There is an old joke that Will Rogers is quoted as having said:
I have great respect for a man who can play a saxophoneI thought of that this morning when Wired.com posted that on this date in 1846 - a mere 164 years ago - Adolphe Sax emerged from his workshop with a new musical instrument- the saxophone.
It took many years for the sax to find any amount of honor. Personally, I'm still looking for it.
(To my sax playing friends and colleagues: Just a joke. At least it's not a banjo.)
And for added humor:
What do a saxophone and a baseball have in common?
People cheer when you hit them with a bat.