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One guy with a sousaphone takes down a KKK Rally.

Posted July 22, 2015 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

I just cant help laughing at this. Some dude objected to the Klan marching through his neighbourhood, but rather than get all aggravated and shouty, he just followed them playing comedy tuba tunes. It was a surprisingly effective counter-demo. And Ride of the Valkyrie? Genius.

17 Responses to ‘One guy with a sousaphone takes down a KKK Rally.’

DrYobbo ducks in to say...

Posted July 22, 2015
Nothing more ego-deflating than resoundingly, resonantly farty brass. I'm on record (on pod, technically) as saying brass instruments are just metallic bagpipes and need to be hurled into the sea, but this I can endorse

damian mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2015
It takes a lot of character to play the sousaphone convincingly.

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damian mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2015
Saw this around too - main thought was the safety one... as it "it's all good fun till someone gets mobbed and gang-frotted by vicious skinheads". I'm assuming there is a modest but significant police presence just out of shot for most of the vid, but even that isn't necessarily much help in some places.

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Murphy_of_Missouri mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2015
Erica Gomes, in our universe a sousaphone player and elsewhere a minor character with axes, posted this in her FB feed. :)

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TeamAmerica is gonna tell you...

Posted July 22, 2015
Off-topic, but New Yorker mag had an interesting article on Amazon's effect on books: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/02/17/cheap-words
As for the topic, clever way to mock them.

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Jimbo swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted July 22, 2015
Charlie don't surf ...

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Lobes mutters...

Posted July 22, 2015
I hate Illinois Nazis

GhostSwirv is gonna tell you...

Posted July 22, 2015

Very interesting!

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Quokka puts forth...

Posted July 22, 2015
Next time these morons meet up at the gold coast Spit, we need to muster the ukuleles.

w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2015
Or perhaps kazoos. Playing Yakety Sax, the Benny Hill theme tune.

damian is gonna tell you...

Posted July 22, 2015
I second this. Flashmob kazoos.
Of course ukes would work if the repertoire is 100% Tiny Tim...

insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted July 23, 2015
I have a box full of fresh kazoos here at home and will gladly supply them to the flashmob.

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AuntyLou mutters...

Posted July 22, 2015
I, for one, am prepared to go out & purchase a ukulele & learn a tune just to be part of that! Or kazoo...but only if really necessary. I rate kazoos as highly as pan pipes ie not a musical instrument.

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NBlob mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2015
Gold++The man must have cojones like cantaloupes.
Off topic, but.Wherever colonialism washed ashore the cultural exchange was 2 way & resulted in the most surprising outcomes. One can't imagine England without bungalows, but it came from India, I may have mentioned my deep & unnatural love of Vietnamese noms in French bread. But the wildest I've come across to date is German oompah bands playing Frenetic Central American beats. Unbefrickenlievably AWSMBALLZ.

damian mutters...

Posted July 23, 2015
It's on topic to an extent. I'd suggest that stopping off for a kebab or a curry is in the mix for the anglo-aussie equivalents to these folks.

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Brother PorkChop ducks in to say...

Posted July 23, 2015
Love it. Kazoos, ukes, all good. He shoulda played baby elephant walk too.

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Rhino puts forth...

Posted July 24, 2015
Do not doubt the power of this fully operational sousaphone.

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