KID: So who came up with the fingering system for the saxophone, anyway?
ME: Well, that would be the inventor of the instrument, Adolphe Sax.
(Obligatory "Adolf? As in Hitler?" question from kid follows, as does
my discussion of how Sax was Belgian and spelled his first name
ME: He basically tried to improve upon the fingering
system of the clarinet...which makes sense, because legend has it that
his father invented the bass clarinet.
KID: What was his father's name?
ME: I have no idea.
KID: Was it Mr. Clarinet?