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Old 11-13-2017, 11:44 AM
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Nazi Bagpiper

I was reading a story on the HuffPost about a White Supremacist* march and came across this sentence:

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Finally, Michael Tubbs — an imposing former Green Beret who once did a prison stint for plotting to bomb Jewish and black businesses — mustered into formation the nearly 200 neo-Nazis, white nationalists, Klansmen, greybeards in Confederate uniforms and a lone Nazi bagpiper.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...ushpmg00000009


"a lone Nazi Bagpiper"????

What does a Nazi Bagpiper play? A drone-enhanced version of the Horst Wessel song? a Scottish-sounding version of Wacht Am Rhein? A weird version of Tomorrow Belongs to Me?**


Just another element of weirdness.

For the record, there were German versions of the bagpipe -- the Dudelsack and the Huemmelchen and the Schäferpfeife and others, but they were used centuries ago. I'll bet there was no Dudelsack music in the Third Reich.







*A description I'm sure they'd disagree with

** Yes, I know it;'s not a real Nazi song, and is from Cabaret.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:53 AM
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Ach! Mein dudelsack!

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Old 11-13-2017, 11:53 AM
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Some years ago up in a mountain pass in the Scottish Highlands, I heard a bagpiper playing what sounded very much like "Deutschland, Deutschland über Alles" and wondered if there were a traditional Scots folk song with a similar melody.

Nope--that was what he was playing. A German tourist had tipped him and made a special request.

Probably not the same guy.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:11 PM
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A description I'm sure they'd disagree with
I think it's a description we'd all disagree with. Every time I've seen a White Supremacist, it's been real obvious they were the scrapings off the bottom of the barrel. White Supremacy is all about taking personal credit for other people's accomplishments and blaming other people for your personal failures.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:22 PM
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What does a Nazi Bagpiper play? Amazing Grace. it's a rule - all bagpipers have to play Amazing Grace.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:34 PM
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"Nazi Bagpipe" is possibly the worst porn name ever.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:39 PM
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Every time I've seen a White Supremacist, it's been real obvious they were the scrapings off the bottom of the barrel.
As someone I know once put it, "These would be among the first ones sent to the camps. Chins and foreheads were a MUST for the Master Race back in the day, as was having EXACTLY ten fingers and toes!"
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:15 PM
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Some years ago up in a mountain pass in the Scottish Highlands, I heard a bagpiper playing what sounded very much like "Deutschland, Deutschland über Alles" and wondered if there were a traditional Scots folk song with a similar melody.

Nope--that was what he was playing. A German tourist had tipped him and made a special request.

Probably not the same guy.
Actually, the melody is still the German national anthem. Just the melody.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:24 PM
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Actually, the melody is still the German national anthem. Just the melody.
Actually, the third stanza (not the one that starts "Deutschland uber alles") is now the German National Anthem (Deutschlandlied).
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:26 PM
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Actually, the melody is still the German national anthem. Just the melody.
I know, but it was weird to hear it played on a bagpipe and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:00 PM
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"Nazi Bagpipe" is possibly the worst porn name ever.
But "Zani Pipebag" is the best porn name ever.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:38 PM
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"a lone Nazi Bagpiper"????
Well, of course he was a lone Nazi Bagpiper. That's just not the kind of person anyone would want to hang around.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:03 PM
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Some years ago up in a mountain pass in the Scottish Highlands, I heard a bagpiper playing what sounded very much like "Deutschland, Deutschland über Alles" and wondered if there were a traditional Scots folk song with a similar melody.

Nope--that was what he was playing. A German tourist had tipped him and made a special request.
Deutschlandlied on the bagpipes.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:37 PM
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I agree, Nazis and bagpipes should go together. Fatally.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:22 PM
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How do you get a Nazi bagpiper to snap to attention?

You yell, "Och-tung!"
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:31 PM
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Went on YouTube to see what a Nazi might play on his dudelsack and found this guy. The Bad Piper.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:10 PM
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He's playing AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", BTW.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:31 PM
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:52 PM
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"This being a Nazi thing just isn't making me unpopular enough! How can I ensure I truly have no friends?"
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:56 PM
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He's playing AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", BTW.
Bah. Let him try "Orange Blossom Special".
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:10 PM
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Tru dat!
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:36 PM
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"a lone Nazi Bagpiper"????
Two rather evil things.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:41 PM
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Does a Nazi bagpiper believe that all other instruments are inferior? Do they have bonfires of violins, basoons, drum kits, etc.?
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:02 PM
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Das Uberlegene Musikinstrument!
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:21 PM
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"a lone Nazi Bagpiper"????
There can't be more than one, can there?
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:40 PM
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Ach! Mein dudelsack!
I've spent the last five minutes sniggering at this.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:08 PM
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...on a grassy Scottish knoll.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:34 PM
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What does a Nazi Bagpiper play? A drone-enhanced version of the Horst Wessel song? a Scottish-sounding version of Wacht Am Rhein? A weird version of Tomorrow Belongs to Me?**

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"I'm Walking On Sunshine", obviously.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:49 PM
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