Sunday, July 30, 2006

Take that panflute industry



Ok, after just making myself out to be a comic snob, I thought this was hilarious. There are other funny comics on www.toothpastefordinner.com but this got me the most.

5 comments:

Amy-Alisa said...

Ok, I've tried to be patient and wait until someone else asked the question so I didn't sound stupid, but noone has, so, "what is a panflute"?

ellie o said...

A panflute, or more insightfully, flute of Pan, is the little instrument used by the mythological half-goat creature Pan (recently appearing in The Lion Witch and Wardrobe--which I loved). It is five or six hollowed reeds or bamboo sections attached together horizontally in ascending size order to produce something of an abbreviated scale. One produces sound on it by blowing accross the top as on a coke bottle. It produces a simple sound and elementary melodies--sort of eery and haunting--but obviously nothing terribly complex. There was a guy on late night TV a few years ago who hawked his panflute albums--I passed on the opportunity to buy them all. I was somewhere in Peru or Panama (not at all close to each other but I just can't remember where) where I saw them being sold to tourists by the locals. There, I have exhaused my store of supposed knowledge on the subject.

Amy said...

Wow, ok, you could have stopped with the first sentence fragment and I get the picture. I was really asking Chris, but thanks.
And sorry to write a comment on your blog to an entirely different person that I don't even know. I know that's rude.

elliebo said...

I too got a major giggle out of the flowchart Chris. Sorry for jumping in and answering your questions--but the opportunity to pontificate is sometimes irresistable.

Ranteumptom said...

Now now children. Don't bicker.

Ellie's description was much more extensive than mine would've been, and was certainly more timely.