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spruce
10-09-2010, 05:29 AM
I knew her as an ukulele player, but there was another side to Ms. Hollander's talents....

She will be missed.... :(

Obit here (http://www.theonion.com/articles/97yearold-dies-unaware-of-being-violin-prodigy,18194/)...

joeybug
10-09-2010, 06:12 AM
RIP

Sending prayers for her family...

didgeridoo2
10-09-2010, 06:36 AM
World class potato salad, huh?

rock_and_roll_camera
10-09-2010, 09:15 AM
I don't know about anybody else but that article confused me? Did she actaully play violin?... Or was it a what if kind of thing?

Gmoney
10-09-2010, 09:26 AM
I knew her as an ukulele player, but there was another side to Ms. Hollander's talents....

She will be missed.... :(

Obit here (http://www.theonion.com/articles/97yearold-dies-unaware-of-being-violin-prodigy,18194/)...

You do know that "The Onion" is a satire site? From their FAQ here: http://www.theonion.com/faq/

"The Onion is a satirical weekly publication published 52 times a year on Thursdays. ... The Onion uses invented names in all its stories, except in cases where public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental."

spruce
10-09-2010, 09:53 AM
I don't know about anybody else but that article confused me? Did she actaully play violin?... Or was it a what if kind of thing?

So-ooo..."She is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, all of whom will forever remain oblivious to the national treasure Hollander would have become had she just picked up a violin even once...." didn't give it away...?? ;)

Sorry to confuse ya'll, but I think that's one of the funniest things I've read in awhile....

UkeToaster
10-09-2010, 10:17 AM
RIP...my thoughts to her family.

but what i dont understand is how did they know about her musical genius on a violin in particular, even though she never played one?

joeybug
10-09-2010, 10:29 AM
So-ooo..."She is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, all of whom will forever remain oblivious to the national treasure Hollander would have become had she just picked up a violin even once...." didn't give it away...?? ;)

Sorry to confuse ya'll, but I think that's one of the funniest things I've read in awhile....

I did wonder if this was a joke, because of it being the Onion!

spruce
10-09-2010, 11:37 AM
RIP...my thoughts to her family.

but what i dont understand is how did they know about her musical genius on a violin in particular, even though she never played one?

Isn't that a tragedy....? :(

At least she found the uke.... ;)

SuzukHammer
10-09-2010, 02:43 PM
My heart weeps for the violin society.

What could have been was "wasted in ukulele frivolity"

Poor Lilly needs to be set straight. Why can't they open their eyes???!!!

Chris Tarman
10-09-2010, 03:09 PM
My wife and I have had a subscription to The Onion for years and years. I once took a photo-copied article to work, which was about people in a similar occupation to mine. A few of my coworkers got that it was a joke, but one pretty high up fellow totally didn't get it and thought that it had actually happened somewhere. It was about members of a SWAT team not wanting to have to go into a ventilation shaft with a particularly annoying officer. My dense coworker said "Those guys need to be put on administrative leave!".... One thing about The Onion that makes it really funny is that it is VERY CONVINCINGLY real at times.

roxhum
10-09-2010, 03:20 PM
I quiet liked the obit. I think I would like my obit to read similarly. I could have been grand, rather than living this ordinary life, if only...

mm stan
10-09-2010, 05:26 PM
My condolences to the family of a fellow uker......RIP Nancy Hollander!!!

dave alexander
10-10-2010, 03:11 AM
Ok, its funny. But they ARE makin' fun of us! She wasted her musical talents on the uke is what they're saying!

This one was better:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/historians-admit-to-inventing-ancient-greeks,18209/?utm_source=recentnews

spruce
10-10-2010, 05:06 AM
Ok, its funny. But they ARE makin' fun of us! She wasted her musical talents on the uke is what they're saying!



It's incredibly funny and ukuleles (properly spelled) get a shout-out....

What's not to love? ;)

Ukuleleblues
10-10-2010, 12:40 PM
One of my favorites is the dorm fire at a party, it has an ad you have to watch first though.

http://www.theonion.com/video/police-slog-through-40000-insipid-party-pics-to-fi,14337/

Ukulele JJ
10-10-2010, 05:30 PM
I thought it was funny, as Onion articles usually are.

But it was also kind of poignant. Makes you think, doesn't it? What paths might our own lives have gone down had we made different choices or had different opportunities at key points? (What if my folks didn't have a piano in the house when I was a kid? Would I be posting on a ukulele forum decades later?)

Sadly, there probably are potential violin (or football, or dance, or chess, or whatever...) prodigies who simply never discover it, or never get a chance to develop it.

Reminds me a bit of this commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqwnyVRWRd4).

JJ

Chris Tarman
10-10-2010, 07:20 PM
One of my favorites is the dorm fire at a party, it has an ad you have to watch first though.

http://www.theonion.com/video/police-slog-through-40000-insipid-party-pics-to-fi,14337/

"And when we come back... why that headache may be cancer." LOL Man, I loves me some Onion!

TCK
10-10-2010, 07:25 PM
Pretty sure I would be an amazing ice dancer if I would put down my uke and get to the rink...
love the Onion