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Jeffelele
01-27-2015, 05:48 PM
I found this article. None of it is my fault. Here it is exactly as I found it.

Spontaneous Ukulele Combustion

The first reported case of spontaneous ukulele combustion (SUC) happened in 1837 in a small town in Kansas on the, unusually thick, Kansas/Detroit border.

The Sheriff, who may have been called Fred, was summoned to weigh in on the seriousness of the issue and the possibility that it constituted a crime.

Noting that the event took place in a saloon the Sheriff stated, "All I saw was a pile of ash, the so-called witnesses were all drunk, and my name isn't Fred".

To preserve the public order a decision was reached to defer the issue to a later date when the well-known instrumentalist who would someday be named Paul McCartney could weigh in.

Reached for comment some 170 years later McCartney would only say, "I think you must have the wrong McCartney".

Jeff

Jim Hanks
01-27-2015, 05:53 PM
:anyone: know what the heck this is about? :anyone:

DownUpDave
01-27-2015, 11:36 PM
:anyone: know what the heck this is about? :anyone:

Close to midnight when it was posted...............alcohol may have been involved :cheers:

Just another good example of why you should not drink and type.

Down Up Dick
01-28-2015, 04:58 AM
Jeffelele seems to have a lot of time on his hands. :old:

Habanera Hal
01-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Not necessarily. There are quite a few "lost" or "undiscovered" artifacts from that era of American history. To wit:

The Texan
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Recently recovered from the basement of the Alamo, this baritone cigar box ukulele was reportedly a previously unknown major element in the historic battle of 1836 at the famous mission in San Antonio. Used by Davy Crockett as a club after all ammunition had been spent, the uke features a 23.5” scale, Gibson-style tuners, .38 caliber fret markers, Ranger star and Alamo-shaped headstock. While lying in his sickbed, Colonel James Bowie fashioned the neck with his famous knife. While Col. Bowie's illness was undiagnosed, many of those under his command said they believe he was feeling “The Blues”.

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Irrefutable proof of this previously undiscovered cigar box guitar and its' role at the Battle of the Alamo.
Photo courtesy of I.M. Afraud.

Rllink
01-28-2015, 07:49 AM
I would buy that thing. What a piece of history.

Jeffelele
01-29-2015, 02:29 AM
[QUOTE=DownUpDave;1640946]Close to midnight when it was posted...............alcohol may have been involved

Alcohol was involved in the story. I had no alcohol.

VegasGeorge
01-29-2015, 03:03 AM
A precursor and inspiration for Pete Townshend (The Who) no doubt!

DownUpDave
01-29-2015, 03:58 AM
[QUOTE=DownUpDave;1640946]Close to midnight when it was posted...............alcohol may have been involved

Alcohol was involved in the story. I had no alcohol.

I enjoyed the story and the fun filled posts that followed.

You do have one of the coolest user names on the site

Jeffelele
01-30-2015, 06:23 PM
Who would have thunk it? Our humble little instrument turning up in such bizarre and historic ways.

Would you believe that right now as I make this comment I am investigating yet another strange tale of the ukulele?

!

Jeff