Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri, Jun 19 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1402

Here is the final chapter of 'Major Dunwoody's Leg' (Part Four of Four) from 1882 by Max Adeler, wrapping up a MONTH of Adeler stories!

Your comments are welcome! Send emails to revry@panix.com.

Time: approx nineteen 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:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2009-06-19a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Fri, Jun 19 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1401

Meanwhile, we are presenting a masterpiece of satire by Max Adeler, from 1882, over four days. It features quirky mechanical limbs, political corruption, horrendous artwork, byzantine bureaucracy, complicated romance, scalping, thievery, and more twists and turns than a pretzel!

If you haven't heard parts One and Two yet, go listen to them, then come back for this. It will be here.

Here is 'Major Dunwoody's Leg' (Part Three of Four).

Time: approx twelve and a half minutes

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

The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2009-06-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EST

Mister Ron's Basement #1400 Wed, Jun 17 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1400

This is the 1400th Episode of Mister Ron's Basement!

This has been an amazing journey of exploration of the world of (mostly) forgotten American humor from long ago!

Above all, the letters of encouragement I have received from listeners have made this labor of love (there sure isn't any money in it) worthwhile!


Thanks!

Here today, then, is the second part of four from Max Adeler's satirical masterpiece of 1882. It features quirky mechanical limbs, political corruption, horrendous artwork, byzantine bureaucracy, complicated romance, scalping, thievery, and more twists and turns than a pretzel! We present 'Major Dunwoody's Leg' (Part Two of Four).

Time: approx twenty and a half minutes

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

The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2009-06-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am EST

Tue, Jun 16 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1399



We are presenting a masterpiece of satire by Max Adeler, from 1882, over the next four days. It features quirky mechanical limbs, political corruption, horrendous artwork, byzantine bureaucracy, complicated romance, scalping, thievery, and more twists and turns than a pretzel! Here then is 'Major Dunwoody's Leg' (Part One of Four).

Time: approx twenty-four minutes

NOTICE: This week's Four-Part story will be our last one until we have finished moving our entire archive of stories to our new server host at libsyn.com!

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

The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2009-06-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16am EST

Fri, Jun 12 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1398

From 1873, we present a Max Adeler story concerning a man's hat with holes in it and what was done to it by 'One of Those Stupid Servant Girls.'

Time: approx four minutes

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

The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2009-06-12a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

Fri, Jun 12 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1397

Max Adeler relates the tale of an intrepid neighbor ascending into the unknown reaches of the atmosphere via balloon, in the 1874 story, 'The Ozone Belt.'

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

The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2009-06-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12am EST

Thu, Jun 11 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1396

Today's Max Adeler story from 1872 is a true flight of fancy, yet makes perfect sense -- sort of. It's called 'Adam and That Umbrella.'

Time: approx four minutes

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

The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2009-06-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10am EST

Wed, Jun 10 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1395

We begin a THIRD week in a row of Max Adeler stories with an investigation of an educator's strange teaching methods in the 1876 story, 'A Teacher's Trials.'

Time: approx eight minutes

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

The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

Direct download: revry-2009-06-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08am EST

Mon, Jun 08 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1394

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Chapters 43 - 'The Battle of the Sand-Belt', 44 - 'A Postscript by Clarence', and 'A Final P.S. by M.T.'

This concludes our presentation of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court,' which has taken us almost fourteen months to read! The complete index of the book's chapters can be found at the link below.

For the time being, we are preparing The Basement for the Big Move to a NEW Server in August. Between now and then, there will be no Saturday, Sunday, or Monday episodes, just the regular Tuesday through Friday stories. We have 1400 episodes and descriptions to move over, so this will take up time.

Time: approx thirty-five 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-2009-06-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02am EST

Sun, Jun 07 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1393

SUNDAY SALAD features ONE Stanley Huntley story today -- it's a short one from 1882 about a little man on the Fulton Ferry Boat, called 'Didn't Care to Make Trouble.'

Time: approx three 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-2009-06-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EST