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C, E-flat and G go into a bar


C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, “Excuse me. I’ll just be a second.” Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor. Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, “Get out! You’re the seventh minor I’ve found in this bar tonight.”

E-Flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, “you’re looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development.” Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural. Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he’s under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility.

Fraser Jarvis

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I wonder if theres any room at the bar for their mates, half diminished (or half sozzled) and cut time (or half cut) who will by now to bladdered to know what the others did...

old git

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As far as I am aware, caff© member Ian does not consume alcohol.

Little Chef coffee but not alcohol.

Young Col

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I think he does. As well as consuming coffee with him in a Little Chef I have drunk with him in a bar in Leighton Buzzard along with some other forum members. And you bought him a pint in the Skylark after a visit to see young Griff at JMs. BTW, where is HD these days?

More generally, I'm glad there was no band in Catch 22. I would have got fed up with all that B Major stuff - Major Major Major Major.
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