Mister Ron's Basement II
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Tue, Sep 30 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1166

Melville D. Landon wrote under the pen name of Eli Perkins, and was probably more well known as a compiler of American Humor collections. Nevertheless, he was capable of writing extremely funny stories of his own.

Today, we'll hear an 1875 Eli Perkins tale about Jesse and Frank James, a daring robbery, an admiring newspaper editor, and an act of gratitude in 'A Grateful Man.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2008-09-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Mon, Sep 29 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1165

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Seventeen (Part One) of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- 'A Royal Banquet' -- featuring food, music, bawdy jokes, prayers, and a hanging.

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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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-2008-09-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48am EST

Sun, Sep 28 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1164

SUNDAY SALAD offers TWO Stanley Huntley stories today -- From 1883, a Temperance crusader attempts to bring the Brooklyn Eagle's editors into the Prohibition campaign in 'Wanted the Paper's Influence' and Mr. Spoopendyke is hailed by one and all as the next Mayor of the city in 'The Reconciliation Candidate' from 1881.

Time: approx eighteen 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-2008-09-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45am EST

Sat, Sep 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1163

Mr. Bowser displays his carpentry prowess in C. B. Lewis's 1890 tale, 'The Head of the Family Tries to Put Up Some Screen Doors.'

Time: approx eight 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-2008-09-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42am EST

Fri, Sep 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1162

Here's a nifty 1876 Max Adeler story about a judicial blunder and a bald man's hat called 'Justice, and a Little Injustice.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2008-09-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:40am EST

Mister Ron's Basement #1161 Thu, Sep 25 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1161

Max Adeler often wrote pretty funny poetry. Today we feature a humorous verse from Adeler's 1874 collection, 'Out of the Hurly Burly,' It's called 'Tim Keyser's Nose.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2008-09-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27am EST

Wed, Sep 24 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1160

Our Max Adeler Marathon continues with an extremely short story concerning a horse, a saddle, and a friendly bit of advice in 'The Saddle Was On Wrong' from 1873.

Time: approx two and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2008-09-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20am EST

Tue, Sep 23 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1159

In what is turning into a Max Adeler Marathon, we present a third week in a row of Adeler short stories. Today we hear about a coroner, an Egyptian Mummy, and Noah's Ark in the 1875 tale, 'Sorry He Wasn't There.'

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 Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2008-09-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:18am EST

Mon, Sep 22 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1158

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Sixteen of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- 'Morgan Le Fay' -- where we hear of Knights selling soap and a truly nasty Queen.

Time: approx fifteen 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-2008-09-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14am EST

Sun, Sep 21 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1157

SUNDAY SALAD offers FOUR pieces today -- two very funny stories are definitely by Stanley Huntley -- 'The Editor and the Tracts' from 1881 and 'Sanctum Fables,' also from 1881.

Another 1882 piece from an Oregon newspaper called 'Spoopendyke at the Telephone' was obviously not authentic, even to readers of the day, and 'Spoopendyke Starts a Fire,' also from 1882, from a North Carolina newspaper, and claiming to be from the Brooklyn Eagle, may be a counterfeit -- it seems a little odd -- your opinions on this are most welcome! Join the discussion at our blog at: http://misterronsbasement.blogspot.com/2008/09/counterfeit-spoopendyke-stories.htm.

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-2008-09-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09am EST