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Musically Challanged? US Gov't to the rescue.
Old 28th October 2002
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Musically Challanged? US Gov't to the rescue.

Seems like the US Gov't has developed a device that goes in the bell of a bugle and plays Taps at the press of a button. It looks like a cone mute and cost $50,000 to develop. The end is near.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2002Oct27.html
Old 28th October 2002
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So this is why I fear audits every year. When I die, someone take a boombox and play "Stairway to Heaven". (or Highway to Hell, however you look at it)
Old 29th October 2002
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I don't know about you, but I'd like to audit the gov't to see how my tax dollars are being spent. $50K buys a lot of music lessons.
Old 29th October 2002
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I remember how amazed I was nearly 30 years ago that there were actually people making there living in military bands primarily playing taps at funerals. Keeping your shoes polished was as big a part of the gig as playing.
Old 29th October 2002
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Looks like we're fixin' to order up a bunch of these.

Coulda put that war money into school music programs, but then we'd all have to buy those damn japanese hybrid cars.
Old 29th October 2002
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Well, even though it cost 50k to develop, it doesn't mean that each one will cost that.

Hmm..., but knowing the military, each one will probably cost more than 50k.
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