Brevity by Dan Thompson

Brevity

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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    If it looks like a goose, walks like a goose, and honks like a goose it’s a horny goose.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 15 hours ago

    And if it feels like a goose…..

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    He’s a quack mechanic.

  4. Bargrove

    Bargrove said, about 13 hours ago

    An organic, free range honker

  5. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    he obviously doesn’t give a hoot and he’ll squawk about the price, too…

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 12 hours ago



    If he does get one its neck can be used for towing trailer, too.

  7. Santa GROG!

    Santa GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    That would be like something out of the The Flintstone era.

  8. sphinx wormwood

    sphinx wormwood said, about 10 hours ago

    I’m no Dennis Brain, but I do play the french horn and my aperature can produce a sound significantly louder than either option.

  9. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    To the tune of Mozart Concerto K.495, movement III
    I once had a whim and I had to obey it,
    To buy a French horn in a second-hand shop.
    I polished it up and I started to play it,
    In spite of the neighbours who begged me to stop.
    To sound my horn,
    I had to develop my embouchure.
    I found my horn,
    Was a bit of a devil to play.
    So artfully wound,
    To give you a sound,
    A beautiful sound,
    So rich and round.
    Oh the hours I had to spend,
    Before I mastered it in the end.
    But that was yesterday.
    And just today,
    I looked in the usual place.
    There was the case,
    But the horn itself was missing!
    Oh where can it have gone?
    Haven’t you, hasn’t anyone seen my horn?
    Oh where can it have gone?
    What a blow, now I know,
    I’m unable to play my Allegro.
    Who swiped that horn?
    I bet you a quid somebody did.
    Knowing I found a concerto,
    And wanted to play it,
    Afraid of my talent at playing the horn.
    For early today to my utter dismay,
    It had vanished away like the dew in the morn.
    I’ve lost that horn!
    I know I was using it yesterday.
    I’ve lost that horn, lost that horn,
    Found that horn gorn.
    There’s not much hope of getting it back,
    Though I’d willingly pay a reward.
    I know some hearty folk,
    Whose party joke’s pretending to hunt with the Quorn.
    Gone away, gone away.
    Was it one of them who took it away?
    Will you kindly return that horn?
    Where is the devil who pinched my horn?
    I shall tell the police!
    I want that French horn back.
    I miss its music more and more and more.
    Without that horn I’m feeling sad and so forelorn.
    I found a concerto and wanted to play it,
    Displaying my talent at playing the horn.
    But early today to my utter dismay,
    It had totally vanished away.
    I practised the horn and I wanted to play it,
    But somebody took it away!
    I practised the horn and was longing to play it,
    But somebody took it away!
    My neighbour’s asleep in his bed,
    I’ll soon make him wish he were dead,
    I’ll take up the tuba instead – WAA WAA !

  10. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Not sure what happened to my post, but I am pleased someone else knows Dennis Brain (you are my new best friend). [Did autocorrect change ‘embouchure’ to ‘aperture’? Happens to me a lot.]

    Signed, another French horn enthusiast.

  11. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Sorry – the credits dropped – Flanders & Swann, “Ill Wind”. Carry on.

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