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    one of my friends is a some times tom waits-impersonating, most of the time accordian player. this meme could be a tom waits throwing direct shade kind of thing. it would be funny if it was.
     
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    Tom Waits... a classic.
     
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    That's similar to a quite attributed to Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton:

    "A gentleman is one who knows how to play the bagpipes, but refrains from doing so."

    Mr. Waits is one of my heros. World-class poet. Best to listen to his stuff in my truck while crusin' in the deep night.
     
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    so I guess polka music is out......
     
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    Weird Al Might have something to say about that :D

    I think Tom's self-deprecating humour gets lost in translation with some.
     
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    dubious that he ever said it, but if he did extra funny because of all the accordian in his music...
     
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    Right, it's a Burton quote that's far older than Waits. Sit in any German bar long enough and you'll hear some old man tell the same joke.
     
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    Wait...what?

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