Nice to see this old chestnut making the rounds again, just in time for Christmas:
WEST MILTON, Ohio — A 63-year-old man bludgeoned his wife to death yesterday morning with a pair of banjos, deputies said.
Edward Benson has been charged with aggravated murder and was being held in the Miami County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond. [Miami County Chief Deputy Charles Price] said Mr. Benson beat his wife, Katie, with the musical instruments in their home about 5 a.m.
“She was beaten with a banjo in the head. When it was destroyed, a second banjo was used,” Mr. Price said. “Pretty gruesome.”
Ralph Wolfe, whose house is in front of the Bensons’, said Mr. Benson had told him he played the banjo in a bluegrass band. — Baltimore Sun
Nice that, somebody finally did something useful with a banjo. But now get ready for the movement to have them registered, countered by a campaign to make sure there are banjos in every household. After all, the only defense against a bad guy with a banjo…..
The real takeaway, though, is the innovative use of banjos in head-banging music. Can’t wait for Ed Benson’s next album.