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    The Mandolin Cafe has posted the following news release:
    Report Substantiates North Korea Musical Instrument Concerns

    The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, confirms suspicions the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has engaged in a systematic program involving the hoarding of U.S. and European musical instruments over the past 15 months.



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    dy where y = r cubed over 3.
    Blow on, man.

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    This is very depressing news. I intended to sign up for the Arristworks banjo track but I think I'll opt for spoons instead.

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    I can hear it now....Blue Moon Over Pyongyang.

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    1st Golf, and now acoustic music! Will it never end? Gasp!

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    kim wrong-un strikes again ... MAS attack!

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    Default Re: Report Substantiates North Korea Musical Instrument Concerns

    Speaking of golf (the famous 36 under par on first attempt), you neglected to say that the first time the Dear Leader took a mandolin out of the case he played all Bach's Partitas from memory using stretches and double stops that even Mike Marshall can not attempt.

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    Grisman renames EMD to DMZ.
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    I hope the UN gets involved in this.
    I'm pretty sure banjos fall under the international WMD prohibition.
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    'Old-time and bluegrass music will soon be played on tambourines and spoons.'

    Tamborines and spoons! In bluegrass!!

    For some folks that'd constitute a scenario even more nefarious than a North Korean inspired drought of instruments.

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    This is scary, perish the thought of Uncle Pen played on tambourines and spoons.
    A well written article, alerting the world to the dubious misdeeds of ole un. If this news article had not been published, at great danger I might add, many a mandolin player would suffer from MAS in vain.
    Stay safe and protect your valuable instruments, if they disappear I'm sure the UN will chastise un and ask him to please stop.

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    I predict that the continued practice of increasing the density of banjos in the relatively small country of Noth Korea will ultimately lead to that nations demise.
    It doesn't matter . . . I'm going to WINFIELD!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billkilpatrick View Post
    kim wrong-un strikes again ... MAS attack!
    Good one!
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    It's great that the cafe has now rescinded it's rules against bringing up 'hot-button topics' and is leading the way by posting this exceptional exposť.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Marmot View Post
    'Old-time and bluegrass music will soon be played on tambourines and spoons.'

    Tamborines and spoons! In bluegrass!!

    For some folks that'd constitute a scenario even more nefarious than a North Korean inspired drought of instruments.

    And don't forget jaw harps and triangles...the technique, tips and tricks to improvisation videos...how to play faster...the search for vintage , uh, instruments...the gut-wrenching possibilities are endless...bwaahahahaaaa!
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    North Korea is hoarding banjos, and people are alarmed? We should be applauding!!

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    This is not a hoax. I got an email the other day - mixed in with the notices of lottery winnings and pleas for help from Nigerian princes - offering me $1.75 million for my mandolin in order to help out with a program dedicated to enriching the cultural education of North Korean school children. All they asked in return was to help defray shipping and handling costs by sending $650. This seemed an honorable cause, and, since my prime directive is furthering mandolin consciousness, it behooved me to spring into action. I sent them my beater.
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    I don't know...I smell an April Fools Joke.
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    The article omitted that fact that, as a result of this development, North Korea is changing the country's official name from Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Guitars Don't Always Electrify (GDAE).

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    Man you got me good!
    As crazy as it sounds a banjo and mandolin in the hands of all North Koreans could actually bring about peace and free thought and expression.That would be the end of the North Korean regime. I say lets make it happen,but with cheap imports only. I will take a North Korea full of banjos and mandolins:mandosmiley over bombs any day.

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    THANK YOU ! ! !! ! ! !

    I waited and waited for the annual unveiling. WooHOO!!!!!

    Wow! Someting tells me that's Stan's er' uh, cave.

    You want banjo?
    How 'bout, Dennis Rodman playing this pre-war top tension! ! ! ! !

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    it was hook, line, and sinker for me ... until DJs post and then... dang, they GOT ME !!!
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    TBH, I was way deep into it before it hit me.

    You guys could write for the Onion!

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    Fell for it...HL&S.

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    So now it will be patriotic to buy more instruments! What better excuse do you need?

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