Mister Ron's Basement II (podcasts)
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Wed, July 14 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1724

This week, we are reading from Stephen Leacock's 1913 collection 'Behind the Beyond.'

In today's tale, we hear of valuable Real Estate that once could have been gotten for a song. It's called 'My Lost Opportunities.'

As always, your comments are welcome! Mail to:  revry@panix.com

Time: approx six and a half minutes 

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

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The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

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Also, do check out the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor web site at:

http://leacock.ca

* There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded 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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement7-14-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41am EDT

Mon, July 5 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1717

After a technical delay we are back.

Our Monday book serialization continues with Metta Victoria Victor's 1859 novel 'Miss Slimmens's Window.'

In Chapter Eleven, Alvira Slimmens reflects on a sermon in which she thinks the Pastor pointed out the evil of everyone in town, except her. It is called 'She Is Edified by the Thanksgiving Sermon.'

 

As always, your comments are welcome! Mail to:  revry@panix.com

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes 

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

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*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded 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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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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement7-05-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Wed, June 30 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1716

We are reading odd stories from Gelett Burgess's 1901 collection 'The Burgess Nonsense Book.' Today's piece takes a philosophical point of view --'What Smith Tried to Believe - A Study That Ought to Appeal to Anybuddy.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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:

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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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-30-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT

Tue, June 29 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1715

Gelett Burgess claimed to have invented the word 'Blurb' back in 1907, and we are reading that very first Blurb from the back cover of the book that featured it. 

Then we will concentrate on stories from his 1901 collection 'The Burgess Nonsense Book.' Today's is a short piece with a long title -- 'McGurry and the Yellow Sunday Editor - Or, How a Pirate Found a Fair Competitor.'

 

 

Time: approx five minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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:

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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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-29-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Mon, June 28 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1714

Our Monday book serialization continues with Metta Victoria Victor's 1859 novel 'Miss Slimmens's Window.'

In Chapter Ten, Alvira Slimmens's reputation is at stake in 'She Is Accused of Scandal.'

 

As always, your comments are welcome! Mail to:  revry@panix.com

Time: approx twelve and a half minutes 

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html 

 

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded 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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-28-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

Fri, June 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1713

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

One of those favorite authors is James M. Bailey, The Danbury Newsman, who has written some of the funniest stories of all time back in the 1870s. 

This is NOT one of them. Bailey was pretty much burned out by 1882, and today's story is tired, has very few good laughs, and just withers away at the end without a punch line. Still, it is kind of interesting.

The story is called 'Mrs. Stuggs' Carpet.'

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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

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The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:


*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded 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:

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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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

Thur, June 24 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1712

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

Today's piece is by H. T. White of the Chicago Tribune, and it concerns a jaded editor who has heard the same submitted story way too many times. It is called 'Her Christmas Story.'

 

Time: approx seven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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:

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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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Wed, June 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1710

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

 

Once again, we offer a George W. Peck story from this booklet -- one of the funniest we've ever presented. It is called 'A Single Hair.'

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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

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The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is 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 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:

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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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-23-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

Tue, June 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1710

Back in Episode #1418, we read 'Spoopendyke at Death's Door,' which was obligingly photocopied by a fan from the 1883-84 edition of 'St. Jacob's Oil Family Calendar and Book of Health and Humor for the Million.'

We now have the entire booklet and it is chock full of great stories by some of our favorite authors!

In the past we have featured funny stories by Sweet and Knox, the editors of 'Texas Siftings.' Today's hilarious piece is by these guys. It's called 'Trials and Tribulations in Texas.' The artwork below is quite important in your enjoyment of this story.

 

 

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full 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 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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-22-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

Mon, June 21 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1709

Our Monday book serialization continues with Metta Victoria Victor's 1859 novel 'Miss Slimmens's Window.'

In Chapter Nine, hope springs eternal for Miss Slimmens in 'Wanted, a Wife: Miss Slimmens Answers the Advertisement.'

 

As always, your comments are welcome! Mail to:  revry@panix.com

Time: approx sixteen and a half minutes 

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html 

 

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded 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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-21-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT