Monday, January 25, 2010

Suggested Engine Sounds To Be Installed On Electric Cars

Thundering Hooves

Light Saber

That Snooty Music From The Grey Poupon Commercial

Popping Popcorn

Steve Martin's "Well, Excuuuuse Me!"

Agitated Ducks

Scattered Gunfire

Cocktail Party Background Noise

Sizzling Bacon

"Get Down On It" By Kool & The Gang

Playing Card Clothespinned To Spokes

Air Horn From the Queen Mary

28 comments:

phd in yogurtry said...

Or: "Ni! Ni! Ni! We are the Knights of Ni!"

Kathy said...

"Playing Card Clothespinned To Spokes" I want!!! Wouldn't that just be the coolest thing? Is there an app for that, btw? I know they make popping bubble wrap. Also another sound they should put in quiet cars.

Brutalism said...

I feel we'd be a kinder, gentler people with most of these suggestions...though Steve Martin's "well excuuuusssee me" would definitely be my first choice. Brilliant.

only a movie said...

LOL Knights of Ni. I like the light saber too. :-)

Sharyn said...

Music from the Psycho shower scene.

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kbxmas said...

On the Monty Python theme, I was thinking of the coconuts being knocked together.

Anna See said...

I'd like "The Office" theme song for a little peppy commuter music.

Jay Ferris said...

Sizzling bacon, please. While you're at it, maybe we can have air filters installed that impart the scent of maple bacon goodness every time you turn the heater or a/c on. Oh, and fill the airbag with Bac-Os too.

Maura said...

Ride of the Valkyries, occasionally interspersed with Robert Duvall's voice saying how he "loves the smell of napalm in the morning." That might actually encourage other drivers to keep a safe distance.

Anna Lefler said...

Dang, you guys are GOOD.

And I'm really hungry now.

Great.

...A.

The Retired One said...

You forgot Inagadadivita,baby....

Grand Pooba said...

Excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me!

MommyTime said...

These are so funny that I'm laughing out loud. Sounds of a baby wailing on an airplane would certainly get other drivers out of the way. However, if I were the driver of said car, I might prefer "Beam me up, Scottie," following by that quavery music intended to suggest being beamed somewhere.

HermanTurnip said...

How about the noise Harry and Lloyd make in the movie Dumb And Dumber after asking the question, "Hey, wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?".

EEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

Kulio said...

hahaha...how about the sound of metal against metal when squeezing into a small parking space?

oh wait, mine already does that.

kathcom said...

I want the Steve Martin one! Or what about that noise that cartoon characters make when they're running?

Jeanne said...

I just saw that you're coming to the Erma conference. I'd offer to hook up with you, but I'm not this year :(. Anyway, have a great time!

Marinka said...

I definitely need these.

Magpie said...

I so want the air horn.

America's 1st Sgt. said...

I want Fred Flintstone's voice shouting: "Yabba dabba doooooo!", with the sound of bare feet slapping the pavement as I pull away.

K a b l o o e y said...

"Vroooooom, vrooooom" noises.
Original Star Trek theme by Alexander Courage.
Road Runner sounds.
Truckin'
Brandenberg Concerto, "I'm a Little Bit Country/I'm a Little Bit Rock'n'Roll" or Benny Hill theme, decided by random number generator

Nezzy said...

I'm just crackin' up thinking of the little buzz car runnin' down the road with playing cards sputtering in the spokes honking like a big boat! Greatly hilarious!!!

Ya'll have a marvelous day!!!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

It would be nice to have your own personal theme song - so driving to work would be like the opening credits for your day. Since I no longer drive to work (became a SAHM over the summer), I would need some tunes appropriate for trips to Target and Costco. Perhaps some Backyardigans? I'd really prefer a little Earth Wind and Fire...

FreshHell said...

I'll take the Kool and the Gang sound. Once I get an electric car. Thanks for stopping by! How can we friend each other on GoodReads (sez the Lazy Luddite)?

CaraBee said...

I'm liking the light saber.

How about Jaws music? Maybe only when you're accelerating?

Andy said...

I can see a rapper making his engine sound like video hos having an orgasm, and the horn sound like a cash register ring.

It's sad that I spent time thinking about that. Even sadder that I wish I owned that car.

WA said...

Maybe just Satchmo chanting, "I think I can...I think I can..."

--Wendi

Blasé said...

So many choices, so little time...