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(Yahoo)   "Magic" piano apparently playing by itself delights travelers at Chicago's Union Station, who apparently all hailed from some distant primitive land where the concept of "a player piano" is unknown   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 54
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2013-12-13 05:20:05 PM
heh, that's a little more than a "player piano", subs.  Fun idea and well executed.
 
2013-12-13 05:30:20 PM
Some of those people (particularly Santa at the end) were hamming it up for the Youtube video.
 
2013-12-13 05:35:31 PM
I take it subby didn't watch the video.  Or is a moron.  50/50 odds.
 
2013-12-13 05:37:09 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Some of those people (particularly Santa at the end) were hamming it up for the Youtube video.


hammering?
 
2013-12-13 05:37:27 PM
That was pretty cool.
 
2013-12-13 05:39:02 PM
That piano has a witch inside of it!!!

Burn it! Burn it to cinders!

/nah, that was cool
 
2013-12-13 05:39:10 PM
Love the fat dude that starts dancing. That guy is alive, man.
 
2013-12-13 05:39:36 PM
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It's drinking the water!!!
 
2013-12-13 05:40:03 PM
The childlike wonder of a rube from the burbs... it's one of the things I miss about Chicago. Here in Kansas City, our burb-dwellers are kind of scary. I think they're all on meth.
 
2013-12-13 05:40:19 PM
The biggest challenge when making a staged video is to make sure the actors don't appear as if they're acting.
 
2013-12-13 05:42:20 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-13 05:42:36 PM

Atomic Spunk: The biggest challenge when making a staged video is to make sure the actors don't appear as if they're acting.


Well hello, Mr Grinch

/that was pretty awesome
//staged or not
 
2013-12-13 05:43:09 PM

libranoelrose: Because People in power are Stupid: Some of those people (particularly Santa at the end) were hamming it up for the Youtube video.

hammering?


thecomicscode.weebly.com

Picture is linky
 
2013-12-13 05:44:34 PM

Atomic Spunk: The biggest challenge when making a staged video is to make sure the actors don't appear as if they're acting.


Does being a miser affect your quality of life?
 
2013-12-13 05:46:56 PM
The best part is that when a villain enters the area, it automatically switches to a minor key.
 
2013-12-13 05:47:01 PM
Fake. The Reddit thread about this found the online ad listing requesting actors for this video shoot.
 
2013-12-13 05:48:22 PM
awesome
 
2013-12-13 05:50:56 PM

abhorrent1: Atomic Spunk: The biggest challenge when making a staged video is to make sure the actors don't appear as if they're acting.

Well hello, Mr Grinch

/that was pretty awesome
//staged or not


Hello Mr. Sucker. I might have enjoyed it had the actors not been so awful. It's a decent premise, but their execution needed work.
 
2013-12-13 05:51:16 PM

Atomic Spunk: The biggest challenge when making a staged video is to make sure the actors don't appear as if they're acting.


Don't listen to the haters. Rock on, buddy.

/or don't
//i don't care
 
2013-12-13 05:51:18 PM

libranoelrose: Because People in power are Stupid: Some of those people (particularly Santa at the end) were hamming it up for the Youtube video.

hammering?


Nope, ham. Chewing the scenery. A grandiose performance that lets you know THE ACTOR IS ACTING. BRIAN BLESSED's entire career, essentially. Think of Calculon on All My Circuits, or anywhere, really.
 
2013-12-13 05:54:27 PM

VRaptor117: Fake. The Reddit thread about this found the online ad listing requesting actors for this video shoot.


I love the Internet.
 
2013-12-13 05:54:37 PM
Chicago piano isn't real piano. Only real piano is New York piano, because reasons.
 
2013-12-13 05:54:58 PM

Whatthefark: That piano has a witch inside of it!!!

Burn it! Burn it to cinders!

/nah, that was cool


Such medieval thinking. Get with modern times.

"LOCK DOWN! Everyone out! Get Tactical! Call the Bomb Squad! Blow it up! TERRORISTS!"
 
2013-12-13 05:56:47 PM
I was ok until the old guy in the railroad hat started playing "oh danny boy", and it got quite dusty. Kudo's for doing the whah....whaahhhh...wahhh...wahhh.." to the grinch with the cell phone and bad suit.
 
2013-12-13 05:58:18 PM
I don't care if it was fake or not..it was pretty cool, and good music. And if it even made one person who saw it feel better, then it was all worth it.

suck it haters...suck it long and deep.
 
2013-12-13 06:01:37 PM

The piano was haunted by the ghost of Liberace.


ib4.huluim.com

 
2013-12-13 06:04:08 PM
They should see me play my organ.
 
2013-12-13 06:06:41 PM
Now I have Maple Leaf Rag stuck in my head.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-12-13 06:07:21 PM
I liked how the piano pissed off the douchebag balding guy that was screaming on the cell phone.
 
2013-12-13 06:08:57 PM
My headline 2 days ago was better
"Player piano fascinates many"
 
2013-12-13 06:24:16 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: My headline 2 days ago was better
"Player piano fascinates many"


I voted for your headline using my remote voter button, that people actually think is voting itself.
 
2013-12-13 06:26:35 PM
Oh I know how this did this... I saw it in a Tom & Jerry cartoon once.
 
2013-12-13 06:29:57 PM

theorellior: VRaptor117: Fake. The Reddit thread about this found the online ad listing requesting actors for this video shoot.

I love the Internet.


Well it was pretty clear just from watching the video that the only real people were the ones in the background going "What the hell is going on?" Still enjoyed seeing a ghost piano piss off an angry businessman.
 
2013-12-13 06:32:24 PM

BetterMetalSnake: Chicago piano isn't real piano. Only real piano is New York piano, because reasons.


Indeed.  Chicago piano shouldn't even be called piano.  It's really more of a harpsichord casserole.
 
2013-12-13 06:34:46 PM

Atomic Spunk: abhorrent1: Atomic Spunk: The biggest challenge when making a staged video is to make sure the actors don't appear as if they're acting.

Well hello, Mr Grinch

/that was pretty awesome
//staged or not

Hello Mr. Sucker. I might have enjoyed it had the actors not been so awful. It's a decent premise, but their execution needed work.


You sound like a grouchy asshole
 
2013-12-13 06:39:20 PM

abhorrent1: Atomic Spunk: abhorrent1: Atomic Spunk: The biggest challenge when making a staged video is to make sure the actors don't appear as if they're acting.

Well hello, Mr Grinch

/that was pretty awesome
//staged or not

Hello Mr. Sucker. I might have enjoyed it had the actors not been so awful. It's a decent premise, but their execution needed work.

You sound like a grouchy asshole


For this comment, you deserve both a "Smart" and "Funny" vote.
 
2013-12-13 07:35:15 PM
Splendid idea.

Incidentally, the major US railway stations are lovely edifices. Pity about Penn, but at least we've still got GCT.
 
2013-12-13 07:36:51 PM

VRaptor117: The Reddit thread about this found the online ad listing requesting actors for this video shoot.


Nobody go looking for the Fark Forum messages where we talked about setting up a fake Reddit thread to make it look like this video was staged, k?
 
2013-12-13 07:36:51 PM
And that isn't a player piano, at least not in the conventional sense.
 
2013-12-13 07:39:21 PM
Fake or not, I loved the look of delight on that little kid's face while they were playing Chopsticks...
 
2013-12-13 08:30:38 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: libranoelrose: Because People in power are Stupid: Some of those people (particularly Santa at the end) were

phyrkrakr: libranoelrose: Because People in power are Stupid: Some of those people (particularly Santa at the end) were hamming it up for the Youtube video.

hammering?

Nope, ham. Chewing the scenery. A grandiose performance that lets you know THE ACTOR IS ACTING. BRIAN BLESSED's entire career, essentially. Think of Calculon on All My Circuits, or anywhere, really.
hamming it up for the Youtube video.

hammering?

[thecomicscode.weebly.com image 300x300]

Picture is linky


www.infovisual.info
 
2013-12-13 09:15:50 PM

Tillmaster: Splendid idea.

Incidentally, the major US railway stations are lovely edifices. Pity about Penn, but at least we've still got GCT.


LA Union Station is one of the prettiest places in LA.  My high school prom was actually held in an (at-the-time) unused terminal there, and it was absolutely perfect.
 
2013-12-13 09:29:29 PM
Awww, did someone ruin your fantasy world?
 
2013-12-13 09:48:03 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-13 10:01:20 PM
And 'magical' homeless people playing with themselves in the bathrooms.
 
2013-12-13 11:03:26 PM

VRaptor117: Fake. The Reddit thread about this found the online ad listing requesting actors for this video shoot.


Tell them to get a sense of wonder and get a social life.
 
2013-12-14 12:19:24 AM

kling_klang_bed: And 'magical' homeless people playing with themselves in the bathrooms.


I never said anything about them being homless playing with themselvese

ha
'
 
2013-12-14 12:21:46 AM

kling_klang_bed: And 'magical' homeless people playing with themselves in the bathrooms.


alice_600: VRaptor117: Fake. The Reddit thread about this found the online ad listing requesting actors for this video shoot.

Tell them to get a sense of wonder and get a social life.


I love playing ping pong, it's almost like keeping your fields productive
 
2013-12-14 12:24:19 AM

libranoelrose: kling_klang_bed: And 'magical' homeless people playing with themselves in the bathrooms.

I never said anything about them being homless playing with themselvese

ha
'


Lol, just alot of various homeless activities that go on there, especially around the time many of the Metra trains stop running (midnight and after).
 
2013-12-14 12:24:34 AM
Should I be made to believe that you are all losers?
 
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