Product: Musical Instrument: Wind
Bagpipe Breathalyzer   (+2, -1)  [vote for, against]
Just blow into here sir...

There are more breath tests at this time of year, and it's the only time when you hear bagpipes. Why on earth *wouldn't* you combine the two?

Landlords could own a set, and secretly find out whose car keys needed confiscating for the evening.
-- Fishrat, Jan 01 2004

Made me chuckle just reading the title. (+)
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 01 2004

Don't you have to be drunk to enjoy the sound?
-- oneoffdave, Jan 01 2004

yes. very. Dreadful dirge.
-- jonthegeologist, Jan 01 2004

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are indicating you have a blood alcohol level of .09...

// it's the only time when you hear bagpipes. //

Why is that? In Nova Scotia they are more frequently heard during the summer months.
-- waugsqueke, Jan 01 2004

Ever since the wall came down, we English have a mighty fear o' lookin' north. However, the Scots celebrate so noisily at thing time of year that even we English have trouble ignoring them.
-- Fishrat, Jan 01 2004

Don't you have to be pretty drunk to think you can play the bagpipes in the first place?
-- DrCurry, Jan 01 2004

I swear there is a cat in that bag. London did better than Edinburgh last night!
-- po, Jan 01 2004

Didn't take you for a religious sort.
-- waugsqueke, Jan 02 2004

Bagpipes can bring you to your knees incredibly quickly.
-- Fishrat, Jan 02 2004

bagpipes! fun fun +
-- nomadic_wonderer, Jan 06 2004

Beautiful. Just plain Beautiful.
-- mahatma, Mar 06 2004

I am one of the few who truly loves bagpipes. Can never listen to them without smiling. The last time that I heard them I was snowed in, in Yosemite Valley, and a lone piper played at 6:00AM. The effect was wonderful as the sound bounced off the canyon walls.

Yes, a "smidge" of Scottish blood somewhere back in my family. [+]
-- Klaatu, Mar 06 2004

You're not the only one [klaatu]. I certainly have a soft spot for the pipes... Reminds me of home (wipes a tear from my eye).
Alot of American tourists seem to like them aswell.
-- MikeOliver, May 26 2004

i guess the system works on, i'm in a pub i'll play the bag pipes, stone cold sober this seems a bad idea as our esteemed DrCurry pointed out
-- engineer1, May 26 2004

What's the point? You have to be drunk to blow into the skin of a dead goat anyway.
-- bobad, May 26 2004

MikeO, for some historical reason I can't remember, the bagpipes are used at nearly every funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. Americans can't help but get misty eyed at Amazing Grace.
-- dentworth, May 26 2004

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