Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri, May 28 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1689

This week, we are reading extremely short but fun stories found in the pages of Puck Magazine. Today we feature a somewhat longer, but very funny tale, especially if you've ever been to Boston. From 1880, we present 'The Lay (Out) of the Last Puritan - A Boston Legend.'

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 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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-28-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54am EST

Thur, May 27 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1688

This week, we are reading extremely short but fun stories found in the pages of Puck Magazine. From 1911, today we discover the difference between 'Lunch and Luncheon.'

Time: approx three 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.

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

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-27-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:47am EST

Wed, May 26 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1687

This week, we are reading extremely short but fun stories found in the pages of Puck Magazine. Perhaps you may have noticed that some people get a bit queasy trying to dine while on a boat. This, of course, is the point of today's tale 'At the Captain's Table' from 1905.

Time: approx three 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.

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

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-26-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01am EST

Tue, May 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1686

This week, we are reading extremely short but fun stories found in the pages of Puck Magazine. Our first piece is a business letter about a misdirected package, addressed to A. Q. Stork, Esq. This 1915 tale is called 'A Business Affair.'

Time: approx three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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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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!

-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.

 

 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

Mon, May 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1685

Our Monday book serialization continues with Metta Victoria Victor's 1859 novel 'Miss Slimmens's Window.'

Chapter Six is both Pathetic, yet Funny -- 'The Window Is Curtained (Figuratively) With Crape.' 

 

As always, your comments are welcome! Mail to:  revry@panix.com

Time: approx nineteen minutes 

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

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded 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:

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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!

-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.

 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

Sun, May 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1684

SUNDAY SALAD offers a poem by Stanley Huntley from 1880, concerning a most serious issue that divided a church back in his day. It's called 'The Church Split.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is 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 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:

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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!

-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.

 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-23-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

Sat, May 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1683

Our Saturday Night Special story is by Mortimer Thomson, who we all know as Philander Doesticks. The title is pretty self-explanatory -- 'Doesticks in Love' from 1855.

This story is almost, but not quite, identical to the version we read in Episode #644 a few years ago, entitled 'Disappointed Love.'

Time: approx fourteen 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

*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.

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

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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!

-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.

 

 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-22-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

Fri, May 21 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1682

James De Mille was a Canadian author and humorist whose work was often published in American journals such as Harper's Weekly. This week have been reading excerpts from his hilarious 1872 novel, 'The Dodge Club.'

We wrap up the week with a tale of the Dodge Club outsmarting six Neapolitan bandits in 'Brilliancy of Buttons.'

Time: approx eighteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-21-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21pm EST

Thur, May 20 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1681

James De Mille was a Canadian author and humorist whose work was often published in American journals such as Harper's Weekly. This week we will be reading excerpts from his hilarious 1872 novel, 'The Dodge Club.'

Today, some members of the Dodge Club have to struggle to keep from laughing their heads off during a Church Service in Sorrento in 'The Senator Has Such a Fancy for Seeking Useful Information.'

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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:

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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!

-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.

 

 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-20-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Wed, May 19 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1680

James De Mille was a Canadian author and humorist whose work was often published in American journals such as Harper's Weekly. This week we will be reading excerpts from his hilarious 1872 novel, 'The Dodge Club.'

In today's tale, the members of The Dodge Club help a Fat American with an inflated bill from a French hotel. It's called 'How to Quell A Landlord.'

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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:

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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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-19-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23pm EST