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, Feb 28 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1000 (Part Three)

EPISODE #1000 -- 'The Stanley Huntley Story' is so BIG that we have to present it in THREE PARTS!



Today, we offer Part Three, featuring a detailed look at Huntley's humorous writing for the Brooklyn Eagle, the invention of 'Spoopendyke' and a array of funny stories. We also are presenting Huntley's 1880 Brooklyn Eagle interview with Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, a truly fascinating newspaper piece. The episode wraps up with a look at Florence Huntley's life and writing after Stanley's death.

Time: approx ONE HOUR and seven minutes

We will be taking a hiatus for about a week, and then we will be back with lots more of the funniest stories from the Public Domain...

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: Mister_Rons_Basement2-28-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

Wed, Feb 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1000 (Part Two)

EPISODE #1000 -- 'The Stanley Huntley Story' is so BIG that we have to present it in THREE PARTS!



Today we present Part Two, Stanley Huntley's legendary 1879 interview with Sitting Bull in the Canadian wilderness for the Chicago Tribune, and the fascinating aftermath.

Please note -- A major typographical error from the original publication of this story in 1879 has been corrected in this upload. There is a fascinating story behind this error, and you can read about it at the Mister Ron's Basement blog at http://misterronsbasement.blogspot.com/2008/02/episode-1000-erratum.html

Part Three will concentrate on Huntley's brief tenure as the humorist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, where he created the immortal Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke, and will also include the twists and turns of fate that sent his widow Florence Huntley into strange paths as an author.

Time: approx ONE HOUR and two 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: Mister_Rons_Basement2-27-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11am EDT

Tue, Feb 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1000 (Part One)

EPISODE #1000 -- 'The Stanley Huntley Story' is so BIG that we have to present it in THREE PARTS!



Today, we offer Part One -- concerning Huntley's early years as a remarkable reporter in New York, St. Louis, Washington, DC, and as the owner-editor of the Bismarck Tribune in 1878-79 -- the wildest newspaper ever published!

A minor error that was in the originally uploaded Episode has been corrected!

Part Two will feature Huntley's legendary interview with Sitting Bull, and the aftermath, and Part Three will concentrate on his brief tenure as the humorist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, where he created the immortal Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke, and will also include the twists and turns of fate that sent his widow Florence Huntley into strange paths as an author.

Time: approx ONE HOUR and three 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: Mister_Rons_Basement2-26-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

Sun, Feb 24 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #999

Our Monday book serialization features Hugh McHugh's 1901 title, 'John Henry.' This was the first book in what became an eminently successful series.

In today's chapter, our hero is stuck being surrounded by chattering ladies in 'John Henry in a Street Car.'

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-2008-02-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05am EDT

Sat, Feb 23 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #998

SUNDAY SALAD features TWO Stanley Huntley pieces -- first, in an 1883 story, a Montana man attempts 'Tapering Off' and in a story of which we have been unable to ascertain the original publication date, we offer 'Spoopendyke Contemplating His Last Moments.'

Time: approx eleven 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-2008-02-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

Fri, Feb 22 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #997

Our favorite old crank rounds up 'wavering' voters to avert the 'downfall of America' in C. B. Lewis's hilarious 1900 romp we call 'Mr. Bowser Saves the Country.'

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-2008-02-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Thu, Feb 21 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #996

A last bit of sunny skies for the week, as this piece from George W. Peck's 1882 book 'Peck's Sunshine' warns of the catastrophe awaiting raw oyster eaters in 'A Trying Situation.'

Time: approx four minutes

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

The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

Direct download: revry-2008-02-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59am EDT

Wed, Feb 20 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #995

The sun is shining here in the Basement!

From George W. Peck's 1882 collection, 'Peck's Sunshine,' we get a lesson on 'The Uses of A Paper Bag.'

Time: approx four minutes

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

The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

Direct download: revry-2008-02-20a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

Wed, Feb 20 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #994

Peck's Sunshine is brightening our days again this week!

From the 1882 book by George W. Peck, we present an inside look at the utter scandal regarding counterfeit meat in 'Spurious Tripe.'

Time: approx three minutes

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

The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

Direct download: revry-2008-02-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

Mon, Feb 18 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #993

We're spreading a bit more of Peck's Sunshine again this week!

From George W. Peck's 1882 collection, we offer a story concerning the kind of tasty treat that you can only get at a Railroad Station, in the tale, 'All About A Sandwich.'

Time: approx six minutes

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

The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

Direct download: revry-2008-02-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53am EDT