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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.
 
2013-03-13 05:54:01 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 329x230]

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


Not an early wave;tanks weren't in the early waves at least until  the beachead was secured  by grunts!
 
2013-03-13 06:00:21 PM  
He shouldn't have played so many golden moldies.

Yeah, I got nuttin'.
 
2013-03-13 06:05:16 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: 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.


The pipes. the pipes
s21.postimage.org
are calling ye
 
2013-03-13 06:14:04 PM  
Coincidentally, (not ironically) I just ordered a sonic cleaner to clean my harmonicas with.  Ordered a couple days ago.  It hasn't arrived yet.  Harmonicas dry out quicker though.  

Don't use a sonic cleaner on wooden combed harmonicas unless the wood is fully sealed.  You'll cause the wood to swell.

That can happen with normal sucking and blowing too.

blatz514: If you know what I'm talking about and I think you do!

 
2013-03-13 06:14:48 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: 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?


Royston Vasey?
 
2013-03-13 06:19:44 PM  

Hassan Ben Sobr: Royston Vasey?


I understand the local shops have special stuff.
 
2013-03-13 06:25:21 PM  

DownDaRiver: 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


Know how we know you live in USA rather than the civilized, non-sue-everything-in-sight, world?
 
2013-03-13 06:27:50 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: 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.


Exactly. Definition of a gentleman: "Someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, and doesn't"

Mind you I'm not sure that Nana's Vibrator is a suitable person to be commenting on infected technology
 
2013-03-13 06:29:59 PM  
I hae a wee fungus in me kiltie. At least that's wha me lassie said.
 
2013-03-13 06:39:04 PM  
"Failing to clean my pipes led to me becoming critically ill," said Shone

How the hell did the Farkers miss this line?

I'm sure the neighbourhood Catholic Bishop would be more than happy to help him with that problem.
 
2013-03-13 06:43:29 PM  

HoratioGates: Coincidentally, (not ironically) I just ordered a sonic cleaner to clean my harmonicas with.  Ordered a couple days ago.  It hasn't arrived yet.  Harmonicas dry out quicker though.


If only that meant the harmonica would have a clean sound... we can all dream, right? :)
 
2013-03-13 06:52:58 PM  

cajunns: TheShavingofOccam123: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 329x230]

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

Not an early wave;tanks weren't in the early waves at least until  the beachead was secured  by grunts!


Those should be Duplex Drive Sherman Tanks. This is what they look like in the water (DD Sherman is on the left):

olive-drab.com

Interestingly, the Brits and Canadians got most (perhaps all) ashore because they followed deployment procedures. The American tanks were released far to out to sea and were swamped.

www.wwiivehicles.com

The only reason I knew these were DD tanks was a program on the Hitler Channel about a guy building a smaller version. The leader of the British DD tankers even re-enacted the landing of a DD tank on Normandy beach and 50 years later he was still angry about the Americans deploying their tanks too early.

Piper Bill went ashore on the second wave at Sword Beach. The first wave was the DD tanks shown in the original pic and some grunts from the 8th Infantry Brigade.

Huge. Balls. Of. Brass.
 
2013-03-13 07:05:02 PM  
For years I have been called a F.I.B whenever I go to Wisconsin. Now I finally know what it means!

But it's still kinda confusing since I don't play the bagpipes.

Whatever. Farking cheese heads.
 
2013-03-13 07:09:12 PM  
I got West Nile from my band director through a bagpipe, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2013-03-13 07:12:21 PM  

weirdneighbour: don't know what happened , is Fark starting to crack?


Bagpipes too early in the morning will do that to a website.
 
2013-03-13 07:12:32 PM  
"Failing to clean my pipes led to me becoming critically ill," said Shone


top notch article
 
2013-03-13 07:14:18 PM  

Sean M: "Failing to clean my pipes led to me becoming critically ill," said Shone

How the hell did the Farkers miss this line?

I'm sure the neighbourhood Catholic Bishop would be more than happy to help him with that problem.


damn I didn't check the last page before commenting. FARK
 
2013-03-13 07:21:01 PM  
static.uglyhedgehog.com
 
2013-03-13 07:29:37 PM  

mjjt: DownDaRiver: 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

Know how we know you live in USA rather than the civilized, non-sue-everything-in-sight, world?


Oh farkin Bullshiat!
The US didn't invent lawyers and we sure as hell weren't the ones to figure out ways to use them. Our laws allow for greater personal freedoms and rights than most other civilized countries. And with those laws is freedom to take to task others that have unjustly caused us harm.
And yes, we have our share of issues. But I sure as hell wouldn't trade living here for any other place, especially a small rock downwind of Australia, whose inhabitants have a bizzare sexual fascination with sheep and really nothing much to offer the world other than the color line of a butt joke about
Australia.


Oh and USA USA USA
 
2013-03-13 07:41:47 PM  
I was brought up in Scotland, with the tradition that any Piper worth his salt would pour a glass of whisky into his pipes (and himself), at regular intervals. I imagine it made quite a good disinfectant. It certainly gave a certain redolence to any room where pipe bands used to practice.
 
2013-03-13 07:43:42 PM  
i180.photobucket.com

Does not approve.
 
2013-03-13 07:54:48 PM  
m00: 1.bp.blogspot.com

Thank you.  This was my only thought upon reading the story.  Well, one of my two thoughts... I'm cleaning up lab and about to go have chili, cornbread, and a pipe cleaning.
 
2013-03-13 09:00:03 PM  

DownDaRiver: mjjt: DownDaRiver: 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

Know how we know you live in USA rather than the civilized, non-sue-everything-in-sight, world?

Oh farkin Bullshiat!
The US didn't invent lawyers and we sure as hell weren't the ones to figure out ways to use them. Our laws allow for greater personal freedoms and rights than most other civilized countries. And with those laws is freedom to take to task others that have unjustly caused us harm.
And yes, we have our share of issues. But I sure as hell wouldn't trade living here for any other place, especially a small rock downwind of Australia, whose inhabitants have a bizzare sexual fascination with sheep and really nothing much to offer the world other than the color line of a butt joke about
Australia.

Oh and USA USA USA


oh well, since you trolled me back, here's a few things in NZ you can enjoy without having to involve wooly quadrupeds

Queenstown Link
 
2013-03-13 10:07:40 PM  
And with that, I'm off to clean my instrument.
 
2013-03-13 10:35:28 PM  

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



because the live animals take longer to tune.
 
2013-03-13 11:15:25 PM  

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


because the live animals take longer to tune.


OK, that made me laugh way too hard...
 
2013-03-13 11:42:02 PM  

m00: Anyone get the reference?


Unfortunately, I do!

/not really unfortunate.  Great movie
 
2013-03-13 11:55:02 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: m00: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 367x140]

Thank you.  This was my only thought upon reading the story.  Well, one of my two thoughts... I'm cleaning up lab and about to go have chili, cornbread, and a pipe cleaning.


Which, if I catch your drift, would be covered by another reference to a line by Chris Elliott in a 90s movie:

ibdp.huluim.com
 
2013-03-14 12:18:53 AM  

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


because the live animals take longer to tune.


LOL
 
2013-03-14 02:48:56 AM  
I've got a synthetic bag, and that thing can get nasty. A couple of years ago, during a very humid spring, all I could taste was mold when I blew into them. It was not pretty. I still like it much better than a hide bag, though. But I'm lazy.

/ been playing for 19 years
//will be competing for the first time in 12 years in May
///scared shiatless!
 
2013-03-14 04:01:15 PM  

jamieleighc: I've got a synthetic bag,


That sounds like a medical problem there.
 
2013-03-15 03:31:35 PM  

cyberspacedout: If only that meant the harmonica would have a clean sound... we can all dream, right? :)


I prefer a dirty sound myself, a double stop with the gain set high on the mic?  That's the stuff!  Of course, it would be nice if some of the folk players would play clean.  Hit the holes you mean to hit, and don't hit the other holes.

Of course, you can get some really pretty clean sounds out of a harp too.  Here is a nice recording by Emile D'Amico.   http://youtu.be/UUWxEMM20ek
 
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