Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri, Oct 31 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1195

We are featuring another truly odd story from Charles Battell Loomis written in 1906 -- it's not exactly Science Fiction -- but in it we get a report from someplace not of this Earth -- about 'The Poets' Strike.'

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-10-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44am EDT

Wed, Oct 29 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1194

Here's another quirky (but very short) 1902 story from Charles Battell Loomis -- it's called 'Five Hundred Dollars.' You can draw your own conclusions to this enjoyable tale.

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-10-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

Tue, Oct 28 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1193

Charles Battell Loomis wrote an astonishing array of short stories. This week we will explore some of them. Today we have a 1900 tale of a boy with a unique talent entitled 'The Boy Who Turned Books Into Food.'

Time: approx nine minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2008-10-28a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

Tue, Oct 28 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1192

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Twenty of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- 'The Ogre's Castle' -- where Sandy and The Boss reach the goal of their quest -- sort of...

Time: approx sixteen 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-2008-10-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

Sun, Oct 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1191

SUNDAY SALAD offers TWO Stanley Huntley stories from 1882 -- neither of which features the Spoopendykes! Yes, it has finally happened! Unless something so far undiscovered turns up, we have, sadly, run out of Spoopendyke stories.

Nevertheless, we will keep looking, and in the meantime we have two tales -- in the first, a reporter tries to write up a Church Picnic in Medieval style in 'Early English' and a family adopts a unique pet in 'Taming an Alligator.'

Time: approx ten and a half 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:

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Direct download: revry-2008-10-26a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

Sun, Oct 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1190

Our favorite old crank comes up with a few ideas to eliminate poisonous gasses and bacteria in his home in C. B. Lewis's 1889 tale, 'Mr. Bowser Has Theories.'

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-2008-10-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

Sat, Oct 25 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1189



Fans of the movie 'Ghostbusters' may find some intriguing resemblances to that film in Gellet Burgess's 1905 story, 'The Ghost-Extinguisher.' Your comments on this amazing (and fun) find are more than welcome! Send them to revry@panix.com.

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2008-10-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

Thu, Oct 23 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1188

Today we offer the sad tale of a ghost of a man who is still alive! It also features romance, and some serious miscommunication, in Frank R. Stockton's 1884 story, 'The Transferred Ghost.'

Time: approx twenty-five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2008-10-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Tue, Oct 21 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1187

With Halloween approaching, we are reading some spooky (and fun) ghost stories this week! Today's 1903 tale by Rose O'Neill concerns a strange spirit and a forgetful lady. It's called 'The Lady and the Ghost.'

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2008-10-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16am EDT

Mon, Oct 20 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1186

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Nineteen of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- 'Knight-Errantry as a Trade' -- where Sandy gives The Boss an Earful.

Time: approx eight and a half 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-2008-10-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11am EDT