Mister Ron's Basement II
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Sun, Jun 29 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1106

Our favorite crank has a 'happy evening at home' in C. B. Lewis's 1908 story, 'Bowser Has Grouch.'

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-2008-06-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:19am EST

Fri, Jun 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1105

We are presenting some really, really early stories by Stephen Leacock, that originally appeared in Truth Magazine in the 1890s. They're brilliantly funny.

Ever have trouble telling the difference between a bicycle and a horse? We all do. So here is an instructive piece from 1895 called 'Reflections on Riding.'

Time: approx six minutes

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

The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Also, do check out the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor web site at:

http://leacock.ca

Direct download: revry-2008-06-27a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

Fri, Jun 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1104

We are presenting some really, really early stories by Stephen Leacock, that originally appeared in Truth Magazine in the 1890s. They're brilliantly funny.

Do you get impatient with people doing card tricks? Here's some tips for you in the 1895 story, 'A Model Dialogue.'

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 Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Also, do check out the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor web site at:

http://leacock.ca

Direct download: revry-2008-06-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14am EST

Wed, Jun 25 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1103

We are presenting some really, really early stories by Stephen Leacock, that originally appeared in Truth Magazine in the 1890s. They're brilliantly funny.

Here's a truly sad and hilarious story from 1896 about someone who simply couldn't walk out on anyone -- 'The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones.'

Time: approx eight minutes

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

The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Also, do check out the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor web site at:

http://leacock.ca

Direct download: revry-2008-06-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13am EST

Tue, Jun 24 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1102

We are presenting some really, really early stories by Stephen Leacock, that originally appeared in Truth Magazine in the 1890s. They're brilliantly funny.

Today's tale in circular logic is called 'On the Old Homestead.' It was also published with the title 'Uncle Oatcake Explains.'

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 Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Also, do check out the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor web site at:

http://leacock.ca

Direct download: revry-2008-06-24a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am EST

Tue, Jun 24 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1101

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Nine of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- this chapter is called 'The Tournament,' where we find out what knights do for entertainment.

Time: approx fourteen minutes

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

The Mark Twain Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Twain.html

The Mark Twain Connecticut Yankee Novel Index of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Connecticut.html

Direct download: revry-2008-06-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EST

Mon, Jun 23 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1100

SUNDAY SALAD presents an 1880 tale of the infamous 'Morey Letter' that almost cost James Garfield the Presidential Election -- 'Not Altogether Satisfactory.' We also include another story about the letter by Stanley Huntley from the same edition of the Brooklyn Eagle -- it's called 'A Business Proposition.'

If any of our listeners know of any Spoopendyke stories we have missed, please drop us a line!

Time: approx thirteen 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-2008-06-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56am EST

Sat, Jun 21 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1099

In last week's Mr. Bowser episode, our favorite old crank went on a boat excursion with the 'Gay Old Boys Club' -- today we learn about his investiture in that organization in 'Initiation of Bowser' from 1907.

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 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-2008-06-21a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Sat, Jun 21 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1098

We're presenting some extremely short but fun recipes (of a sort) from the 1922 collection 'The Stag Cook Book -- Written for Men by Men.' We wrap up with a couple of recipes from Booth Tarkington (whom we have yet to feature in the Basement, but will eventually) -- the first is called 'Corn Flakes.'

Time: approx three minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2008-06-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Thu, Jun 19 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1097

We're presenting some extremely short but fun recipes (of a sort) from the 1922 collection 'The Stag Cook Book -- Written for Men by Men.' Today's tasty dish comes to us from the witty pen of George Ade -- as we learn some secrets of 'Scolloped Oysters.'

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 Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2008-06-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49am EST