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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:06 am 
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I knew the one about Brahms. The Wagner joke is priceless. I love a biographer who can take the mickey of his subject.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:50 am 
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Hi Raymond :)

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:24 pm 
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I just came across two delightful incidents: In one chapter on Richard Wagner, the author says: " The marriage of Wagner and

Cosima was a happy one. They had a common interest. They both adored Richard Wagner.. "


The other is about Brahms. Upon leaving a party, he said: " If I have neglected to insult any one, I beg him to forgive my oversight ! ".


That's a good one Raymond! I must add another composer who was... an egomaniac... so to speak. (I'll let you judge that for yourself :P )

He said,

"I have made a discovery [twelve-tone composition] which will ensure the supremacy of German music for the next 200 years."

Who was he?

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:37 pm 
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I'll guess Schoenberg??

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:09 pm 
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I'll guess Schoenberg??


Right you are!

Or as his surname's sometimes written:

Schönberg

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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Some time ago I heard the joke about a young man who said to an old man," You look remarkably healthy

for a man your age. What is your secret?" The older one replied," It's because I never argue." The younger

man replied, " Oh, I bet you sometimes argue!" The older one replied, Maybe you're right ! "


I then thought of the following variant (which in mathematics might be called a "duel" version" ) : A man said

to another," I think it's alright to sometimes argue" The other replied," I disagree! "


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:18 am 
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That's a good one Raymond. Interesting duel, though I've always thought of the term in regards to two people shooting guns at one another! :shock: The duel that you describe sounds rather harmless! :lol:

Here is a riddle, thought of this one yesterday. Why is C the best note in music?

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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I give up!


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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I'm surprised you wouldn't get this one Raymond, I thought you were the master of logic! :wink:

C is the only music note (ABCDEFG) represented in the word music!

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:14 am 
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Good one, Riley! :)
Yours was good too, Raymond, even though I don't quite get it. I think I read too much into these, and then I get confused....

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:38 pm 
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KNOW YOUR OPERAS

1--What opera is about a badly beaten up wife?

2---What opera is about parking attendants ?

3--What opera is about an enchanted unlikely event?

4---What opera is about a pig's treasure?

5---What opera is about amphibians at dusk time?

6---What opera is about a man who is sufficiently good?

7---What opera is about a French beef steak?

8---What opera is subject to a dyslexic misreading ?

9---What opera is about part of an elephant ?

10--What opera is about a treasure that belongs to me ?

11--What opera is about clowns, bows and arrows?

ANSWERS

1--The Battered Bride.

2--Car Men.

3--The Magic Fluke.

4--Das Swine Gold.

5--Twilight of the Frogs.

6--Boris Good Enough.

7--Filet Mignon.

8--Twilight of the Dogs.

9--Tuska.

10-Das Mine Gold

11-Pagli Archery.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:45 pm 
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the Magic Fluke.....hahaha

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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There were two identical twins, one was named Seesharp, the other, Deeflat. Sometimes Seesharp would walk to their grandparents cottage that was 6 miles away up on a hill. Though it was small, you could see the grandparents house from where they lived. One weekend, the twin brothers' mother sent Seesharp to his grandparents house. Seesharp was instructed to go there, and if the grandparents were good and well, then simply to enjoy their company and return home at the end of the weekend. If however their grandparents were unwell, then he should wave his arms outside the house just as the sun set on Saturday. Deeflat's job was to check to see his brother did this or did not. As scheduled, Seesharp made his way to his grandparents place. On Saturday, a great fog befell the countryside. Deeflat looked to the hill to find his brother. Deeflat couldn't see anything. When he returned to his mother and father who demanded an explanation for the expression of bewilderment that rent his face, he said the following:

I couldn't see sharp!

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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Not bad...I'll give that joke a one-thumb up. :)

I heard another joke this weekend that cracked me up. Here it is....

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I was traveling back to my hometown and, responding to Mother Nature, decided to stop at one of those rest areas on the side of the road.

I went into the washroom. The first stall was taken, so I went into the second stall. I had just sat down when I heard a voice from the other stall.

"Hi there, how is it going?"

I am not the type to strike up conversations with strangers while sitting on the john in restrooms on the side of the road. I didn't know what to do, but finally I said, "Not bad."

Then the voice said, "So, what are you doing?"

At this point, I was starting to find the situation a bit weird, but I said, "Well, I'm just sitting here."

Voice from the other stall, "So, can I come over?"

Now I'm getting nervous and a bit worried. But decided I have to put a stop to this and so I said, "I'm a little busy right now. No you may not!

Then I heard the person, all flustered, say, "Look, I'll call you back. Every time I ask you a question, the idiot in the next stall keeps answering me!!!"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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pianoman342 wrote:
There were two identical twins, one was named Seesharp, the other, Deeflat.
I thought this was going to turn out to be a temperament joke.
Everyone knows that Ceesharp and Deeflat simply aren't identical.
Anyone who thinks otherwise must be ... (wait for it) ... comma-tose.


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