Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thur Mar 31, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1909

Welcome to Gorilla Week in The Basement!

All week long we will be presenting some ancient stories about Gorillas! On Friday, April 1st, we will be announcing a contest with a unique and special prize! Meanwhile, keep listening to our Gorilla tales for clues and inspiration.

Today’s uncredited piece appeared in the Christmas Edition of The Brooklyn Eagle from 1898. It’s the story of a little boy magically transported to a land of talking political Gorillas and ferocious Cannibals. It’s called ‘Johnny and the Imp.’



Time: approx seven and a half minutes


Mister Ron's Basement Gorilla Contest!




Our week of Gorilla Stories presented from March 28th through April 1st have inspired Mister Ron’s Gorilla Costume Contest!

That is right! The winner of this contest will win a real Gorilla Suit Costume from HalloweenCostumes.com!



Here are the rules -

1 - Write an original, funny story involving a gorilla. It can be anywhere from one paragraph to as long as you'd like!
2 - The story must use at least ONE of these words from the Gorilla Stories we have presented from March 28th through April 1st. The more, the better:

Seventh
brutes
dandy
educated
familiar
chuck-a-luck
imp
politics
snob-monkey
fashionable
Brooklyn


3 - Send it in via email to revry@panix.com. Please write 'Gorilla Contest Entry' in the subject line. Your entry must be received by Mister Ron by April 30th, 2011!
4 - Try to make it funny and original.
The winner, as chosen by Mister Ron, will get to choose a gorilla (or banana) costume from HalloweenCostumes.com!

The winner's story will be read on the Mister Ron's Basement podcast!

Thanks so much to the nice folks at HalloweenCostumes.com for their idea of having this contest. They offer a wonderful selection of well-made costumes year-round, not just for Halloween!




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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Wed Mar 30, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1908

Welcome to Gorilla Week in The Basement!

All week long we will be presenting some ancient stories about Gorillas! On Friday, April 1st, we will be announcing a contest with a unique and special prize! Meanwhile, keep listening to our Gorilla tales for clues and inspiration.

Published in the short period between the beginning of the Civil War and the routing of the Union Army at the Battle of Manassas, this little poem (concerning Gorillas and soldiers) expresses an attitude of many people at the time. From Vanity Fair Magazine of May of 1861, we present ‘An Incident’ by ‘Our Oldest Contributor.’

Time: approx three and a half minutes


Mister Ron's Basement Gorilla Contest!




Our week of Gorilla Stories presented from March 28th through April 1st have inspired Mister Ron’s Gorilla Costume Contest!

That is right! The winner of this contest will win a real Gorilla Suit Costume from HalloweenCostumes.com!



Here are the rules -

1 - Write an original, funny story involving a gorilla. It can be anywhere from one paragraph to as long as you'd like!
2 - The story must use at least ONE of these words from the Gorilla Stories we have presented from March 28th through April 1st. The more, the better:

Seventh
brutes
dandy
educated
familiar
chuck-a-luck
imp
politics
snob-monkey
fashionable
Brooklyn


3 - Send it in via email to revry@panix.com. Please write 'Gorilla Contest Entry' in the subject line. Your entry must be received by Mister Ron by April 30th, 2011!
4 - Try to make it funny and original.
The winner, as chosen by Mister Ron, will get to choose a gorilla (or banana) costume from HalloweenCostumes.com!

The winner's story will be read on the Mister Ron's Basement podcast!

Thanks so much to the nice folks at HalloweenCostumes.com for their idea of having this contest. They offer a wonderful selection of well-made costumes year-round, not just for Halloween!




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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Tue Mar 29, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1907

Welcome to Gorilla Week in The Basement!

All week long we will be presenting some ancient stories about Gorillas! On Friday, April 1st, we will be announcing a contest with a unique and special prize! Meanwhile, keep listening to our Gorilla tales for clues and inspiration.

Our very short uncredited story from 1877 deals with a man with ‘A Familiar Face.’

Time: approx three 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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Mon Mar 28, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1906

Welcome to Gorilla Week in The Basement!

All week long we will be presenting some ancient stories about Gorillas! On Friday, April 1st, we will be announcing a contest with a unique and special prize! Meanwhile, keep listening to our Gorilla tales for clues and inspiration.

Today’s 1859 piece concerns bringing the Gorilla in as a member of modern human civilization. This anonymously written story is called ‘Civilization of the Gorilla.’

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

*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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Sat Mar 26, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1905

Our Saturday Night Special story comes from the pen of the little-known M. B. Butler, from 1884. In this tale, a grandmother tells of a story that was told to her grandmother from a third generation grandmother about a member of the distinguished family tree who quite literally went out on a limb. It’s called ‘An Uncanny Legend.’

Time: approx ten 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 Mar 25, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1904

We are wrapping up a week of short stories by the great Southern Writer, Opie P. Read.

Today we offer a lengthier Read story from 1892. It’s a suspenseful tale of a lifetime of feuding and vengeance, and the power of love. It is called ‘He Was a Bronson.’

Time: approx twenty-seven 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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Thur Mar 24, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1903

This week, we have found some wonderful short stories by the great Southern Writer, Opie P. Read.

Today’s extremely funny tale from 1886 concerns an Arkansas farmer and his son who make a trade for the rights to marry a widow. It’s called ‘Saved by a Fiddle.’

Time: approx twelve 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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Wed Mar 23, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1902

This week, we have found some wonderful short stories by the great Southern Writer, Opie P. Read.

Today we present one of Read’s most charming tales from 1888, about an old man and a young lady who love to discuss books together. It is called ‘Despite His Age.’

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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Tue Mar 22, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1901

This week, we have found some wonderful short stories by the great Southern Writer, Opie P. Read. Today’s 1888 tale is of a cranky old man out to shoot his daughter’s beau. It is called ‘Uncle Buck.’



Time: approx twelve 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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Mon, Mar 21, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1900

Welcome to our 1900th Episode!

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 Ten, the castaways discover the footprints of a woman’s shoe, among other strange things...

Time: approx sixteen 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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