The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven’s Ninth. In the piece, there’s a long passage about 20 minutes during which the double basses have nothing to do. Rather than sit around the 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 (as double bassists are prone to do), one of them looked at his watch. “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.”
The Harvest Festival is tomorrow. And I am so proud of all of you. You’ve worked so hard. You’re amazing. So I have a surprise. And it is possibly the best thing to potentially ever happen to anyone anywhere in the history of the universe.
Pedro Pascal for Interview Magazine October 2014
She still has soooo much exploring to do!!!!!
Lost Coast, California.
gypsy is the most internet fam
we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.
"I saw this animal and everything else in the world didn’t matter anymore." - Ben Schwartz, @rejectedjokes
Nothing works up an appetite quite like having to sound smart for two hours. #wiux #yesterdaystomorrow #iwasjustontheradio
#tbt to those 8 wonderful weeks I spent in Scotland this summer. Here’s to hoping that this beautiful country continues to prosper, whatever happens with today’s referendum.
Hello, sir! We’re sober.
Big dogs who think they are lap dogs.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD UNMUTE THIS VINE