Mark Coles reports the rise in popularity of the Ukulele. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain play covers of everything from "Anarchy in the UK" to "Ms Dynamite". Apparently the Ukulele acts as 'bullsh*t meter' for the strength of a good tune. Meanwhile in the US Brook Adams has a number of MP3s on his site, i particularly like his rendition of Purple Haze. Sheer class. Googling for Ukulele leads to a whole universe of nutters not least Uke Til U Puke who aim to create a "ukulele wall of sound".
Ultimately i'm reminded of the old joke about the difference between a ukulele and a trampoline .. you take your boots off to jump on a trampoline
Update: turn your old books into ukuleles.