Mister Ron's Basement II
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Mon, Mar 31 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1025

Marcus Mills ('Brick') Pomeroy wrote some truly wacky stories when he set his mind to it. From 1869, we hear about a fabulous invention, the 'Wonderful Hair-Reproducer.'

Time: approx five minutes

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

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Direct download: revry-2008-03-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:47am EDT

Sun, Mar 30 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1024

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

Our hero's actor friend wants to be in a play in a bad way -- and that's exactly how he would play it. John secures his friend a nine-act play for eighty cents in 'John Henry on Would-Be Actors.'

Time: approx six and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2008-03-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44am EDT

Sat, Mar 29 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1023

SUNDAY SALAD brings you TWO funny Stanley Huntley stories from 1882 today. First we offer another episode of the 'Eagle Sunday School Library' featuring Susie Snydersklop, the devoted daughter of a missionary to the cannibals, and the Spoopendykes attempt to raise chickens in 'Building A Hen Coop.'

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-2008-03-29a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Sat, Mar 29 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1022

Celebrating THREE YEARS of Mister Ron's Basement with a unique and significant find!

From 1886, comes the very FIRST Mr. Bowser story, by C. B. Lewis ("M. Quad"), 'Election Day and Night.' We'll be focusing on the earliest Bowser stories in the upcoming weeks, and see how the character developed into the familiar old crank we have grown to laugh at and love...

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-2008-03-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

Thu, Mar 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1021

Concluding Women's History Month with the second half of a two-part story by Rose Terry Cooke from 1881, about a woman who seemingly loves animals more than people and is stuck with a French dancing-master in her home, called 'Miss Lucinda' (Part Two of Two).

Time: approx thirty-three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2008-03-27a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

Thu, Mar 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1020

Celebrating Women's History Month with another week's worth of stories by 19th Century women authors. Today's story is a bit lengthy, so we have split it into two parts. Rose Terry Cooke tells a charming tale of a woman who seems to love animals more than people in 'Miss Lucinda' (Part One of Two) from 1881.

Time: approx thirty-eight minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2008-03-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28am EDT

Wed, Mar 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1019

Celebrating Women's History Month with another week's worth of stories by 19th Century women authors. Today we offer what can only be described as an (ahem) odd piece from 1864 by Katherine Kent Child Walker called 'The Total Depravity of Inanimate Things.'

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-2008-03-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

Mon, Mar 24 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1018

Celebrating Women's History Month with another week's worth of stories by 19th Century women authors. Today we hear about a peddler and some worn out apparel in 'The Colonel's Clothes' by Caroline Howard Gilman from 1867.

Time: approx twelve minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2008-03-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

Sun, Mar 23 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1017

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

Some of the humor in today's chapter may shoot past most people, but there still are some good laughs in 'John Henry Plays Pool.'

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

Direct download: revry-2008-03-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20am EDT

Sat, Mar 22 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1016

SUNDAY SALAD features TWO Stanley Huntley stories especially for Easter. First, we hear a tale of a Pastor engaged in a crucial card game with an errant Deacon in 'A New Element in Poker' from 1881, and Mr. Spoopendyke vainly attempts to haul a dozen potted plants to church in 'Easter Decorations' from 1883.

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-2008-03-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17am EDT