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Sentences I Did Not Expect To Hear Today #1


“I think I carry tension in places that make it not conducive for me to learn the didgeridoo.”


Author: corwin

Site administrative account, so probably Corwin, Felix or DD-B.


  1. So what were the other 16 sentences you didn’t expect to hear today?

  2. Doesn’t that involve blowing and sucking at the same time?

  3. I’ve often wondered what kind of tension is conducive to digeridoo education.

    I recently had my students write about the worst jobs they’d ever had. One young man, recently (and honorably) discharged from the Marines, said, “War was an issue.”

    My favorite understatement of all time.

    That didn’t go into the computer file I keep entitled “Dumb Things I Have Read.”

  4. “Gary Gygax died today.” Unfortunately, that’s the sentence I didn’t expect to hear.

  5. Where’s the tension? Internets have the answer!

    Wikipedia: A 2005 study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that learning and practicing the didgeridoo helped reduce snoring and sleep apnea, as well as daytime sleepiness. This appears to work by strengthening muscles in the upper airway, thus reducing their tendency to collapse during sleep.

  6. corwin

    The level of geekdom in this parts frightens me.

    I hope you understand that I mean that in the most complimentary sense.

  7. That’s a tough instrument…especially the breathing…but it is definitely a fun instrument to say…I love using it in sentences where completely inappropriate.

  8. miramon: that is interesting on the apnea part. Learning the instrument can cure my sleep issue and be cool at the same time.

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