Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thu, Apr 30 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1362

From 1874 comes Max Adeler's fun story of getting locked out of the house in a nightshirt. It's called 'A Very Disgreeable Predicament.'



Time: approx six minutes

Time: approx four and a half minutes

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The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-30A.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

Thu, Apr 30 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1361

Max Adeler's 1874 book 'Out of the Hurly Burly' was one of the first to focus on the lighter side of suburban living in America. Today's story concerns a rare plant that grows a half inch every twenty years and blooms once a century -- 'Our Century Plant.'

Time: approx seven minutes

Time: approx four and a half minutes

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The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

Wed, Apr 29 2009

MIster Ron's Basement #1360

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Thirty-Nine of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- a terrific bit of Twain's writing, and it could stand alone -- 'The Yankee's Fight with the Knights.'

Time: approx twenty-four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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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:

http://ronevry.com/Connecticut.html

Direct download: revry-2009-04-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42am EDT

Mon, Apr 27 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1359

SUNDAY SALAD features TWO looney Stanley Huntley stories from 1880! First, we get a truly skewed view of history in 'White House Gallery - Anecdote of Andrew Johnson' and then we hear a tale of a loan to a shoeshine boy that is repaid years later in 'The Religious Bootblack.'

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40am EDT

Sun, Apr 26 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1358

Our Saturday Night Special story is told through two separate tales by Leon Mead.

They both deal with the photograph we featured in Episode #1343 and is reproduced on this web page again, below.

The first tale is taken from Mead's 1899 book, 'The Bow Legged Ghost and Other Stories' and it tells how the photograph came about. It also includes one of the very few truly sad stories Bill Nye ever wrote. It is called 'Eugene Field and Bill Nye.'

The second piece concerns the finding of the lost picture. It appeared in the New York Tribune in 1905 and is called 'The Story of a Photograph.'


The photo as it appeared in the Tribune in 1905

The photo as it appeared in Visscher's 1908 Book

Time: approx sixteen and a half minutes

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The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:31am EDT

Sat, Apr 25 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1357

Chauncey Tubbs really ought to consult with his wife a bit more, as we find out in Leon Mead's 1899 story, 'Mrs. Tubbs Manoeuvres.'

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-25a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28am EDT

Sat, Apr 25 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1356

Leon Mead stretches a yarn beyond belief with his 1899 tale of a young woman's mania for a certain color. It's called 'The Woman in Yellow.'

Time: approx nine minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

Thu, Apr 23 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1355

Stories of creating and succeeding with a hit show on Broadway are extremely common, but today's tale is, well, different. From 1899, we present Leon Mead's crazy show-biz story, 'Revels of the Muses.'

Time: approx twelve minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-04-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24am EDT

Wed, Apr 22 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1354

Leon Mead was a good friend of humorist Bill Nye, and apparently some of Nye's style rubbed off on him. Today's 1899 story deals with a man who can't help winking at women on the street whose hobby gets him in a jam. It's called 'An Assumed Weakness.'

Time: approx twelve minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2009-04-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:22am EDT

Tue, Apr 21 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1353

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Thirty-Eight of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- which we have been waiting for -- 'Sir Launcelot and Knights to the Rescue.'

Time: approx seven and a half 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-2009-04-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:19am EDT