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Tue, Aug 31 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1758

We have dug up some little-known gems from Mortimer Thomson, better known to one and all as Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P. B.

Today's piece was dug out of the Saturday Evening Post in 1861 - it's called 'What Doesticks' Wife Wanted.'

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!)

 

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Mon, Aug 30 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1757

 

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis's 1868 Dime Novel, 'The Steam Man of the Prairies.' This chapter is actually pretty good, with some exciting action. 

In Chapter Six, 'The Miners,' Baldy expresses his gratitude to Ethan and Mickey by sharing his Gold Mine with them.

 

 

 

 

Time: approx eleven 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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Fri, Aug 27 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1756

We are wrapping up a week of humorous pieces by Simeon Ford published back in 1904, called 'A Few Remarks.' Ford was NOT a professional humorist, but a New York City hotel keeper who was the most in-demand after dinner speaker in the City in the early years of the twentieth century.


We have read stories about Bloomers going as far back as the 1850s before, but they were apparently a novel topic in 1904, in Ford's speech, 'On Woman and Bloomers.'

Time: approx seven 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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Thur, Aug 26 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1755

 

We have discovered a collection of humorous pieces by Simeon Ford published back in 1904. It is called 'A Few Remarks.' Ford was NOT a professional humorist, but a New York City hotel keeper who was the most in-demand after dinner speaker in the City in the early years of the twentieth century.

Today's speech was presented to a meeting of Bank Presidents in an era of Bank Failures (certainly nothing like today). It is called 'Bank-Notes.'

 

 

 

 

Time: approx seven 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. (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, Aug 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1754

We have discovered a collection of humorous pieces by Simeon Ford published back in 1904. It is called 'A Few Remarks.' Ford was NOT a professional humorist, but a New York City hotel keeper who was the most in-demand after dinner speaker in the City in the early years of the twentieth century.

In today's speech, Ford holds hilariously forth on a dim subject - - 'Hotel Suicides.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time: approx seven 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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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, Aug 24 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1753

 

We have discovered a collection of humorous pieces by Simeon Ford published back in 1904. It is called 'A Few Remarks.' Ford was NOT a professional humorist, but a New York City hotel keeper who was the most in-demand after dinner speaker in the City in the early years of the twentieth century.

Today's speech, one of his most popular, is entitled 'At A Turkish Bath.'

 

 

 

Time: approx nine 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. (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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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, Aug 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1752

 

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis's 1868 Dime Novel, 'The Steam Man of the Prairies.' Yes, this novel is badly written, and this chapter is one of the worst. Still, al in all, the further chapters are quite fascinating, so hang in there!

 

In Chapter Five, 'On the Yellowstone,' we learn how Baldy met and was rescued from drowning by Ethan and Mickey.

 

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. (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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Fri, Aug 20 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1751

We have found a fascinating book by George Ade (a life-long bachelor) from 1922 entitled 'Single Blessedness and Other Observations.'

We wrap up our week of Ade Observations with a breakdown on the mechanics of 'Letters of Introduction.' 

Time: approx seven minutes.

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

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The George Ade 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.

      (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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Thur, Aug 19 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1750

We have found a fascinating book by George Ade (a life-long bachelor) from 1922 entitled 'Single Blessedness and Other Observations.'

Today we offer the lengthy, fun, title piece, 'The Joys of Single Blessedness.' This is great! Enjoy.

Time: approx twenty-eight minutes.

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

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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.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.

     (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, Aug 18 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1749

We have found a fascinating book by George Ade (a life-long bachelor) from 1922 entitled 'Single Blessedness and Other Observations.'

Today we take a look at changing tastes in waistlines in an observation called 'Adipose.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes.

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

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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.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.

    (NEW URL!)

*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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