Tuesday, March 07, 2006

B-slapped by Yanni

Greek easy-listening keyboardist Yanni was arrested Thursday night for allegedly slapping his girlfriend.

It's no surprise to me. Whenever I hear Yanni, I want to hit somebody.

I was going to write "[rimshot]" after that, but I looked it up in Wikipedia and learned that it is a misnomer:
A sting is a short sequence played by a drummer to punctuate a joke, especially an obvious or slapstick one. A sting is often used as accompaniment during cabaret- or circus-style shows. It is often erroneously called a rimshot... It is often spoken as "badum-CHING!" or similar, in response to hearing a particularly corny joke.
Coincidentally, nowadays hearing Sting makes me want to hit somebody, too.

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