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Can you name this musical instrument?

Anyone who browses various news and entertainment sites on the web will see those little ads embedded in site sidebars, often with such titles as, How to cure acne with this simple solution, Can you name these 60s actors?, and The truth behind JFK’s 1972 disappearance. One that popped into view recently was on a site called Tempo that invited viewers to take a quiz: Can You Name this Musical Instrument? Okay, so I enjoy music and figured it’s worth a try. The first image was easy, a photo of a piano, and the options were piano and harp. An easy one to start, right? The second was a little more difficult, an image of a stringed instrument, whose choices were lyre and acoustic guitar. The third was upping the difficulty level a bit more by showing an image of another stringed instrument, whose choices were violin and vihuela. I closed the window and gave up when shown the fourth photo:

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Limited Parking

I remember seeing one of those. It was near the dance hall where they were holding a hop.

I hear if those get out of hand, someone could croak.

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An Exacting Complication

I and two of my friends are at a convenience store buying drinks. My friend’s drink is $2.73 including tax. He hands the cashier exactly $2.73. But the cashier doesn’t take it. Friend: “Here you go.” Cashier: “This isn’t enough.” Friend: “What do you mean. You said it was $2.73 and I gave you $2.73 exactly.” Cashier: “Exact change isn’t enough.” Friend: “What the hell are you on about. I gave you the exact money. Why can’t I have this drink if I gave the exact change?” Cashier: “Fine, I’ll cover it this time.” Friend: confused face Cashier: “Go. Before I change my mind about helping you.” My friend was muttering about the cashier all the way back to his house.

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Truth in Labeling

Round hamburger buns
I was stunned, stunned! I tell you, when I noticed this in a recent market advertising circular ☞ Even Wendy’s serves their square hambugers in round buns, so it would be quite unusual to find hamburger buns that aren’t round.

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