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#1319309 - 12/06/09 12:01 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Mark_C]
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My own feeble attempt:

"The late Mr. Jenkins had inadequacy issues about his instrument."
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#1319327 - 12/06/09 12:51 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Mark_C]
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1. "You want me to tune all of these today?!"


2. "All women need a little black number in their closet."


3. "OctoMom called about the pianos -- she'd like to know the delivery date."


4. "These traps are huge! Just how big are your mice??"


5. "It looks like the medication is working -- they're starting to open up to me."
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#1319363 - 12/06/09 02:43 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: sleepingcats]
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Originally Posted By: sleepingcats
"OctoMom called about the pianos -- she'd like to know the delivery date."

Cool! -- some "popular culture" smile

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#1332486 - 12/23/09 03:56 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: RealPlayer]
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What is this? Grand Central Station!

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#1332662 - 12/23/09 08:45 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Richard Bushey]
John Chan Offline
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Pretty sure the New Yorker won't publish this one:

"I TOLD you to order from Hamburg, not New York! How are we supposed to sell any of them?"

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#1332673 - 12/23/09 09:03 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: John Chan]
Piano Again Offline
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The three finalists:

"Well, where did you think baby grands came from?"

"We buy everything in bulk."

"I don't play. I just really hate elephants."

(This last one is really bad. Some of you came up with much better ones, IMO.)
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#1332724 - 12/23/09 10:33 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Piano Again]
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Originally Posted By: Piano Again
The three finalists:

"Well, where did you think baby grands came from?"

"We buy everything in bulk."

"I don't play. I just really hate elephants."

(This last one is really bad. Some of you came up with much better ones, IMO.)

In my extremely humble opinion almost all of ours were better than any of those, even mine. smile

And several were spectacularly better than any of those three.

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#1332769 - 12/23/09 11:59 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: MarkCannon

In my extremely humble opinion almost all of ours were better than any of those, even mine. smile

And several were spectacularly better than any of those three.


I completely agree with you and Piano Again. Did you PW folks send your captions in?
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#1332781 - 12/24/09 12:20 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: RealPlayer]
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I sent mine in. I was a little bummed when i saw the ones they picked. It was like hmm, am i missing something? I guess there's no accounting for taste smile
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#1332782 - 12/24/09 12:21 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: RealPlayer]
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Originally Posted By: RealPlayer
Originally Posted By: MarkCannon

In my extremely humble opinion almost all of ours were better than any of those, even mine. smile

And several were spectacularly better than any of those three.


I completely agree with you and Piano Again. Did you PW folks send your captions in?

I didn't send mine in, because I don't want fame. ha

Also because many of the others here were much better.

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#1332920 - 12/24/09 09:31 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Mark_C]
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Those are terrible. The New Yorker I remember was a very witty magazine. Further proof of the decline of western civilization.

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#1332949 - 12/24/09 10:25 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Mark_C]
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Maybe someone should set up a poll so we could vote on ours, establish our own winner?
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#1332959 - 12/24/09 10:53 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: -Frycek]
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I've heard the cartoonists all hate this contest. I've noticed the drawings for it are all pretty bizarre -- like from the bottom of the reject pile.

I think it's just a way to get more people on the mailing list and to bring eyeballs to the website.

My caption, btw:

"Steinways are a better investment right now."
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#1332968 - 12/24/09 11:04 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Piano Again]
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I think someone should point out this thread to them.

Many of the captions you folks suggested are much better than those they picked.
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#1333072 - 12/24/09 01:45 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: moscheles001]
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Originally Posted By: moscheles001
Those are terrible.....

Agree totally.

Quote:
....The New Yorker I remember was a very witty magazine....

It was? I could never tell because I never "got" their stuff. ha

Well I guess I did get it once.....

There was a cartoon with this guy sitting in a doctor's consultation room, and the doctor is talking to him, only the doctor is a cat. And the doctor says:

"I'm ordering a CAT scan."

I did get that one.

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#1333073 - 12/24/09 01:46 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Piano World]
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Originally Posted By: Piano World
I think someone should point out this thread to them.

Many of the captions you folks suggested are much better than those they picked.

I think it's a fair statement that none are worse. smile

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#1333074 - 12/24/09 01:47 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Piano Again]
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Originally Posted By: Piano Again
I've heard the cartoonists all hate this contest. I've noticed the drawings for it are all pretty bizarre -- like from the bottom of the reject pile.

I think it's just a way to get more people on the mailing list and to bring eyeballs to the website......

Somehow that last thing reminds me of a recent piano contest..... ha

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#1333075 - 12/24/09 01:49 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: -Frycek]
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Originally Posted By: -Frycek
Maybe someone should set up a poll so we could vote on ours, establish our own winner?

Love the idea!
Let's do it!

(Do it! Do it!)

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#1333315 - 12/24/09 09:39 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Mark_C]
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I'm thinking that the folks at the New Yorker probably don't get piano humor. They probably don't even have a piano. (maybe just a small organ!) Oops! That one slipped!
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#1333323 - 12/24/09 10:12 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Dan Wilson]
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Originally Posted By: Dan Wilson
I'm thinking that the folks at the New Yorker probably don't get piano humor. They probably don't even have a piano. (maybe just a small organ!) Oops! That one slipped!

I think in this case we need a cartoon to match the line. smile

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#1333324 - 12/24/09 10:26 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Dan Wilson]
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BTW.....I think you're the only PW member who has his own baseball card. smile

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#1333451 - 12/25/09 07:39 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: pianobroker]
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"We just never anticipated such a huge response to our "Cash For Clinkers" promotion"
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#1333484 - 12/25/09 09:26 AM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: AJF]
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Originally Posted By: AJF
I sent mine in. I was a little bummed when i saw the ones they picked. It was like hmm, am i missing something? I guess there's no accounting for taste smile

I agree. I think yours should have won. Runner-up should have been the one about the "last of the herd." The actual three final entries were all inferior to the ones folks posted here (IMO).

Chris

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#1333572 - 12/25/09 01:04 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: RealPlayer]
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#1334109 - 12/26/09 01:48 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: ProdigalPianist]
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What's depressing is that Charles Cooke wrote "Playing the Piano for Pleasure" while he wrote for The New Yorker. Those were the days, I guess.

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#1334175 - 12/26/09 03:44 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: moscheles001]
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#1334362 - 12/26/09 09:10 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Mark_C]
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my effort. it's late, best i can do:

"find the corners first... now show me the front of the box again?"
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#1334709 - 12/27/09 02:18 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: djtoast]
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Obviously the editors who picked the finalists aren't pianists. I don't even get the caption about the elephants. confused
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#1334717 - 12/27/09 02:31 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Obviously the editors who picked the finalists aren't pianists. I don't even get the caption about the elephants. confused


Ivories ... elephants ... get it? Ha ha.
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#1334720 - 12/27/09 02:35 PM Re: A contest tailor-made for us [Re: Piano Again]
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[Light bulb goes on] Oh! I get it now, thanks. It still ain't funny. bah
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