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2013-03-13 04:09:44 PM
Why do they make bagpipes out of a dead animal? Some cultures are barbaric.
 
2013-03-13 04:11:40 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Why do they make bagpipes out of a dead animal? Some cultures are barbaric.


Hey now, you're being ethnocentric. You can only be outraged when Americans hurt animals.
 
2013-03-13 04:16:06 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Why do they make bagpipes out of a dead animal? Some cultures are barbaric.


cgraves67: Quantum Apostrophe: Why do they make bagpipes out of a dead animal? Some cultures are barbaric.

Hey now, you're being ethnocentric. You can only be outraged when Americans hurt animals.


Want to know how I know you didn't RTFA?
"Apparently the synthetic bags favored by modern pipers are an ideal environment for bacteria, mold and fungus that can grow in saliva that gets into the bags during playing. Old-time pipers used hide bags that required regular maintenance, procedures that probably kept them clean and safe, Shone said."
 
2013-03-13 04:17:15 PM
Okay, that's disgusting. Bagpipes are a breeding ground because of the saliva.

/my dad used to play, on occasion. Not every well, though, and he only ever learned Amazing Grace.
 
2013-03-13 04:17:53 PM
Fungus Infected Bagpipes is my Black Watch cover band.
 
2013-03-13 04:19:03 PM
It can only improve the sound.
 
2013-03-13 04:19:13 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Why do they make bagpipes out of a dead animal? Some cultures are barbaric.


I've even hear that some cultures make clothes and weapons out of dead animals!

www.acquiremag.com

THE HORROR!
 
2013-03-13 04:24:03 PM
"He's warning other pipers to clean their instruments."

I'll bet.
 
2013-03-13 04:24:15 PM
There's an STD joke in there...
 
2013-03-13 04:24:16 PM
"Failing to clean my pipes led to me becoming critically ill,"

I clean my pipe regularly in the shower every morning.  If you know what I'm talking about and I think you do!
 
2013-03-13 04:26:09 PM
msnbcmedia.msn.com

Apparently the fungus makes your face turn magenta.
 
m00
2013-03-13 04:27:42 PM
Anyone get the reference?
 
2013-03-13 04:28:43 PM

blatz514: "Failing to clean my pipes led to me becoming critically ill,"

I clean my pipe regularly in the shower every morning.  If you know what I'm talking about and I think you do!


If you're cleaning your own pipes every morning, you're not a "Lifetime Player."
 
m00
2013-03-13 04:29:24 PM
anyone get the reference? (image didnt post last time)
 
2013-03-13 04:30:58 PM

WorkingInParadise: Apparently the fungus makes your face turn magenta.


The man looks like he fell asleep on a spoon, and you're worried about his skin color?
 
2013-03-13 04:31:29 PM

m00: anyone get the reference? (image didnt post last time)


That clears it up.
 
m00
2013-03-13 04:32:31 PM
mods I apologize, fark keeps throwing away every image I tried to post.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-13 04:33:11 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Piper Bill Millin says "Feck off, pussy!"

/Yes, that is Normandy beach. Yes, that is an early wave going ashore. Yes, that is Piper Bill playing his bagpipes as he wades ashore
/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Millin
 
2013-03-13 04:33:47 PM
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2013-03-13 04:34:24 PM

WorkingInParadise: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 380x285]

Apparently the fungus makes your face turn magenta.


Must be the spoon.
 
2013-03-13 04:35:28 PM
don't know what happened , is Fark starting to crack?
 
2013-03-13 04:37:47 PM
"Fungus Infected Bagpipes. I don't like the sound of that"

+0.5 5subster; simple, yet effective

/nyuck nyuck

//also would have accepted:  "Fungus among us threatens Infecting Bagpipes. I don't like the  sound  of that," ye ugly olde skirt-wearing, blowhard flute-puffing bastard

///only approves alternate because I wrote it,. (never knows when to stop)
 
2013-03-13 04:37:51 PM

uncleacid: It can only improve the sound.


You shut your whore mouth!!
 
2013-03-13 04:38:36 PM
In other news... we have a piper down...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-13 04:39:35 PM
bagpipe player from rural England is back in tune

Something is wrong with that phrase.
 
2013-03-13 04:40:35 PM
Your mom.
 
2013-03-13 04:40:59 PM
As a piper, this comes as no surprise, we actually joke about it all the time...
 
2013-03-13 04:47:12 PM

Grapple: In other news... we have a piper down...


came for this..leaving now


WILLIAM move your HEAD!
 
2013-03-13 04:49:24 PM

mmmScotch: As a piper, this comes as no surprise, we actually joke about it all the time...


You have the best login here. Which reminds me, I'm low on Aberlour 18.
 
2013-03-13 04:50:03 PM
As bad as it sounds, as a guy, I can tell you it sounds a lot better than a Fungus Infected Bag.
 
2013-03-13 04:54:32 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

Disapproves of your shenanigans.
 
2013-03-13 04:56:08 PM

MBooda: As bad as it sounds, as a guy, I can tell you it sounds a lot better than a Fungus Infected Bag.


Ask a dairy cow.
 
2013-03-13 04:56:54 PM

rustyspork: blatz514: "Failing to clean my pipes led to me becoming critically ill,"

I clean my pipe regularly in the shower every morning.  If you know what I'm talking about and I think you do!

If you're cleaning your own pipes every morning, you're not a "Lifetime Player."


Still looking for that special someone.
 
2013-03-13 04:57:09 PM

WorkingInParadise: Apparently the fungus makes your face turn magenta.


No, that would be the deep-fried Mars bars.
 
2013-03-13 04:57:13 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Why do they make bagpipes out of a dead animal? Some cultures are barbaric.


You try playing a live one.
 
2013-03-13 04:57:30 PM
Yeah, it's kind of scary.  You get the wrong pair of lips on your instrument, and pretty soon you have a disease that's highly resistant to treatment.
 
2013-03-13 04:58:09 PM
This reminds me of those hoaxes about cell phones causing cancer.  It's meant to get people to stop doing obnoxious things.  Like playing bagpipes.
 
2013-03-13 04:58:30 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Why do they make bagpipes out of a dead animal? Some cultures are barbaric.


Maybe 3D printing will get to a point where canvas can be printed.

Anyway, maybe it's my (part) Scottish ancestry, but I actually like the sound of an expertly played bagpipe. Simon Fraser University has one of the the best pipe bands in the world. When I lived in that part of the region, on a clear quiet morning, I could hear them practicing from a few kilometres away.
 
2013-03-13 05:00:12 PM
This could have been a House episode.
 
2013-03-13 05:01:57 PM
As a fellow kilt wearin' lifetime piper (30 years now), one thing you learn from practically day one, is that the bag grows nasty stuff. Also, what IS the deal with that spoon mark?
 
2013-03-13 05:02:47 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Okay, that's disgusting. Bagpipes are a breeding ground because of the saliva.

/my dad used to play, on occasion. Not every well, though, and he only ever learned Amazing Grace.


I was under the impression the laws of fluid mechanics and deformable solids made it impossible for anything else to be played on bag pipes.

Also, what a Piper may look like:
i149.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-13 05:06:21 PM

ZAZ: bagpipe player from rural England is back in tune

Something is wrong with that phrase.


Your right bagpipes are never in tune

/bagpipes are a celtic instrument
//a part of England still has people of celtic descent
///bet your can't name the area in England
 
2013-03-13 05:11:43 PM
 
2013-03-13 05:25:24 PM
Not so CSB time:

There was an old guy in aparment building that would walk across the street to the Ga Terrace, go on their roof and play the bagpipes in full quit and everything. One morning I was in the elevator with him and he turns and asks "Do you know the Irish call a heavy breakfast?"

I thoughr and said "A Guinness extra stout?"

He looked sort of crestfallen and said "Two Guinness"

I felt like such an ass.
/nsccsb
tldr: I ruined an old man's joke
 
2013-03-13 05:27:59 PM

LewDux: Link


That was totally wicked...  I need some serious hardcore bagpipe...
 
2013-03-13 05:31:18 PM
ianlueck.blog.com
 
2013-03-13 05:34:30 PM

Norfolking Chance: ZAZ: bagpipe player from rural England is back in tune

Something is wrong with that phrase.

Your right bagpipes are never in tune

/bagpipes are a celtic instrument
//a part of England still has people of celtic descent
///bet your can't name the area in England


Budleigh Salterton?
 
2013-03-13 05:50:08 PM
Did someone say bagpipe fungus?

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-13 05:51:47 PM
If some doctor and lawers kid was killed from blowing into some fungal infected bagpipe
Bagpipe manufacturers would be required to put those frickin annoying orange warning stickers all over them
Just like for airbags in cars
 
2013-03-13 05:52:39 PM

Nexzus: Maybe 3D printing will get to a point where canvashaggis can be printed.


Now we're talking.

Nexzus: Anyway, maybe it's my (part) Scottish ancestry, but I actually like the sound of an expertly played bagpipe. Simon Fraser University has one of the the best pipe bands in the world. When I lived in that part of the region, on a clear quiet morning, I could hear them practicing from a few kilometres away.


There was a band in Montreal playing with several pipes and a big guy on a parade drum. It was awesome.
 
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