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

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 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!

-- 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 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:

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!

-- 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, 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:

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!

-- 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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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!

-- 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 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!

-- 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 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!

-- 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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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!

-- 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, 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!

-- 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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