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36819Re: [bbshop] This just in....Don Harris quits as Barbershop Society's International CEO!!!

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  • BobBabcock@ameritech.net
    Feb 5, 2004
      Anyone know what the real deal is with the note below about "West Towns
      chorus won International by placing second in both rounds of the contest"?

      What it a fluke of scoring?


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      From: "richstan4d2004" <richstan4d2004@...>
      To: <bbshop@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 2:28 AM
      Subject: [bbshop] This just in....Don Harris quits as Barbershop Society's
      International CEO!!!


      > TRANSCRIPT OF THE ACTUAL BRIEFING OF DON HARRIS'S FIRST DAY ON THE
      > JOB.
      >
      > OK Mr. Harris, thanks for coming up to my office and congratulations
      > for becoming head of this society. There's a few things you should
      > know before you take the helm of leading an average run-of-the-mill
      > hobby-based organization into the 21st century. It's just routine
      > stuff that I'm sure you've run into. First of all, basses are dumb,
      > baritones are outcasts, leads are stagehogs, and tenors are gay.
      >
      > Remember that it's very impolite to 5th wheel. Avoiding "Kipping" a
      > note unless you're VERY good. There is one professional barbershopper
      > and his name is Joe Connelly. Keep that name in mind, he's the answer
      > to many trivia questions. The second place quartet always got
      > screwed, most of us are forced to do choreography, and then there's
      > Munson Hinman.
      >
      > We thank God for Sweet Ads, for without them we would NEVER have a
      > social life. The lobby is the temple of our hobby, nobody wants to be
      > the Chapter President, and Joe Daniels was perfect.
      > Barbershopping is the fourth leading cause of divorce in America and
      > everyone is dying to hear Max Q. There are people who are known just
      > by one name. Lloyd, Freddie, the aforementioned Kipp, O.C, Rupert,
      > Calvin and Willard, and of course, Oxley.
      >
      > Giallombardo did not lead orchestras on New Years Eve, we really like
      > listening to Bob Disney but aren't sure why, the Suntones are
      > practically religious figures, Jeff Baker wrote that, Mike Senter
      > can't be explained, most of us have stayed up many nights trying to
      > pick the perfect quartet name, we worship the Boston Common, and
      > every quartet has one guy that needs to be kicked out to move from
      > 16th place to 13th. There are a few of us who spend the better part
      > of a decade rehearsing, spending thousands of dollars on matching
      > outfits, hiring several coaches, fighting and making up, just to
      > reach the ultimate plateau of International Champion and finally at
      > long last being heralded as the greatest quartet of your time just to
      > have someone in your office on Monday ask you if you won that trophy
      > cutting hair.
      >
      > The quartet who barely sings in tune and speaks nearly no English
      > always gets standing ovations. Phil DeBar is not a command. Don't ask
      > what FRED really stands for. Where else would you have a mixed
      > quartet of Don Butzen and his wife singing with Otto Nass and his
      > wife. Their name? The Butzen Nasses.
      >
      > Our best moments ever were when some of us were dressed as toy
      > soldiers, Wizard of Oz characters, the Marx Brothers, Star Trek
      > personnel, and inept doctors.
      >
      > Van Tassell wouldn't hassle with the lyrics, and Felgen would be
      > beltin' with the bass, and Clark wouldn't bark in a letter, and the
      > lead in the Oriole Four sang high.
      > Yes, I know that doesn't make any sense. But those are actual lyrics
      > in a song explaining our relig..., I mean hobby.
      >
      > So Mr. Harris, let me now try to explain Lloyd Steinkamp, Dick
      > Johnson, why Jim Meehan quit, how the West Towns chorus won
      > International by placing second in both rounds of the contest, why
      > every judge is deemed incompetent, and the new Science of Sound. I'm
      > sure with your vast background leading organizations, this is making
      > perfect sense to you. Right?......
      >
      > Mr. Harris?.... Don? Hmmmm where'd he go....Don??? Oooooo, that must
      > have hurt--I wonder if he knew that we were on the third floor?
      >
      > Respectfully submitted,
      > Richard Stanford
      > Barbershopper for 20 years and 1 day 1/30/84
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