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October 26, 2004 12:29 AM

Broken: Ad banner of impossible piano

Weird20piano20adI saw this ad awhile back, while listening to a classical radio station (Radio Classical, I think) through Windows Media Player. Most people listening to a classical station should know what a piano looks like, and this one is missing C# on every octave.


It was actually Radioio Classical (not a typo).

Posted by: sender at October 26, 2004 12:45 AM

Maybe you need to install the .NET runtime :)

Posted by: Colin at October 26, 2004 02:40 AM

That's real talent, that is - the ability to play a piano which is missing keys! :)

Posted by: Alden Bates at October 26, 2004 05:31 AM

It certainly looks odd that way, I'll say that much.

Posted by: PlantPerson at October 26, 2004 09:33 AM

I think even people who don't know much about pianos would realize that that one looks a bit odd.

Posted by: Thorny at October 26, 2004 12:37 PM

It's the piano for the 4-fingered player.

Posted by: TayPai at October 26, 2004 09:55 PM

Why would they go to all the trouble of making an image, and not just use a stock photo of a piano keyboard?

Posted by: Vidiot at October 27, 2004 12:31 PM

I know that type of work - have about three keys, then just copy & paste rest of them in a row...

Posted by: dusoft at October 28, 2004 01:36 PM

Remember, if you don't C#, you'll B flat....

Posted by: Please Stop Me at October 30, 2004 08:51 PM

Even though i dont play the piano (much) i know that THAT is just... bad. Its either broken, or Lang Lang can play without C#... i think its broken.

Posted by: MegamanEXE at November 18, 2004 06:02 PM

Clip art is rarely correct. Yay for inconsistancies!

Posted by: Faye at January 14, 2005 12:53 AM

Not only is it missing C#, D-flat is also missing!!

Posted by: kerry at April 5, 2005 03:44 PM

If u miss C# u wont B flat, you'll D flat. Duh

Posted by: Chris at April 19, 2005 07:25 PM

ja. b flat is d#.

why did they go to all the trouble to (digitally) make a piano? an actual photo would have sufficed.

Posted by: Bob at May 12, 2005 06:51 AM


they actually forgot 2 keys, the c# and the D keys

can't play any music with out that step there!

so i think this ad was definately "out of step" with the community eh?

(groans at own terrible pun)

Posted by: Silver at September 26, 2005 08:26 PM

Yes, the D is It's replaced by that awkward white key that doesnt touch any black keys (this never occurs on real pianos). Thats 2 mistakes in one simple picture....

Posted by: Max at March 17, 2006 12:01 AM

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