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Yet another reason to do away with the banjo

From the NZ Herald:


"A tourist who bashed a 69 year-old gay man with a banjo then repeatedly rammed it down his throat has gone on trial for murder at the High Court at Auckland".

Just for the record, a quick banjo joke: What's the best thing you can play on a banjo? A flamethrower.

All facetiousness aside, I highly recommend 'Recapturing the Banjo', a splendid CD by Otis Taylor et al.

Video extract here:


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Blogger JuliaM said... 4:27 pm

Terrible story.

But neatly gives the lie to all those 'If we could only ban pointy knives/guns/samurai swords/pieces of wood with nails in them we could save lives' arguments.

The banjo - when you absolutely. positively have to kill some mother****** in the room, accept no substitutes...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 7:22 am

Indeed. It is a hard heart that kills, not a gun. Or come to that, a banjo.  



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