Reason 837 why bagpipes are wondrous

“A big turnout and police bagpipes drown out a Kansas group opposed to homosexuality” who were, grotesquely, protesting at the funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq, a soldier who was not gay.

On the corner of a narrow street lined with Colonial-era buildings, the Kansas contingent tried shouting its anti-homosexual message at mourners who overflowed from the church. But every time demonstrators spoke out, the 14-man Boston Police Department bagpipe band broke into thunderous sound.