|Wednesday, November 26, 2008|
|Panel 1: Steve, Barbara, and Casey are in the Davies College basement.|
Steve: You play the accordion?
Barbara: Don't mock me.
Steve: No, I love the accordion.
Barbara: Seriously, don't mock me.
Steve: You want to join our band?
Barbara goes to reply emphatically but stops herself at the last moment.
Barbara: As an accordionist, I really don't know how to deal with lack of scorn.
Casey: We understand.
Alt-Text: Look, seriously, everybody: the accordion is a GREAT instrument. It's versatile...it's portable...it has a nice sound...and it can play much, much more than the bloody polka. Why do you hate it so? Why can't I get through a mere mention of my accordion without someone going, "Hey...do you know what Oscar Wilde said about accordions?" YES, I DAMNED WELL DO, SINCE EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME! Please, people: have a go at the double bass or the cornet for a bit and leave the poor accordion alone. You're making Barbara defensive. You're making ME defensive. STOP MAKING ME DEFENSIVE! Thank you, and good night.