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28 January is National Kazoo Day

Jan 28, 2018 09:26AM ● Published by Gene Kirschbaum

Are you prepared to deal with NATIONAL KAZOO DAY?  For instance, where do you fall on the Colossal Kazoo Controversy?  Big end or small end?  Do you blow/humm into the big end or the small end?  Is Pop music better on the big end?  Are Jazz and Classical better on the small end?  Do you always blow from the same end, no matter what the tune?  Is it "force of habit," or have you actually tested the sound?

Also, what do kazoos have in common with bazookas?  Well, it might come as a complete surprise to you that the connection between kazoos and bazookas is not quite entirely imaginary.  For instance, both of them are musical instruments, made of metal, that are played with the mouth.  Bob Burns was the inventor of the musical bazooka.  The military (anti-tank) bazooka, which came later, was nicknamed "bazooka" because it looks so much like the musical bazooka.  Check out the video clip below of Bob Burns playing his bazooka.

Bob (Bazooka) Burns:

BIG END Kazoo Queen:

SMALL END Kazoo Blues:

BIG END Michael Jackson:

SMALL END Classical Kazoo:

Thus Spoke Zarkazoothustra:

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