That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for February 22, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  7 months ago

    “Sure, I can read music.” (No, he couldn’t)

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 7 months ago

    Jethro Tull has nothing over this guy.

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    Solstice*1947  7 months ago

    /// In Frans Hals’ Singing Boy with a Flute,

    the boy croons, but has not blown one toot.

    He’s been warbling non-stop

    holding on to this prop,

    but his wooden recorder is mute.

    /// He’d been told it is best to present

    vocals with self-accompaniment.

    If he hopes for the title

    “Netherlandian Idol”

    he must seem to play some instrument.

    /// Contest judges will hear the boy rap;

    he is hoping they’ll like it and clap.

    If he gets it together

    it will be quite a feather

    in the boy’s rakish face-framing cap.

    /// But, to hear him play, if they demand,

    the boy has a cute, clever quip planned.

    He can’t finger the flute,

    so he’ll stay resolute

    and advise them to “talk to the hand.”

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    ronaldspence  7 months ago

    Hot Crossed Buns? I know way more songs than Hot Crossed Buns!

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    Jayalexander  7 months ago

    Please, please, Thankyou, you’re too kind. For my final number a song my mother asked me to stop practicing because it was driving her crazy. I know you’ll go crazy too. “My hat it has three corners”.

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    PraiseofFolly  7 months ago

    “Geez! Is this pretzel salty!”

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    PraiseofFolly  7 months ago

    In the contest to choose the painting to represent Dutch Masters Cigars, the one Rembrandt submitted, “The Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild” won for obvious reasons. The one from Hals was dead-last. What the Hals was he thinking?

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    Egrayjames  7 months ago

    “I’ve got a fever and there’s only one cure….It’s got to have more Cowbell!”

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    TheWildSow  7 months ago

    Looks like Jack Wild (from H.R. Pufnstuf)! Where’s Witchypoo?

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    lagoulou  7 months ago

    “ Wait! Hold it! Ahhhhhhh!”

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    Buzzworld  7 months ago

    “Thank you everyone, but Greensleeves is the only song I know, and five times is my limit.”

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    wincoach Premium Member 7 months ago

    She was just laughing off the offer but she would soon learn the offer was serious about stuffing her flute where the sun don’t shine if she played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star one more time

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    Bookworm  7 months ago

    What is it with some instruments, I’m sure I don’t know. / And frankly, I’ve never really cared much for the piccolo. / It’s an unneeded artificial / Augmented tin whistle. / After all, said Lauren Bacall, you just put your lips together and blow.

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    Rev Phnk Ey  7 months ago

    Enjoy yourself little ant, for in two seconds you die.

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    Linguist  7 months ago

    _" …You clutch your baggie full of weed

    And careful not to spill a seed

    You roll a joint as big as Baltimore …"_

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  7 months ago

    “I nailed my sweet piccolo solo, but the oboist left me hanging with my high-five. Jerk.”

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    Another Take  7 months ago

    Jethro Tull – The early early years.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 7 months ago

    I apologize if the feather has offended any Native Americans!

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    Ken Holman Premium Member 7 months ago

    “No thank you! No need to throw your panties!”

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    goboboyd  7 months ago

    Even after he saw you Bogart that flute?

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    6turtle9  7 months ago

    Nice hand. They can be difficult to render.

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    mabrndt Premium Member 7 months ago

    Singing Boy with Flute

    Paste (including the quote marks) 

    "Category:Singing boy with a flute" 

    (syntax supported by the Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, and Yandex search engines) in the browser address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and choose the first Category: found and once there find the text string Google (except for the Google and Yandex search engines; for those, choose the first File: found), and click its link for info and links that point to more info (perhaps best viewed using Google Chrome, which can automatically translate most webpages if necessary) about this roughly jumbo envelope size painting.


    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (Ctrl- or right-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #3085 (February 22, 2023) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment, and using the dropdown menu (even larger, if you trim what’s after .png from the URL). I have added a comment there pointing to the info about this artist I used to point to here. So far, 5 works by this artist have been used here, the June 9, 2019, strip bring the prior (the artist info URLs in my comment there are here links in the blog comment).

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    harebell  7 months ago

    I miss Ish right now.

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    Csaw Backnforth  7 months ago

    No, no Doctor. This is a flute. I don’t have your recorder.

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    Calvins Brother  7 months ago

    “Hey, That’s a rap. High five.”

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    anomaly  7 months ago

    “Thank you. And my next piece will be the ‘Toot Suite for Recorder and Flatulence’.”

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    stamps  7 months ago

    F# major? I don’t think I can play in that key.

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    d1234dick Premium Member 7 months ago

    after finishing the joint, Melvin put the pen in his hat and tried to write with the old hot dog.

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    GoComicsGo!  7 months ago

    “I know, I know… You’ve all been waiting for it. So here it is.”

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    bobpeters61  7 months ago

    In the rock star reap episode of “Dead Like Me,” the main star of the show did one better than that. She just took the joint and passed it on to the next guy without hitting it.

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member 7 months ago

    Receiving the joint from the mandolin player should be fine. Now receiving the joint from the trombone player would be cause for worry.

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    UpaCoCoCreek Premium Member 7 months ago

    That’s hilarious, all night long its been “please sir, I want some more”…

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    mshaw Premium Member 7 months ago

    “Boy With Flute,” ca. 1623

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