008-01-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:36am EST

Sat, Jan 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #969

Mr. Bowser comes up with a cure for a cholera epidemic -- not that anyone is looking for one -- in C. B. Lewis's 1904 story, 'Bowser's O.K. Remedy.'

Time: approx ten 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-2008-01-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am EST

Thu, Jan 24 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #968

Our final Bill Nye story for the week taken from the rare 1885 edition of 'The St. Jacobs Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor,' involves a futile attempt to get some sleep while camping out -- it is called 'A November Picnic.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes



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

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2008-01-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:32am EST

Wed, Jan 23 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #967

In another extremely rare story from the 1885 edition of 'The St. Jacobs Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor,' Bill Nye points his devastatingly sharp pen on the traditional Fourth of July Barbeque. Fun stuff!

Time: approx five minutes



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

The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2008-01-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30am EST

Tue, Jan 22 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #966

Here comes another of the rare stories by Bill Nye from the 1885 edition of 'The St. Jacobs Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor.'

From the month of May we offer a piece about a -- well -- a piece of pie, that maybe ought not be pie in the story 'The Rhubarb Pie.' A recipe is included!

Time: approx six minutes

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

The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2008-01-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28am EST