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Offline edward

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Music in thegraveyard
« on: January 23, 2013, 07:03:03 AM »
A tourist in Vienna goes through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source.
He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: "Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827."
Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony, and it is being played backward! Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backward. Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar.
When they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backward. The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.
By the next day the word has spread and a throng has gathered around the grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward.
Just then the graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the music.


"Don't you get it?" the caretaker says incredulously. "He's decomposing."


mvh edward  :-P

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Re: Music in thegraveyard
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 09:59:46 AM »
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"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

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Re: Music in thegraveyard
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 10:00:53 AM »
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Re: Music in thegraveyard
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 04:44:51 PM »
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Re: Music in thegraveyard
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 08:52:43 PM »
I didn't see that one coming. :-D