Tuesday, November 13, 2007

If You're Going to Reach for the Stars, Reach for the Lowest One You Can Grab!

Attention, journalists! Here's a glittery tip of the day! So you've got this kind of cute poll, OK, well try really hard to come up with some inspirational examples to "frame" your story. Don't start things off on shaky ground like this guy:

A new poll shows a link between studying music at an early age and professional success later in life. In fact, some of the great names of our time, Albert Einstein, Condoleezza Rice, and Richard Nixon all have music in their backgrounds.


Gosh, I can't think of any better examples, can you?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm throwing away my recorder.

sfmike said...

Adolf Hitler was a great music appreciator too.

sleepyinsaudi said...

Didn't Nero fiddle, as Rome burned?

FranIAm said...

Well my comment about playing the recorder at age 5 is puny compared to the already funny ones here.

No Marsupial Equivalent said...

1 for 3 ain't good... But y'know, I studied music at a young age, and... ummm...

nevermind.

KarenZipdrive said...

I used to love to color a lot when I was little, but I had no music lessons or aptitude for music. But I'm a pretty good artist and so was Hitler.
What of it? :P

C Afiado said...

What did Dick Nix play?

TeleFrank said...

Richard Nixon plays his Piano Concerto #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCsGSMze_6Q

Lulu Maude said...

Nixon at the piano? Always the life of the party, just like they tell you you're going to be if you just won't quit your lessons.

dguzman said...

What do probable teenage drinking, adult alcoholism and cocaine use, and a complete lack of marketable skills presage? You got it: the presidency. And I didn't even need to poll anybody.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

dguzman, I was going to say "interest in music", but I like your answer better.