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3rd Nov '17 3:24:16 PM DaibhidC
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** The pipe organs created by [[BunglingInventor Bloody Stupid Johnson]] and situated in Unseen University (as seen in Discworld/MenAtArms'', ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' and ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}) and the Ankh-Morpork Opera House (seen in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'')are so complicated and laden with special effects that only the Librarian can properly play them, with all four limbs. The UU one also happens to be crosslinked with the pipes in the Archchancellor's bathroom, unbeknownst to anyone. ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' has another Johnson in the vampire castle, this one dedicated to horror-movie sound effects.

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** The pipe organs created by [[BunglingInventor Bloody Stupid Johnson]] and situated in Unseen University (as seen in Discworld/MenAtArms'', ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' and ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}) ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'') and the Ankh-Morpork Opera House (seen in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'')are ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'') are so complicated and laden with special effects that only the Librarian can properly play them, with all four limbs. The UU one also happens to be crosslinked with the pipes in the Archchancellor's bathroom, unbeknownst to anyone. ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' has another Johnson in the vampire castle, this one dedicated to horror-movie sound effects.
21st Sep '17 2:39:38 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', Slartibartfast was planning on spending his retirement learning to play the octravental heebiephone, despite not having enough mouths.
21st Sep '17 2:33:58 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', a pipe organ created by [[BunglingInventor Bloody Stupid Johnson]] is so complicated and laden with special effects that only the Librarian can properly play it, with all four limbs. It also happens to be crosslinked with a fancy bath in another building, unbeknownst to anyone.

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* In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', a ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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pipe organ organs created by [[BunglingInventor Bloody Stupid Johnson]] is and situated in Unseen University (as seen in Discworld/MenAtArms'', ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' and ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}) and the Ankh-Morpork Opera House (seen in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'')are so complicated and laden with special effects that only the Librarian can properly play it, them, with all four limbs. It The UU one also happens to be crosslinked with a fancy bath the pipes in another building, the Archchancellor's bathroom, unbeknownst to anyone.anyone. ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' has another Johnson in the vampire castle, this one dedicated to horror-movie sound effects.
21st Sep '17 2:28:00 PM DaibhidC
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** [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Fazoobs The Fazoobs]] are a Koozbanian band who play ''each other''.
9th May '17 5:23:11 AM WillBGood
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** After he tuned a violin for a friend, it emitted a [[{{Kiai}} shrieking sound that could paralyze people]].

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** After he tuned a violin for a friend, it emitted a [[{{Kiai}} [[BrownNote shrieking sound that could paralyze people]].
30th Apr '17 3:11:03 AM malter
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IGQfUJOifo Oomphalapompatronium]].
1st Feb '17 6:41:18 PM Vir
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* Quite a few positively psychotic examples from Creator/DrSeuss's ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.

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* Quite a few positively psychotic examples from Creator/DrSeuss's ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''
26th Jan '17 6:38:06 PM PaulA
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s'' holophonor (below) is based on Creator/IsaacAsimov's visi-sonor from ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} The Foundation Trilogy]]''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s'' holophonor (below) is based on Creator/IsaacAsimov's The visi-sonor from ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} The Foundation Trilogy]]''.Trilogy]]'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov creates its own visual accompaniment.
26th Jan '17 6:32:39 PM Shedlessguy
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motograter The Motograter]], used and invented by the [[Main/NuMetal Nu Metal]] band of the same name.
11th Jan '17 3:14:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* The experimental rock group SleepytimeGorillaMuseum loves this trope. Alongside conventional rock and orchestral instruments, a look through their album booklets reveals such custom-made wonders as: percussion guitar, lever-action lever, pancreas (electric), tangularium, Valhalla, Vatican, pedal-action wiggler, roach, sledgehammer-dulcimer/slide-piano log, thing, popping turtle, pressure-cap marimba, and spring-nail guitar.

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* The experimental rock group SleepytimeGorillaMuseum Music/SleepytimeGorillaMuseum loves this trope. Alongside conventional rock and orchestral instruments, a look through their album booklets reveals such custom-made wonders as: percussion guitar, lever-action lever, pancreas (electric), tangularium, Valhalla, Vatican, pedal-action wiggler, roach, sledgehammer-dulcimer/slide-piano log, thing, popping turtle, pressure-cap marimba, and spring-nail guitar.
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