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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000898.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Not sure if this is a joke or something serious --
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 20:28:43 -0400

At 06:10 AM 10/29/2004 -0700, Dan Leeson wrote:
>...Mr. Barlow's attorney, noted civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby,
>alleges in papers filed today with the 2nd Circuit Court of
>Central Iowa that "in their glamorous print advertisements that
>feature beautiful women gazing longingly at men playing the
>saxophone, the Selmer Corporation creates the expectation that
>all one has to do to gain favor with said beautiful women is to
>purchase and learn how to play one of their extremely expensive
>saxophones. After spending more than $6000 on a Selmer Mark VI Eb
>Alto Saxophone and assorted accessories, as well as two years'
>worth of private lessons, my client, Mr. Barlow, is no closer to
>going on his first date than the day he passed his CPA exam."...

This is clearly a hoax, since Selmer has not made the Mark VI model since
about 1975. Not to mention that their advertising generally does not go in
that direction. And the general silliness of the thing (although these
days NOTHING is out of bounds for the trial lawyers).

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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