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2013-01-22 11:01:38 AM
If there's anything you should avoid as a pianist, it's large, spinning blades.
 
2013-01-22 11:01:56 AM
A twelve inch pianist?
 
2013-01-22 11:02:05 AM
And today's winner of gratuitous graphics in a news story goes to . . .
 
2013-01-22 11:02:53 AM
How did he not know the damn thing was still on?! old people
 
2013-01-22 11:05:43 AM
Don't you see? Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be. The gift does not lie in your hands. I have hands, David. Hands that can make a scalpel sing. More than anything in my life I wanted to play, but I do not have the gift. I can play the notes, but I cannot make the music. You have performed Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Chopin. Even if you never do so again, you've already known a joy that I will never know as long as I live. Because the true gift is in your head and in your heart and in your soul. Now you can shut it off forever, or you can find new ways to share your gift with the world - through the baton, the classroom, or the pen. As to these works, they're for you, because you and the piano will always be as one.
 
2013-01-22 11:05:44 AM
The flouting flautist has flouted the no flauting rule.

/ now, say it 5 times fast
 
2013-01-22 11:06:20 AM
Hey, another auto-play article.  Thanks subs!

/grumbles
 
2013-01-22 11:10:02 AM
offered without comment

FTFA: He was rushed by ambulance to Eau Claire's Mayo Clinic, were he became part of hospital lore as one of seven Eau Claire area men who lost parts of their hands in snow blowers on the same day from the same storm.
 
2013-01-22 11:10:07 AM
I some how read "Penis caught in slow boner..." maybe I'm having a stroke.
 
2013-01-22 11:12:00 AM
Entirely too good to be true ... the ad prior to the video shows some man struggling to start his snowblower.
 
2013-01-22 11:12:18 AM
Now how can he play with his organ?
 
2013-01-22 11:12:53 AM
What kind of an idiot reaches with his hands into a machine that possesses moving, whirling chopping blades in order to clear them? Does he also clear his garbage disposal by hand when it gets stuck, or his lawn mower when it gets twine wrapped around it?
 
2013-01-22 11:13:20 AM

neversubmit: I some how read "Penis caught in slow boner..." maybe I'm having a stroke.


It's probably all that time lapse pornography you've been watching
 
2013-01-22 11:15:07 AM
Better 'snowblower' than 'no blower', amarite?
 
2013-01-22 11:15:14 AM

whatsupchuck: A twelve inch pianist?


Goodnight, Everybody!
 
2013-01-22 11:17:14 AM

joseelsegundo: Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be.


Kudos on the Charles Emerson reference.
 
2013-01-22 11:21:50 AM
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Unimpressed.
 
2013-01-22 11:24:32 AM
This is not the blow job I was looking for.
 
2013-01-22 11:26:41 AM

jfivealive: neversubmit: I some how read "Penis caught in slow boner..." maybe I'm having a stroke.

It's probably all that time lapse pornography you've been watching


Damn it! Now I have to wait all day until I get home to look that up.
 
2013-01-22 11:27:39 AM
Am I the only one who really likes these random human-interest stories where a deserving person somehow overcomes adversity? I know it's the optimistic kitten poster of news reporting, but sometimes it's just nice to hear a happy story for a change.
 
2013-01-22 11:33:20 AM
Seriously?

So I went to the site, and as always theres an ad to precede the story. This one was SPECIAL. It was the regular casino ad except it was an old couple happy that they won so they could buy a
catalog.sears.ca
SNOW BLOWER.

Really though... Seriously? Someone might want to look at the ads in rotation.
 
2013-01-22 11:33:33 AM

sdd2000: joseelsegundo: Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be.

Kudos on the Charles Emerson reference.


I haven't seen that episode in at least 10 years and I still remember "I have hands David, hands that can make a scalpel sing". One of the better episodes of the latter days.
 
2013-01-22 11:37:04 AM

C0NUNDRUM: Seriously?

So I went to the site, and as always theres an ad to precede the story. This one was SPECIAL. It was the regular casino ad except it was an old couple happy that they won so they could buy a
[catalog.sears.ca image 437x437]
SNOW BLOWER.

Really though... Seriously? Someone might want to look at the ads in rotation.


The ad is probably targeted. It sees that the article contains the word snow blower, so it pulls up ads for snow blowers.
Makes me wonder if there's an article for a mass shooting, if it will pull up ads to sell weapons, or funeral home services with a group discount.
 
2013-01-22 11:45:31 AM
My fingers are worth more than $30.
http://www.snowblowersource.com/catalog/ariens-clean-out-spaded-tool- 7 24071.html
 
2013-01-22 11:45:31 AM
There's blow jobs, then there's snow blower jobs

/seriously kids, keep that spinning, mechanical blade goodness away from squishy bits, it doesn't end well
 
2013-01-22 11:47:43 AM
Nah, I didn't flinch. Mines not near long enough to get caught in anything. Even my zipper.

/thumb
 
2013-01-22 11:48:36 AM
After all that he remained upbeat? Good for him for not quitting! An uptempo attitude CAN stave off depression!
 
2013-01-22 11:49:46 AM
And to think, he bought the snowblower so he didn't have to do manual labor and save his hands. I bet it even had a hand warmer built into the handle.
 
2013-01-22 11:52:27 AM
In Canuckistan these infernal machines are responsible for more lost limbs & digits than chainsaw accidents, bear/wolf attacks, pond hockey and frostbite combined!
 
2013-01-22 11:56:50 AM
v026o.popscreen.com

Ok Mr. Potty Mouth
 
2013-01-22 12:04:25 PM
He quickly determined that his stumps were too short and too fat to be of any use in striking keys. However, by swinging his right elbow out wide, Jim trained his pinky do the work of his missing fingers -- with frequent assists from his thumb.

Since most pianists already use their pinkies and thumbs, it is not exactly clearly to me what advantage he gets by swinging out his elbow.

I'm surprised he hasn't found a use for the amputated finger stubs. Maybe he could put miniature cymbals on them or some other kind of percussion instrument.
 
2013-01-22 12:11:15 PM

Publikwerks: [v026o.popscreen.com image 480x360]

Ok Mr. Potty Mouth


Want to feel old?

There are teenagers now that have never watched Animaniacs.
 
2013-01-22 12:17:42 PM
Hmmm. These spinning metal blades seem to be stuck. I think I should use my hands to un-stick them. GENIUS!
 
2013-01-22 01:39:13 PM
Folks like this guy serve to remind the rest of us how to never ever unstick your snow blower. Use a broom handle. Not sure why it takes 7 of them though.
 
2013-01-22 02:33:35 PM
Ugh. When a lawn mower stops its safe. When a snow blower is stopped it's not.
It has a tension bar ( ie spring) that will spin and chop off whatever you stick in it to un jamb it.

In the ER we always dreaded first warm days of Spring, for the chainsaw injuries,
And the first big snowfall of the winter, snowblower injuries. Not unusual to see multiple patients waiting to see the hand surgeon with the new nick name of "Stumpy".....
 
2013-01-22 02:51:41 PM

Kozakman: Ugh. When a lawn mower stops its safe. When a snow blower is stopped it's not.
It has a tension bar ( ie spring) that will spin and chop off whatever you stick in it to un jamb it.

In the ER we always dreaded first warm days of Spring, for the chainsaw injuries,
And the first big snowfall of the winter, snowblower injuries. Not unusual to see multiple patients waiting to see the hand surgeon with the new nick name of "Stumpy".....


Lawn mowers are far from "safe" when they are stopped and there are always reports every year from guys dubbed "mow-rons" who unclogged their mowers with the fingers they used to have.
 
2013-01-22 02:56:32 PM
I work as a pianist and this story both inspires and horrifies me.
 
2013-01-22 03:20:52 PM

joseelsegundo: Don't you see? Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be. The gift does not lie in your hands. I have hands, David. Hands that can make a scalpel sing. More than anything in my life I wanted to play, but I do not have the gift. I can play the notes, but I cannot make the music. You have performed Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Chopin. Even if you never do so again, you've already known a joy that I will never know as long as I live. Because the true gift is in your head and in your heart and in your soul. Now you can shut it off forever, or you can find new ways to share your gift with the world - through the baton, the classroom, or the pen. As to these works, they're for you, because you and the piano will always be as one.


QFT. This is an eloquent statement that can apply to any musician who's ever had his fingers mashed.
 
2013-01-22 04:03:54 PM
My pen is stuck in a snow blower.
 
2013-01-22 04:08:14 PM
What's better that flowers on your piano?
Tulips on your organ.
 
2013-01-22 05:10:11 PM
Said Frosty the Snowman, "Hooray!
I'm agog with excitement today!
The reason, of course:
A reliable source
Says the snow blower's heading this way!"

/not mine
 
2013-01-22 05:37:43 PM
whatsupchuck: A twelve inch pianist?

I see you also found the hard of hearing Genie. I SAID I SEE YOU ALSO FOUND THE HARD OF HEARING GENIE
 
2013-01-22 06:20:38 PM
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Feels his pain.
 
2013-01-22 07:18:07 PM
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2013-01-22 07:33:36 PM
Well, I'm glad he didn't lose enough bits of his fingers to prevent him from still being able to still play. Sticking his hand in there while the motor was still running was certainly a dumb thing to do. He won't be playing any Rachmaninoff with those stubby little fingers. (that stuff is hard to reach with normal-sized digits)
 
2013-01-23 01:55:47 PM

Craptastic: Well, I'm glad he didn't lose enough bits of his fingers to prevent him from still being able to still play. Sticking his hand in there while the motor was still running was certainly a dumb thing to do. He won't be playing any Rachmaninoff with those stubby little fingers. (that stuff is hard to reach with normal-sized digits)


He had turned the motor off, but just didn't wait long enough for the blades to stop spinning.

The article mentions his therapist using a device to stretch the tendons in his hands, but I don't know how effective that might be. I've heard of things like that being used by a few pianists in the 19th century, like the one Robert Schumann used that supposedly ruined one of his hands. I saw one in a museum last year, and it looked like it would be rather uncomfortable.
 
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