Last year the group that came in fourth then had a concert in Savannah. Only a three hour drive. That wasn't anything compared to the 6 hour drive the group had to travel to get to Savannah to perform. They had performed in Tennessee the night before with the second place winner from Sing Off. For only $15, we got to witness the magic of this kind of music that was priceless.
The groups name is the Whiffenpoofs. You can read about them at their website listed below. Here is the history of their group and name.
About the WhiffenpoofsEvery year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions.
The Whiffenpoof Song
To the tables down at Mory's, to the place where Louis dwellsThe origins of The Whiffenpoof Song can be traced to a 1907 winter trip by the Yale Glee Club, when two of the group's founding members created a humorous adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling poem, "Gentleman Rankers." Upon the conclusion of the song's premiere at Mory's Temple Bar, the singers declared it their anthem, "to be sung at every meeting, reverently standing." In the hundred years since, each class of Whiffenpoofs has sung The Whiffenpoof Song at the end of every concert as a celebration of brotherhood and tradition. The song has been recorded by Rudy Vallée, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, and countless others.
to the dear old Temple Bar we love so wellsing the Whiffenpoofs assembled, with their glasses raised on highand the magic of their singing casts its spell
I'm not sure what the joke was and I tried to do some research, but I suspect it has to do with the fact that it is difficult to tell the sex of a dragon fish. The male carries around the eggs in his mouth after the female lays them. If anyone knows the actual joke, feel free to post it here.
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