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:

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

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.

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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:

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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_Basement6-28-10.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.

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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:

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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_Basement6-22-10.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:

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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_Basement6-21-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

Sat, June 19 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1708

Our Saturday Night Special piece is a short poem about the 'best young man in town,' by the elusive C. H. Hoyt from 1883 -- it's called 'The Consequence.'

Time: approx two and a half minutes

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

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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is 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_Basement6-19-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

Fri, June 18 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1707

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!

We are wrapping up the week with a George W. Peck tale of a Mad, Mad, woman -- It is called 'Death of a Servant-Girl.'

 

 

Time: approx four minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

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_Basement6-18-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

Thur, June 17 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1706

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!

We have discovered a great, truly funny author, who wrote a column for the Boston Post from 1879 to 1883, then went on to become one of America's most successful comic playwrights. His name is C. H. Hoyt, and we will try to find more of his writing in the future. 

Meanwhile, we present a truly sad, and absolutely hysterical tale from him called 'Torn Up in Spirit.'

 

 

Time: approx eight 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_Basement6-17-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

Wed, June 16 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1705

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 we bring back one of our favorite authors, M. Quad (C. B. Lewis), with an 1882 'Waiting for Godot'-type story called 'Waiting at the Junction.'

 

 

Time: approx nine 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
 
*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_Basement6-16-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Tue, June 15 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1704

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 tale is called 'Bill Nye's Cat.'

 

 

                            Frederick Opper

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Bill Nye 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_Basement6-15-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

Mon, June 14 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1703

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

In Chapter Eight, Miss Slimmens sees some seemingly scandalous things out her window, and passes it on to the town gossip in 'An Argos-Eyed Spider Weaves a Web for a Fly.'

 

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

Time: approx twelve 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:

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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_Basement6-14-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

Sun, June 13 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1702

SUNDAY SALAD features a very short but fun piece from 1881 about how to get a nice piece of fish in the winter. It's called 'Explanatory.'

Time: approx two 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 

*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_Basement6-13-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Sat, June 12 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1701

Our Saturday Night Special story is a truly unique set of lessons from 1922 by Thomas L. Masson, 'How I Wrote 50,000 Jokes.'

Time: approx twenty-eight and a half minutes

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-12-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46am EDT

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

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-11-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Thur, June 10 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1699

William Dean Howells -- 'I began to read, skeptically at first, but more and more persuaded, and at last could not break away from those fascinating rhymes masking as prose, in a carnival concourse of pathos, and fun, and satire, and aspiration, but, above all, sense, sense, sense.'

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

Today we explore the results of 'Bad Cooking.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

Wed, June 9 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1698

'Walt Mason has entertained me on many a dreary railway journey.' -- Theodore Dreiser

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

Today's prose poem is a moody one -- 'A Rainy Night.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

Tue, June 8 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1697

'The facetious, capricious, delicious poems of Walt Mason.' -- James Whitcomb Riley

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

Today we feature Walt's prose poem concerning a very, very old man, and how he got that way -- 'Methuselah.'

 

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-08-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

Mon, June 7 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1696

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

In Chapter Seven, Miss Slimmens plays a 'harmless' practical joke in 'Josh Stebbins's Wife's First Tea Party.'

 

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

Time: approx twenty-five minutes 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-07-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

Sun, June 6 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1695

SUNDAY SALAD has a great Stanley Huntley story from exactly 130 years ago to the day (June 6, 1880) about a newly arrived rich Denver miner at a snooty Eastern spot, 'In Search of the Aristocracy.'

Time: approx eight minutes

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

Sat, June 5 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1694

Our Saturday Night Special story from 1900 by W. L. Alden, concerns a great hobby for anyone -- in the episode, we mistakenly call the story 'Needles' -- it really ought to be called 'Pins.'

Time: approx six minutes

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

Fri, June 4 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1693

'Walt Mason is a better tonic than anything that ever was bottled.' -- Elbert Hubbard

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

Today we learn the secret of how to get writing published in 'Unappreciated.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Thur, June 3 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1692

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- 'Walt Mason is delightful -- true humor is so rare a commodity.'

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

We continue from yesterday's theme with some advice from a doctor in 'Eating Too Much.'

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-03-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Wed, June 2 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1691

Mary Roberts Rinehart - 'I have Walt Mason and coffee every morning, and one is as necessary as the other, but Walt doesn't give me heartburn, and coffee does.'

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

Today we examine the concept of 'Progressive Doctoring.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement6-02-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

Tue, June 1 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1690

We have a returned from a three day hiatus, and should be on a regular schedule again!

Walt Mason was called 'The high priest of horse sense' by George Ade. This week we will feature some of his 'prose poems' from the 1911 collection, 'Walt Mason - His Book.'

Today's piece concerns a 'Toothache.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

Fri, May 28 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1689

This week, we are reading extremely short but fun stories found in the pages of Puck Magazine. Today we feature a somewhat longer, but very funny tale, especially if you've ever been to Boston. From 1880, we present 'The Lay (Out) of the Last Puritan - A Boston Legend.'

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

Thur, May 27 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1688

This week, we are reading extremely short but fun stories found in the pages of Puck Magazine. From 1911, today we discover the difference between 'Lunch and Luncheon.'

Time: approx three 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 as a free pdf file here.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

Wed, May 26 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1687

This week, we are reading extremely short but fun stories found in the pages of Puck Magazine. Perhaps you may have noticed that some people get a bit queasy trying to dine while on a boat. This, of course, is the point of today's tale 'At the Captain's Table' from 1905.

Time: approx three minutes

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Tue, May 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1686

This week, we are reading extremely short but fun stories found in the pages of Puck Magazine. Our first piece is a business letter about a misdirected package, addressed to A. Q. Stork, Esq. This 1915 tale is called 'A Business Affair.'

Time: approx three 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 as a free pdf file here.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

Mon, May 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1685

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

Chapter Six is both Pathetic, yet Funny -- 'The Window Is Curtained (Figuratively) With Crape.' 

 

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

Time: approx nineteen minutes 

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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.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT

Sun, May 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1684

SUNDAY SALAD offers a poem by Stanley Huntley from 1880, concerning a most serious issue that divided a church back in his day. It's called 'The Church Split.'

Time: approx four 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 as a free pdf file here.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-23-10.mp3
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Sat, May 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1683

Our Saturday Night Special story is by Mortimer Thomson, who we all know as Philander Doesticks. The title is pretty self-explanatory -- 'Doesticks in Love' from 1855.

This story is almost, but not quite, identical to the version we read in Episode #644 a few years ago, entitled 'Disappointed Love.'

Time: approx fourteen 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 as a free pdf file here.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-22-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

Fri, May 21 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1682

James De Mille was a Canadian author and humorist whose work was often published in American journals such as Harper's Weekly. This week have been reading excerpts from his hilarious 1872 novel, 'The Dodge Club.'

We wrap up the week with a tale of the Dodge Club outsmarting six Neapolitan bandits in 'Brilliancy of Buttons.'

Time: approx eighteen 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 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_Basement5-21-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT

Thur, May 20 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1681

James De Mille was a Canadian author and humorist whose work was often published in American journals such as Harper's Weekly. This week we will be reading excerpts from his hilarious 1872 novel, 'The Dodge Club.'

Today, some members of the Dodge Club have to struggle to keep from laughing their heads off during a Church Service in Sorrento in 'The Senator Has Such a Fancy for Seeking Useful Information.'

Time: approx eleven 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 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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

Wed, May 19 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1680

James De Mille was a Canadian author and humorist whose work was often published in American journals such as Harper's Weekly. This week we will be reading excerpts from his hilarious 1872 novel, 'The Dodge Club.'

In today's tale, the members of The Dodge Club help a Fat American with an inflated bill from a French hotel. It's called 'How to Quell A Landlord.'

Time: approx eight 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 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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

Tue, May 18 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1679

James De Mille was a Canadian author and humorist whose work was often published in American journals such as Harper's Weekly. This week we will be reading excerpts from his hilarious 1872 novel, 'The Dodge Club.'

Today's story takes place in Paris, as the members of the Dodge Club demonstrate 'How to Raise A Crowd.'

Time: approx ten 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 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_Basement5-18-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Sun, May 16 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1678

SUNDAY SALAD features an 1880 piece that makes fun of Professor Henry Vennor, whose popular Almanac of the day was often filled with predictions of disastrous weather. The story is called 'The Boss Prophet.'

Time: approx seven minutes

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is 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.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-16-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

Sat, May 15 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1677

Our Saturday Night Special story is a piece full of important definitions for the prospective investor from 1905, by Thomas L. Masson -- it is called 'The Wall Street Point of View.'

Time: approx four 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 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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Fri, May 14 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1676

Before Palmer Cox became famous for his creation of 'The Brownies,' he spent many years writing a variety of humorous stories for newspapers and magazines in the 1800s. In 1895, he published a collection of some of these stories called 'Frontier Humor.'

Once upon a time, the word 'mean' usually referred to a tight-fisted cheapskate, and in today's tale, that's exactly what it refers to, as we hear about 'The Champion Mean Man.'

Time: approx seventeen minutes

 

 

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Thur, May 13 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1675

Before Palmer Cox became famous for his creation of 'The Brownies,' he spent many years writing a variety of humorous stories for newspapers and magazines in the 1800s. In 1895, he published a collection of some of these stories called 'Frontier Humor.'

Today's tale is dedicated to my Uncle, Allen Evry (1921-2010), who was a true artist in every sense of the word.

The story is called 'The Art Gallery.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

 

 

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Tue, May 11 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1674

Before Palmer Cox became famous for his creation of 'The Brownies,' he spent many years writing a variety of humorous stories for newspapers and magazines in the 1800s. In 1895, he published a collection of some of these stories called 'Frontier Humor.'

Today's piece from that book concerns a woman taken for a flight by a hungry vulture. Yes, it is funny. It is called 'An Old Woman in Peril.'

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

 

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The Palmer Cox Catalog of Stories is at: http://ronevry.com/palmercox.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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Mon, May 10 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1673

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

Chapter Five features some recollections of Miss Slimmens's past beaus in 'She Agitates the Question of the Wedding Trousseau.'

 

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

Time: approx eighteen minutes 

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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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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement5-10-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

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

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is 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.

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