Mister Ron's Basement II
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Tue, June 29 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1715

Gelett Burgess claimed to have invented the word 'Blurb' back in 1907, and we are reading that very first Blurb from the back cover of the book that featured it. 

Then we will concentrate on stories from his 1901 collection 'The Burgess Nonsense Book.' Today's is a short piece with a long title -- 'McGurry and the Yellow Sunday Editor - Or, How a Pirate Found a Fair Competitor.'

 

 

Time: approx five 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_Basement6-29-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

Mon, June 28 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1714

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

In Chapter Ten, Alvira Slimmens's reputation is at stake in 'She Is Accused of Scandal.'

 

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

Time: approx twelve 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 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. 

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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_Basement6-28-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

Fri, June 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1713

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

One of those favorite authors is James M. Bailey, The Danbury Newsman, who has written some of the funniest stories of all time back in the 1870s. 

This is NOT one of them. Bailey was pretty much burned out by 1882, and today's story is tired, has very few good laughs, and just withers away at the end without a punch line. Still, it is kind of interesting.

The story is called 'Mrs. Stuggs' Carpet.'

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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

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The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:


*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_Basement6-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Thur, June 24 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1712

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

Today's piece is by H. T. White of the Chicago Tribune, and it concerns a jaded editor who has heard the same submitted story way too many times. It is called 'Her Christmas Story.'

 

Time: approx seven 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_Basement6-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm EST

Wed, June 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1710

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

 

Once again, we offer a George W. Peck story from this booklet -- one of the funniest we've ever presented. It is called 'A Single Hair.'

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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

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The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is 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 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_Basement6-23-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

Tue, June 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1710

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

In the past we have featured funny stories by Sweet and Knox, the editors of 'Texas Siftings.' Today's hilarious piece is by these guys. It's called 'Trials and Tribulations in Texas.' The artwork below is quite important in your enjoyment of this story.

 

 

Time: approx eight 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_Basement6-22-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

Mon, June 21 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1709

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

In Chapter Nine, hope springs eternal for Miss Slimmens in 'Wanted, a Wife: Miss Slimmens Answers the Advertisement.'

 

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

Time: approx sixteen and a half minutes 

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html 

 

*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_Basement6-21-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Sat, June 19 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1708

Our Saturday Night Special piece is a short poem about the 'best young man in town,' by the elusive C. H. Hoyt from 1883 -- it's called 'The Consequence.'

Time: approx two and a half minutes

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

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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/masson.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.

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_Basement6-19-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

Fri, June 18 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1707

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

We are wrapping up the week with a George W. Peck tale of a Mad, Mad, woman -- It is called 'Death of a Servant-Girl.'

 

 

Time: approx four minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is 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 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!

-- 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_Basement6-18-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Thur, June 17 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1706

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

We have discovered a great, truly funny author, who wrote a column for the Boston Post from 1879 to 1883, then went on to become one of America's most successful comic playwrights. His name is C. H. Hoyt, and we will try to find more of his writing in the future. 

Meanwhile, we present a truly sad, and absolutely hysterical tale from him called 'Torn Up in Spirit.'

 

 

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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!

-- 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_Basement6-17-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02pm EST