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#2008217 - 01/02/13 10:18 PM Eat your heart out David Letterman  
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#2008220 - 01/02/13 10:26 PM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Thracozaag]  
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A couple that they forgot:

Oboist Flubs Passage, Doesn't Blame It On His Reed

Piano Player Loses Job -- Needed 65 Seconds for Minute Waltz

#2008264 - 01/03/13 12:09 AM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Thracozaag]  
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Observations:

-- I thought #8 was in very slightly bad taste.

-- #6 made me laugh out loud. (RIP E.C.)

-- Our O.P. Mr. Thracozaag modestly did not mention his own citation in this article!

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#2008269 - 01/03/13 12:19 AM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: beet31425]  
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Originally Posted by beet31425
-- I thought #8 was in very slightly bad taste.

-- #6 made me laugh out loud. (RIP E.C.)

Funny -- I thought #6 was in quite bad taste, and really don't see at all what you mean about 8. Sure, it's a ribbing of Cage (totally unintentional play on words, BTW) smile but I don't see it being over any line.

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-- Our O.P. Mr. Thracozaag modestly did not mention his own citation in this article!

Thanks -- I hadn't noticed that.

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#2008271 - 01/03/13 12:25 AM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Mark_C]  
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Originally Posted by Mark_C
Originally Posted by beet31425
-- I thought #8 was in very slightly bad taste.

-- #6 made me laugh out loud. (RIP E.C.)

Funny -- I thought #6 was in quite bad taste, and really don't see at all what you mean about 8. Sure, it's a ribbing of Cage (totally unintentional play on words, BTW) smile but I don't see it being over any line.

Wouldn't be the first time we disagreed!

If I had to analyze the difference, I'd say that #8 jokes about how little people care about a dead composer, and #6 jokes about how much someone cares about a dead composer. That's why one feels sad to me and the other is funny.

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#2008273 - 01/03/13 12:31 AM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: beet31425]  
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....but #6 is also about being eager for someone to die. IMO not good, even as a joke, maybe especially as a joke.

P.S. Actually I don't think we've disagreed that much!

#2008840 - 01/04/13 05:26 AM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Thracozaag]  
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Are these for real? Or is this Jailyard satire? laugh


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#2008963 - 01/04/13 02:34 PM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Thracozaag]  
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#1 makes me despair for the human race. frown


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#2008971 - 01/04/13 03:04 PM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Originally Posted by Horowitzian
Are these for real? Or is this Jailyard satire? laugh

Nothing's real. smile


I suppose #1 is sort of plausible but that seems made up too....

#2008974 - 01/04/13 03:13 PM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Thracozaag]  
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I know I read elsewhere that the Gangnam Style video had become the #1 most watched video in history. I'm not sure whether the statistics about # of performances of the 9th symphony etc. bear out, but the claim is close enough to the truth to be depressing.


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#2009022 - 01/04/13 04:45 PM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Thracozaag]  
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Still think Krystian Zimmerman's rant at his solo recital at the Walt Disney concert hall was most exhilarating thing I've seen in classical music (happened a few years ago).. Not many people liked it, but as a live witness ( I didn't mind)..

#2009506 - 01/05/13 04:06 PM Re: Eat your heart out David Letterman [Re: Monica K.]  
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Originally Posted by Mark_C
Originally Posted by Horowitzian
Are these for real? Or is this Jailyard satire? laugh

Nothing's real. smile


I suppose #1 is sort of plausible but that seems made up too....


I didn't think so...just checking. laugh


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