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Polysymphonic Ringtones

It's a live orchestra for your mobile telephone ringtone, people.
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Dave was just starting on his salad when he heard it begin. The brass section rounding the corner nearest his alfresco table was a little overbearing until it was supported by the dulcet string section, approaching from the other end of the street. There was mixed reaction from the other diners, from mild irritation, to bemusement, to the vacant expression of enjoyment spreading across the face of Dave's dining partner.

The orchestra converged at the restaurant as they reached the end of their melody, looking expectantly at Dave. As they paused, he realised that they weren't looking at him, but at his colleage, Hugh, who started frantically patting his pockets as they started up again.

The band wound down as Hugh extracted his telephone from some inner recess of his coat, looking embarassed and mumbling apologies to the other diners. Having a live orchestra for a ringtone had its drawbacks.

Detly, Nov 09 2003

Dialtones http://www.flong.com/telesymphony/
Thought you meant this... [darksasami, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       I added some clarification to this idea - it seems that eveyone has misunderstood it, no?
Detly, Nov 10 2003
  

       Wow. No, it was not even slightly evident that this had anything to do with cell phones. How about that...   

       I, for one, *never* notice the category.
waugsqueke, Nov 10 2003
  

       Okay... I shall endeavour to clear things up a little...
Detly, Nov 10 2003
  

       I never notice the category.
sufc, Nov 10 2003
  

       I did indeed think it meant something else--got it entirely inside out. See [link].
darksasami, Nov 30 2003
  

       improv everywhere did something like this
Bighongry, Jul 13 2007
  
      
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