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Sun, Feb 03 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #978

Our Monday book serialization is George Ade's 1903 collection, 'In Babel -- Stories of Chicago.' The stories in this book range from the hysterically funny to the pathetically sad. Altogether, they paint a fascinating portrait of turn-of-the-last-century Chicago.

A shady hansom cab driver encounters a truly trusting babe in the woods at a train station in 'No Clarence.'

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-02-03a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

Sun, Feb 03 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #977

SUNDAY SALAD offers something special today! For Stanley Huntley's entire run at the Brooklyn Eagle in the 1880s, he produced a column of one or two liner short jokes called 'Folly Shots.' Some of these jokes featured regular characters -- the Marrowfat family -- and here we present a collection of them from 1881 to 1884.

Additionally, we offer an hilarious story about a newfangled invention from 1883 -- 'Mr. Spoopendyke's Call by Telephone Upon a Business Friend.'

Time: approx sixteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2008-02-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59am EST