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personal bagpipe hat

Not really a bagpipe, more a small wheezing noise maker
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A hat is made which is in the form of a sealed bag. At the top is a small and fairly quiet thingy which makes a gentle whistling or squeeing noise.

At the beginning of the day the hat is inflated with a bicycle pump; over the course of the day the air gradually comes out of the thingy until by the end of the day the hat is silent and deflated.

For dramatic emphasis in conversations or meetings, you can reach up and pat your hat to produce a louder squee.

pocmloc, Mar 17 2010

Northumbrian smallpipes http://en.wikipedia.../Northumbrian_pipes
Prior Art [8th of 7, Mar 17 2010]

Personal Bagpipe Hat http://dissociatedp...e-linsey-pollak.jpg
I keep thinking that the Bagpipe Hat should resemble this rubber glove bagpipe, and be worn something like the comb of a rooster. See a YouTube demonstration of the instrument at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hBqgp9JGOo [jurist, Mar 18 2010]

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       [-] for bagpipes in any form (except for the Northumbrian smallpipes which are reedy and quite bearable even in an enclosed space)
8th of 7, Mar 17 2010
  

       I have never seen Northumbrian pipes worn as headgear. Perhaps you can provide photos?
pocmloc, Mar 17 2010
  

       Unless it’s a fairly tiny hat I’d estimate that you’d have to inflate it by inserting several bicycle pumps - perhaps about fifteen, and maybe a few crabs and yo-yos, to fill out the available space.
Ian Tindale, Mar 17 2010
  

       // I have never seen Northumbrian pipes worn as headgear. //   

       You've led a very sheltered life, haven't you, [pom] ?
8th of 7, Mar 17 2010
  

       //[-] for bagpipes in any form// Yes, but would drown out what people say in meetings. [+]
mouseposture, Mar 18 2010
  

       //[-] for bagpipes in any form (except for the Northumbrian smallpipes which are reedy and quite bearable even in an enclosed space)//   

       Oh, [8th]. If only you had been there... I was at a wedding, some years ago, in Inverness. The main hall held just less than 100 folks for dinner... anyway, long story short (kinda). We heard the drone of a piper outside and expected him to be involved in some kind of first dance ensemble (the bride was a piper herself so this would be a nice touch). We were not prepared for what followed...   

       "Ladies & Gentlemen, please welcome the Royal Northern Constabulary Pipe Band!". One by one they inexorably march in, like a Roman legion all trying to search a single house, 20 pipers, base drum, drum major and all. The bride was then handed a set of pipes...   

       Impressive, deafening, hilarious and absolutely terrifying all at the same time.
Jinbish, Mar 18 2010
  

       Perhaps bill this to suicidals, as wearing this sort of thing out in public will probably get you torn apart by raving pedestrians.
Postscript, Mar 22 2010
  
      
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