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Re: Keyboard Variant Joke
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We had two, but only one came in with a reasonably decent picture. The other was kind of hit-and-miss. I remember being disappointed a few times when the latest episode of something or other was on and I just couldn't get a picture.

I was just thinking about the weatherman on the tv news. Did your weatherman use a felt board? I remember there being a felt board with a regional map printed on it and the weatherman had little felt suns and clouds and lightning bolts that he put on the board as he was describing the current weather and the forecast.


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A Catholic congregation was establishing a new parish. They were having trouble agreeing on a name, and couldn't find an organist. They couldn't find an organist, but finally found an accordion player who agreed to provide music for all their services. So, they called the parish "Our Lady of Spain"

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Interesting recollections. I’m trying to imagine Happy Days and Bonanza in German. smile
You should go to the October Beer festival !
In 2014 we were in Germany ,and ended up visiting Munich during the "October Beer Fest"
(we thought we could avoid the Beer Fest ) What we saw were all these men and women all over the place in Bavarian costumes.

Of course the day came when we sat with a jolly crowd of German's ,drinking beer and eating some type of enormous sausage.Even though we looked ,like typical tourist's we were in included in the merry making.It was fun I suppose but also rather strange.
Some German's in Berlin thought the Munich Beer Fest was all rather vulgar.Actually the whole Beer
Fest had set off dark overtones ,we would rather not have thought about.

However the moral of the story is yes German's certainly do know how to be happy just like other people. Everyone seemed well behaved except for one or two humorous (or sad) events.

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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
You should go to the October Beer festival !
In 2014 we were in Germany ,and ended up visiting Munich during the "October Beer Fest"
(we thought we could avoid the Beer Fest ) What we saw were all these men and women all over the place in Bavarian costumes.

Of course the day came when we sat with a jolly crowd of German's ,drinking beer and eating some type of enormous sausage.Even though we looked ,like typical tourist's we were in included in the merry making.It was fun I suppose but also rather strange.
Some German's in Berlin thought the Munich Beer Fest was all rather vulgar.Actually the whole Beer
Fest had set off dark overtones ,we would rather not have thought about.

However the moral of the story is yes German's certainly do know how to be happy just like other people. Everyone seemed well behaved except for one or two humorous (or sad) events.
Sounds like you and your husband are well traveled, Lady Bird.

In regards to the Munich October Beer Fest, it has been my experience in life that where there is alcohol consumption going on there is bound to be trouble. Alcohol makes some people happy, some people sad, and some people want to fight. My mantra is that if you want to get beat up, cut up or shot up, go to a bar. Well, some bars anyway. smile

Sorry, both my grandfathers (and other family members) were alcoholics and I have seen first hand what alcoholism can do. Also, sorry again, I can't seem to extract a joke out of excessive alcohol consumption or alcoholism. It just ain't funny. Those who can drink in moderation, more power to them, but they are still playing with fire.

Of course alcoholism and drunkenness doesn't affect everyone the same. I saw a video of Jerry Lee Lewis performing while intoxicated, and had a large mug of beer beside the piano. He was pretty close to being sloppy drunk, but he never missed a beat or a note on the piano.

Sorry again, cause I can't think of a keyboard joke at the moment. Usually, someone else is always insulted while being the brunt of the joke, and in the case of this thread, either banjo players or accordian players.

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Originally Posted by j&j
Interesting recollections. I’m trying to imagine Happy Days and Bonanza in German. smile

This is going way back, but I recall Hop Sing (? the cook?) on Bonanza speaking German with a Chinese accent. Of course, I mean the voice that was dubbed over the original actor's. And the voice chosen for Joanie on Happy Days always creeped me out. It struck me as a very sultry, overly sexualized voice. I was barely a teen, so it was many years later in Happy Days reruns that I realized that often Joanie's remarks were a little edgy. Stll, the voice seemed more like a middle-aged prostitute than a teenaged girl (IMO).



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Yes I do agree with you. We do not really drink alcohol except 2 glases of wine (1/2 glass in my case) So what I was trying to say in my post is that when we went to Munich ,the timing just happened to conside with the the October Beer Fest. We were not really into the whole Beer drinking
aspect. However when we arrived in Munich all these people in these Bavarian costumes were absolutely everywhere. So went our usual rout of art and history museums ,eventually we went to this huge park like area and were overwhelmed by men in feather hats ,and shorts ,women in cutsie short skirts ,frilly white blouses.
There were some huge tents and long tables ,all these people drinking out of beer out of huge mugs warming huge sausage's.
We had walked for such a long distance and had not yet had lunch.Even though I try not to eat red meat we ended up at a table and yes I had half a mug of beer and half a sausage ! What else can I say ? We were hot ,hungry and thirsty.We never saw any bad behavior except for 2 rather sad people
who ended up intoxicated.I did notice police presence however.
Sorry no beer jokes here.There accordions and singing however.

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I thought to clarify 2 glasses of wine twice a week ! A half a glass for me twice a week.Since Covid 19 we no longer have any alcohol as we do not want to line up outside of a liquor store.
What was the joke about the accordion again.....

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Originally Posted by Rickster
In regards to the Munich October Beer Fest, it has been my experience in life that where there is alcohol consumption going on there is bound to be trouble. Alcohol makes some people happy, some people sad, and some people want to fight. My mantra is that if you want to get beat up, cut up or shot up, go to a bar. Well, some bars anyway. smile

Sorry, both my grandfathers (and other family members) were alcoholics and I have seen first hand what alcoholism can do. Also, sorry again, I can't seem to extract a joke out of excessive alcohol consumption or alcoholism. It just ain't funny. Those who can drink in moderation, more power to them, but they are still playing with fire.

Of course alcoholism and drunkenness doesn't affect everyone the same. I saw a video of Jerry Lee Lewis performing while intoxicated, and had a large mug of beer beside the piano. He was pretty close to being sloppy drunk, but he never missed a beat or a note on the piano.

Sorry again, cause I can't think of a keyboard joke at the moment. Usually, someone else is always insulted while being the brunt of the joke, and in the case of this thread, either banjo players or accordian players.

Rick

I've seen alcohol (and drugs) ravage people and families. I've had a number of extended family members and friends who destroyed their lives with alcohol or drugs. It's doubly sad when it impacts other family members, kids in particular. My mom struggled with alcohol for a few years after my dad left her and married a woman half his age. Fortunately she stopped drinking and remained sober for the rest of her life.

All the years I lived in Germany, I never acquired a taste for beer. But, FWiW, I can attest to the fact that you can have fun at the Octoberfest without drinking, and many people nurse one of those massive mugs all night long. Besides the beer tents, Octoberfest also has lots of other activities. It's basically a Fall festival, with rides, food, games, etc. Fall harvest festivals are traditionally pretty common across Europe. When I lived in the French region of Switzerland, they had the fête de Vendanges, which is basically a grape harvest festival. Historically, people celebrated the harvest and blew off steam before the Winter cold set in.



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I thought to clarify 2 glasses of wine twice a week ! A half a glass for me twice a week.Since Covid 19 we no longer have any alcohol as we do not want to line up outside of a liquor store.

I think in moderation it's ok. I was never a big drinker, and by the time I went to work in Switzerland in my early thirties, I'd quit altogether. But wine is fairly ingrained into the lifestyle of the French region, and it was basically impolite not to have a glass. I discovered that I kind of liked a nice red or red blend. I still don't drink much, but do enjoy an occasional glass. Two makes me sleepy. White just knocks me out.


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What was the joke about the accordion again.....


Can I interest anyone in an accordjo or a banjoridan? wink



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Yes I cannot say I saw anything really wrong.The 2 intoxicated were part of a massive crowd.While we were there the one person was being helped by a friend.It was festive ,folk songs sung and people were courteous to obvious strangers like us ,making a place for us at the table and being really friendly.
So perhaps October Beer Fest (if that's the correct name sounds like overindulgence) But then sometimes some people are guilty of that here as well --at Christmas.

But I agree alcohol can bring a great deal of misery to many good people.That is true and no joke !

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I've tried to describe the old TV's to my girls, and their friends. The big channel wheel, and manually changing stations: ka-chunk, ka-chunck, ka-chunk...

It blows their minds that most towns only had three or four stations. Cartoons only on Saturday mornings. Or that your favorite shows only broadcast once a week at a specific time. The disappointment of a "re-run" is lost on a generation that has on-demand TV (where virtually everything is a rerun).

Our first TV was also black and white. In those days it was immediately known who owned a TV by the 20- or 30-foot TV antenna on the roof; that was the only means of reception at the time. Being a sea-side community, sometimes during winter storms the TV antennas would get coated with salt spray which interfered with reception, such as it was. So, it was not unusual, following a wind storm, to see neighbours outside "watering" their roof-top antennas with their garden hose in an attempt to wash of the salt spray.

I used to tell our neighbours that our 30-foot antenna was 10 feet taller than their 20-foot antenna because I watered ours more often! smile

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As a baby boomer our TVs were black and white (only one at a time of course) were consoles with cabinetry to match the furniture. We had a big antenna on the roof. We lived in central New Jersey so we could easily get local stations from both New York City and Philadelphia, so we got the basic 4: NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS plus 4 or 5 additional stations. When I moved to the Southwest, only got the basic 4 channels. Reception was mediocre in areas because of the mountains so I splurged in the late eighties and got cable. With all the streaming available now, it’s still 257 channels to watch but nothing’s on. laugh


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I was trying to say in my post is that when we went to Munich ,the timing just happened to conside with the the October Beer Fest. We were not really into the whole Beer drinking
aspect. However when we arrived in Munich all these people in these Bavarian costumes were absolutely everywhere. So went our usual rout of art and history museums ,eventually we went to this huge park like area and were overwhelmed by men in feather hats ,and shorts ,women in cutsie short skirts ,frilly white blouses.
There were some huge tents and long tables ,all these people drinking out of beer out of huge mugs warming huge sausage's.
Hi Lady Bird,

In my last post I was not being judgemental or critical of anyone in particular, just stating my thoughts and opinions about those who choose to consume alcohol, mostly in excess. I was once attacked, assaulted and injured by a belligerent drunk, and it left permanent emotional scars in my heart, mind, and body. So, I may be overly sensitive regarding the subject. And I was not at a bar when it happened, I was at work on the job.

Everyone has the right and privilege to do and act anyway they choose. In some cases, however, those behaviors can cause hurt and harm to others around them. When innocent people are hurt or harmed by the actions of others, yes, I have a problem with that.

As for Germans and beer, I had an aunt who was born and raised in Germany. My uncle met and married her when he was stationed in Germany after WWII. They moved back to the states when my uncle's enlistment ended.

She was a nice lady, but she drank beer like most people drink water. She said in Germany the water was not that good, and many German people drank beer instead of water. So, that is why she drank so much beer.

However, she drank 10 or 12 beers a day, and sometimes more, 7 days a week 365 days a year. She was always in a state of semi-drunkenness, and always had the smell of beer on her breath. But she said that was the way she was raised.

Since I was so young myself at the time, I formed an opinion that most all Germans are avid beer drinkers because they don't like the water.

Again, my comments were not meant to be judgemental of anyone. If one likes beer, have at it. But in my own mind, it is my belief that where there is alcohol consumption, there is going to be trouble and someone, usually innocent people, are going to be hurt in some form of fashion. Just like when the jokes start flying, someone is going to bear the brunt of the joke.

But don't let me be the party pooper here. Continue on with the keyboard jokes, and have fun.

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You could never be a party pooper Rick ,I do not need to assure you of that !
I am so sorry you had that really traumatic experience, and I can fully understand how it would
affect anyone. I am sorry about your aunt as well. It sounds as though she may have had real problems with alcohol.Perhaps it's a way of self medicating for some.But if that is the case, it sure is the wrong type of medication.

Best wishes, Karyn.

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...When I lived in the French region of Switzerland, they had the fête de Vendanges, which is basically a grape harvest festival. Historically, people celebrated the harvest and blew off steam before the Winter cold set in.

Your knowledge of local festivals is impressive. That "Fête des vendanges" is organized ca. 4 times per century (once per generation), and is a big deal for people living in the region close to the Leman lake (Geneva lake), but not much further away, to my knowledge. As it happens only every two and a half decades few people know that it exists. Chances that new residents are aware of it is quite low.
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...When I lived in the French region of Switzerland, they had the fête de Vendanges, which is basically a grape harvest festival. Historically, people celebrated the harvest and blew off steam before the Winter cold set in.

Your knowledge of local festivals is impressive. That "Fête des vendanges" is organized ca. 4 times per century (once per generation), and is a big deal for people living in the region close to the Leman lake (Geneva lake), but not much further away, to my knowledge. As it happens only every two and a half decades few people know that it exists. Chances that new residents are aware of it is quite low.
Chapeau bas !

Merci, but I'm not so well informed as just lucky to have lived in Germany and Switzerland at a few different junctures!

I only lived in Romandy for two years, but I was pretty sure I experienced two fête de Vendanges while I was there, living near Lac de Neuchâtel. So I checked out the website: https://www.fete-des-vendanges.ch/ It references this years and last years festivals. And multiple towns have their own festivals.

Anyway, it sounds like you're thinking of the Fête des Vignerons, which is the Vintners festival. And that seems to happen only once per generation, in Vevey on lac Léman, or five times per century at irregular intervals. Anyway, lest I sound too well informed, I say "seems" because I just looked it all up! wink I do know that many things happen at longer intervals than yearly, and I wondered if I managed to turn up in Neuchâtel at some magic juncture in time (a la Brigadoon), because I have some great memories of fête de Vendanges!

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