Mister Ron's Basement II
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Sat, Feb 28 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1302

Our Saturday Night Special is Part One of a Three Part tale by Mark Twain -- one of his funniest stories ever -- 'The Stolen White Elephant.' Don't miss this!

Time: approx eighteen minutes

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The Mark Twain Catalog of Stories is at:

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

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Direct download: revry-2009-02-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13am EDT

Fri, Feb 27 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1301

Robert J. Burdette was enamored of gentle, humorous observations of life. This week, we have been reading from his 1879 collection, 'Innach Garden.'

Today's tale has our narrator visiting barbers in different cities to get shaves, and winding up 'Getting My Hair Trimmed.' It's a truly fun story.

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Robert J. Burdette Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.html

Direct download: revry-2009-02-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

Thu, Feb 26 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1300

Welcome to the 1300th Episode of Mister Ron's Basement!

We've been doing these almost every day for nearly four years now, and we have lots more fun stuff planned for you in the future!

Meanwhile, to celebrate this milestone Episode, we are presenting one of the funniest stories ever. It's by Robert J. Burdette, and it comes from his 1912 book 'Old Time, Young Tom.'

This tale simply builds and builds -- it is entitled 'The Relief of the Slamrack.'

Your comments are, as always, most welcome.

Time: approx seventeen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Robert J. Burdette Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.html

Direct download: revry-2009-02-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

Wed, Feb 25 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1299

Robert J. Burdette was enamored of gentle, humorous observations of life. This week, we are reading from his 1879 collection, 'Innach Garden.'

How can you tell when Good Times have returned? Find out today in 'Fiat Money.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Robert J. Burdette Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.html

Direct download: revry-2009-02-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05am EDT

Tue, Feb 24 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1298

Robert J. Burdette was enamored of gentle, humorous observations of life. This week, we will be reading from his 1879 collection, 'Innach Garden.'

Today we hear about a comic newspaper writer and his typesetter -- It is called 'The Compositor Fiend,' and it is very funny when you listen carefully...

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Robert J. Burdette Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-02-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am EDT

Mon, Feb 23 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1297

SUNDAY SALAD offers only ONE Stanley Huntley this week, as Mister Ron attempts to heal a sore throat (expect more pops and snaps than usual as the mic gain had to be turned WAY up).

From 1881, we offer a tale of members of the Medical Profession offering a variety of opinions in 'A Question of Tests.'

Time: approx four 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-2009-02-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01am EDT

Sat, Feb 21 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1296

Tonight's SPECIAL story belatedly celebrates Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday from earlier this month, with an 1877 tale of natural selection by W. L. Alden, called 'A New Point for Darwinians.'

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The W. L. Alden Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-02-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm EDT

Fri, Feb 20 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1295

In 1908, Grenville Kleiser edited a wonderful collection called 'Humorous Hits - And - How to Hold an Audience' featuring fun pieces by assorted authors. This week we have been reading some of them.

Today's Anonymously written tale skirts the borders of good taste -- but we're reading it anyway, because it is sort of clever -- it's called 'The Crooked Mouth Family.'

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-02-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:56am EDT

Thu, Feb 19 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1294

In 1908, Grenville Kleiser edited a wonderful collection called 'Humorous Hits - And - How to Hold an Audience' featuring fun pieces by assorted authors. This week we are reading some of them.

Today's tale is by an anonymous author -- it concerns a misinformed minister and a bereaved housewife -- 'A Big Mistake.'

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-02-19a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Thu, Feb 19 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1293

In 1908, Grenville Kleiser edited a wonderful collection called 'Humorous Hits - And - How to Hold an Audience' featuring fun pieces by assorted authors. This week we are reading some of them.

Morris Wade was a popular turn-of-the-century poet and writer. In today's piece, we visit some highly cultured ladies 'At Five O'Clock Tea.'

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

Direct download: revry-2009-02-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52am EDT