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2013-08-01 11:12:44 AM  
No theremin discussion should take place without this.

And now I have to watch some David Firth videos for the thousandth time.
 
2013-08-01 12:36:16 PM  
I can think of about 10 far more annoying musical instruments right off the top of my head. Number one: Kazoo.
 
2013-08-01 12:55:56 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I can think of about 10 far more annoying musical instruments right off the top of my head. Number one: Kazoo.


Flute. Kill all the flute players.
 
2013-08-01 12:56:52 PM  

ginandbacon: Pocket Ninja: I can think of about 10 far more annoying musical instruments right off the top of my head. Number one: Kazoo.

Flute. Kill all the flute players.


Wait, can I change that to recorder?
 
2013-08-01 01:30:13 PM  
No hate for the cubicles?
 
2013-08-01 02:20:11 PM  
I used to hang with triangle players. Bunch of squares.
 
2013-08-01 02:20:32 PM  
What?! The accordion isn't annoying at all. It's hard for bagpipes to not be annoying. Amateur violin playing is really annoying.
 
2013-08-01 02:20:33 PM  
Doumbek
 
2013-08-01 02:20:51 PM  
laperm.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-01 02:21:53 PM  
www.bivens.ca
 
2013-08-01 02:23:31 PM  

ChipNASA: [www.bivens.ca image 850x1133]


Beat me to it.

Sounds like a harp seal getting clubbed.
 
2013-08-01 02:23:32 PM  
Saxophone.
 
2013-08-01 02:23:46 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
"Nobooody knows.. the trouble I've seen..."
 
2013-08-01 02:23:52 PM  

ChipNASA: [www.bivens.ca image 850x1133]


Why do bagpipers march when they play?
Even they are trying to get away from the sound.
 
2013-08-01 02:23:58 PM  
cdn.pastemagazine.com

Vuvuzela
 
2013-08-01 02:24:31 PM  
Hmmm.

Bagpipes.

Vuvuzelas.

*ponders deeply
 
2013-08-01 02:24:51 PM  

AGremlin: [laperm.files.wordpress.com image 680x1024]


I BET THE JEWS HARPED THIS
 
2013-08-01 02:25:06 PM  
i29.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-01 02:25:17 PM  
Whatever that filthy hippie on the corner is playing.
 
2013-08-01 02:25:34 PM  
cdn.pastemagazine.com
 
2013-08-01 02:25:36 PM  
www.ombmusic.co.uk
 
2013-08-01 02:26:14 PM  
languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu


The vuvuzela.  The only thing more annoying is the football fan blowing it.
 
2013-08-01 02:26:41 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: [cdn.pastemagazine.com image 300x189]

Vuvuzela


Dammit.
 
2013-08-01 02:27:15 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I can think of about 10 far more annoying musical instruments right off the top of my head. Number one: Kazoo.


For me, it's bagpipes.
 
2013-08-01 02:27:18 PM  
Oboes played by anyone without at least oh say 6 years experience.

/sister played oboe
 
2013-08-01 02:27:22 PM  
i2.listal.com
 
2013-08-01 02:27:26 PM  
Bagpipes ROCK!

www.empowernetwork.com

The Badpiper
 
2013-08-01 02:27:50 PM  

ChipNASA: [www.bivens.ca image 850x1133]


Bagpipes from close range: totally annoying.

Bagpipes from a fair distance away: great background noise. Almost soothing, even.

Sin_City_Superhero: [cdn.pastemagazine.com image 300x189]

Vuvuzela


This is the clear winner. It doesn't sound good from any distance.
 
2013-08-01 02:28:25 PM  
GAME OVER!!! KILL IT WITH FIRE!


www.ohgizmo.com

/click and DIE!
 
2013-08-01 02:28:28 PM  
I wouldn't want to live on a Planet where the theremin is Forbidden.
 
2013-08-01 02:29:05 PM  
A great documentary

FUN FACT:
In addition to being the inventor of the Theremin, Leon Theremin was also the inventor of the eavesdropping electronic bugging device.
 
2013-08-01 02:30:36 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-01 02:31:07 PM  
I hate harmonicas. I really do. The only time they are listenable are when rare folks of the caliber of John Popper plays them. Other than that, they are the musical equivalent of a big fat greasy steaming turd piled into a song - usually blown by an inept, talent-less, soulless clown with dead mongoloid eyes.
 
2013-08-01 02:32:31 PM  
Is a slide whistle a musical instrument or is it just a sound effect maker?
 
2013-08-01 02:32:57 PM  
Believe it or not, some beautiful music has been written for the accordéon. Notably by the French, who seem to take it seriously as a musical instrument, as they are said to take Jerry Lewis seriously as a producer, director, actor and comedian. Mind you, the French think smoking is an art. Slacking is an art. Everything in France is an art.

Of course, this is exaggerated, like the myth that the French don't bathe. The myth started because de Gaule gave Jerry Lewis the Legion of Honour at an airport in the 1950s. So maybe the French don't know how to pull a meaningless photo op?

Mind you, the French sense of humour is somewhat different from, say, the American sense of humour. The American sense of humour is almost the same as the Russian sense of humour, possibly due to the influence of Russian and other European Jews on American comedy, stand-up, etc.

The French have no humour sections in their books-store.  They have lots of humour, but it is spread around the store and can be found in comic books for adults and in works of dense philosophy, and especially in cookbooks. I have seen French joke books though, so it's not as if they don't publish books of humour. They just don't organize them on shelves for some reason. Possibly to force you to search for them, the way grocery stores hide things you need so you buy a lot of junk you don't. Constantly moving around the sections of the store is also a trick they use to sell, sell, sell.
 
2013-08-01 02:35:30 PM  
Accordion doesn't even make the top twenty. How about: oboe, bagpipe, kazoo, recorder, soprano saxophone (because Kenny G), harpsichord, and jew's harp? That's just off the top of my head so I can come up with a lot more if I put some effort into it.
 
2013-08-01 02:35:37 PM  
If you are a US citizen, and you play bagpipes and worse---if you wear a kilt while doing it, you should be beaten. Severely. You aren't "edgy" nor are you "Celtic" just because your great grandfather once lived in Ireland or Scotland.

Sheesh.
 
2013-08-01 02:35:51 PM  
i2.kym-cdn.com

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2013-08-01 02:36:47 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Is a slide whistle a musical instrument or is it just a sound effect maker?


much to my Deee-Lite, it is a musical instrument
 
2013-08-01 02:37:11 PM  
I'm playing with my organ right now, so I'm really getting a UNNNNGGGHHHH!
 
2013-08-01 02:41:31 PM  

Russ1642: Accordion doesn't even make the top twenty. How about: oboe, bagpipe, kazoo, recorder, soprano saxophone (because Kenny G), harpsichord, and jew's harp? That's just off the top of my head so I can come up with a lot more if I put some effort into it.


I would rule out any instruments that can sound good in the right circumstances - e.g. accordion, oboe, recorder, sax.  The bagpipe has a few situations where it's not obnoxious.  Even the harpsichord, which sounds like two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof, is tolerable as a continuo in Baroque music.

Nothing will ever top the vuvuzela.  Its range is limited to one note: awful.
 
2013-08-01 02:42:39 PM  

drongozone: A great documentary

FUN FACT:
In addition to being the inventor of the Theremin, Leon Theremin was also the inventor of the passive eavesdropping electronic bugging device.


FTFY.

"The Thing" was an ingenious precursor to modern RFID tags.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thing_(listening_device)
 
2013-08-01 02:42:56 PM  
Obamaphone, y'all conservatives are slacking. I had to do your job for you.
 
2013-08-01 02:44:00 PM  
 
2013-08-01 02:44:22 PM  
Why is the bagpipe considered a musical instrument? It is a device to send signals on a battlefield. Do people form bosun's pipe orchestras?
 
2013-08-01 02:46:54 PM  

Captain Dan: Russ1642: Accordion doesn't even make the top twenty. How about: oboe, bagpipe, kazoo, recorder, soprano saxophone (because Kenny G), harpsichord, and jew's harp? That's just off the top of my head so I can come up with a lot more if I put some effort into it.

I would rule out any instruments that can sound good in the right circumstances - e.g. accordion, oboe, recorder, sax.  The bagpipe has a few situations where it's not obnoxious.  Even the harpsichord, which sounds like two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof, is tolerable as a continuo in Baroque music.

Nothing will ever top the vuvuzela.  Its range is limited to one note: awful.


I agree. I'm just saying that the accordion isn't even close. Here's a bunch more: didgeridoo, rotary organ, hurdy gurdy, banjo, sitar, and hand bells.

/Why do bagpiper's march? They're trying to get away from the sound of those fraking bagpipes.
 
2013-08-01 02:47:07 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-01 02:47:20 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

frowns on your shenanigans
 
2013-08-01 02:49:43 PM  

Combustion: If you are a US citizen, and you play bagpipes and worse---if you wear a kilt while doing it, you should be beaten. Severely. You aren't "edgy" nor are you "Celtic" just because your great grandfather once lived in Ireland or Scotland.

Sheesh.


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-08-01 02:49:47 PM  

max_pooper: frowns on your shenanigans


We need a picture of Al as well.
 
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