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2021-12-02 8:43:20 AM  
Needs a hero tag for whoever binned them
 
2021-12-02 9:35:14 AM  
I happen to like bagpipe music. Makes me think of my Scottish heritage; the clash of swords and rugged men marching forth to conquer the world.

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Of course, then I think of modern Scotland, and it's more like guys wearing skirts and kneesocks going out to brunch on Sunday afternoon.

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2021-12-02 10:45:29 AM  
It's amazing how international Fark has gotten.
Now we're getting Not News from around the globe.
 
2021-12-02 10:47:18 AM  
What's the difference between a set of bagpipes and a trampoline?
You take your shoes off before you jump up and down on a trampoline.
 
2021-12-02 10:48:28 AM  
Other incidents during decades of playing include his bag bursting in Zambia.

ouch
 
2021-12-02 10:48:52 AM  

MrBallou: I happen to like bagpipe music. Makes me think of my Scottish heritage; the clash of swords and rugged men marching forth to conquer the world.

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Considering the English pretty much could send small toddlers armed with soggy puddings up to smack the Scots around any time they wanted, the kilts just made it easier for the ceremonial assfarking to reiterate English dominance.  About the only time the Scots made any headway was as accountants to English firms - the Kneesocks Brigade were infinitely more useful than the Buttfarked Sheepshaggers.
 
2021-12-02 10:50:28 AM  
Bagpipes are best heard at a distance.  The far end of the Andromeda Galaxy would be about right.
 
2021-12-02 10:54:37 AM  
My parents loved telling the story of my older brother, then six years old, being traumatized into a screaming meltdown during an Indianapolis 500 parade by "shrieking demon octopi devouring men in skirts" -in other words, the bagpipe corps.
 
2021-12-02 10:58:14 AM  
Having downloaded many a chanter for smartphone, the art of the pipe is playing some very elaborate accidentals.   Shame if something accidental happened to the egregious family member for abusing such an old man.
 
2021-12-02 10:59:59 AM  
Coincidentally, I just started bagpipe lessons yesterday.
 
2021-12-02 11:01:46 AM  
Bugs Bunny - You've Ruined Me Pipes
Youtube _vHjjtzbR54
 
2021-12-02 11:05:44 AM  
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2021-12-02 11:06:45 AM  

phalamir: Bagpipes are best heard at a distance.  The far end of the Andromeda Galaxy would be about right.


Only because given the speed of sound, I'd be dead by the time it reached me.
 
2021-12-02 11:07:51 AM  

Stavr0: [YouTube video: Bugs Bunny - You've Ruined Me Pipes]


The octopus said, "play it? As soon as I got its plaid pajamas off I was gonna fark it."
 
2021-12-02 11:11:08 AM  
Paywalled
 
2021-12-02 11:13:31 AM  
Bagpipes are the last thing in the world you want to be messing with during a pandemic. Even in the best of times fungus can grow inside the bag and spread spores primarily to the player but also to others within spitting distance of the player. A guy infected with the 'rona playing the pipes would likely be a Typhoid Mary.
 
2021-12-02 11:45:23 AM  
Bagpipe, noun, A device that looks and sounds like you have a cat under your arm and are biting its tail.
 
2021-12-02 11:58:03 AM  
I like bagpipe music too but usually just a lone piper, silhouetted by the moon, playing a mournful song on the moors.  Yes it brings out the romaticist in me.

\loved Michael Collins and Rob Roy.
 
2021-12-02 11:59:41 AM  

Stavr0: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/_vHjjtzbR54]


"A Horrible Monster's attackin' dat poor ole lady!  I'll save ya, Grannie!"
 
2021-12-02 12:28:12 PM  
My surname is German/Bohemian but the other side of the Family is Scots-Irish. I enjoy pipes. Also, as a military brat, I spent four years stationed in Scotland.

Accents "catch" at age 8-9. We lived off-Base and the Base was too small for a school. My parents didn't want to send me to the American Boarding School in England, so I attended the local, starting with the Dame School (Kiddy Garden). I liked it but at our next Duty Station  (Hawaii), I began Speech Therapy. Not joking! To this day, if angry or excited, my accent will come out.

In HS when guys were practicing pick-up lines, all I had to do was let my Scots come out and ask, "Is this chairrrr ta'en, then?" It started a conversation.

I tried learning the pipes but I've never had the wind. Once while initially inflating them, I embarrassed my wee self by farting. That pretty much ended my lessons.

Once, had Hispanic neighbors move into the house next door. The first Saturday, they started playing Oaxaca Oom Pah Pah musica really loudly outside. I set up my speakers and let the pipes fly, the same song over & over. I won. Never heard another peep from them. T'was a proud dae fa' Bonnie Auld!

As a teen, I had to hide my Steeleye Span albums from Mother, and my accent. She didn't have as much fun in Scotland because she couldn't understand the money (still using Old Pence then). And t'was her side of the Family was Scots-Irish! I was young and had a great time.
 
2021-12-02 12:36:42 PM  

phalamir: MrBallou: I happen to like bagpipe music. Makes me think of my Scottish heritage; the clash of swords and rugged men marching forth to conquer the world.

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Considering the English pretty much could send small toddlers armed with soggy puddings up to smack the Scots around any time they wanted, the kilts just made it easier for the ceremonial assfarking to reiterate English dominance.  About the only time the Scots made any headway was as accountants to English firms - the Kneesocks Brigade were infinitely more useful than the Buttfarked Sheepshaggers.


You sound, English

And yes my Scottish grandfather was an accountant, how did you know?
 
2021-12-02 1:30:05 PM  
So I Married An Axe Murderer: Piper Down...
Youtube L1DGPENoKhY
 
2021-12-02 1:47:37 PM  

AlgaeRancher: phalamir: MrBallou: I happen to like bagpipe music. Makes me think of my Scottish heritage; the clash of swords and rugged men marching forth to conquer the world.

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Considering the English pretty much could send small toddlers armed with soggy puddings up to smack the Scots around any time they wanted, the kilts just made it easier for the ceremonial assfarking to reiterate English dominance.  About the only time the Scots made any headway was as accountants to English firms - the Kneesocks Brigade were infinitely more useful than the Buttfarked Sheepshaggers.

You sound, English

And yes my Scottish grandfather was an accountant, how did you know?


Well, it is good when you lesser orders understand your place in the world.
 
2021-12-02 2:34:59 PM  
I remember reading once that the bagpipes were invented by the Egyptians.  I think I figured out how the Scots got them.  Rome invaded Egypt.  When Rome's officials heard the pipes for the first time, they were quickly made illegal and it was decided they needed to be as far from Rome as possible.  Soldiers were dispatched with the instrument to the furthest corner of the empire, what is now known as the UK, and tossed over Hadrian's Wall.  Voila.
 
2021-12-02 3:37:29 PM  
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Hauled away AS Garbage...
 
2021-12-02 4:46:10 PM  
Damn.

And just because *you* don't like bagpipes doesn't mean the rest of us can't.
 
2021-12-02 4:56:23 PM  
phalamir:

Considering the English pretty much could send small toddlers armed with soggy puddings up to smack the Scots around any time they wanted, the kilts just made it easier for the ceremonial assfarking to reiterate English dominance.  About the only time the Scots made any headway was as accountants to English firms - the Kneesocks Brigade were infinitely more useful than the Buttfarked Sheepshaggers.

What a Sassanach fantasy that is. Meanwhile, back in reality ...
 
2021-12-02 5:54:04 PM  

Raymond L Yacht: I remember reading once that the bagpipes were invented by the Egyptians.  I think I figured out how the Scots got them.  Rome invaded Egypt.  When Rome's officials heard the pipes for the first time, they were quickly made illegal and it was decided they needed to be as far from Rome as possible.  Soldiers were dispatched with the instrument to the furthest corner of the empire, what is now known as the UK, and tossed over Hadrian's Wall.  Voila.


There are 5000 year old depictions of the pipes near Babylon.   There are also mummified corpses of red haired men in tartan kilts in Central Asia, near the Chinese border from a long time ago.
 
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