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March 31, 2020


Arizona man plays bagpipes at sunset to cheer neighbors

Do not attempt this in Miami.

(Thanks to B'game)


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According to local news, single bagpipers with an accompanying drummer are piping at sunset across the country in unity against the virus. They're doing it in wide open spaces so all should be safe.

Did it work? It wouldn't here.

Thank God he's not trying this in NY.

I would imagine there would be ensuing panic if he plays Amazing Grace .. (because that is usually played at funerals) .. Ok, I got nothing.

I think MOTW will agree with me when I say, I would definitely feel better if he wears a kilt while he plays the pipes.

I knew nursecindy would go there. NTTAWWT, of course.

Reminiscence from the dawn of time: a few years after we moved to Brooklyn, our landlord/upstairs neighbor's son went one summer to visit his ancestral homeland, Scotland. (Did I mention their name was MacDonald?) He brought back bagpipes, and after a somewhat painful period teardaching himself how to play, used to dress in kilts and play in the back yard. My father was not a fan.

Amazingly no shots were heard or recorded.

"teardaching" - good word to describe the effects of bagpiping on humans. Nicely done.

ImNotDave, of course they weren't. It would take a nuclear bomb to be heard over those things.

What's the difference between a 5 lb bag of onions and some bagpipes?

No one cries when you cut up the bagpipes.

If you're constipated, it " might " be a cause for cheer.

In my years working in a mental hospital we once admitted a professional bagpipe piper.
He was diagnosed as having Scotsophrenia.

How do you tell when the damned things are in tune??

vaporsmith, I agree - 'teaching' just doesn't have the same feel. I wish I'd thought of it myself.

Le Petomane - it is becoming clear you have been under qwarranty too long. long term Self-Isopropylizaton has effected your ability to know the difference between what is real and what is reel.

There was once a man who walked the banks of Flathead Lake playing bagpipes. On the third day there was a tremendous splashing followed a few minutes later by a set of bagpipes flying ashore. Apparently our lake monster, "Old Flattie," likes bagpipers, but can't abide the pipes.

As the Scottish saying goes, “A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, but doesn’t.”

But seriously, check out Rufus Harley right now.

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