"There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible." -Auberon Waugh
Well that's a relief!
No doubt they are needed for the daily serenade outside His Majesty's bedroom window.
Rule #1 (of anything)When in doubt about who is who, it is the Goodies who are playing the bagpipes.
... it should be mentioned that I struggled with this a little when Yassar Arafat's Palestinian Police had a pipe band, and the Israeli Army didn't....
Whaaat.... they order "easy" & "medium" chanter reeds (pansies)."Electronic Tuner"? ... and just what is wrong the pipe major's ears?.. only one practice chanter reed? (They cost about $5 each, and yeah you can make 'em last a while (I get years out of one) they should be bought by the boxful!"Zippered bag covers"... that does it... .. what next... electric powered bellows to fill the bag?Whaaa...? "smallpipes"...what is this... the Brokeback Mtn pipe band?
Steve: I think your basic rule is sound (Palestinians notwithstanding).
Deborah said... The decision came down to Blue Angeles or bagpipes. Easy for anti-military types. Now what would DHS need with bagpipes. Inquiring minds want to know. Well they go with the ammo and weapons DHS has stockpiled.
I'm not sure that we should want DHS equipped with weapons of war, which is what the pipes are. They are not, be it noted, musical instruments, at least in intent.Anna Russell, talking about the bagpipes in one of her comedy routines on "Wind intruments I have known", noted that the Encyclopaedia Britannica said that the notes of the bagpipe correspond to no known diatonic scale, because strictly speaking they are not in tune with each other.
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