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(TBO)   Tampa votes in official bagpipe band. Rowdy Roddy Piper surrenders   ( divider line
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1149 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Feb 2003 at 10:20 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-07 10:24:06 PM  
Most of the band's 18 members are just learning to play.

As if bagpipes weren't bad enough, it's beginners bagpipes.
2003-02-07 10:24:10 PM  
Good ol' Roddy.
2003-02-07 10:25:45 PM  
Piper one crazy bastard these days... I doubt he would even be able to comprehend the situation...
2003-02-07 10:25:50 PM  
I wonder if you can really tell the difference between people learning to play the bagpipes and people that have it mastered? Hmmmmmm.
2003-02-07 10:27:06 PM  
Nutdip: Not really, no. I've heard both, and they sound approximately alike.

Gotta love Temple Terrace. Where the newly-rich yuppies and yuppies who WANT to live in South Tampa but aren't quite snooty enough go to live.
2003-02-07 10:27:11 PM  
This is the dumbest idea ever... oh wait, its in Florida?
2003-02-07 10:29:40 PM  
Hell comes to Frogtown..
2003-02-07 10:30:30 PM  
I like bagpipes - played by skilled players. It isn't everyone who can breath into a sheep's stomach.

The pipes were a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. It's hard to swing your sword at a Scot when you're holding your hands over your ears.
2003-02-07 10:31:35 PM  
Glad to know it official. I just hate an unofficial bagpipe bands!
2003-02-07 10:31:40 PM  
what is the name of that AWESOME roddy piper movie where the aliens can be seen with special sunglasses?
2003-02-07 10:31:44 PM  
ck this guy out...

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2003-02-07 10:31:51 PM  
Hurts my ears, I like'm at a distance
2003-02-07 10:31:59 PM  
stupid scotish shiat. i had rather listen to my mum have an orgasim........
2003-02-07 10:35:00 PM  
Hey it could've been a polka band.
2003-02-07 10:35:10 PM  
Roddy came to florida to chew bubble gum and kick some ass, unfortunatly, Roddy is all out of bubble gum.
2003-02-07 10:35:41 PM  
I like bag pipes, they almost sound like a mini-organ. My room-mate plays them, and is really good, though they are loud.
2003-02-07 10:35:44 PM  
Oh gawd Goatman!
2003-02-07 10:37:40 PM  
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2003-02-07 10:38:27 PM  
CruJones I went to IMDB and it wasn't on there.
2003-02-07 10:38:44 PM  
Laughing hysterically, or terrified and trying not to puke? You decide.
2003-02-07 10:40:50 PM  
funny shiat.
2003-02-07 10:41:08 PM  
its They Live
2003-02-07 10:42:24 PM  
Thanks Nonoyesno. That is a TBS late night classic. They should have a double feature of They Live and Gymkata.
2003-02-07 10:45:24 PM  
2003-02-07 10:46:13 PM  

I swear to God, when I was watching Bush's last State of the Union Address, this is what I saw ...

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2003-02-07 10:47:47 PM  
Bagpipes were used historically as a weapon of war. The enemy would think "Holy Shiat, if this is what they do their own eardrums, imagine what they do to their enemies !! RUN AWAY!!"
2003-02-07 10:51:09 PM  
why do bagpipers march so fast?

to get away from the music.

//cram reference
2003-02-07 10:51:12 PM  
great pic Skinink. Can you find any of the movie RAD?
"Welcome to Helltrack!"
2003-02-07 10:52:30 PM  
DAMN Vici ... i have diet coke foaming outta my nose thanks to that pic ... lmao
2003-02-07 10:55:45 PM  
But how can you tell if they are playing the bagpipes badly?
2003-02-07 10:58:11 PM  
They Live was a kick ass movie, must get it on DVD!
2003-02-07 10:58:19 PM  
2003-02-07 10:59:42 PM  
"Just ask our Official Mascot: Micky, The Xenophobic Scotsman!!!"
2003-02-07 11:00:39 PM  
if you can get it the r2 version od they live is better it has roddy piper/john carperter commentary!
2003-02-07 11:00:42 PM  
Abby, do you think they even have it on DVD? If they do, they damn sure better put Rad out on it soon.
2003-02-07 11:05:58 PM  
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2003-02-07 11:08:03 PM  
Reality check!
2003-02-07 11:08:56 PM  

Yep, amazon has it: The Live DVD

RAD isn't out yet, but you can vote to have it released here

2003-02-07 11:11:03 PM  
one vote for me. If you know the movie, maybe you can figure out where my screen name came from.
2003-02-07 11:13:01 PM  
stupid scotish shiat. i had rather listen to my mum have an orgasim......

Me to!! Where does the line form?!
2003-02-07 11:13:02 PM  
Vici - thanks for the link. I just spit whiskey and haggis all over my keyboard!
2003-02-07 11:14:07 PM  

CruJones: I couldn't for the life of me remember what rad was, until I saw a picture of the movie poster on a website.

I feel so senile!

2003-02-07 11:31:11 PM  
The Real, thats a scottish band that kicks ass!
2003-02-07 11:32:44 PM  
Ah, Rowdy Roddy - Now THAT brings back the memories. What was I on????
2003-02-07 11:38:54 PM  
Goatman, ask and ye shall receive...I'll tell the dirty biatch to make a little noise next time around.
2003-02-08 12:36:14 AM  
Anyone here join Nation states when it was linked. If so, go to and read message #205. About to get interesting.
2003-02-08 12:57:01 AM  
A stranger walks into a bar with an octopus under his arm and announces, "Otto here can play any instrument ever made." Everybody responds, "No way!" And, pretty soon the bets are piled high. Otto takes all comers. He plays every instrument in the band, expertly. He plays some guy's harmonica, the bartender's ukulele, and the recorder, the violin and the oboe of the concert hall musicians drinking in the corner. The bartender is about to concede defeat when a huge Scotsman walks out of the back and says, "Yon squishy thing can no play me pipes." A hush falls on the patrons as the bagpipe and Otto are set on the floor next to each other. Otto eyes the instrument, quivers, changes color fifteen times in rapid succession and leaps on the pipes, with a tangling of tentacles and drone pipes and a horrific racket. "Alrrrite," says the Scotsman, "now ye kin pay oop." "No-no-no." responds the stranger, "As soon as Otto figures out he can't f*ck it, he'll play it."
2003-02-08 01:06:46 AM  
2003-02-08 04:43:33 PM  
If anyone has seen or heard from Roddy Piper these days he was one messed up bastard, the man some how has managed to get crazier then he once was
2003-02-08 05:47:35 PM  
I heard Rowdy's name mentioned, brother. He better have Cowboy Bob to back him up, dudes, 'cause Mr. T is my hetero life-mate!
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