Random Thought For the Day

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  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    denny_mac wrote: »
    denny_mac wrote: »
    Why is it that pianos are the only musical instrument that ever get the distinction "upright"?
    Why is there no "Upright Bass", or "Upright Harp"? or even an "Upright Drum"?

    there’s an upright bass, the double bass is called that

    Is it referred to as an "upright bass"? If so, I humbly stand corrected.

    Yes, double bass is also known as upright bass.

    The double bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. 2. The origin of the name of the double bass stems from the fact that its initial function was to double the bass line of large ensembles

    For example:

    Primus - Mr. Krinkle

  • RunHardBeStrong
    RunHardBeStrong Posts: 33,073 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    denny_mac wrote: »
    denny_mac wrote: »
    Why is it that pianos are the only musical instrument that ever get the distinction "upright"?
    Why is there no "Upright Bass", or "Upright Harp"? or even an "Upright Drum"?

    there’s an upright bass, the double bass is called that

    Is it referred to as an "upright bass"? If so, I humbly stand corrected.

    Yes, double bass is also known as upright bass.

    The double bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. 2. The origin of the name of the double bass stems from the fact that its initial function was to double the bass line of large ensembles

    For example:

    Primus - Mr. Krinkle


    Primus, great choice!
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    People hate writing essays for school, yet will willingly write a 10 paragraph long essay with sources to win an argument online.
  • your_future_ex_wife
    your_future_ex_wife Posts: 4,278 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    People hate writing essays for school, yet will willingly write a 10 paragraph long essay with sources to win an argument online.

    i think you’ve discovered a new motivational tool
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    Taking candy from a baby is actually a responsible thing to do.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    The people who make tunes for alarm clocks must live with the fact that most listeners will grow to hate the sound of their work.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    Superman has his suit underneath his Clark Kent reporters outfit. But no one ever thinks about where he keeps his cape or boots.
  • your_future_ex_wife
    your_future_ex_wife Posts: 4,278 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    Superman has his suit underneath his Clark Kent reporters outfit. But no one ever thinks about where he keeps his cape or boots.
    It’s magic
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
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  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    In 100 years kids will learn about the first picture of a black hole, and compare it to their crystal clear pictures.
  • honeybee__12
    honeybee__12 Posts: 15,688 Member
    How hungry was that first guy who looked at an oyster and said
    "oh yum". :s
  • JaydedMiss
    JaydedMiss Posts: 4,288 Member
    There was an old lady who lived in a shoe...I hope it wasnt a runners shoe....poor lady
  • honeybee__12
    honeybee__12 Posts: 15,688 Member
    It's too much.
    Sucks all the air out of the room.
  • melissawill2017
    melissawill2017 Posts: 1,131 Member
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  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    Not having watched the Game of Thrones series, yet, today feels like being a non-football fan on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    Nobody really knows when their birthday is. We just take everyone else's word on it.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    When people say “to cut a long story short” they usually say it after having told 99% of the long story already...