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Inverted Icon
Apr 8, 2020


This is an aeolian harp. It's a string instrument played by the wind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo95SSr7wEFv0

Can you imagine being an ancient greek, where the only instrument you've ever seen is a bitch-rear end lyre or something, and you're traipsing through greece or whatever, and you find this?

Maybe you could also post cool items?

Inverted Icon fucked around with this message at 14:37 on Jul 10, 2020

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nut
Jul 30, 2019



Inverted Icon posted:

Can you imagine being an ancient greek, where the only instrument you've ever seen is a bitch-rear end lyre or something, and you're traipsing through greece or whatever, and you find this?

this is how cocoa cola was discovered

nut
Jul 30, 2019



also sorry wind but your not so great at playing it sounds like im in an indie video game homage to silent hill that i bought for pay what you want on itch dot io

Jeffrey Dahmer
May 21, 2017


Muldoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGfyEz2nD3s

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The only known ancient death whistles with archaeological context were published by Salvador Guilliem Arroyo in 1999. They were recovered from the hands of the skeleton of a sacrificed 20-year-old man that was found buried in front of the Ehecatl (wind) temple of Tlatelolco (pic 4). This finding indicates that the whistles are associated with Ehecatl and the wind and Mictlantecutli (death), and they could be related to the ritual of sacrifice. Many other ancient skeletons were found in the same ceremonial complex of Ehecatl. Guilliem proposed that the ritual of the ceremonial complex could be associated with the famine of 1454.


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If the whistles were associated with Ehecatl or the wind, the sounds of the whistles have also been required to simulate the sounds of the wind, because a strong wind cannot simply be summoned whenever the occasion requires, as in a ritual or ceremony.
Ehecatl and Mictlantecutli are very important in Mexican mythology and iconography, as shown in the dual representation of the Borgia Codex.


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The only reference to the possible ancient use of this type of whistle comes from the following text: The most remarkable festival in connection with Tezcatlipoca was the Toxcatl, held in the fifth month. On the day of this festival a youth was slain who for an entire year previously had been carefully instructed in the role of victim... He assumed the name, garb, and attributes of Tezcatlipoca himself... [as] the earthly representative of the deity.... He carried also the whistle symbolical of the deity [as Lord of the Night Wind], and made with it a noise such as the weird wind of night makes when it hurries through the streets. (Lewis Spence, Myths of Mexico and Peru, London, 1913)

https://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/music/death-whistle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9QuO09z-SI

Inverted Icon
Apr 8, 2020


These are invisibility sheafs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiDQVpvbAbM

Basically, they're lenticular lens arrays that hide objects at the right distance from them. Doesn't look ready for the military quite yet, but it's certainly something.

It looks like the company is one guy trying to sell his optics tinkerings to the army. He already makes a brisk business selling regular camouflage, I think

Inverted Icon
Apr 8, 2020



Nice

Glenn Quebec
Oct 30, 2005

That's because our downstream reality reflects an upstream case but I'm going to violate it.


I think its incredible that science has converted my posting into a sound.

beer gas canister
Oct 30, 2007

W E L C O M E T O M Y C U S T O M T I T L E ! ! !


Plaster Town Cop


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV_4rO_W3K4

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


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Weka
May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`

Finally, a musical instrument I can play with my butt.

Les Os
Mar 28, 2010


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bu2p5xl420

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

Weka posted:

Finally, a musical instrument I can play with my butt.

you can play any instrument with your butt if you try hard enough. for example, i'm a world renowned butt pianist.

Weka
May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`

gimme the GOD drat candy posted:

you can play any instrument with your butt if you try hard enough. for example, i'm a world renowned butt pianist.

My butt is plum wore out friend, I haven't parped a raspberry in years.

SopWATh
Jun 1, 2000


Weka posted:

My butt is plum wore out friend, I haven't parped a raspberry in years.

bear down friend!

Son of Rodney
Feb 22, 2006

ohmygodohmygodohmygod



Glenn Quebec posted:

I think its incredible that science has converted my posting into a sound.

Don't flatter yourself

The Voice of Labor
Apr 8, 2020



lol "bitch-rear end" lyre with a loving pitch bend

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cithara

BigBadSteve
Apr 29, 2009

In a world gone mad,
we will not spank the monkey,
but the monkey will spank us.

Weka posted:

Finally, a musical instrument I can play with my butt.

Assholian.

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Weka
May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`


We prefer Anal Americans

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