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Old 01-29-07, 02:54 PM   #9
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Clown Ah, the joy

I, too, have obsessed about getting stale -- but a little positive reinforcement every once in a while reminds me that evolution is more fun than revolution.

A couple of days ago I had a tip that included a large group of middle-aged women. Anything I did, a raised eybrow, a half-veiled insult, elicited a laugh. Someone asked why the glasses ring as beautifully as they do. The end of my standard explanation is "...which the pysicist calls the 'stick-slip phenomenon.'" The lady who asked the question disolved in laughter. "Uh, Madam," I said, waiting for her to regain her breath, "that wasn't a joke, that was physics!"

In the ensuing pandemonium I reaped the best hat of the night.

Now all I've got to do is figure out how to get a reliable laugh every time I entone the phrase, "stick-slip phenomenon."
The GlassHarper (I play glassical music)!
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