Okay, as I mentioned yesterday I wasn’t in the band in high school. But even in my ignorance, I understand that what Dinkle is saying here is so utterly elementary that he should be scowled off the stage. “Oh, really? I thought I was just supposed to wave my baton around like an addled person. No wonder my Strauss sounds like Stockhausen!”
What’s next? “Those dots on the score, by the way, actually tell you what musical notes should be playing–and in what order they’re to be played!”
If there were a fourth panel, some variation on the above could be used to construct an actual “joke” if it came from an audience member. “Wow, I’m learning so much! Can you tell us which end of the trombone our students should blow in? We can never figure this out!”
That, however, would require that Dinkle be treated with disrespect, and we can’t have that.
Here’s my Tuesday Crankshaft. Enjoy!