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    • robowen
    • By robowen 4th Feb 06, 7:47 PM
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    Beethoven Joke.
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    • 4th Feb 06, 7:47 PM
    Beethoven Joke. 4th Feb 06 at 7:47 PM
    A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source. He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827. Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward ! Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him.
    By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backward. Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar. When they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backward. The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.

    By the next day the word has spread and a throng has gathered around the grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward. Just then the graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the crowd asks him if he has an explanation for the music. "Don't you get it?" the caretaker says incredulously.
    "He's decomposing!"

    If only everything in life was as reliable...AS ME !!
    robowen 5/6/2005©

    ''Never take an idiot anywhere with you. You'll always find one when you get there.''
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    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 16th Nov 17, 1:12 PM
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    Bill and Ben were council workers tasked with measuring the Flag Pole outsidethe council office. How do we do it says Bill, we don't have a ladder? I don't know says Ben. They looked at it for 5 mins but no ideas came. Young lady comes by and see's their dilemma. Lend me a wrench sh says, they do, and she lowers the pole to the ground, gets out the tape measure. 18ft 6 inches she says,they thank her and she walks off.
    Typical know it all female, when we wanted the height of the pole she gives us the length.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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