Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thur June 30, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1953

We are reading some more of George Ade’s Turn-of-the-Century ‘Fables in Slang.’

In today’s 1904 Fable, a group of traveling salesmen swap gambling tall-tales in ‘The Fable of the Society-Trimmers and What Broke Up the Experience Meeting.’



Time: approx nine minutes

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

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The Index of George Ade stories is located 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 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 June 29, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1952

We are reading some more of George Ade’s Turn-of-the-Century ‘Fables in Slang.’

From 1903, we offer a self-explanatory tale called 'The Prodigal Souse, the Never-Again Feeling and the Ride On the Sprinkling Cart.’

Time: approx eight 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 Ade stories is located 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 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 June 28, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1951

This week will be presenting some more of George Ade’s Turn-of-the-Century ‘Fables in Slang.’

Today’s hilarious 1904 fable is entitled 'What the College Incubator Did for One Modest Lambkin.’ Don’t miss it!



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 George Ade stories is located 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 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, June 27, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1950

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

In Chapter Five, we explore the streets, roads, and lanes of London, strange house numbers, the lack of stoves and soft hats, and the beauty of English women, in ‘Gives More Details of London.’

Time: approx twenty 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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Thur June 16, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1949

We have discovered some odd, almost forgotten Stephen Leacock pieces this week!

In the late 1890s, a series of expeditions were formed to find the North Pole, all of which resulted in failure. Leacock predicts the outcomes of these expeditions in ‘The North Pole Calendar (for the Next Nine Years)’ from 1897.

Time: approx three minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of Stephen Leacock stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.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 June 15, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1948

We have discovered some odd, almost forgotten Stephen Leacock pieces this week!

What would it be like if speakers at public events spoke nothing but the truth? Fid out in Leacock’s 1914 story, ‘Truthful Oratory - What Our Speakers Ought to Say.’

Time: approx eight 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 Stephen Leacock stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.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 June 14, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1947

We have discovered some odd, almost forgotten Stephen Leacock pieces this week!

Today we offer the latest romantic writing techniques from 1914 - - it’s called ‘Passionate Paragraphs.’

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 Stephen Leacock stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.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, June 13, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1946

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

In Chapter Four, we travel along on a scenic Coach Ride in ‘Relates Entirely to the Beauty of England.’

Time: approx twenty-one 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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Fri June 10, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1945

We have one last short ‘Prose Poem’ from Walt Mason’s 1914 collection, ‘Rippling Rhymes to Suit the Times.’

Today’s nostalgic piece concerns all the wonderful fun kids have when the white stuff comes down from the sky. It’s called ‘The Snowy Day.’

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

*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 June 9, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1944

Here’s another ‘Prose Poem’ from Walt Mason’s 1914 collection, ‘Rippling Rhymes to Suit the Times.’

Working hard day and night is not necessarily the best way to run a business, as we see in ‘Use Your Head.’

Time: approx four 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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