Thursday, December 11, 2003


Not much time to post due to the holidays, so here's a little humor to keep you going...

The Symphony Orchestra was playing a concert in the park and was in the middle of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. The basses, in the back of the orchestra, decided they had a few minutes to spare before being asked to play anything so they ran across the street to grab a beer and a shot. It was a windy day, and they found some string to wrap around their music stands to secure their music sheets. Once at the tavern, they could hear the music and keep up with the progress of the piece.

After one, two, and then three rounds, they decided that they had to hurry because the 4th, and final, movement was progressing rapidly. They stumbled back onto the bandstand and were fumbling with the string, trying to get it loose, but not having much success.

The conductor saw what was happening and instantly realized the situation: It was the bottom of the ninth, the score was tied, and the basses were loaded.

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