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Sun, Nov 30 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1226

SUNDAY SALAD offers THREE Stanley Huntley pieces today (sorry, no Spoopendyke stories available this week) --

First, a minister gets an earful of newspaper slang in 'Only Technical Terms' from 1881, then a stranger to Brooklyn gets some directions in the street in 'After Information' from 1882. Finally, a cowboy enthusiastically describes a grand performance in 'A Plea for the Opera' from 1881.

Time: approx eleven 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-2008-11-30a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Mister Ron's Basement #1225 Sun, Nov 30 2008

MIster Ron's Basement #1225

Our favorite old crank has another get-rich-quick scheme up his sleeve involving raising trees for paper-mills, in C. B. Lewis's 1918 tale, 'Bowser's Little Plan.'

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 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-2008-11-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

Fri, Nov 28 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1224

The terrible news about the Stock Market in free fall is nothing new -- this week we have been reading from Gideon Wurdz 1905 book 'Foolish Finance.' Our last piece is full of practical advice -- it's called 'Tips.'

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-2008-11-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

Thu, Nov 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1223

The terrible news about the Stock Market in free fall is nothing new -- this week we are reading from Gideon Wurdz 1905 book 'Foolish Finance.' Today we get the inside scoop on exactly how the Financial System works in 'The System as Promoter And Pickpocket.'

Time: approx seven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2008-11-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

Wed, Nov 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1222

The terrible news about the Stock Market in free fall is nothing new -- this week we will read from Gideon Wurdz 1905 book 'Foolish Finance.' Today we learn about who is available to part you with your money -- 'The Broker.'

Time: approx four minutes

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

Direct download: revry-2008-11-26a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

Wed, Nov 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1221

The terrible news about the Stock Market in free fall is nothing new -- this week we will read from Gideon Wurdz 1905 book 'Foolish Finance.' Today we discover some great tips on 'Speculation.'

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

Direct download: revry-2008-11-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01am EDT

Tue, Nov 25 2008

MIster Ron's Basement #1220

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Twenty-Two (Part Two of Two) of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- 'The Holy Fountain' -- where the Boss examines a dry well, and puzzles Sandy with modern slang.

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-2008-11-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Sun, Nov 23 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1219

SUNDAY SALAD has THREE truly funny Stanley Huntley tales, all from 1881, including a newly discovered (at least by Mister Ron) Spoopendyke story!

In the first piece, a woman argues with a street car passenger in a piece worthy of Abbott & Costello in 'A Trying Situation.' Then a rough and tumble visitor from Deadwood gets into a strange discussion with a precious young Brooklyn girl in 'Too Awfully Utter.' Finally Mr. Spoopendyke expresses his disgust with his Doctor's advice in 'He Was Not Well.'

This is a not-to-be-missed Episode!

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-2008-11-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:56am EDT

Sat, Nov 22 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1218

Mr. Bowser gets a made-to-order package from his tailor that seems to be all wrong, in C. B. Lewis's 1893 tale, 'Bowser's Trousers.'

Time: approx seven 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-2008-11-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

Fri, Nov 21 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1217

Bill Nye (Edgar Wilson Nye) is one of our favorite humorists. This week, we are featuring stories from his 1881 collection, 'Bill Nye and Boomerang.'

Today, Nye reports on a desperado's wedding ceremony in 'The Nupitals of Dangerous Davis.'

Time: approx four minutes

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

The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2008-11-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am EDT