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June 29, 2020


Why So Many Medieval Manuscripts Depict Butt Trumpets?

(Thanks to Godot51 and John Lobert)


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This should have come with a warning.

It just goes to show that fart jokes never get old, such as being serenaded or hoisted by one's own petar

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-a-butt-tuba-and-why-is-it-in-medieval-art-michelle-brown#watch ...According to this "butt-tubas" are symbolic of an opinion on the part of the illustrator that the author is talking out of his arse.

I did not expect to read about "Medeval butt trumpets" today. Life is full of surprises.

Perhaps they were just fascinated by the discovery of Uranus....

The playing of butt trumpets are, sadly, out of date and out of time. Surviving manuscripts tell of accidental discharges of LBG (liquid butt gas) ruining symphonies.

The blog nailed it in one - guys were doing the illustrations. Obviously the author was the guy's sister,(or wife) who took her writing very seriously.

Could even be a daughter.

I know of what I speak.

Because the whoopee cushion hadn't been invented yet.

It's been a long time since I shared this anagram here, but it seems fitting:

"Reverend Al Sharpton" = "Perverted Anal Horns"

You're a medieval monk, tasked with copying and illustrating manuscripts. You work at a table, along side others, in a room where silence is literally the rule.
You and your brothers are basically fed fiber and beans for months on end.
"What's that sound in the distance?"
(All that's really missing here is Mongo...)

Gee I thought watching Mulholland Drive was going to be the weirdest thing I would see today.

Single back side trumpet- early fog horn? Front and back simultaneously produced harmony. (This would have pre-dated the bag pipes, which I was told were invented by the Irish, along with the kilt and golf and given to the Scotts as a joke)

Natural gas.

good name for a rock band?

Medieval version of free speech
Frankly, they should be mandatory in D.C.

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