Monday, January 23, 2006

Viola Vibrations

The U.K. is apparently suffering a shortage of viola players. But all is not lost - according to the BBC, viola fans are fighting back, "starting with a special concert in Edinburgh this weekend featuring new viola music to raise the profile of the cause." The article also lists some of the better-known viola "jokes":
What's the difference between a viola and a coffin?
The coffin has the dead person on the inside.

What's the difference between a violin and a viola?
The viola burns longer.
The viola holds more beer.
You can tune the violin.

What's the difference between a viola and a trampoline?
You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline.

What's the difference between a viola and an onion?
No one cries when you cut up a viola.

What's the definition of "perfect pitch?"
Throwing a viola into a bin without hitting the rim.

Why do violists stand for long periods outside people's houses?
They can't find the key and they don't know when to come in.
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