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vaccinated with a Victrola needle

old-fashioned Disposed to lengthy or endless chatter. A reference to the needle used on a Victrola, a brand of early record players, and the needle used to inoculate against infectious disease during vaccination. You'd think he was vaccinated with a Victrola needle from the way he yammers on like that. My mother says I was vaccinated with a Victrola needle, so please stop me if I start rambling.
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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.
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(8) Although public consumption and ownership of sound recordings had waned considerably because of the Depression, libraries continued to provide access to them and events highlighting them, mainly in the form of Victrola concerts.
This unique blend of genres established an incredibly diverse list of artists which would go on to influence countless songwriters and performers including modern Victor Talking Machine Co.'s president, Graham Alexander, who revived the company (along with the His Master's Voice, Victrola, and Little Nipper imprints) returning their headquarters to the Camden area after a 30 year absence.
"Hart Crane's Victrola."Modernism/Modernity 7.1 (2000): 99-105.
The only relations that August has had previously this summer have been with barroom pick-ups like the seaman who treat sex as a financial transaction; August must guard his typewriter and victrola from "visitors" who are "potentially" thieves (13).
About this time, the family purchased a Victrola and Doc was introduced to hillbilly recordings by the Skillet Lickers from Georgia, Charlie Poole from North Carolina's piedmont area, and the Carter Family from Virginia.
With their syncopated rag time rhythms and big bass fiddle, the girls excel at scat vocals that'll melt the wax clean off your old victrola.
The tour then makes its way down to the Lower East Side where we checked out secret nightclub The Box, also known as Chuck's burlesque club Victrola, the basketball court at Sara D Roosevelt Park, where the Gossip Girl guys shoot hoops.
If you're interested in arias, you also may be interested in the Victrola Book of the Opera, published by the Victor Talking Machine Co.
When not working we all played canasta by the light of kerosene lamps or listened to records on a hand-cranked Victrola.
One of the most amazing experiences, for me, was sitting down and listening to Tito Ruffo, on a Victrola player.
Jill Faulkner Summers apparently told Anne Wilson in September 1995 that her father played Bessie Smith records on the old wind-up Victrola at Rowan Oak when she was a girl.
Among some 170 brands on the block were Meister Brau, Lucky Whip, Mum, Phar-Mor, Saturday Review and Victrola, all once mainstream names in America.
There is also a bibliography, which includes information about the series The Victor (Victrola) Book of the Opera, among other citations.
Edison patented the phonograph in 1877, and by 1909, the phonograph, Gramophone, and Victrola were all commonly marketed in the United States.