Sunday, September 21, 2008

Road trip

You might go a little batty if the William Tell Overture-- okay, okay, the Lone Ranger Theme -- played outside of your window all night.

That's the trick Honda pulled in Lancaster, California. They engineered road grooves like those on vinyl records* to play the tune if you drive at exactly 55 miles per hour. Faster or slower and you've got a karaoke car; it's out of tune.

There are at least a dozen videos on YouTube. Here's one:

It's days are numbered, according to BBC News. "I think it's terrible because it keeps me awake at night," Lancaster resident Donna Martin told the Daily Breeze newspaper. I can sympathize.

It's supposedly been tried in Japan, South Korea and the Netherlands.

Any suggestions for Saipan? More original than "We're not gonna take it", please.

* An archaic 20th Century recording technology


Lil' Hammerhead said...

Oh God.. for some reason everything here always has to be the local anthem or local seal. ..mitbeses yan mas, u saluda hao.. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Boni said...

Footloose! Like in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.