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vaccinated with a Victrola needle

Someone who chatters incessantly. Victrola, a division of R.C.A. Victor, was a brand of phonograph players. Since phono records were played with needles that picked up the sound vibrations in the record's grooves, to be vaccinated with a Victrola needle, as the joke implied, was to be inoculated with the gift of nonstop gab.
See also: needle, vaccinate
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But Dust-to-Digital's latest release, Victrola Favorites, attempts something entirely different: Here the ephemerality of 78s is not resisted but celebrated.
That first Victrola player was housed in Mitchell Hall, originally built in 1885 and renovated in the summer of 1918 for what was then the Department of Music.
In honor of its long standing foundation in the real estate industry, COLDWELL BANKER has today released figures from the turn of the century - when Theodore Roosevelt was president, the Panama Canal was only in its second year of construction and the very first record player, the Victrola was introduced and retailed for $200:
They married on a Monday and cranked up the Victrola at her family home for the reception.
Only occasionally will she give an extra thrust to a line like, ``I don't believe that I would play the Victrola,'' tossing it at Laura like a warning.
I remember listening to a recording on my mother's Victrola of an Abbey Theatre production of Saint Joan, starring Siobhan McKenna," says Timothy Near, artistic director of San Jose Repertory Theatre.
Master Ren (Liu Peiqi), Liu's authoritarian boss, chides him for his endless fascination with Western novelties that defy the country's traditional ways, but Liu continues to tinker like a wide-eyed child with a broken Victrola he found in a junk pile.
I know not of this iPod of which you speak," he said, when asked about what he's listening to, "however, I do have an extensive collection of 78s, which I am quite fond of playing on my 1911 Victor Victrola.
Like a needle on an old Victrola, the play leaps haphazardly across a storybook Wild West (and Wild Middle West), depicting a series of incidents that show very clearly how hollow American dreams and legends can prove to be.
Mendes radically changes the context: In his production, we listen to a scratchy old record being played on a period Victrola illuminated by a tightly focused follow spot.
She points to some of the more famous of the breed: the RCA dog listening curiously to the Victrola, the constant companion of Buster Brown and, of course, Petey, the black-eyed pal to the Little Rascals.
The set has a few nice touches, including an antique typewriter and Victrola.
To create the right mood for staging his mini psychodramas, he would play jazz records on a hand-cranked Victrola.
The original piano and an old Victrola have returned to the parlor.
Guests are invited to roam the herb garden filled with sage, mint, lavender and verbena and enjoy the profusion of antiques, which include Victorian-era pianos, a crank Victrola and a variety of furnishings that range in era from the 1840s to the 1890s.