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Sat, May 30 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1386

Today's 1873 Max Adeler story is a quick piece on an important element of the human diet that is 'Terrible to Contemplate.'

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-05-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38am EST

Thu, May 28 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1385

Today's short but fun Max Adeler story is from 1873. It concerns a Mr. Henry Bull, and his strange medical condition, and is entitled 'Mercury in the System.'

Time: approx three minutes

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The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-05-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am EST

Wed, May 27 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1384

Here's an extremely short Max Adeler story from 1874 that spotlights his oblique sense of humor. It is entitled 'It Didn't Grow.'

Time: approx three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-05-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34am EST

Tue, May 26 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1383

We have uncovered a slew of Max Adeler stories! Today's tale, from 1873, concerns an 'elevating' item of women's clothing. It's called 'An Adventure With a Pannier.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-05-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32am EST

Mon, May 25 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1382

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapter Forty-Two (Part One of Two) of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 -- where Clarence fills in the Boss on how Camelot fell apart --'War!'

Time: approx nine and a half 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-2009-05-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Sun, May 24 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1381

SUNDAY SALAD offers just ONE short but funny Stanley Huntley story from 1882 -- it's called 'The Folding Liar.'

Time: approx three 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-2009-05-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:28am EST

Sat, May 23 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1380

Mister Ron is back after struggling with a sore throat this week!

Our Saturday Night Special is a short, but remarkably prescient poem from 1885 by Robert J. Burdette. It is called 'The True Patriot's Regret,' and you will never regret hearing it!

Time: approx three 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-2009-05-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25am EST

Sat, May 16 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1379

Our Saturday Night Special story was originally presented in Basement Episode #933 a couple of years ago (you can find it here). In it Mortimer Thomson made fun of Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, one of the most influential men in America in the years leading up to the Civil War.

Apparently, the version we presented then was heavily edited by the Utah newspaper we originally found it in. Today we are re-reading the story in its complete form, as was printed in a Georgia Newspaper in 1856. It is about twice as long, and twice as funny. Hidden between the satirical remarks are exaggerated but insightful descriptions of a typical Beecher sermon of the day. Enjoy!

Time: approx fifteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson) Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-05-16a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Sat, May 16 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1378

This week, we have dug up some extremely hard-to-find pieces by Mortimer Thomson, better known as 'Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P. B.'

In today's very short tale from 1864, Doesticks tells of a truly unforgettable rain deluge -- 'In A Storm'

Time: approx two and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson) Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-05-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17am EST

Thu, May 14 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1377

This week, we have dug up some relatively obscure, yet hilarious pieces by Mortimer Thomson, better known as 'Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P. B.'

From November of 1856, we learn how crazy people get when wagering on elections -- in 'Doesticks Bets on Pennsylvania.'

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/doesticks.html

Direct download: revry-2009-05-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15am EST