Rubes by Leigh Rubin for November 25, 2021

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    allen@home  6 months ago

    It was a stinging rendition.

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    eromlig  6 months ago

    Or possibly Paul Desmond’s Blight of the Fumble Bee?

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    C  6 months ago

    Murder hornets are not forgiving critics

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    stevesilver48  6 months ago

    They were shvitzing in the orchestra pit that night, my friends!

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    jasonsnakelover  6 months ago

    Tune in next time to see sting of the bumblebee.

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    Ratkin  6 months ago

    It depends on the species, but the most common bumblebees don’t pose a stinging threat. The females gather the nectar and ignore humans, while the stingless males protect the nest, buzzing threateningly at people who approach too close.

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    Bumblebees are generally pretty laid back and easy. Though they CAN (and occasionally will) sting you. And I suppose being stuck in a concert hall with people waving sticks around would be pretty annoying to a bumble.

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    Gent  6 months ago

    To bee or not to bee in this performance. That is the question.

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    pauljmsn  6 months ago

    I prefer Korsky-Rimsakov’s version.

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    Lee26 Premium Member 6 months ago

    My oldest brother had a 45 by Bee Bumble and the Stingers. Nut Rocker. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Op2U-qGUDkg

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    robolt  6 months ago

    Fumble bee

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    geese28  6 months ago

    Better than “Night of the Living Dead”

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    Lablubber   6 months ago

    Wait till the murder hornets show up.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 6 months ago

    According to an Air Force study in the 1950s, the wing area, speed of wing flapping, weight and that lack of aerodynamics, the bumblebee should not be able to fly. The bumblebee does not know this and flies anyway.

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    Stephen Gilberg  6 months ago

    I think this happened in a Mickey Mouse short.

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    bobgreenwade  6 months ago

    A very similar thing actually happened to me once. I was playing bassoon in my college symphonic band, at an outdoor concert, when a bee apparently decided that I smelled interesting. And I’m melissophobic, so I instinctively tried to get it away from me, which is very noticeable when you’re holding a bassoon.

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