Live from China: Coverage of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition
August 1, 2007 at 04:15 PM · I say I say, What ya doing with that old violin?
I gave Yehudi Menewun.
August 1, 2007 at 05:27 PM · I don't know where you hail from, Ed, but when I was a lad in UK there was a chidlren's programme called "Crackerjack" and they cracked exactly that joke /without fail/ in every show!
August 1, 2007 at 05:39 PM · Hi Jim...funnily enough I heard it watching Crackerjack some 30 yeards ago with my kids!
Glad at least that some kids understood the joke!
August 1, 2007 at 06:18 PM · I don't get it.....
August 1, 2007 at 06:54 PM · Neither do I...
August 1, 2007 at 07:02 PM · "Me new 'un," chappies.
August 1, 2007 at 07:03 PM · ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh, o.k., now that makes a little more sense. haha
August 1, 2007 at 07:10 PM · All right, who's going to buy me a viola?
August 1, 2007 at 08:40 PM · Q: (for Megan) What did the violist get on his IQ test?
AND NOW FOR OUR PRESS CONFERENCE
Q: Why don't violists get hemorrhoids?
A: Because all the a**h***s are in the first violin section.
Mr. President, follow up question: why don't the firsts get hemorrhoids either?
A: Because they're such PERFECT a**h***s.
August 1, 2007 at 10:34 PM · For the best... nothing could beat Gilda Radner doing "Emily Latella," that famed outraged and hearing-impaired senior citizen of many SNL Late Night News editorials....
"I want to know why people are protesting violins on television! They are very nice instruments. We should have more violins, not less, on television if you ask me!"
August 1, 2007 at 10:42 PM · Good grief.
August 1, 2007 at 10:53 PM · whoever drinks the most, probably has the best scotch fantasy...so in that case me>rabin>heifetz
August 2, 2007 at 11:51 AM · Career advice: Don't take up the violin unless you don't mind being permanently b'roque
(Slightly off topic, but related. Definition of an oboe - an ill wind that no one blows good)
August 2, 2007 at 04:42 PM · Violin: n. - an instrument for the tickling of human ears by means of friction of a horse's tail upon the entrails of a cat. (paraphrased, probably, from Bierce's "Devil's Dictionary")
August 3, 2007 at 02:14 PM · I thought that joke was a brittish joke... haha
I don't get a lot of monty python either ... my husband loves it
August 3, 2007 at 10:36 PM · I'm going to stick to being ... Bicycle Repairman. Might have some value in times to come.
But the worst violin joke I ever heard was ... William Primrose playing "On Wings of Song" on violin. Well, he was a viola player! ;-)
This was an original 78 on a wind-up but you can get them on CD I think. The slow wobbly vibrato was notable.
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