News, but not the serious kind
Rich guy forces ukes on helpless world?
We have a heartwarming story today about billionaire Warren Buffett, and how selfless he’s been in helping to nurture ukulele music, donating instruments and lessons to young girls and stuff like that.
My readers, ever compassionate, are already writing in to ask, “Bobby, isn’t there any damned thing we can do to stop that guy?”
I don’t think there is. When you’ve got $40 billion behind an effort to roll over fine music with ukulele plinking, nobody can stop you.
How powerful is Buffett? Well, ukulele music is best-known in Hawaii, and where is our new president from? You see what I mean about pulling strings, pardon the pun?
Let’s be honest here, readers. The ukulele isn’t the worst instrument on Earth. That would be the accordion. So what we’re talking about is the second-worst instrument, and I just don’t think we can hit enough of those things with sledge hammers to stay ahead of a real rich guy.
Indeed, all any of us can REALLY do is hope that Buffett never shifts his affections to the accordion.
Above: Billionaire financier and Berkshire Hathaway Chief Executive Warren Buffett eats ice cream at a shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 2, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files
Left top: Singer Elvis Costello sings and plays the ukulele in a 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Left bottom: Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas plays a ukulele in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson