Mister Ron's Basement II
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Mon Oct 3, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 2000 (Part Eight of Twenty-One)

In celebration of reaching 2000 Episodes, we will be presenting Max Adeler’s 1879 Book ‘Random Shots’ from cover-to-cover over the course of 21 Days!



Our tale concerns the late 19th Century’s clash between Homeopathic and Allopathic physicians, Central American revolutions, suspended animation, and romance, all tied together in ‘Miss Hammer’s Lovers’ (Part one of four). 


Time: approx twenty-two and a half minutes

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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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Thur Aug 25, 2011

Mister Ron's Basement No. 1985


Sometimes we discover great, almost totally forgotten humorists here in The Basement. We have found some of the funny stories of Prentice Mulford. Mulford is much more well known today as the founder of the Modern Thought Movement, but from the 1860s until 1891, he made his living writing wildly popular humorous stories.

In 1872, Mulford treated his readers with the story of an unwanted nuisance - - ‘The Public Baby.’

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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

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The Index of Prentice Mulford 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.

* 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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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:

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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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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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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:

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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.

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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!

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Sat Mar 19, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement No. 1899




Our Saturday Night Special story concerns the conflicting emotions of an embarrassed, and thoroughly soaked young lady in the Village of Tooting. From 1897, we present W. L. Alden’s hysterically funny ‘How to Please A Woman.’

Time: approx eight and a half 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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Sat Feb 12, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1876



Our Saturday Night Special Story is a wonderful rarity by Redfield Ingalls from 1914, concerning the flow of money. It is called ‘Extravagance,’ and is not to be missed!

Time: approx thirteen 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

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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Sat Jan 1, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1840



Back at Christmas, 2006, we presented Robert J. Burdette’s famous speech ‘The Rise and Fall of the Mustache’ which had been published in an 1877 book. You can hear that version in Episode Number 586. At the time it was the longest story we had ever presented here in The Basement.

Burdette presented that speech over Five Thousand times to audiences over the course of thirty-five years, and it grew and changed over time. Tonight, in celebration of the New Year, and the return of our Saturday Night Special feature, we are reading the 1912 version of the story. This is indeed, the longest story we have ever presented here, even longer than the last vesion we did.

As we said then, the story is almost totally forgotten today, and while much of it is terribly outdated, most of it is timeless, and well worth hearing. It will make you laugh, and cry. Enjoy.

Time: approx One Hour and Forty-Five minutes

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

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The Index of Robert J. Burdette stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.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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Thur Dec 16, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1828

We have featured some of George Fitch’s ‘Vest Pocket Essays’ in the Basement previously. This week, we will present the ‘Through a Megaphone’ pieces that kicked off Fitch’s reputation as a humorist.



From 1907, we are ‘Seeing Washington Through a Megaphone,’ where we learn that things seem to never change in our Nation’s Capital.

Time: approx fifteen and a half 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

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 Dec 10, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1824

Robert J. Burdette managed to find gentle humor without an ounce of meanness in his writing. This week, we have presented some odd pieces from Mr. Burdette.



A bit lengthy, but this one will bring laughs and tears - - perhaps one of the best stories Burdette ever wrote (it does refer a bit to ‘The Rise and Fall of the Mustache,’ which ought to heard as well).

From 1887, we hear Burdette’s autobiographical piece, ‘Confessions of a Reformed Humorist.’

Time: approx twenty-eight and a half minutes

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

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The Robert J. Burdette index of stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/burdette.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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Thur Nov 25, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1813

Happy Thanksgiving!

Back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Freak Shows at circuses and dime museums were all the rage, although most of the ‘freaks’ were pretty ordinary folks. In 1896 W. L. Alden published a collection of stories called ‘Among the Freaks.’



Today we present an hilarious tale of revenge between a Nasty Dwarf, a Brittle Giant, and a Female Samson. It’s called ‘Major Microbe,’ and may be one of our funniest stories ever!

Time: approx seventeen and a half 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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Thur Oct 21, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1795



We have discovered an odd collection of fantastic tales from 1884 by Edward Eggleston called ‘Queer Stories For Boys and Girls’

So far we have presented stories of a little girl who grew old and wrinkled, and a talking teapot. Today we feature an extremely LONG but fascinating tale of a walking and talking cane! It is entitled ‘Mr. Blake’s Walking Stick.’

Time: approx fifty-two 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!

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Tue Oct 5, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1783

This week, we will be reading some brilliant pieces by Gelett Burgess from his 1901 book ‘The Romance of the Commonplace.’



Today we discuss the marvelous new invention, the telephone, and how it is such an aid to romance in ‘The Perfect Go-Between.’ This is one of the best we’ve read here!

Time: approx nine and a half 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

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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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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Fri, June 11 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1700

This is the 1700th Episode of Mister Ron's Basement!

'Walt Mason's little sermonettes in rhyme are gospels, and they are going about doing good.' -- Robert J. Burdette

This week we are offering more of Walt's 'prose poems' from the 1911 collection, 'Walt Mason - His Book.'

In our era of online Flame Wars and angry people expressing themselves violently, Walt Mason offers some great advice -- 'Put It On Ice.'

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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Sun, May 9 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1672



SUNDAY SALAD offers a Special Surprise!

After months of diligent searching, Mister Ron has discovered an hitherto unknown Spoopendyke story by Stanley Huntley!!

Appearing in 'The Decorator and Furnisher Magazine' back in April of 1884, the Spoopendykes argue about selecting new furniture for their home, in 'A Decorative Domestic Difference.'

Time: approx thirteen minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.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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Sat, Feb 13 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1591

Our Saturday Night Special from 1906 is a short but extremely funny (and perhaps quite prescient) tale by Jack Appleton.

It is called 'A Glimpse Into The Future.' 

Time: approx four minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

*John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here. 

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file 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!
 
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Mon, Jan 11 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1558


Today we begin a NEW Monday novel serialization!

We have been meaning to read this novel almost since the beginning of the Basement Podcast -- Stephen Leacock's 1912 masterpiece, 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town -- starting with The Preface, and Chapter One, 'The Hostelry of Mr. Smith.'

Listen to this chapter and you will get hooked. It is truly terrific!

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

Time: approx fifty-nine minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

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

http://leacock.ca

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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Thur, Jan 7 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1554



This week we are cranking out poetic 'Yawps' by William J. Lampton from his 1900 book of the same name. Yawpery, simply put, is complaining poetically -- but it's a bit more than that.

Today we feature one of Mister Ron's favorite Yawps -- 'The Prince of Wales Has A Cold.' Don't miss this one!

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Wed, Dec 16 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1532


This week, we are reading from Gelett Burgess's oblique peek at social mores from 1902, 'The Romance of the Commonplace.'

Today's piece is not one of our funniest, but is definitely one of our best, and most thought-provoking! Try to follow Burgess's thoughts as they reach out via an amazing tangent spurred on by 'Black Coffee.'

You'll probably want to listen to this one twice.

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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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 subscribing in iTunes.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

Tue, Sep 29 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1461

We are featuring stories about Editors this week!


We kick off with an insanely funny 1853 story about an irritating visitor to an editor's office from Fanny Fern. It's called 'The Bore of the Sanctum.'

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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Thur, Aug 27 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1429

W. L. Alden had a long career writing wacky stories, but he especially had a knack for churning out tales about cats! This week we are exploring some of his feline-mous output.


Today's story is truly insanely funny!

From 1896, we explore a great business opportunity that turns into a cat-astrophe!

It is called 'Foote's Catorium.'

Time: approx twenty-one minutes

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Tue, Jun 16 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1399



We are presenting a masterpiece of satire by Max Adeler, from 1882, over the next four days. It features quirky mechanical limbs, political corruption, horrendous artwork, byzantine bureaucracy, complicated romance, scalping, thievery, and more twists and turns than a pretzel! Here then is 'Major Dunwoody's Leg' (Part One of Four).

Time: approx twenty-four minutes

NOTICE: This week's Four-Part story will be our last one until we have finished moving our entire archive of stories to our new server host at libsyn.com!

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The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2009-06-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16am EST

Sat, Feb 07 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1282

We have a special surprise Saturday BONUS episode of the Basement today!



We are adding on an extra special story from Frederic Thomas Somerby's 'Hits and Dashes; or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps, Touching People and Things,' from 1852.

It is called 'Uncle Ephraim's Husking,' and is a delightful description of the events that occurred at a traditional husking bee, where a community would gather to husk a farmer's corn crop and have a party in the process. So settle back, relax, and journey back to a simpler time with us, and join the fun!

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2009-02-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25am EST

Mon, Dec 15 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1240



SUNDAY SALAD offers a truly intriguing, if somewhat lengthy piece by Stanley Huntley from 1882, relating his experiences aboard a Pilot Boat, one of many that brought big ships in to New York's harbor from the High Seas back then. This colorful tale showcases Huntley's unique talents as a newspaper feature writer, and may be one of the best stories we have ever read in the Basement.

It's called 'Life On A Pilot Boat; the Men who go Down to the Sea After Ships.'

Time: approx thirty minutes

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Direct download: revry-2008-12-15a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

Sat, Oct 25 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1189



Fans of the movie 'Ghostbusters' may find some intriguing resemblances to that film in Gellet Burgess's 1905 story, 'The Ghost-Extinguisher.' Your comments on this amazing (and fun) find are more than welcome! Send them to revry@panix.com.

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2008-10-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EST

Thu, Sep 18 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1154



Short but funny! Max Adeler's 'A Story of a Hot Brick' from 1875. Don't miss it!

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2008-09-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01am EST

Fri, May 30 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1077



Bill Nye's 1884 collection 'Forty Liars and Other Lies' is full of wild and wooly western humor -- Today's may be the wildest and wooliest story ever written -- it's called 'They Let Him Stay.'

Time: approx seven minutes

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The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-05-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22am EST

Mon, Feb 11 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #986

We are featuring wonderfully funny short pieces by George W. Peck this week, all from his 1882 collection, 'Peck's Sunshine.'



We get things rolling with a cautionary tale called 'A Female Knight of Pythias.'

Your comments, as always, are welcome.

Time: approx two 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:

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Direct download: revry-2008-02-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:17am EST

Wed, Jan 16 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #960



Today we offer THREE very short and funny stories by Thomas L. Masson -- A boy gets stuck with an opera ticket in 'Poor Willie,' a man's life from Kindergarten to senility is covered in a few paragraphs in 'Work and Play' and a rich man wants to leave a literary legacy in 'The Refusal' all from 1905.

Time: approx seven minutes

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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-01-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13am EST

Thu, Nov 29 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #921



ONE OF THE FUNNIEST!

W. L. Alden displayed a strange sense of humor as he examined quirky news items in his New York Times columns. From his 1877 collection, 'Domestic Explosives and other Sixth Column Fancies,' one of the most hilarious tragic events of all time is described in 'The Recent Calamity.'

Time: approx seven minutes

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The W. L. Alden Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-11-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02am EST

Tue, Oct 16 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #878



Author William Wright was much better known during his productive career as Dan De Quille. From the 1860s onward, he covered the fascinating stories of miners and prospectors in Virginia City, Nevada during the height of the silver mining boom, for the Territorial Enterprise newspaper. His stories were both factual and humorous.

In 1862, he was joined by another writer for the paper, a young Samuel Clemens, who would not adopt the name of Mark Twain until a year later. The two stayed friends for years, and in 1876, Twain helped De Quille publish (and wrote the introduction to) 'The Big Bonanza,' a book that details the history and exploits of the miners who discovered and ran the famous Comstock Lode, and other mining operations.

This week, we will read some of the humorous stories from this book. Today we learn what happens to a donkey that gets a bit too greedy in 'The Washoe Canary.'

Time: approx ten minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:21am EST

Thu, Sep 13 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #846

Fanny Fern wrote her weekly column for the New York Ledger right until her death in 1872. This week we will feature some of her writings from the 1870 collection 'Ginger Snaps.'



Fanny Fern's granddaughter Ethel Thomson (later changed to Ethel Parton), who was eight years old in 1870, used incidents from today's story in her first novel, 'Melissa Ann -- A Little Girl of the 1820s' which she wrote over sixty years later in 1931! Today's tale is called 'A Look Backward.'

Time: approx nine minutes

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The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-09-13a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Wed, May 30 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #742

Charles Battell Loomis's 1905 collection, 'I've Been Thinking,' offers a nice variety of very short stories for those times when you only have a moment or two to spare.



Today we find out what you can do when you corner the market in sawdust and molasses in 'A Breakfast Story.'

Time: approx seven minutes

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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-05-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am EST

at, May 19 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #731



Perhaps a bit out of character for Mr. Spoopendyke, Stanley Huntley has his mean-tempered character 'meet his maker' at the Brooklyn Eagle office in the 1880 story 'Mr. Spoopendyke's Free Seats.'

This story is chock full of 'inside' jokes about newspapers of the time, other humorists, the Editor and dramatic critic of The Eagle, and Huntley himself. Long-Time listeners of the Basement will be familiar with some of these. If any of these references fly over your head, feel free to write to Mister Ron and we'll see what we can come up with...

Send your email to revry@panix.com .

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-05-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

Wed, Mar 28 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #679

Episode Number 680 (coming this week) will celebrate TWO YEARS of Mister Ron's Basement by revealing the secrets of how and where Mister Ron finds all these great old stories!



So this week, we will have stories about secrets -- Today's is a special, absolutely hilarious story (one of the funniest we've ever done) of a carefully revealed secret, found in Thomas Chandler Haliburton's 1852 collection of folk tales, 'Traits of American Humor' -- 'Bob Lee.'

Time: approx thirty minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-03-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

Wed, Dec 13 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #576



A special story today involving packing for a train trip. Our first Basement episode ever to feature Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke, a marvelously funny couple, created by Brooklyn Eagle columnist Stanley Huntley. There will be more Spoopendyke stories in the future, but today's is called 'Hunting for a Receipt' from 1881.

Time: approx six minutes

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-12-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01am EST

Thu, Nov 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #556



Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' ran a column of sketches of the people and doings in the beautiful, quaint town of Newburyport, for the readers of The Boston Post. In 1852, he published a collection of these pieces under the title 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

While many of these 'Cymon' sketches appear to be true stories, this one may be a bit tongue in cheek. Still, the author paints a colorful picture in a tale of two whitewashers and a barrel of spirits in 'Whitewashing Extraordinary.'

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm EST

Tue, Oct 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #530



Snapping crustaceans and a yipping dog cause pandemonium on board a very crowded train in Jonathan F. Kelley's 1856 story, 'Look Out for them Lobsters.'

Time: approx twelve minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-10-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Thu, Oct 05 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #511



Among the Best Episodes ever of Mister Ron's Basement -- Robert J. Burdette's 1877 tale of a remarkable child prodigy -- 'A Burlington Adder.'

Don't Miss This!

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-10-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15am EST

Sun, Sep 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #500

Presenting Episode Number 500 of Mister Ron's Basement -- A Spectacular 'Clip Show' offering excerpts of 28 different stories by 26 different American Authors from 1750 to 1904.

We are giving out a 1902 edition of 'Mister Bowser' by C. B. Lewis -- to enter the drawing, send an email to Mister Ron at revry@panix.com before October 31st, 2006.

Time: approx One Hour and Six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-09-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21am EST

Wed, Aug 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #468



While Mister Ron generally abhors dialect humor, sometimes a story is so side-splittingly funny, irrespective of the characters' accents, that it is worth reading. This is one of them.

Today we present David L. Roath's look at the proceedings of a small town trial in the 1852 story 'A Georgia Court.'

Time: approx twenty-four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-08-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Fri, Aug 11 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #456

Today, Mister Ron begins a NEW Saturday Series of stories by M. Quad (C. B. Lewis), featuring his character 'Mr. Bowser.'



Mr. Bowser is the progenitor of Ralph Kramden, Archie Bunker, and even Homer Simpson. He is crass, stupid, headstrong, and has a fierce temper that is beyond belief.

Today we begin with the hilarious 1902 story 'Mr. Bowser Becomes a Vegetarian.'

Time: approx nine minutes

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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at:

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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Mister Bowser Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

Direct download: revry-2006-08-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Tue, Jul 04 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #418



'Mr. Bowser' stories by M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) are spotlighted in the Basement this week. Totally forgotten today, Mr. Bowser was one of the truly great comic characters of all time.

Today's tale features Bowser refurbishing a colonial collectible in 'Mister Bowser Mends A Clock' from 1902.

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/quad.html

The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Mister Bowser Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

Direct download: revry-2006-07-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09am EST

Thu, Jun 22 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #406



Charles Battell Loomis is in the spotlight this week.

Today's story has it's ups and downs -- 'Poe's "Raven" in an Elevator' from 1903.

Time: approx sixteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm EST

Sun, Apr 02 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #328



M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) first attained fame for his darkly humorous account of 'How It Feels to be Blown Up' based on an actual riverboat explosion he had been in. 'Up Among the Splinters' is a reprinting of that hilarious story featured in Lewis's 1875 book 'Quad's Odds.'

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/quad.html

The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Mister Bowser Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

Direct download: revry-2006-04-02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39am EST

Sun, Mar 12 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #307



James M. Bailey found a lot of humorous stories among his neighbors in suburban Connecticut in the 1870s. 'An Early Martyr,' from 1873, describes what could only be termed total pandemonium.

Time: approx nine 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:

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Direct download: revry-2006-03-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36am EST

Mon, Feb 20 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #287



An O Henry story that almost belongs on The Twilight Zone tells of a magical $2.00 room in a boarding house -- 'The Skylight Room' from 1906.

Time: approx fifteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The O Henry Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-02-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am EST

Tue, Feb 07 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #274



Fanny Fern's 1854 tirade about getting ticked off with a world that rushes by way too fast strikes a familiar chord today. 'When You Are Angry' is a fabulous story helping us commemorate the recent Death of the Telegram.

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-02-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31am EST

Sat, Jan 21 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #257



George Ade takes good look at tenacity in the 1904 story 'The Fable of How the Canny Commercial Salesman Guessed the Combination.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-01-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04am EST

Fri, Dec 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #228



George Ade's 'The Fable of the Grass Widow and the Mesmeree and the Six Dollars' from 1900, one of his funniest stories, is our pre-Christmas gift to all our listeners.

Time: approx five minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2005-12-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:48am EST

Wed, Dec 14 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #218


Mister Ron goes nuts today reading an incredibly long, but unbelievably wonderful story by Frank R. Stockton -- from 1892, 'My Terminal Moraine,' an elaborately constructed tall tale of a science fictional romance, with geological oddities that defy reason, and hair raising suspense, coupled with some good old fashioned screwball comedy. What more could you ask for?

Time: approx One Hour and Eleven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2005-12-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

Thu, Dec 01 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #206



Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, is being spotlighted this week with stories from his 1891 book 'Remarks.' In this transcription of a short correspondence, Nye gives some friendly career advice to 'The Approaching Humorist.'

Time: approx five minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

Direct download: revry-2005-12-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34am EST

Sat, Sep 17 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #131


George Ade's 1899 tale, 'The Fable of the Base Ball Man Who Took the Only Known Cure' is a short but sweet look at a True Fan. So get Up and At 'Em and give it a listen.

Time: approx three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2005-09-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

Sat, Aug 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #110



Short but funny -- 'The Fable of the Fatal Album and the Leap for Life' by George Ade, and a very, very strange piece of music.

Time: approx three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2005-08-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Sun, May 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #38

An anonymous tale from around the turn of the last century about a truly persistent salesman, and a bit of a Scott Joplin piano roll rag.

Time: approx five minutes


Mister Ron's Basement is now possessed of a nice new microphone system, and as soon as Mister Ron gets the hang of using the thing, there should be a marked improvement in sound quality. You may even notice it now. Comments are welcome at revry@panix.com.

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Direct download: revry-2005-05-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EST