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(The New York Times)   Woman finds flute that's been missing for nine years. I won't tell you where it's been, but it went missing at band camp   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2021-04-23 7:39:42 AM  
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2021-04-23 9:10:42 AM  
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"It was made in Italy in 1895. The villagers called her 'Il Pussado Blastorama' "
 
2021-04-23 9:11:00 AM  
Here I was expecting it to be some heart-warming story of a new owner who tracked down the original. Instead it's just a cabbie who lied to her when she lost it and tried to sell it years later.

// Yes, I would expect better from Uber. Taxis are the worst.
 
2021-04-23 9:12:49 AM  
As a musician, with a few favorite instruments, I can totally understand this story.

But I don't know how she's going to play to flutes back to back.

Oh wait...nevermind.
 
2021-04-23 9:14:03 AM  
So, she's able to bend at the waist again now?
 
2021-04-23 9:14:22 AM  
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2021-04-23 9:15:06 AM  
From SNL last week. So ridiculous...and so hard to forget.

Also, glad to see Kid Cudi is still around after all these years.

Weird Little Flute ft. Kid Cudi - SNL
Youtube d64K_QJkLbk
 
2021-04-23 9:18:24 AM  

dukeblue219: Here I was expecting it to be some heart-warming story of a new owner who tracked down the original. Instead it's just a cabbie who lied to her when she lost it and tried to sell it years later.

// Yes, I would expect better from Uber. Taxis are the worst.


So he flauted all known laws and social conventions?
 
2021-04-23 9:19:59 AM  
Man, I can't ever get a headline approved. I submitted this yesterday with the subject "this one time, at band camp", but the gods apparently were not smiling upon me.

So Instead here's a picture of Allison Hannigan

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2021-04-23 9:22:52 AM  

dothemath: Il Pussado Blastorama


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2021-04-23 9:23:31 AM  

dothemath: [static01.nyt.com image 600x338]
"It was made in Italy in 1895. The villagers called her 'Il Pussado Blastorama' "


Paige, no!
 
2021-04-23 9:26:52 AM  
I felt so bad for her, and it is amazing she got her actual instrument back. Good flutes are crazy expensive. I studied in the late 1970s, taking it up as an adult, and I bought an all-silver flute, a Pearl brand. I think it was $800, circa 1979. My teacher had a flute with a solid gold headpiece, which is about the first 3 inches of the flute, and includes the mouthplate. She told me it cost $20,000 for just the headpiece, and that is in 1979 gold money, so who knows what it would cost today. The rest of the flute was solid silver. She also had one with a platinum mouth plate. I do remember Powell as being one of the crazy expensive brands. She was a masters music student at Rice and took me along to a few of her masters classes. I really enjoyed it and regret quitting, but it was either quit or get murdered by my apartment neighbors for practicing so much. You can't mute those things.
 
2021-04-23 9:28:33 AM  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2021-04-23 9:30:01 AM  
Here is the press release: https://bpdnews.com/news/2021/4/20/13​0​00-flute-reported-missing-in-2012-reco​vered

The presumed thief held onto the flute for nine years but that wasn't long enough.
 
2021-04-23 9:32:38 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: From SNL last week. So ridiculous...and so hard to forget.

Also, glad to see Kid Cudi is still around after all these years.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/d64K_QJk​Lbk]


Beastie Boys - Flute Loop - Official Music Video
Youtube J-O0-4SlC0o


// what is with the Beastie Boys and flutes?
// can't embed more than one video? what if the people want MOAR BEASTIES?
 
2021-04-23 9:32:45 AM  
Next time by a Boomerange Flute.  Sure it's only silver colored plastic, and sounds horrible, but it comes back qucker, in minutes instead of a decade.
 
2021-04-23 9:33:35 AM  
Scumbag thief deserves to rot in jail.
 
2021-04-23 9:36:21 AM  
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If she wants to play the flute, I would let her. If she wants to play the tuba, I would let her. If she......
 
2021-04-23 9:42:06 AM  

Solty Dog: Scumbag thief deserves to rot in jail.


Yeah.  How much does it take to do the right thing? She contacted the cab company immediately, and "nobody knew anything".  Doesn't do much to help my faith in human nature.

A $20 on the floor in the back of the cab? Yeah, probably keep it. But a musical instrument? That means something to someone. Don't be another asshole cabbie -- do the right thing.
 
2021-04-23 9:44:14 AM  
Pump Up the Volume and appreciate some fine art

TOTO - AFRICA - SHITTYFLUTED
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2021-04-23 9:46:35 AM  
Had a similar situation years ago..  friend,s daughter, about 14, left her flute in her classroom, went back to get it and it was gone.... her mom paid about $1200 for it... daughter called me in a panic, knowing her mom would freak..  got a couple of 'for sale' mags and found one : called the seller, explained the problem, handed the phone to her.. he played it over the phone, she said that it sounded very good, and I drove to his house to buy it.  Got it for $600..  mom never found out.  Daughter didn't lose that one.  She also didn't go to band camp.
 
2021-04-23 9:46:37 AM  
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2021-04-23 9:56:30 AM  

BitwiseShift: Next time by a Boomerange Flute.  Sure it's only silver colored plastic, and sounds horrible, but it comes back qucker, in minutes instead of a decade.


Only one problem with those. If you don't want it anymore, try throwing it away ...
 
2021-04-23 10:02:51 AM  
"It was then determined that the individual was a taxi cabdriver who was driving a cab the day that the flute was reported missing," the department said in a news release. The man may face charges of receiving stolen goods, the department said. "

No HE stole it.
 
2021-04-23 10:04:17 AM  

huntercr: Man, I can't ever get a headline approved. I submitted this yesterday with the subject "this one time, at band camp", but the gods apparently were not smiling upon me.

So Instead here's a picture of Allison Hannigan

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I hate that I know that pic is from Flora & Ulysses.

Such a confused, forgettable movie. One of those "too mature for young kids, too stupid for older kids" efforts.
 
2021-04-23 10:04:21 AM  
Some people know how to make the flute very cool sounding.
Jethro Tull: Bourée
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2021-04-23 10:08:03 AM  
FREDDIE THE FLUTE
Youtube WJhthxRiR94
 
2021-04-23 10:21:43 AM  

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Ya just beat me to it! Was hoping it was Jimmy's magic flute that was stolen from the prop department 10 or 15 years ago...
 
2021-04-23 10:26:10 AM  
So this was stolen by a cab driver who tried to sell it. She saved for years to buy it.

She then lost her spot with the New England Philharmonic because the crappy flute she bought to replace it had a poor sound.

I can think of a good use for the crappy flute.  ln the cab driver's rectum.
 
2021-04-23 10:31:44 AM  

Dr Dreidel: NikolaiFarkoff: From SNL last week. So ridiculous...and so hard to forget.

Also, glad to see Kid Cudi is still around after all these years.

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// what is with the Beastie Boys and flutes?
// can't embed more than one video? what if the people want MOAR BEASTIES?


The loop from "Sure Shot" is from "Howlin' for Judy" by Jeremy Steig:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1orn​T​LDLNA
 
2021-04-23 10:40:30 AM  

Farkenhostile: "It was then determined that the individual was a taxi cabdriver who was driving a cab the day that the flute was reported missing," the department said in a news release. The man may face charges of receiving stolen goods, the department said. "

No HE stole it.


Prove it. He doesn't have to explain where he got it.

Plus, statute of limitations?
 
2021-04-23 10:44:42 AM  

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Ya just beat me to it! Was hoping it was Jimmy's magic flute that was stolen from the prop department 10 or 15 years ago...


Freddy got five-fingered?
 
2021-04-23 10:52:31 AM  
Did I say 10-15 years ago? More like 25 years ago. I'm getting old. But on the bright side my memory is apparently okay.

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2021-04-23 10:56:04 AM  
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2021-04-23 10:57:45 AM  

Farkenhostile: "It was then determined that the individual was a taxi cabdriver who was driving a cab the day that the flute was reported missing," the department said in a news release. The man may face charges of receiving stolen goods, the department said. "

No HE stole it.


Yeah, but they couldn't prove it.
 
2021-04-23 11:00:41 AM  

Sasquach: Farkenhostile: "It was then determined that the individual was a taxi cabdriver who was driving a cab the day that the flute was reported missing," the department said in a news release. The man may face charges of receiving stolen goods, the department said. "

No HE stole it.

Prove it. He doesn't have to explain where he got it.

Plus, statute of limitations?


https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/lost_​p​roperty

Common law defines lost property as personal property that was unintentionally left by its true owner. For example, a wallet that falls out of someone's pocket is lost.

At common law, a person who found lost personal property could keep it until and unless the original owner comes forward. This rule applied to people who discovered lost property in public areas, as well as to people who discovered lost property on their property.

Modern Interpretations

Many jurisdictions have statutes that modify the common law's treatment of lost property. Typically, these statutes require lost personal property to be turned over to a government official, and that if the property is not claimed within a set period of time, it goes to the finder, and the original owner's rights to the property are terminated.


IANAL so I don't know if this means he "stole" it. But the original owner did come forward so it wasn't his to keep. He also didn't turn it over to a government official, if that applies in the jurisdiction.

TL;DR: He's not going to sleep with you, Mr. White Knight.
 
2021-04-23 11:02:35 AM  

OlderGuy: Had a similar situation years ago..  friend,s daughter, about 14, left her flute in her classroom, went back to get it and it was gone.... her mom paid about $1200 for it... daughter called me in a panic, knowing her mom would freak..  got a couple of 'for sale' mags and found one : called the seller, explained the problem, handed the phone to her.. he played it over the phone, she said that it sounded very good, and I drove to his house to buy it.  Got it for $600..  mom never found out.  Daughter didn't lose that one.  She also didn't go to band camp.


You are a good friend. I'd like to think I would be able to do that well.
 
2021-04-23 11:05:02 AM  

turboke: Many jurisdictions have statutes that modify the common law's treatment of lost property. Typically, these statutes require lost personal property to be turned over to a government official, and that if the property is not claimed within a set period of time, it goes to the finder, and the original owner's rights to the property are terminated.


Massachusetts requires:
Any person who finds lost money or goods of the value of three dollars or more, the owner of which is unknown, shall within two days report the finding thereof to the officer in charge at a police station in the town where said property was found, or, if there is no police station, post notice thereof in two public places therein, or, instead of such report or posting, cause notice thereof to be advertised in a newspaper published therein.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2021-04-23 11:05:08 AM  

Farkenhostile: "It was then determined that the individual was a taxi cabdriver who was driving a cab the day that the flute was reported missing," the department said in a news release. The man may face charges of receiving stolen goods, the department said. "

No HE stole it.


In Massachusetts receiving stolen property is considered a lesser included offense of theft.  It's often charged when it looks like the guy stole the property but not beyond a reasonable doubt.  They did not say this driver gave the flautist a ride.  They said he was "driving a cab" that day.  What if some other driver found the flute at the end of a shift and passed it along to a coworker?  The guy who ended up with the flute would have reason to suspect it was stolen, but he didn't steal it.
 
2021-04-23 12:35:46 PM  

Animatronik: So this was stolen by a cab driver who tried to sell it. She saved for years to buy it.

She then lost her spot with the New England Philharmonic because the crappy flute she bought to replace it had a poor sound.

I can think of a good use for the crappy flute.  ln the cab driver's rectum.


She borrowed a friend's flute before getting kicked out of orchestra.

She bought and even more expensive flute after saving for years.
 
2021-04-23 2:38:43 PM  
"Help me find my flute and we'll lead all these rats out of here."

/can't come up with anything else until I get that out of my head
//and into yours
 
2021-04-23 4:07:58 PM  

turboke: Sasquach: Farkenhostile: "It was then determined that the individual was a taxi cabdriver who was driving a cab the day that the flute was reported missing," the department said in a news release. The man may face charges of receiving stolen goods, the department said. "

No HE stole it.

Prove it. He doesn't have to explain where he got it.

Plus, statute of limitations?

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/lost_p​roperty

Common law defines lost property as personal property that was unintentionally left by its true owner. For example, a wallet that falls out of someone's pocket is lost.

At common law, a person who found lost personal property could keep it until and unless the original owner comes forward. This rule applied to people who discovered lost property in public areas, as well as to people who discovered lost property on their property.

Modern Interpretations

Many jurisdictions have statutes that modify the common law's treatment of lost property. Typically, these statutes require lost personal property to be turned over to a government official, and that if the property is not claimed within a set period of time, it goes to the finder, and the original owner's rights to the property are terminated.

IANAL so I don't know if this means he "stole" it. But the original owner did come forward so it wasn't his to keep. He also didn't turn it over to a government official, if that applies in the jurisdiction.

TL;DR: He's not going to sleep with you, Mr. White Knight.


I was more thinking "I am not a district attorney, but I'll bet the DA is going to charge not only the appropriate crime, but the crime with a chance of getting a conviction "

And no one wants to sleep with me, I know that already. I'm married, dipshiat.
 
2021-04-23 6:00:16 PM  

Flowery Twats: OlderGuy: Had a similar situation years ago..  friend,s daughter, about 14, left her flute in her classroom, went back to get it and it was gone.... her mom paid about $1200 for it... daughter called me in a panic, knowing her mom would freak..  got a couple of 'for sale' mags and found one : called the seller, explained the problem, handed the phone to her.. he played it over the phone, she said that it sounded very good, and I drove to his house to buy it.  Got it for $600..  mom never found out.  Daughter didn't lose that one.  She also didn't go to band camp.

You are a good friend. I'd like to think I would be able to do that well.


Seemed the thing to do...  mom was diabetic since she was 12, and couldn't handle stress at all, plus out of work for medical reasons... also taught the daughter a lesson in responsibility....
 
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