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Sunday trivia question #1395411
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It is forbidden to do a search to find the answer. If you do a search, by reading this remark you engage yourself to refrain from answering the question, although clever remarks are welcome.

On the other hand, a "call to a friend" is acceptable, on condition that you specify that you called a friend.

So, our trivia question today:

What is a pianoctail?

( Andromaque, you also are forbidden from answering. )

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Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: landorrano] #1395421
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Gotta be a 'soft drink.'


Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Piano*Dad] #1395428
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laugh J'ai lu le livre.. How did you know?

Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Piano*Dad] #1395429
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Piano music that is so lame and badly written that it is only performed 8 times before it's retired from the repertoire eternally.


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Someone who plays a song one octave higher than normal.

Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Piano*Dad] #1395460
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Originally Posted by Piano*Dad
Gotta be a 'soft drink.'



Your logical facility is finely honed, P*D, and in tune with the "designer drink" times that we live in. Nice try, and on the scale of cold-warm-hot you are warm, or at least warmish. But we have to constate that the pianoctail hasn't yet arrived in the land of Jefferson and Washington.


Originally Posted by tuner2
Piano music that is so lame and badly written that it is only performed 8 times before it's retired from the repertoire eternally.


As a retired concert tech I'll bet you've heard a lot of those. Just had to get the word retired in there, didn't you.


Originally Posted by Andromaque
laugh J'ai lu le livre.. How did you know?


Mon petit doigt me l'a dit! You're a gentleman. You could have spilled the beans under a false user name, Boris for example.


Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: landorrano] #1395473
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A mixed drink with a piano key as an ornament?

Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Damon] #1395482
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landorrano, I am a lady, just like my namesake..

Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Damon] #1395483
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Are we talking about mixing drinks, based upon which piano keys are played?


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Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Damon] #1395488
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Originally Posted by Damon
A mixed drink with a piano key as an ornament?


Getting warm there!

Originally Posted by R0B
Are we talking about mixing drinks, based upon which piano keys are played?


Getting real warm. Getting hot even. A less technical formulation, please, yours sounds like a Mattel toy, not like the real flesh-and-blood musical instrument that the pianoctail is.

Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Andromaque] #1395490
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Originally Posted by Andromaque
landorrano, I am a lady, just like my namesake..


Of course, but for a lady you are a real gent!

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A rooster/cock stretched out on a rack so that it plays a perfect octave when the tail feathers are played as a piano? This would all come about after drinking heavy amounts of liquor, no doubt. I'm completely at a loss - but I think that's the right answer.

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A nocturne played by a pianist who's consumed too many cocktails?


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A cocktail shaker with piano keys on it?


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Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Andromaque] #1395576
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Originally Posted by Andromaque
laugh J'ai lu le livre.. How did you know?


Moi, aussi, je l'ai lu!

Amitiés!


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Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: landorrano] #1395599
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Originally Posted by landorrano
Originally Posted by Andromaque
landorrano, I am a lady, just like my namesake..


Of course, but for a lady you are a real gent!


Don't want to derail the thread but that insult is worse than the original injury.. frown

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You read it in french? I did, a while back, and i enjoyed it. I recommended it to a younger friend recently and he disliked the english translation. Don't know if there are several versions.. Do you?


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Some drink mixed doing a "trinado", served doing a "glissando", and drunk by a single "arpeggio"?

Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Andromaque] #1395693
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Originally Posted by Andromaque

Don't want to derail the thread but that insult is worse than the original injury..


No insult intended, to the contrary. I guess that us mountain folk are a little rough at the edges. Please accept my humblest apologies, chère dame.

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Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: landorrano] #1395706
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Well, Sunday in the Pyrennees is drawing to an end so here's the answer:

In the book "l'Ecume des jours" ("The Froth on the Daydream" in the English translation) by Boris Vian the French jazz trumpetist, song writer, singer, novelist, poet, and who knows what else, the pianoctail is a piano that mixes a coctail that embodies the mood of the music played.

I guess that you'd have to have had a few real blue ones before being able to come up with that.


Re: Sunday trivia question [Re: Mattardo] #1395711
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Originally Posted by Mattardo
I'm completely at a loss - but I think that's the right answer.


Heck, me too, I think that you had the right answer!


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