Mister Ron's Basement II
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Mon, Feb 28, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1889

Our current Monday Novel Serialization is 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.

Chapter Nine features a solo ocean journey, and a fateful decision!

Time: approx thirteen minutes

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

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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

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Sat Feb 26, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1888

Our Saturday Night Special story is from another famous (or infamous) Wisconsinite, Brick Pomeroy, from his 1871 book, ‘Brick-Dust,’ concerning a trusting widow, and a confusing robbery, and an ending that will have you scratching your head. It’s called ‘The Confiding Widow.’

Time: approx eight minutes

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

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The Brick Pomeroy Index can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/brickpomeroy.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!

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Fri Feb 25, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1887

With events in the State of Wisconsin in the news, we are devoting this week’s selection of stories to those of George W. Peck. Peck was a native Wisconsinite, who was a Civil War hero, humorist, stand-up comic, newspaper publisher, mayor of Milwaukie, and a popular two-term Governor of the State.

Pandemonium erupts as a policeman is invited into a church - the inviter wants to save the cop’s soul - the cop thinks somebody needs to be arrested - in the 1882 story, ‘An Accident All Around.’



Time: approx five minutes

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

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The George W. Peck Index can be found 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!

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Thur Feb 24, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1886

With events in the State of Wisconsin in the news, we are devoting this week's selection of stories to those of George W. Peck. Peck was a native Wisconsinite, who was a Civil War hero, humorist, stand-up comic, newspaper publisher, mayor of Milwaukie, and a popular two-term Governor of the State, as well as being the creator of 'Peck's Bad Boy.'

Today’s 1882 piece discusses how uncomfortable women’s clothing is, then takes a gander at how uncomfortable men’s clothes are. It is called ‘The Difference.’

Time: approx five and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The George W. Peck Index can be found 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!

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Wed Feb 23, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1885

With events in the State of Wisconsin in the news, we are devoting this week's selection of stories to those of George W. Peck. Peck was a native Wisconsinite, who was a Civil War hero, humorist, stand-up comic, newspaper publisher, mayor of Milwaukie, and a popular two-term Governor of the State.

In today’s 1882 tale, Peck discusses the difference between how a millionaire treats his employees compared to his pricey French Poodle. Any resemblence to events of today are purely coincidental. The story is called ‘Dogs and Human Beings.’

Time: approx six minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The George W. Peck Index can be found 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!

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Tue Feb 22, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1884

With events in the State of Wisconsin in the news, we are devoting this week's selection of stories to those of George W. Peck. Peck was a native Wisconsinite, who was a Civil War hero, humorist, stand-up comic, newspaper publisher, mayor of Milwaukie, and a popular two-term Governor of the State.

Today’s 1882 Peck piece is, simply put, a truly funny story about a horse. It is called ‘Don't Appreciate Kindness’



Time: approx seven minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The George W. Peck Index can be found 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, Feb 21, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1883

Our current Monday Novel Serialization is 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.

Chapter Eight finds Mike building a gigantic canoe for Mr. Crusoe, as he develops secret plans for it!

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!

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Sat Feb 19, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1882

Our Saturday Night Special story is by frequent Puck Magazine contributor C. H. Augur, who published a collection in 1891 called ‘Half-True Tales.’ From that book we present a charming tale of a terrible storefront location called ‘The Little Store Around the Corner.’





Time: approx eleven 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!

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Fri Feb 18, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1881

From the 1885 ‘Third Annual St. Jacobs Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million’ we ring the bell with one more Bill Nye tale, called ‘Never Got the Appointment.’





Time: approx six minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Bill Nye Index can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.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!

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Thur Feb 17, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1880

Digging into the ‘Third Annual St. Jacobs Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million’ from 1885, we have an extremely fun tale of Western Justice from Opie Read entitled ‘Square Rights.’





Time: approx six 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!

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Wed Feb 16, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1879

From the 1885 ‘Third Annual St. Jacobs Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million’ M. Quad tells of an ever-growing argument over what to do with a barrel of bourbon. It’s called ‘Bossing a Bar’l in April.’



Time: approx seven minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The M. Quad Index can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/quad.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!

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Tue Feb 15, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1878

From the 1885 ‘Third Annual St. Jacobs Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million’ we offer a tale of legal lunacy by Eli Perkins - - ‘What Drove Me in to a Lunatic Asylum.’





Time: approx six 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!

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Mon Feb 14, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1877

We are holding off on our Monday Novel Reading this week to bring a special story for Valentine’s Day!

From the 1885 ‘Third Annual St. Jacobs Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million’ we present Bill Nye’s ‘Three American Saints.’

Wow!



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 Bill Nye Index can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.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!

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Sat Feb 12, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1876



Our Saturday Night Special Story is a wonderful rarity by Redfield Ingalls from 1914, concerning the flow of money. It is called ‘Extravagance,’ and is not to be missed!

Time: approx thirteen 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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Fri Feb 11, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1875

One of our favorite authors, H. C. Bunner, completed a truly unique project back in 1893. He published a book called ‘Made in France,’ which featured his English-language versions of stories by the noted French author Guy De Maupassant.

These stories were not direct translations by any means. He simply took the themes, or ‘ethical situations’ of each story, and rewrote them completely, and Americanized them.

Our last story of the week concerns a rewarding of innocence and morality in a small town. It’s called ‘The Prize of Propriety.’



Time: approx twenty-three and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The H. C. Bunner Index can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/bunner.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 Feb 10, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1874

One of our favorite authors, H. C. Bunner, completed a truly unique project back in 1893. He published a book called ‘Made in France,’ which featured his English-language versions of stories by the noted French author Guy De Maupassant.

These stories were not direct translations by any means. He simply took the themes, or ‘ethical situations’ of each story, and rewrote them completely, and Americanized them.

Today’s story concerns a merry fat innkeeper, paralyzed and at the mercy of his shrewish wife. The title of this tale is ‘Tony,’ and is hysterically funny.



Time: approx twenty-one minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The H. C. Bunner Index can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/bunner.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 Feb 9, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1873

One of our favorite authors, H. C. Bunner, completed a truly unique project back in 1893. He published a book called ‘Made in France,’ which featured his English-language versions of stories by the noted French author Guy De Maupassant.

These stories were not direct translations by any means. He simply took the themes, or ‘ethical situations’ of each story, and rewrote them completely, and Americanized them.

Today we offer one of the most charming stories we’ve ever presented. It is called ‘The Minuet,’ and you will love it.



Time: approx twenty-three minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The H. C. Bunner Index can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/bunner.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 Feb 8, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1872

One of our favorite authors, H. C. Bunner, completed a truly unique project back in 1893. He published a book called ‘Made in France,’ which featured his English-language versions of stories by the noted French author Guy De Maupassant.

These stories were not direct translations by any means. He simply took the themes, or ‘ethical situations’ of each story, and rewrote them completely, and Americanized them.

Today’s tale is about a lazy pharmacist, an attempted murder, and a promise to keep silent. It is called ‘Dennis.’



Time: approx twenty-five and a half minutes

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The H. C. Bunner Index 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 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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Mon, Feb 7, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1871

Our current Monday Novel Serialization is 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.

In Chapter Seven, Mike the Sailor goes ‘native’ and becomes Friday.

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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The Index of W. L. Alden stories is located 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 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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Sat Feb 5, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1870

Our Saturday Night Special story comes to us from M. Quad’s 1875 book ‘Quad’s Odds.” It shows a facet of city life that maybe hasn’t changed much in all these years. It is called ‘The Hoodlum.’



Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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The M. Quad Index 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 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

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Fri Feb 4, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1869

May Isabel Fisk, totally forgotten today, wrote extremely popular and funny monologues around the turn of the last century.

Our final Fisk monologue from 1911 for the week is laugh out loud funny! It is called ‘Photographing the Baby.’



Time: approx nineteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 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 Feb 3, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1868

May Isabel Fisk, totally forgotten today, wrote extremely popular and funny monologues around the turn of the last century.

From 1907, today we listen in on a very opinionated lady going for the cure ‘At the Health Resort.’

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 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

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Wed Feb 2, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1867

May Isabel Fisk, totally forgotten today, wrote extremely popular and funny monologues around the turn of the last century.

Today’s 1903 monologue is from a proud housewife who has worked all day to make her husband ‘The Pudding.’


              May Isabel Fisk

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 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

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Tue Feb 1, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1866

May Isabel Fisk, totally forgotten today, wrote extremely popular and funny monologues around the turn of the last century.

Today’s 1907 monologue is called ‘A Woman Inquiring about Trains.’ Pity the poor ticket man who has to listen to this!

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 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!

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement2-01-11.mp3
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