Mister Ron's Basement II
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Wed July 27, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1967

Just for the heck of it, we have selected four random funny stories from the old humorous ‘Life Magazine’ that were published in 1922.

Today we offer a prohibition-era tale of a truly miserable town, entitled ‘Civic Pride.’

Time: approx five 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 July 26, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1966

Just for the heck of it, we have selected four random funny stories from the old humorous ‘Life Magazine’ that were published in 1922.

Today, a businessman makes an emergency long-distance phone call to his wife (a pretty rare and costly thing to do in 1922) in the story, The Voice With the Smile Wins.’

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!

-- 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, July 25, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1965

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

In Chapter Eight, we learn about hansom cabs and omnibusses, and which ones are best to take, in 'Is Mainly Devoted to Describing How to Get About London.'

Time: approx twelve 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 July 22, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1964

Here’s one more from George Fitch’s 1916 collection of ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ about body parts. Today we real lowdown on ’Hair.’

Time: approx four 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 July 21, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1963


We have more from George Fitch’s 1916 collection of ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ with a collection of pieces about body parts. Say AAAH and listen to his essay about ‘Mouths.’

Time: approx five 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 July 20, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1962

We return to George Fitch’s 1916 collection of ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ with a collection of pieces about body parts. ‘What’s that?’ you ask. Yes, today we discuss ‘Ears.’

Time: approx five 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 July 19, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1961

We return to George Fitch’s 1916 collection of ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ with a collection of pieces about body parts. Today, we discuss ‘Noses.’

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

*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, July 18, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1960

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

In Chapter Seven, Bailey makes arrangements to see a parade of Royalty, and views first-hand ‘A British Mob.’

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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Fri July 15, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1959

We have dug up some stories by M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) this week.

Editing a newspaper and dealing with unexpected office visitors simultaneously can lead to strange consequences in the 1875 tale, ‘The Deep, Grim, Silence of the Fourth Story.’

Time: approx six minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of M. Quad stories is located 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!

-- 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 July 14, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1958

We have dug up some stories by M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) this week.

From 1875, we present a truly funny tale called ‘Having the Toothache.’ You should take the time to give it a listen.



Time: approx six minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of M. Quad stories is located 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!

-- 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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