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Pardon the obligatory South Park
in the subtitle. This idea is actually for
noise that unintentionally sounds like a
My Tivo, possibly a first gen, maybe
second, I dont know if they still do this,
has sounds that play indicating what
function you have
just pushed on the
remote. There is a sound for the guide,
the Tivo menu, and for fast forward and
rewind. There are three speeds of FF and
RW. This is my problem. The sound it
makes for FF is two notes ascending, ba
dum. If I hit this button three times in
succession, the Tivo goes "ba dum ba
ba dum" with each successive "ba dum"
being higher in pitch that the preceding
one, which happens to be the exact
rhythm and notes for the beginning of
goes the weasel. Now I'm left having to
hum the rest of the song to make my
stop twitching. </rant>
Now on to the idea:
A keychain sized fob with a few
programmable buttons. when depressed,
the fob will play whatever sounds you
downloaded into it.
I know what you're thinking: "wow this
sounds like a voice recorder keychain,
MFD: widely known to exist"
Here's the difference. With purchase, you
are entitled to 4 free downloads of the
most commonly half finished songs. The
website has a database of commonly
encountered half finished songs from
which to choose. These will include the
beginning to AC/DC's back in black, and
other songs partially used to avoid
If you encounter
a new device that sounds like a song and
driving you crazy, there is a requests
section of the page which allows you to
post your irritant and have the website
composers create an end to your
annoyance by competing your song in
and with the same timbre.
Example, the dot-matrix printer at your
work sounds eerily like the Prelude to
Bach's Cello Suite #1
when you print your contracts. You can
post a sound recording. The composers
will take samples from a dot-matrix
printer and finish out the piece, or at
take it to a point where it resolves, so
you're not in the middle of a passage
when it cuts off.
Scaner that plays a song
Imagine if it stopped halfway through. [bleh, May 21 2007]
||this must not be a common problem. Is it
||yeah, i think it might just be you.
||Now, I've got that tune stuck in my head.
||//Baked... Just saw the commercial for
||I'm pretty sure they dont have dot matrix
printer versions of cello suites.
||//Now, I've got that tune stuck in my head.
||Sailing away, pop goes the weasel, back in
black, or the cello suite?
||Uh, I don't remember, hold on a sec.
||Oh yeah, it was Pop Goes The Weasel, and thanks...now it's back!
||I had that roger miller whistle thing from
the old disney robin hood (the one with
the fox) stuck in my head for about 2
years. drove me friggin crazy.