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 Post subject: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:04 pm 
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Our resident Puzzlemaster and Humorist, Raymond, has more funny things to tell us. On a mostly daily basis, he will post a puzzle, joke or anecdote that will surely bring a smile or laugh to everyone. Here is the first one.
Enjoy!

(and feel free to comment if you like)


I love the story of Anton Rubinstein, who had a fabulous technique,
but was extremely careless in his concerts, hitting enormous numbers of
wrong notes. Nevertheless, his playing had so much fire and
imagination, that his audiences loved it, despite the wrong notes.
After one concert, Letchetitsky said to him :" You must really have a
fabulous technique to be able to mess up the last movement that way!"

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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
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The nineteenth singer Nelie Melba had an absolutely perfect voice,
but her singing was quite uninspired. The music critic Ernest Newman
described her voice as" uninterestingly perfect, and perfectly
uninteresting".

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Mark Twain defined the German language as the language in which all
the verbs come in the second volume.


(hahaha Raymond - that one cracks me up)

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When Mark Twain returned from Germany, he said:" I went to the
opera, and enjoyed it too, in spite of the music."

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rofl .... a few months ago I had wagner in the cd player ... really loud, of course ... my four year old came in and yelled 'that's a lot of screaming daddy'! hehe

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nathanscoleman wrote:
rofl .... a few months ago I had wagner in the cd player ... really loud, of course ... my four year old came in and yelled 'that's a lot of screaming daddy'! hehe



response: A taste of your own medicine? or....Now you know how I feel when you go off on your rants! :wink:

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me?? rant?? I'm shocked that you would label me with such a mistaken exaggeration!! :lol:

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About the music of Richard Wagner, Mark Twain said:' It's probably
not as bad as it sounds."

Speaking of Richard Wagner, I once saw a play in which the whole
scene took place in Hell. The visitor was very surprised when the Devil
told him that Wagner was in Hell. "Of course," said the Devil, "he was
a vicious anti-semite! " "Oh," said the visitor, "but he wrote such
beautiful music ! " "Ah", replied the Devil, "his music went to Heaven.
HE went to Hell."

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nathanscoleman wrote:
me?? rant?? I'm shocked that you would label me with such a mistaken exaggeration!! :lol:



No. I meant that that response would be given by you to your kid.

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Speaking again of Mark Twain, he once had to give an after dinner
speech at a banquet, He was very tired, and rose up slowly and said:"
Homer is dead. Shakespeare is dead, and I am none too well."

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My favorite Twain story is the one in which he gave a presentation
in a hick town in Vermont. He got absolutely no reaction to his
humorous bits; nobody cracked a smile; they were all deadpan. Twain
wondered: " Am I losing my touch?" Well, during the intermission he
heard an elderly couple discussing his act. The husband said to the
wife: "Weren't he funny? Weren't he funny? You know, at times I could
hardly keep from laughing! "

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Speaking of Vermont, the essence of Vermont jokes is that when you
ask a Vermonter a question, the answer he gives is correct, but highly
insufficient. For example, a Vermont farmer went to a neighbor farmer
and asked:"Lem, what did you give your horse that time it had the
colic? " Lem answered : " Bran and molasses." The farmer returned a
week later and said: "Lem, I gave my horse bran and molasses and it
died." Lem replied: "So did mine."


:lol: :lol:

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pianolady wrote:
Speaking of Vermont, the essence of Vermont jokes is that when you
ask a Vermonter a question, the answer he gives is correct, but highly
insufficient. For example, a Vermont farmer went to a neighbor farmer
and asked:"Lem, what did you give your horse that time it had the
colic? " Lem answered : " Bran and molasses." The farmer returned a
week later and said: "Lem, I gave my horse bran and molasses and it
died." Lem replied: "So did mine."

I love this one - despite it being rather gruesome from the horse's point of view :lol:

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