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Woohoo! Aced it!

Score 14 out of 14
It's possible you're thinking about this too much.


Possible? FACT!

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Congrats, Lis! (For acing the quiz, not for thinking about it too much. That's bad for your mental health.)
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LOL! Well, they were very nice for making several of the answers funny and definitely not true! emoticon

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Punch lines to old jokes


Every once in a while I think of an old joke, don't you all? Let's post punch lines to old jokes, and see if anyone remembers the joke. You want to?

Here's my first one:

Hell, no! We don't even have a coffee break.
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I don't know that joke.

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Nope.

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OK, how about this punch line:

It was the bottom of the ninth, the score was tied, and the bases were loaded.
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I don't know that one, either.

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This joke is so complicated, I can't tell it in my own words, so I googled it:

A number of years ago, the Seattle Symphony was doing Beethoven's Ninth under the baton of Milton Katims.

At this point, you must understand two things:

1. There's a long segment in this symphony where the bass violins don't have a thing to do. Not a single note for page after page.

2. There used to be a tavern called Dez's 400, right across the street from the Seattle Opera House, rather favored by local musicians.

It had been decided that during this performance, after the bass players had played their parts in the opening of the Ninth, they were to quietly lay down their instruments and leave the stage rather than sit on their stools looking and feeling dumb for twenty minutes.

Once they got backstage, someone suggested that they trot across the street and quaff a few brews. After they had downed the first couple rounds, one said, "Shouldn't we be getting back? It'd be awfully embarrassing if we were late."

Another, presumably the one who suggested this excursion in the first place, replied, "Oh, I anticipated we could use a little more time, so I tied a string around the last pages of the conductor's score. When he gets down to there, Milton's going to have to slow the tempo way down while he waves the baton with one hand and fumbles with the string with the other."

So they had another round and finally returned to the Opera House, a little tipsy by now. However, as they came back on stage, one look at their conductor's face told them they were in serious trouble. Katims was furious! And why not? After all...

It was the bottom of the Ninth, the score was tied, and the basses were loaded.

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Hahaha! Good one, Belle, and especially given that the name of the Seattle Symphony conductor was correct, the location of the Opera House was correct, and the location of Dez's 400 was correct.

(I think Dez's is probably gone, now.)


By contrast, there's a joke about a lost helicopter pilot who figures out he's in Seattle by encountering Microsoft's headquarters. What's dumb about that joke is that Microsoft's main campus is in Redmond, a suburb of Seattle, and not in Seattle itself. Your joke had the right people in the right places.

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Google is wonderful, isn't it?

I don't know Seattle well. When my husband and I moved up here in 1977, the Seattle Symphony was on strike, so the opera was doing Don Giovanni with a piano, an organ, and a mandolin. I really would like to have seen that performance.

Here in Oak Harbor I had a physical therapy coach whose brother was married to Jane Eaglen, at that time the foremost Wagnerian soprano in the U.S. The couple met in Seattle when she was singing with the Seattle Opera.

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Ha, Belle! I HAD heard the joke about the basses -- but don't remember if the one I heard was set in Seattle. Funny! emoticon

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UK Citizenship Test


Congratulations, you’ve passed! You got 21 out of 24 correct.

Want to be a British princess ala Meghan Markle?

You'll have to pass the test:
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Congratulations, you’ve passed! You got 18 out of 24 correct.

I won't be as stellar a citizen as you, Susie.


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23 out of 24
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Pass
Congratulations, you’ve passed! You got 23 out of 24 correct.

Gee, i guess i can marry Prince Harry.

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I'm impressed with both Shiftless and Hawk. Although I'm North Irish by heritage, I'm not sure they'd let me live there.

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I barely passed. 19 of 24 -- and a whole bunch of those 19 were pure guesses.

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What is the question to which this is the answer?:

"Because it's there."
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quote:

Bellelettres wrote:

What is the question to which this is the answer?:

"Because it's there."



I'm sure you know the answer is that someone who climbed Mount Everest (or wanted to do so, I forget which) was asked why he wanted to climb it.

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