Mister Ron's Basement II
Exploring the Universe of Public Domain Humor, featuring the greatest writers in the world, seven days a week! Indexed at http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html
Sat, Jan 31 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1275

January 31st is, as everyone should know, 'National Gorilla Suit Day,' and in celebration, we are presenting our THIRD annual Gorilla Suit story (The first two can be found by clicking here and here). It was written by one of our favorite authors, W. L. Alden, and originally appeared in 1893. It is called 'Gorilla Romance.'

Time: approx seventeen minutes

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

The W. L. Alden Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

Direct download: revry-2009-01-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05am EDT

Fri, Jan 30 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1274

Honesty is often considered to be its own reward, but this is not the case in Bill Nye's super-short piece from 1881, 'He Rewarded Her.'

Time: approx two 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-2009-01-30a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

Fri, Jan 30 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1273

From 1881, Bill Nye offers us an extremely short, fun, but sad tale, 'Sic Semper Gloria Houseplant.'

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 Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2009-01-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

Thu, Jan 29 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1272

We are continuing to explore the woolly western humor of Bill Nye, with a tale of a tonsorial parlor visit gone awry in 'A Hairsbreadth Escape' from 1881.

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 Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2009-01-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Wed, Jan 28 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1271

Edgar Wilson ('Bill') Nye was one the funniest people ever to put pen to paper.

An excellent example of this is his 1881 story about tobacco-chewing in Church, 'Fine-Cut As a Means of Grace'.'

Time: approx five 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-2009-01-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

Tue, Jan 27 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1270

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Twenty-Nine of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- where the Boss and the King visit 'The Smallpox Hut.' This chapter is not even close to being funny! It is one of the saddest things we've ever read...

Time: approx sixteen 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-2009-01-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

Mon, Jan 26 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1269

SUNDAY SALAD has TWO funny Stanley Huntley stories today! First, a pained young woman seeks help from a newspaper editor in 'An Idyl' from 1883. Then, from 1881, 'The New Society Reporter' discusses the events of a Fancy High Class Event.

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 Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2009-01-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53am EDT

Sun, Jan 25 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1268

We have presented around one hundred and twenty of C. B. Lewis's Mr. Bowser stories for the last couple of years. While Lewis wrote these every week for almost forty years, we are not going to try to read all, or even most of them. So this week's episode is the LAST Bowser story we will read (for the time being).

We have catalogued ALL the Mr. Bowser stories presented here at the link below. Have fun!

In today's tale, Mr. Bowser finally gets his due as 'The Mother-In-Law Arrives' from 1902.

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-2009-01-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

Sat, Jan 24 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1267

Eugene Field had the kind of popularity in the 19th century that newspaper humorists rarely experienced in later years. He wrote fun prose and poetry, sometimes thinly disguised political satire, and other times witty observations of life in the United States.

Today's poem is fun for youngsters and oldsters. From 1893, we present 'Extinct Monsters.'

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

Direct download: revry-2009-01-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

Thu, Jan 22 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1266

Eugene Field had the kind of popularity in the 19th century that newspaper humorists rarely experienced in later years. He wrote fun prose and poetry, sometimes thinly disguised political satire, and other times witty observations of life in the United States.

Today we offer a wonderful poem from 1890 concerning Eugene Field's great love in life - 'In Praise of Pie.'

After you've heard this, you may want to go back and listen to Episode Number 753, featuring Field's 1880 poem 'Apple Pie and Cheese.' To get it, just Click Here.

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-2009-01-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44am EDT