Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri Dec 31, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1839

We have found some pretty funny stuff by Wisconsin humorist, publisher, and politician, George W. Peck, from his 1884 collection ‘Peck’s Boss Book.’

This story was probably controversial in 1884 for completely different reasons than it might be considered so today. It is called ‘The Female Husband.’

Time: approx six and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of George W. Peck stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Dec 30, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1838

We have found some pretty funny stuff by Wisconsin Mayor and Governor George W. Peck from his 1884 collection ‘Peck’s Boss Book.’

Today we feature a ‘boss’ reminiscnce of a very tough Educational Institution, indeed, and a meek, skinny, polite teacher, in ‘Breaking Up A School.’

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of George W. Peck stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

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Wed Dec 29, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1837

We have found some pretty funny stuff by Wisconsin Newspaper Man George W. Peck from his 1884 collection ‘Peck’s Boss Book.’

Today’s ‘boss’ story concerns a genuine discovery from South America and its possible ramifications, ‘The Cow Tree.’

Time: approx six and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of George W. Peck stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Tue Dec 28, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1836

We have found some pretty funny stuff by Wisconsin Bad Boy George W. Peck from his 1884 collection ‘Peck’s Boss Book.’

Our first ‘boss’ tale from the book concerns the impropriety of young lovers from the Bible, ‘Jacob and Rachel.’

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of George W. Peck stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Mon, Dec 27, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1830

We are beginning a NEW Monday Novel Serialization today with W. L. Alden’s 1888 book, ‘A New Robinson Crusoe.’

This is the story of a sailor who gets shipwrecked with Robinson Crusoe’s pain-in-the-neck Grandson, who wants to do everything the way his Grandfather did.

The first chapter is not as funny as the ones to come, but it is Chapter One, and nothing else will make sense until you’ve heard it, so here it is.



Time: approx fourteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:


http://ronevry.com/alden.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Fri Dec 24, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1834

Once again we dip into the prodigous output of the remarkable W. L. Alden.

Our last Alden tale this week from 1877 concerns the latest scientific advances in young women - - it is called ‘The Coming Girl.’

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Thur Dec 23, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1833

Once again we dip into the prodigous output of the remarkable W. L. Alden.

Back in the 19th Century, the worst pest to come knocking at peoples’ doors was The Book-Agent. In today’s 1877 piece, Alden solves a puzzle regarding these pushy salespeople, in ‘A Mystery Solved.’

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Wed Dec 22, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1832

Once again we dip into the prodigous output of the remarkable W. L. Alden.

Today’s piece originally appeared in his New York Times column, and we found it in his 1877 book ‘Domestic Explosives and Other Sixth Column Fancies.’ This particular item concerns the dilemma of young couples who have to cope with parents who don’t get the idea that they should be in bed by 8 O’Clock when courting is going on. It is called ‘A National Want.’

Time: approx seven minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Tue Dec 21, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1831

Once again we dip into the prodigous output of the remarkable W. L. Alden.

Today’s piece originally appeared in his New York Times column, and we found it in his 1877 book ‘Domestic Explosives and Other Sixth Column Fancies.’ It concerns the unnatural habit of not smoking, and enjoying clean air. It is called ‘A Growing Vice.’

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Mon, Dec 20, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1830

We are concluding our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Twenty, ‘The Concluding Catastropher,’ Johnny, Baldy, Ethan, Mickey, and the Steam Man are trapped in a canyon with rock walls and enemies all around them! What will they do?

Time: approx fourteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Fri Dec 17, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1829

We have featured some of George Fitch’s ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ in the Basement previously. Today we feature the last of our ‘Through a Megaphone’ pieces that kicked off Fitch’s reputation as a humorist.


                        Drawing by Harrison Cady

In 1907, Fitch amazed his readers with a journey through the Windy City. It is called ‘Seeing Chicago Through a Megaphone.’

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Thur Dec 16, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1828

We have featured some of George Fitch’s ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ in the Basement previously. This week, we will present the ‘Through a Megaphone’ pieces that kicked off Fitch’s reputation as a humorist.



From 1907, we are ‘Seeing Washington Through a Megaphone,’ where we learn that things seem to never change in our Nation’s Capital.

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Wed Dec 15, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1827

We have featured some of George Fitch’s ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ in the Basement previously. This week, we will present the ‘Through a Megaphone’ pieces that kicked off Fitch’s reputation as a humorist.

From 1907, today we are ‘Seeing Philadelphia Through a Megaphone,’ as we journey through the sights of the City of Brotherly Love.



Time: approx fourteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Tue Dec 14, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1826

We have featured some of George Fitch’s ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ in the Basement previously. This week, we will present the ‘Through a Megaphone’ pieces that kicked off Fitch’s reputation as a humorist.

From 1907, we are ‘Seeing New York Through a Megaphone.’ It hardly seems dated even today.



Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Mon, Dec 13, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1825

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Nineteen, tired Johnny Brainerd takes his turn at the evening watch in ‘The Doings of a Night’

Next week - - the final Chapter!

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Fri Dec 10, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1824

Robert J. Burdette managed to find gentle humor without an ounce of meanness in his writing. This week, we have presented some odd pieces from Mr. Burdette.



A bit lengthy, but this one will bring laughs and tears - - perhaps one of the best stories Burdette ever wrote (it does refer a bit to ‘The Rise and Fall of the Mustache,’ which ought to heard as well).

From 1887, we hear Burdette’s autobiographical piece, ‘Confessions of a Reformed Humorist.’

Time: approx twenty-eight and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Robert J. Burdette index of stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Thur Dec 9, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1823

Robert J. Burdette managed to find gentle humor without an ounce of meanness in his writing. This week, we will present some odd pieces from Mr. Burdette.

Today we offer one of Burdette’s best short pieces from 1883 - - A succinct look at ‘The Life of Man.’ Don’t miss this!

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Robert J. Burdette index of stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field. To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!

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Wed Dec 8, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1822

Robert J. Burdette managed to find gentle humor without an ounce of meanness in his writing. This week, we will present some odd pieces from Mr. Burdette.

From 1882, a fellow with specific wants in a wife, gets ‘Advice to a Young Man.’

Time: approx six minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Robert J. Burdette index of stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Dec 7, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1821

Robert J. Burdette managed to find gentle humor without an ounce of meanness in his writing. This week, we will present some odd pieces from Mr. Burdette.

Today, we have found a poem concerning locomotive engineers sending messages to their loved ones as they pass through town. From 1883, we present ‘The Danish Boy’s Whistle.’



Time: approx six minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

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Mon, Dec 6, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1820

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Eighteen, The Steam Man leads the intrepid group through a narrow valley in ‘The Encampment’

Time: approx ten minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri Dec 3, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1819

We have uncovered a cornucopia of short, funny stories from Thomas L. Masson.

Remember - - this hysterical story was written in 1907, not last week! A young man stuck with over 200 Million Dollars faces the horrible fate of being unable to find anyone to give it away to, in ‘The House of Stocks and Bonds.’

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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The Index of Thomas L. Masson stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Dec 2, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1818

We have uncovered a cornucopia of short, funny stories from Thomas L. Masson.

Some things in life are gambles; some things are speculations; and others are Sure Things, as we find out in the 1909 tale, ‘Terms.’

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed Dec 1, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1817

We have uncovered a cornucopia of short, funny stories from Thomas L. Masson.

From 1910, we discover how modern families and public services deal with emergencies, in ‘When Grandma Fell in the Well.’

Time: approx four minutes

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The Index of Thomas L. Masson stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Nov 30, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1816

We have uncovered a cornucopia of short, funny stories from Thomas L. Masson.

Today’s 1908 tale concerns a thrifty young man desiring to propose to a young woman in the park. It is called ‘A Woman’s Response.’

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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The Index of Thomas L. Masson stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Mon, Nov 29, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1815

After missing last week, we are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Seventeen, Mickey and Ethan almost come to blows arguing over who has the Best Girl Friend, in ‘Homeward Bound.’

Time: approx eleven minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri Nov 26, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1814

Back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Freak Shows at circuses and dime museums were all the rage, although most of the ‘freaks’ were pretty ordinary folks. In 1896 W. L. Alden published a collection of stories called ‘Among the Freaks.’

Our final tale from the book is both funny and heart-breaking all at once. It concerns an ill-fated romance between a Giant and ‘The Bearded Woman.’

Time: approx twenty-one minutes

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The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Nov 25, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1813

Happy Thanksgiving!

Back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Freak Shows at circuses and dime museums were all the rage, although most of the ‘freaks’ were pretty ordinary folks. In 1896 W. L. Alden published a collection of stories called ‘Among the Freaks.’



Today we present an hilarious tale of revenge between a Nasty Dwarf, a Brittle Giant, and a Female Samson. It’s called ‘Major Microbe,’ and may be one of our funniest stories ever!

Time: approx seventeen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed Nov 24, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1812

Back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Freak Shows at circuses and dime museums were all the rage, although most of the ‘freaks’ were pretty ordinary folks. In 1896 W. L. Alden published a collection of stories called ‘Among the Freaks.’

While most people visited Dime Museums and Sideshows to see freaks like Giants and Bearded Ladies, a popular attraction was ‘The Lightning Calculator,’ which is also the name of today’s story. In the days before electronic calculators, people were amazed to see human beings instantly solve complex mathematical problems in their heads. Today we learn what happens when a michievous Lightning Calculator is replaced by a female with that unique talent.

Time: approx nineteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Nov 23, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1811

Back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Freak Shows at circuses and dime museums were all the rage, although most of the ‘freaks’ were pretty ordinary folks. In 1896 W. L. Alden published a collection of stories called ‘Among the Freaks.’

From that book, today we hear a tale called ‘How the Fat Woman Eloped.’



Time: approx seventeen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/alden.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri Nov 19, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1810

When it comes to good funny stories that make no pretension of being anything but, we always turn to the gems from Max Adeler.

A husband takes advantage of his somnambulist wife’s sleepwalking activities, in Adeler’s 1873 tale, ‘A Justifiable Divorce.’

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of Adeler stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Nov 18, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1809

When it comes to good funny stories that make no pretension of being anything but, we always turn to the gems from Max Adeler.

Max Adeler often would publish a funny story, then re-write it later, often making the tales even funnier in the process. Today we offer two extremely similar stories from 1872 and 1873, involving a young man saving a drowning woman. We’ll call both tales ‘The Rescue.’

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of Adeler stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed Nov 17, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1808

When it comes to good funny stories that make no pretension of being anything but, we always turn to the gems from Max Adeler.

Today’s short piece appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1873 (actually, in the same issue as yesterday’s story), and it is a fine tale of confused Law Enforcement. We’ll call it ‘In His Pocket.’

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of Adeler stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Nov 16, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1807

When it comes to good funny stories that make no pretension of being anything but, we always turn to the gems from Max Adeler.

Today’s short piece appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1873, and it still brings laughs today. We’ll call it ‘The Alarm Clock.’

Time: approx three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of Adeler stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/maxadeler.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Mon, Nov 15, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1806

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Sixteen, Baldy and Brainerd take cover behind the Steam Man in a wild shoot-out. It’s called ‘The Repulse.’

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri Nov 12, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1805

At Mark Twain’s request, the first volume of his lengthy Autobiography has just recently been published, one hundred years after his death. One of the earliest pieces in the book is an interview with Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant.

Mister Ron was quite surprised to hear General Grant discuss his classmate at West Point, ‘Squibob,’ and tell some stories about him.

‘Squibob,’ of course, was the pen name of George Horatio Derby, who wrote humorous newspaper pieces while serving as a surveyor and draftsman in the army back in the 1850s. He also used the pen name of John Phoenix.

Derby died in 1861, and his book publisher never sent royalties to his widow. So in 1865, she published a collection of some unreprinted pieces called ‘The Squibob Papers.’ This week, we will be reading from that book.

Today, Squibob-Phoenix pays a visit to ‘New Orleans - Its Hotel.’

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of Derby stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Nov 11, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1804

At Mark Twain’s request, the first volume of his lengthy Autobiography has just recently been published, one hundred years after his death. One of the earliest pieces in the book is an interview with Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant.

Mister Ron was quite surprised to hear General Grant discuss his classmate at West Point, ‘Squibob,’ and tell some stories about him.

‘Squibob,’ of course, was the pen name of George Horatio Derby, who wrote humorous newspaper pieces while serving as a surveyor and draftsman in the army back in the 1850s. He also used the pen name of John Phoenix.

Derby died in 1861, and his book publisher never sent royalties to his widow. So in 1865, she published a collection of some unreprinted pieces called ‘The Squibob Papers.’ This week, we will be reading from that book.

Today, Squibob-Phoenix pays a visit to ‘Boston - - A Moral City.’

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed Nov 10, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1803

At Mark Twain’s request, the first volume of his lengthy Autobiography has just recently been published, one hundred years after his death. One of the earliest pieces in the book is an interview with Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant.

Mister Ron was quite surprised to hear General Grant discuss his classmate at West Point, ‘Squibob,’ and tell some stories about him.

‘Squibob,’ of course, was the pen name of George Horatio Derby, who wrote humorous newspaper pieces while serving as a surveyor and draftsman in the army back in the 1850s. He also used the pen name of John Phoenix.

Derby died in 1861, and his book publisher never sent royalties to his widow. So in 1865, she published a collection of some unreprinted pieces called ‘The Squibob Papers.’ This week, we will be reading from that book.

Today we heaar of a boy who learns the ins and outs of relating the truth in ‘Never Told A Lie.’

Time: approx four minutes

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The Index of Derby stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Nov 9, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1802

At Mark Twain’s request, the first volume of his lengthy Autobiography has just recently been published, one hundred years after his death. One of the earliest pieces in the book is an interview with Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant.

Mister Ron was quite surprised to hear General Grant discuss his classmate at West Point, ‘Squibob,’ and tell some stories about him.

‘Squibob,’ of course, was the pen name of George Horatio Derby, who wrote humorous newspaper pieces while serving as a surveyor and draftsman in the army back in the 1850s. He also used the pen name of John Phoenix.

Derby died in 1861, and his book publisher never sent royalties to his widow. So in 1865, she published a collection of some unreprinted pieces called ‘The Squibob Papers.’ This week, we will be reading from that book.

In today’s tale Derby waxes eloquently with poetry about growing vegetables. It is called ‘Phoenix on Agriculture.’

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of Derby stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

* Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

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Mon, Nov 8, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1801

Mister Ron’s Basement has returned after a week’s vacation!

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Fifteen, Baldy and the boys hide out from deadly enemies in a dark cave, in ‘The Attack in the Ravine.’

Time: approx twelve minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri Oct 29, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1800

Halloween is here, and in commemoration, we are presenting scary, but fun stories from Ambrose Bierce’s 1903 collection, ’Can Such Things Be?’

Actually, today’s story is one of the most frightening we’ve ever presented, about a duel, and a gag that backfired. It has the strange title of ‘The Middle Toe of the Right Foot.’

Time: approx twenty-two minutes

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The Index of Ambrose Bierce stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Oct 28, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1799

Halloween is approaching, and in commemoration, we are presenting scary, but fun stories from Ambrose Bierce’s 1903 collection, ’Can Such Things Be?’

Today’s tale is not about ghosts but is a horror tale of a “thinking machine” called ‘Moxon’s Master’

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of Ambrose Bierce stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed Oct 27, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1798

Halloween is approaching, and in commemoration, we are presenting scary, but fun stories from Ambrose Bierce’s 1903 collection, ’Can Such Things Be?’

Today’s ghostly tale concerns a shopkeeper who never missed a day of work for over 30 years, and seems to have not let death break him of the habit. It’s called ‘A Jug of Sirup.’

This one should NOT be missed!

Time: approx seventeen and a half minutes

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The Index of Ambrose Bierce stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Oct 26, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1797

Halloween is approaching, and in commemoration, we are presenting scary, but fun stories from Ambrose Bierce’s 1903 collection, ’Can Such Things Be?’

Our tale today concerns mysterious happenings in the home of a doctor who disappeared ten years previously! It is called ‘A Diagnosois of Death.’

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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The Index of Ambrose Bierce stories is located at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1796

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Fourteen, while getting water to make steam, Johnny Brainerd meets a fierce giant of a man who doesn’t believe in the Steam Man. This is a pretty good chapter, entitled ‘The Huge Hunter.’

Time: approx ten minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Oct 21, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1795



We have discovered an odd collection of fantastic tales from 1884 by Edward Eggleston called ‘Queer Stories For Boys and Girls’

So far we have presented stories of a little girl who grew old and wrinkled, and a talking teapot. Today we feature an extremely LONG but fascinating tale of a walking and talking cane! It is entitled ‘Mr. Blake’s Walking Stick.’

Time: approx fifty-two minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed Oct 20, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1794

We have discovered an odd collection of fantastic tales from 1884 by Edward Eggleston called ‘Queer Stories For Boys and Girls’

Sometimes people are not really what they seem to be, as we discover about ‘The Funny Little Old Woman.’

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Oct 19, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1793

We have discovered an odd collection of fantastic tales from 1884 by Edward Eggleston called ‘Queer Stories For Boys and Girls’

Today, we join a bored man waiting for tea water to boil on a dismal October day in ‘What the Tea Kettle Said.’

Time: approx nine minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Mon, Oct 18, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1792

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Thirteen, Johnny Brainerd barely escapes death with his Steam Man, then encounters a strange situation back at Wolf Ravine, in ‘An Appalling Danger.’

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri Oct 15, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1791

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, was perhaps one of the most beloved humorists in America. We are wrapping up a week of pieces from his 1887 collection, ‘Cordwood.’

When newspapers make mistakes, they usually print a correction the next day, especially when requested to do so by angry readers - as we learn about in ‘How Bill Nye Failed to Make the Amende Honorable - - A Pathetic Incident.’

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Bill Nye Index of stories can be found at:


http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Oct 14, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1790

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, was perhaps one of the most beloved humorists in America. This week, we are reading from his 1887 collection, ‘Cordwood.’

Orphaned at the early age of 300 years, we learn of the remaining six centuries and tobacco addiction of ‘Methuselah.’

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Bill Nye Index of stories can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed Oct 13, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1789

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, was perhaps one of the most beloved humorists in America. This week, we are reading from his 1887 collection, ‘Cordwood.’

Today’s tale concerns a young boy who faces a choice between coming up with a dollar or getting a ‘licking.’ It’s called ‘Favored A Higher Fine.’

Time: approx five minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Bill Nye Index of stories can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Oct 12, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1788

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, was perhaps one of the most beloved humorists in America. This week, we will be reading from his 1887 collection, ‘Cordwood.’

Today, he lets us all know just what voters want in ‘Bill Nye Preparing A Political Speech in Advance for a Time of Need.’



Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Bill Nye Index of stories can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

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Mon, Oct 11, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1787

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Twelve, we pick up from last week’s cliffhanger, where we left Johnny Brainerd stuck in a tree above ‘The Grizzly Bear.’

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri Oct 8, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1786

We are wrapping up a week of brilliant pieces by Gelett Burgess from his 1901 book ‘The Romance of the Commonplace.’

Today, we discuss the dinner party and the exceptional guest - - a comet, if you will - - who makes ‘Dining Out’ a fascinating experience.

Time: approx ten minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Oct 7, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1785

This week, we will be reading some brilliant pieces by Gelett Burgess from his 1901 book ‘The Romance of the Commonplace.’

The ancient Romans had a strange custom, where people would collect and take care of small statues known as ‘Lares.’ They apparently had no function, but people took pride in the number and quality of Lares they owned.

In today’s tale, ‘The Tyranny of the Lares,’ Burgess discusses the uselessness of collecting things, and offers his own solutions to ‘the bore of ownership.’

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed Oct 6, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1784

This week, we will be reading some brilliant pieces by Gelett Burgess from his 1901 book ‘The Romance of the Commonplace.’

While not as funny as might be assumed by the title, Burgess makes a fascinating analysis of what makes people laugh in ‘The Sense of Humor.’

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue Oct 5, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1783

This week, we will be reading some brilliant pieces by Gelett Burgess from his 1901 book ‘The Romance of the Commonplace.’



Today we discuss the marvelous new invention, the telephone, and how it is such an aid to romance in ‘The Perfect Go-Between.’ This is one of the best we’ve read here!

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Mon, Oct 04, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1782

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

Today, we read Chapter Eleven, in which Johnny Brainerd and the Steam Man pursue and are pursued by wild animals in ‘The Steam Man on a Buffalo Hunt.’



Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri Oct 1, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1781

October 2, 2010 will be Groucho Marx’s 120th Birthday!

In celebration, we will be bringing you Vaudevillian monologues from Groucho’s contemporaries, selected from the 1908 book ‘One Thousand Laughs from Vaudeville.’

We wrap up the week with a piece by Leo Donnelly, who drifted from being a newspaperman, a Vaudevillian, and movie actor. It’s called ‘The Monologue Man’s Troubles.’



Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed, Sept 29, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1779

October 2, 2010 will be Groucho Marx’s 120th Birthday!

In celebration, we will be bringing you Vaudevillian monologues from Groucho’s contemporaries, selected from the 1908 book ‘One Thousand Laughs from Vaudeville.’

Today’s monologue is from Julius Tannen, an all-around storyteller and jokester, who made the transition from Vaudeville to sound film quite easily, and was in show business from 1905 until his death in 1965.



Time: approx seven minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur Sept 30, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1780

October 2, 2010 will be Groucho Marx’s 120th Birthday!

In celebration, we will be bringing you Vaudevillian monologues from Groucho’s contemporaries, selected from the 1908 book ‘One Thousand Laughs from Vaudeville.’

Today’s monologue is from Stuart Barnes. Not much is known of Barnes these days, but he apparently was a popular actor, storyteller, and singer, who often received billing with travelling vaude shows around the world.



Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue, Sept 28, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement #1778

October 2, 2010 will be Groucho Marx’s 120th Birthday!

In celebration, we will be bringing you Vaudevillian monologues from Groucho’s contemporaries, selected from the 1908 book ‘One Thousand Laughs from Vaudeville.’

Today’s monologue is from George ‘Honey Boy’ Evans, one of the most popular performers of the turn of the twentieth century, who undoubtedly shared the stage with the Marx Brothers many times.



Time: approx twelve minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Mon, Sept 27, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1777

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

Today, we read Chapter Ten, in which Johnny Brainerd and the Steam Man are put on the lookout for the miners, in ‘Wolf Ravine.’



Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri, Sept 24, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1776

We are wrapping up a week of Fishing stories with a magnificent (and fun) 1884 story by the talented Frank R. Stockton. A city man goes out to the back woods and attempts angling the way the locals do in ‘Plain Fishing.’

Time: approx thirty-six minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Thur, Sept 23, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1775

This week we have found some fun pieces concerning that great American sport, Fishing!

Today we offer a slight bit of exaggeration in a truly funny 1880 poetic ‘fish story’ by Irwin Russell entitled ‘Summer Idyllers.’

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed, Sept 22, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1774

This week we have found some fun pieces concerning that great American sport, Fishing!

Normally we avoid reading stories by humorists such as Josh Billings, despite their popularity, because so much of it relies on their bad spelling. For example, in today’s story, a sentence reads: ‘The codfish iz a child ov the oshun.’ How do you read that and make it funny?

Still, in keeping with our theme this week, we present an Billings story published in 1874 - ‘The Codfish.’

Time: approx four minutes

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here.

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Tue, Sept 21, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1773

This week we have found some fun pieces concerning that great American sport, Fishing!

Today’s tale originally appeared in The Weekly Museum Magazine way back in 1792. Reading it was tricky, because like so much printed lterature of that day, the letter ‘f’ and the letter ‘s’ look alike.

Nevertheless, we offer up a handy tale of the uses of a big red proboscis in catching trout — it is called ‘A Red Nose.’

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Mon, Sept 20, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1772

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

Today, we read Chapter Nine, featuring a thrilling chase sequence, called ‘The Steam Man As A Hunter.’



Time: approx ten and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL as a free pdf file here. 

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Fri, Sept 17 2010

   



Mister Ron's Basement #1771

 

 

Our last 1878 W. L. Alden story for the week concerns a heartless and conniving young beauty who had a novel way of disposing of suitors - 'The Belle of Vallejos'

 

 

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

    

 

 

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here. (New URL!)

 

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Thur, Sept 16 2010

 



Mister Ron's Basement #1770

It is sometimes difficult to believe that the hysterically funny stories of W. L.Alden were published so long ago. From 1878, we hear the sad tale of a young man in love wearing shoes that are way too tight. It is called 'A Chicago Idyl.'

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

   

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here. (New URL!)

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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Wed, Sept 15 2010



Mister Ron's Basement #1769

We love the stories of W. L. Alden here in the Basement, mainly because they are truly funny. Once again, today's tale is one of those that get funnier the more you think about it. From 1878, Alden reports on the writing of a precocious nine year old girl in 'Carrie's Comedy.'