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Fri, July 30 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1736

We have uncovered an assortment of mostly unknown Charles Battell Loomis pieces from assorted 19th Century magazines.

Today we offer a fun, but tiny little ditty from 1896 called 'The Perils of Versatility.'

Time: approx two 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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Thur, July 29 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1735

We have uncovered an assortment of mostly unknown Charles Battell Loomis pieces from assorted 19th Century magazines.

Today's oddity was published back in 1889, and needs no explanation. It is called 'Jack and Jill as Walt Whitman Might Have Written It.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes.

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

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The Charles Battell Loomis Index of stories 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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Wed, July 28 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1734

 

We have found an odd assortment of Charles Battell Loomis stories from a variety of 19th Century Magazines.

 

Today's 1898 story, though not really a humorous one, is nevertheless one of the 
best tales Loomis ever wrote. He included it as the title piece in a collection of stories the following year. Filled with excitement and authentically graphic description, we present 'The Four-Masted Cat-Boat.'

You ought to enjoy this tale.

 

Time: approx five and a half minutes 



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The Charles Battell Loomis 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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Tue, July 27 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1733

We have found an assortment of odd Charles Battell Loomis stories that apparently were not published in any  
of his book collections.

We begin with a delightful tale of a 
tea party  
from 1897. It's called 'Littleton's First Pink Tea.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes 

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

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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

  

 

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.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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Mon, July 26 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1732

 

This week we begin a new Monday Book Serialization, with Edward S. Ellis's 1868 Dime Novel, 'The Steam Man of the Prairies.'

 

Today we start with Chapter One, 'The Terror of the Prairies.'

 



Thanks goes out to Jesse Willis of SFFAudio.com for this recommendation.

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes 

 

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found 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.

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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Fri, July 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1731

This week, we have been reading from the 1880 collection, 'Very Funny, Not Too Funny, Just Funny Enough,' featuring stories clipped from assorted newspapers.

 

Today's story comes from The Detroit Free Press, obviously by C. B. Lewis, also known as M. Quad, concerning some country folks getting hitched - - 'How She Got Noah?'


Time: approx six minutes 

 

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

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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at: 

 
The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Mister Bowser 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.

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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Thur, July 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1730

This week, we are reading from the 1880 collection, 'Very Funny, Not Too Funny, Just Funny Enough,' featuring stories clipped from assorted newspapers.

Today's story comes from The Fulton Times, about a wife that does all the shopping and sewing. It's entitled 'Not Quite Harmonious.'

Time: approx four 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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Wed, July 21 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1729

This week, we are reading from the 1880 collection, 'Very Funny, Not Too Funny, Just Funny Enough,' featuring stories clipped from assorted newspapers.

Today's story comes from The Little Rock Gazette, about an inquisitive little boy on a train. It's called 'Food for She Bears.'

Time: approx five 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:

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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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Tue, July 20 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1728

This week, we are reading from the 1880 collection, 'Very Funny, Not Too Funny, Just Funny Enough,' featuring stories clipped from assorted newspapers.

Today's piece is probably by Robert J. Burdette, the Burlington Hawk-Eye Man, concerning Ladies who journey by themselves on railroad trains. It's called 'Rules for Ladies Travelling Alone.'

Time: approx seven minutes 

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

The Robert J. Burdette Catalog of Stories is 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 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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Mon, July 19 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1727

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

Chapter Thirteen ends the novel with Alvira Slimmens and the entire town awaiting her fiancee's arrival for the wedding in 'The Way It All Turned Out.'

 

 

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

Time: approx eighteen 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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