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(NBC News)   Fungus Infected Bagpipes. I don't like the sound of that   (vitals.nbcnews.com) divider line 11
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2013-03-13 04:16:06 PM
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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 07:54:48 PM
1 votes:
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 05:00:12 PM
1 votes:
This could have been a House episode.
2013-03-13 04:58:30 PM
1 votes:

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 04:40:59 PM
1 votes:
As a piper, this comes as no surprise, we actually joke about it all the time...
2013-03-13 04:38:36 PM
1 votes:
In other news... we have a piper down...
2013-03-13 04:37:51 PM
1 votes:

uncleacid: It can only improve the sound.


You shut your whore mouth!!
2013-03-13 04:33:11 PM
1 votes:
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
m00
2013-03-13 04:27:42 PM
1 votes:
Anyone get the reference?
2013-03-13 04:19:13 PM
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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!

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THE HORROR!
2013-03-13 04:17:53 PM
1 votes:
Fungus Infected Bagpipes is my Black Watch cover band.
 
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