--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer 
> <fairfieldlife@> wrote:
> > on 3/25/06 9:07 AM, MDixon6569@ at MDixon6569@ wrote:
> > 
> > > You don't think some of them look forward to being worshipped 
> > > and bowed down to also and pushing their weight around a new 
> > > TM movement?
> > 
> > True. Who among us wouldn┬╣t give our eye teeth to have someone 
> > play the bagpipes every time we walk from our limo into a 
> > building?
> 
> I'd pay good money to have someone *not* play bagpipes
> in my presence.  :-)
> 
> Trace the instrument's history, man...these wheezbags
> were instruments of WAR, designed to produce such a 
> terrifying and mind-numbing wail as to inspire one's
> enemies to run away screaming. The highland pipes have
> always had precisely that effect on me.

Bagpipes were *used* for war, but they weren't *designed*
for it.  Bagpipes have a long cultural history all over
the world for uses other than war.






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