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How about a round of Make Fun of Jenn?

Yesterday I sat through my very last final for grad school ever, and consequently (I hope) school ever. Now all I have to do is complete my capstone and slog through comps, and I am degreed!

And so, in honor of this occasion, I would like to give you an opportunity to laugh at my ridiculousness. But it’s musical ridiculousness so it should be okay.

Yesterday, in a bid to burn myself a CD that would entertain me on the drive into DC for school, I purchased the original Broadway cast recording of The Lion King. Early on in this CD is a track entitled “The Morning Report,” wherein Zazu informs Mufasa what’s up with his kingdom using a series of terrible puns (“Chimps are going ape; giraffes remain above it all,” etc). It is by consequence entirely up my alley.

One of these lines is “We haven’t paid the hornbills.” I heard this the first time and thought, hahaha! They haven’t paid the hornbills! They haven’t paid the musicians! What a sly dig at Broadway! That’s hilarious!

It wasn’t till about, oh, the fourth or fifth listen that I realized: they haven’t paid the hornbills.

Oh.

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About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.

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