Just for kicks and giggles...  

Posted by Agnes Regina

Here we have a marvelous musical joke. Even our non-musicians should enjoy:

Beethoven's Ninth
The symphony orchestra was performing Beethoven's Ninth.
In the piece, there's a long passage, about 20 minutes, during which the bass violinists have nothing to do.
Rather than sit around that whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern next door for a quick one.
After slamming several beers in quick succession, one of them looked at his watch and said, "Hey! We need to get back!"
"No need to panic," said a fellow bassist. "I thought we might need some extra time, so I tied the last few pages of the conductor's score together with string. It'll take him a few minutes to get it untangled."
A few moments later they staggered back to the concert hall and took their places in the orchestra.
About this time, a member of the audience noticed the conductor seemed a bit edgy and said as much to her companion.
"Well, of course," said her companion. "Don't you see? It's the bottom of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded."

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21 comments

thats hilarious......

December 17, 2010 at 9:42 AM

A double meaning or too that escapes me ... and I do know something about the Ninth ("Freunde nicht diese Töne....")

December 18, 2010 at 5:18 AM

this blog is pretty much dead...or everyone's really busy...

December 18, 2010 at 12:51 PM

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December 21, 2010 at 5:07 AM

Eahh, nice one Agnes!

December 25, 2010 at 1:57 AM

lol! my family loved it.

@Bubble: don't Diagnose the blog as dead or it may never come back to life.

December 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM

oh, Btw it's not just this blog. my other favorite blog is slow as-well, alot of things are slow/"dead" right now; it may come back.

December 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM

It suppose to be a baseball joke, itsn't it?

December 28, 2010 at 8:32 AM

si tio es un chiste de baseball

December 28, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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December 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Ah, I know naaaaaathing about baseball .... (Manuel from Barcelona would say as much) - explaining why I did not get the joke.

Did I ever wish youse a very Merry Christmas! or did I forget till now?

Anyway, here is a very cute version of Aragorn.

December 29, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Happy Epiphany too

a sad story from 2009 about freemasons

January 6, 2011 at 8:14 AM

Blessed Patron's Feast to Agnes Regina!

January 21, 2011 at 10:27 AM

According to tradition, Saint Agnes was a member of the Roman nobility born c. 291 and raised in a Christian family. She suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve[2] or thirteen during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, on 21 January 304.

The Prefect Sempronius wished Agnes to marry his son, and on Agnes' refusal he condemned her to death. As Roman law did not permit the execution of virgins, Sempronius had a naked Agnes dragged through the streets to a brothel. Various versions of the legend give different methods of escape from this predicament. In one, as she prayed, her hair grew and covered her body. It was also said that all of the men who attempted to rape her were immediately struck blind. In another the son of the prefect is struck dead, but revived after Agnes prayed for him, causing her release. There is then a trial from which Sempronius excuses himself, and another figure presides, sentencing her to death. When led out to die she was tied to a stake, but the bundle of wood would not burn, or the flames parted away from her, whereupon the officer in charge of the troops drew his sword and beheaded her, or, in some other texts, stabbed her in the throat. It is also said that the blood of Agnes poured to the stadium floor where other Christians soaked up the blood with cloths.

A few days after Agnes' death, her foster-sister, Saint Emerentiana was found praying by her tomb; she claimed to be the daughter of Agnes' wet nurse, and was stoned to death after refusing to leave the place and reprimanding the pagans for killing her foster sister. Emerentiana was also later canonized. The daughter of Constantine I, Saint Constance, was also said to have been cured of leprosy after praying at Agnes' tomb. Emerentiana and Constance appear in the scenes from the life of Agnes on the 14th-century Royal Gold Cup in the British Museum.

Agnes' bones are conserved in the church of Sant'Agnese fuori le mura in Rome, built over the catacomb that housed Agnes' tomb. Her skull is preserved in a side chapel in the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone in Rome's Piazza Navona.

An early account of Agnes' death, stressing her steadfastness and virginity, but not the legendary features of the tradition, is given by Saint Ambrose.[2]


What if it is that St Ambrose made a feast day's sermon and wanted to do exhorting?

(couldn't resist when word verification was conan - above from wiki)

January 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM

thanks for the feastday wish!

January 23, 2011 at 7:55 PM

sorry to break the holy train-of-thought but i just toldd this joke at a family competition (grampa's birthday). I won- pack of 3 fererro rocher chocolates. Which I won't be eating, but still.

February 13, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Congratulations.

And why won't you be eating it?

February 14, 2011 at 2:57 AM

LOL... congrats on the Ferreros, ThatGirl. And if you won't eat 'em, mail them to me. I LOVE Ferrero-Rochers.

March 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Enjoy, whoever gets them!

March 1, 2011 at 1:03 PM

This reading might suffice for more than one of you: Two (so far) threads from Catholic Forums.

March 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Y eso también.

March 6, 2011 at 9:58 AM

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