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Not musically related, but funny anyway.4555648E-FD5E-41B7-8F5B-12577C662C6D.jpeg

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

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Irv - your cartoon is funny, it's reality around my household!

Here's another -

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- Emily

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ELCB said
Irv - your cartoon is funny, it's reality around my household!

Here's another -

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- Emily

  

When I was a kid this piece of music was popular in comedy TV shows, and every violinist friend I had could play it, but my teacher, who is 10 years younger than me, had never heard it.

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Gordon Shumway - Yep!

The violinist in the cartoon I posted was definitely playing that!

 

SharonC -violin-bangGuess I'll never be a "Better Person"!

- Emily

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A friend of mine failed his Australian aboriginal music exam.

I asked him, did you redo it?

Andrew

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Gordon Shumway - roflolI can't believe it took me a minute to get that!

 

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Let's see how long it takes you to get this one.

Where do you weigh a whale? 

In a whaleweigh station.

Where do you weigh a pie? 

Somewhere over the rainbow.

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Gordon Shumway - Ha! Took me longer... Were you in the Navy (I've seen hints)?  My BH thinks he's Irish enough to turn a good phrase - he's sure I still don't get it!

 

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Were you in the Navy (I've seen hints)? 

What hints?

I was brought up in a naval town. Any slang I picked up was from neighbours. My dad was conscripted into the air force for two years in the early 50s, lol.

Andrew

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Gordon Shumway said When I was a kid this piece of music was popular in comedy TV shows, and every violinist friend I had could play it, but my teacher, who is 10 years younger than me, had never heard it.

 Wow...  that's so strange... it's reminiscent of music to old silent movies, and, well, yes, more than that - I do recall it for some reason and I have a suspicion it was used in a Chaplin (a "talkie" I think..... hmm or possibly a silent the more I try to think about it... excuse my ignorance on the detail, I'm having a senior moment) film - but darned if I can recall which  ( oh - and probably more than just that one film of course) !!!!

  And on that very topic (of old movies) - I have found a wonderful satellite channel (free to air - I don't subscribe to the Murdoch Sky - although now Comcast / Fox owned -  empire  wouldn't give any of them a broken penny...) - the channel is "Talking Pictures TV" (an archive film/TV FTA channel - awesome!  There are some great "finds" there.... Really helps fill in the sleepless nights!  Ha !  Old man Bill !)

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Gordon Shumway said
Let's see how long it takes you to get this one.

Where do you weigh a whale? 

In a whaleweigh station.

Where do you weigh a pie? 

Somewhere over the rainbow.

Gordon Bennett !!!!  roflroflroflroflrofl

( as distinct, clearly, from Gordon Schumway, ROFL @Gordon Shumway  )

 

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Oh - and P.S. LOL @Irv and @ELCBK post... hahahah, nice ones !

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I'm SO SORRY about this - couldn't NOT post it after the whaleweigh station...

( OK, it's not a joke as such - but it's funny, simply because words/lyrics/accents etc etc are so often misunderstood by listeners who "hear" something different from what was actually said.   Very sadly, this applies in a horribly similar way to text posts (like this very one, here, or on social media where - simply - words and meanings are easily misunderstood without the other visual and auditory cues that go in to face-to-face communications.  I once texted back to someone "Thanks a lot" - and I MEANT it - I was THANKING THEM.  They "read it" as being some kind of sarcastic response and started flaming me - indeed...  )

LOL - it's OK - I DO have a joke/laugh to contribute - BUT - I'M GOING TO KEEP IT TILL TOMORROW !!!!!  Spent enough online time today - most of it here, and the pretty much usual 5 to 10 mins on FaceBook ...  see ya's all tomoz  ( I *think* that's Aussie for "tomorrow" - but who knows.... )

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We're git'n off the subject, but Gordon Shumway - Andrew, didn't you say something about doing a study on the sound of the Bosun's whistle in another thread?  Or, uh oh... was it someone else (maybe Pete or Irv) & I'M having a "Senior Moment"!  Sorry!

BillyG - "Hearts and Flowers" was definitely used a lot in silents and cartoons as a sign you were supposed to feel sorry for someone or depict a damsel in distress.  I can't recall a specific example.

Found those great old Black & Whites a great help to take my mind off illness/pain.  Huge fan of all the 1930's films - favs are Harold Lloyd, then the early Cary Grant (but MANY others). Ooo Ooo, "Merrily We Live" 1938!

Starting 1994 Robert Osborne was the host on the "Turner Classic Movie" network here - he supplied great commentary/movie history of early silents and talkies 24/7.

YES - I can see where words can easily be misconstrued - translation can be an issue and maybe some people can't see the videos or emojis?

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ELCB said
We're git'n off the subject, but Gordon Shumway - Andrew, didn't you say something about doing a study on the sound of the Bosun's whistle in another thread?  Or, uh oh... was it someone else (maybe Pete

Yes, it was Peter.

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I'm SO SORRY about this - couldn't NOT post it after the whaleweigh station...

  

I kid you not, but I have somewhere a live Hendrix recording where he sings

"Scuse me, while I kiss that guy", so it's a very old in joke!

I'm not sure of the source, yet. I'll check it out tomorrow maybe

Andrew

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This actually has happened to me when I was carrying my daughters first 1/4 size cello. 😂

 

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Ilona said
This actually has happened to me when I was carrying my daughters first 1/4 size cello. 😂

 

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I've been complimented on my cello playing twice. I don't play the cello. Both times, people had just heard me playing viola.

Once, at the airport with my viola case, someone asked me if I played the TROMBONE professionally.

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Ah, the viola. The most misunderstood and abused instrument. I love my viola. I think I play my viola better than my cello, and I take cello lessons. Cello must he harder for me.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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You Are Hilarious Smiley

Ilona, AndrewH - VERY funny!

 

cid - I know you love your viola - probably would have bought a viola (instead of a 5-string violin) myself if I would have known they came in a violin size!  But then again, I didn't realize violins came in a smaller size than 3/4 until about a year ago... thought they were toys (lol).

I would have just played typical violin parts on the viola - just a little lower (kinda what I do much of the time, now)!

 

- Emily

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