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Annoying Jukebox

Jukebox that Annoys unless Paid
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The Annoying Jukebox would play a random song until someone got annoyed and put money in it, either to request another song or just to make it stop.

Over time, it would learn which songs were most annoying (by how quickly patrons would pay for them to stop) and play them most often whenever the paid-for songs ran out.

Sure, the bar would make less money on drinks (and an extra pittance on the jukebox), but it would really be more of a social statement.

frankus, Apr 02 2002


       The bar would make less money on drinks because patrons would go elsewhere to get away from the juke box.
waugsqueke, Apr 02 2002

       Strangely enough this was baked in the 'Rose and Crown', Hereford. If there were no credits in the juke box it would start playing the CDs from start to finish. The first CD was Glenn Miller. It rarely got more that 10 seconds into the first track before one of us would rush to the jukebox to put some money in.
st3f, Apr 02 2002

       Suggestion : Annoying Jukebox intercepts and stores IDs of cellular phones. Makes unsolicited "Now playing..." calls for several months following.
spartanica, Apr 03 2002

       This is baked in the Pizza Hut in Middletown, RI. It plays moldy oldies until someone pays to play a song. The jukebox is totally unaware of Billy Murray, Collins & Harlon, and Ada Jones, yet it remembers the 1940's vividly.
Amishman35, Apr 04 2002

       Don't most jukeboxes already count how many times a particular song is played, so as to give the maintenance person an idea of what kind of music most of the people at the (restaraunt, arcade, etc.) like? if so, it shouldn't be too hard to set it up to randomly play the LEAST selected songs whenever the paid-for songs ran out.
Dickcheney6, Oct 07 2008

       The jukebox in one of my local taco shops starts up and plays a song at random periodically if no one is playing anything. It does not choose annoying songs, however.
normzone, Oct 07 2008


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