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I Scream Van

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Just for Halloween of course, a van will tour around and park at random street corners. Horrible prolonged screams will emerge from within, suitably amplified. The windows will be blacked out, and no information or graphics will be present.

Once a suitably large and concerned audience has emerged from their homes, or stopped on the street, the I Scream Van will trundle off to its next location.

xenzag, Oct 31 2013

http://www.youtube....watch?v=hWRpxoaCLi0 Na Nach Nachman truck [pashute, Nov 03 2013]

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       Police really should respond if the noises are anything like a human cry of distress. Good title, but I'd try to think of a better idea to go along with it.
scad mientist, Oct 31 2013
  

       Police could well be in on the joke.
gisho, Oct 31 2013
  

       With the police and 911 operators being in on it, I could see this being a valid one time phsycology experiment about how often people will attempt to aid or call for help. If this was done on a widespread basis or more than one year in a row, as poeple learned about it they would simply be desensitized and become less likely to do something in a case where someone was really being abducted or assaulted.   

       Scary is great for Haloween in the sense of suernatural / extraterestrial / creepy / disgusting, but I see no reason for using scary in the sense of apparent violent crime. If you want to be scared that way, watch a movie.
scad mientist, Oct 31 2013
  

       [+] it could be made reasonably obvious that it's just a prank.
FlyingToaster, Oct 31 2013
  

       Maybe. When I was a kid a group of three or four people in my hometown used Halloween pranking as a pretense to rob every empty house in a three block area. The only detail I remember is that they were driving around in a Halloween-decorated van and blasting Alice Cooper, tossing toilet paper everywhere and being so conspicuous that they were completely ignored.   

       Probably wouldn't work today.
Alterother, Oct 31 2013
  

       (+) Most people wouldn't "get" it, but the one person that does would be gobsmacked that someone went through all that trouble.
jutta, Oct 31 2013
  

       Incident, Cops, Islamist, Response, Screening, Drill, Security, Attack, Emergency, Keylogger, Assassination, Tsunami, Gangs, Agent, Relief, Halfbakery, Halloween, Happy......... plus other some other items. Love it.
xenzag, Nov 01 2013
  

       //a van will tour around ....Horrible prolonged screams will emerge from within...The windows will be blacked out,   

       You sure that isn`t the Police?
not_morrison_rm, Nov 01 2013
  

       //Most people wouldn't "get" it, but...//   

       [jutta]! Long time no read. I can't really say "welcome back" to your own site, but, ah, welcome back!
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 03 2013
  

       Ditto what Max said. Long time no contact. Good to see you are still knocking about the place.
blissmiss, Nov 03 2013
  
      
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