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Bagpipe mime

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A street performer silently miming the playing of bagpipes.

The entertainment is provided by watching [8th] enter an irretrievable if/then, yeah but/no but loop.

MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 08 2014

What does silence sound like? http://en.wikipedia...he_Sound_of_Silence
musical loop WE are the chorus and we agree. ... [popbottle, Aug 09 2014]

The Sinclair C5 http://en.m.wikiped...rg/wiki/Sinclair_C5
An idea whose time has come … and gone. [8th of 7, Aug 11 2014]

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       As ooposed to noisily miming?
pocmloc, Aug 09 2014
  

       Very much so, though with fewer 'o's and more 'p's.   

       I trust you will excuse my use of paraëphaesis to emphasise my point.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 09 2014
  

       I thought this was a bagpipe mine. The protruding tubes would give it away, I think.
bungston, Aug 09 2014
  

       This idea is very goo<fzsht>bbad<sprk> excellen<bzzzzt>dreadf <hskrrrrrrrCLICK>
<bzzzzzzzzzt>
<hissssssssPOF>
<bzt>
CURRENT DRIVE IS NO LONGER VALID>
<THUD>
<bzt>
<fup>
<bt>
8th of 7, Aug 09 2014
  

       I was surprised to see the Borg still use ZX81 tape drives as all that backwards-ing and forward-ing breaks the tape, and so the endless loop.   

       Kind of a dead assimilated-one's handle, as it were.
not_morrison_rm, Aug 09 2014
  

       Hmm, when you think about it....Sinclair comes up with a usable computer, then the Borg come and take all the ZX81 stuff.   

       But they botch the mindwipe a bit, then Sir Clive spends the rest of his career trying to punt the C5...it all makes sense...
not_morrison_rm, Aug 10 2014
  

       The C5 had a great market just lying there waiting for it, as a kids toy, paint it a range of garish bright colours remodel the chassis a little to look like a fire truck or a space ship & stick some deely boppers on it & they'd sell like hotcakes (for a slightly more modest price, but you can't have everything).   

       It was just his insistence on trying to market it as serious mode of transport for adults that did for it.
Skewed, Aug 11 2014
  

       ^ [marked-for-tagline]   

       <link>
8th of 7, Aug 11 2014
  
      
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