Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thur May 19, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1940

We are reading some early funny stories taken from W. L. Alden’s 1878 book ‘Shooting Stars.’

Back in the 1870s, people experienced embarrassment from things that are a little difficult to understand today, such as slipping socks and garter belts. In fact, this is central to today’s hilarious tale, ‘Mr. Simpkins’ Downfall.’

Time: approx eight and a half 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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Wed May 18, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1939

This week, we have found funny stories taken from W. L. Alden’s early humor column work for the New York Times, and compiled in the 1878 book ‘Shooting Stars.’

In today’s piece, two nasty young men compete for the affections of a lady wielding a bassoon and a cornet. The tale is called ‘Serenading in St. Louis.’

Time: approx nine 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

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 May 17, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1938

This week, we have dug out some funny stories taken from W. L. Alden’s early humor column work for the New York Times, and compiled in the 1878 book ‘Shooting Stars.’

Today’s tale concerns a flirtatious husband and a jealous wife at a masked ball. It is called ‘Righteous Retribution.’

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, May 16, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1937

Our Monday Novel Serialization is the 1878 Journey of Danbury Newsman James M. Bailey - ‘England from A Back-Window.’

Our traveler shares his thoughts upon reaching shore on the Other Side of the Big Pond in Chapter Two, ‘Which Relates to the Arrival in Europe.’

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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

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The Index of James M. Bailey stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.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 May 13, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1936

Our last tale for the week from James M. Bailey’s 1873 book, ‘Life in Danbury’ concerns breaking in new footwear. It’s called ‘The New Boots.’

Time: approx four minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of James M. Bailey stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.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 May 12, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1935

Here’s yet another chicken story from James M. Bailey’s 1873 book, ‘Life in Danbury.’ It is entitled ‘Driving a Hen.’

Time: approx four minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of James M. Bailey stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.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 May 11, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1934


We’ve dug up some short stories from James M. Bailey’s 1873 book, ‘Life in Danbury.’ Today, Bailey relays some hot advice for people raising poultry and eggs. It’s called ‘A Recipe for Poulterers.’

Time: approx four minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of James M. Bailey stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.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 May 10, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1933

Continuing to dig up some odd stories from James M. Bailey, we have an extremely short, but fun piece from 1873 entitled ‘The Danbury Plumber.’

Time: approx two 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 James M. Bailey stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.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, May 9, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1932

This week we begin a NEW Monday Novel Serialization - the 1878 Journey of Danbury Newsman James M. Bailey - ‘England from A Back-Window.’

Try to maintain your equilibrium on the ship’s deck as we read Chapter One, ‘In Which the Writer Departs for Europe.’

Time: approx thirteen 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 James M. Bailey stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.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 May 07, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1931

We are back after a week’s break!

In the past, we have featured fun stories from James M. Bailey’s ‘Danbury News Man’s Almanac for 1874.’ Today, we are offering some pieces by Bailey from the introduction to the book, concerning weather predictions, moon drawings, and naked men.

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

The Index of James M. Bailey stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.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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