5.11.2007

What the?

In light of the recent herpes crab mite crisis at the courthouse, the powers at be have installed a loudspeaker with a recording to scare off the pigeons. I just heard it for the first time I second ago and I think it would scare a young child (or weak man) to death. It runs for about one minute on a loop. It starts with sound of a giant locust, and then builds up to what sounds like about 10 monkeys on crack. Then, for the big finish, it is some crazed animalistic screaming of I don't know what, but it sounds like that screeching noise from the zombies of Night of the Living Dead. I'll try to get a recording of it. It's gold. But you can't imagine all the people on the courthouse square that look up with the "what the?" look. Edit: I captured the audio! Please, please, please listen until the 20th second. (The audio was recorded with a cell phone from underneath the awning of Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes. It's raw and hasn't been enhanced at all.)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is toooo funny! Can't wait to hear it. At least they didn't hang a bunch of tin pie plates all over the courthouse. When I was young, my dad use to do that with the pecan trees to keep the birds at bay.

Anonymous said...

Is it the same thing they are using at the Civic Center? Why not just have open season on the birds. 12 guage shotguns seem to do a better job of scaring off the crab carying animals.

Anonymous said...

Hysterical - if it is that loud can this be heard inside the courthouse? Future juries and visiting lawyers are in for a shock.

Oh well, somebody will invent a new lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

You sure it's not some crazy chick doing the nasty with one of the local attorneys and this is her "mating" call? KInd of reminds me of the locker seen in Porky's :) GREATNESS!

Anonymous said...

All that noise is sure making me crabby.

Anonymous said...

not monkeys on crack just polticias on crack i wonder how mch that cost the taxpayers

WRSDemon said...

Ok, that seems like the type of sound that would invite birds to come. It's quite annoying, I'm 2 blocks off the square and I can still hear it.

Anonymous said...

Barry,
Defense lawyers from Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston have always heard those scary noises at the Courthouse.

Anonymous said...

Be glad your office is OFF the square Barry! I've been directly across from that noise all day. You hear about those people who lose it over some seemingly trivial nusance . . . I'm ready to start stabbing people with paper clips. Make the noises stop! PLEEEAAASE MAKE THEM STOP!!!!!

Anonymous said...

And the petition starts....

Anonymous said...

Sounds like James negotiating a plea deal.

moma247 said...

Sounds kinda like a haunted zoo.

Anonymous said...

Well, music is kinda powerful.....wonder what this will do to the courthouse Judges when juries are jarred with these melodies as they contemplate the fate of accused folks?

Just too funny!

Anonymous said...

I guess they can do what they did back in the 60's (?). CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES AROUND THE COURTHOUSE! That took care of the bird problem. I have always wondered what other cities (like Denton ...that has beautiful trees around their courthouse) did to keep the birds away so the trees could still stand. Many of those trees cut down earlier had been there for years and years! Was sad. But.....it took care of the birds. Same way the removal of the pipe fencing rails, that used to grace each entrance, (only one is now back in place on the NW corner) were removed.... to stop the stinch of tobacco spit left there daily by the old men who had nothing better to do but to sit, visit, whittle, and spit! THOSE is the FACTS, FOLKS! Anyone else remember those days?

Anonymous said...

how much more dumbing down can wise co. do? if they are taht stukpid at the courthouse, think how stupid the generakl population is.

Anonymous said...

Just put a democrat out there, that will scare them off.

Anonymous said...

That's what Sweetie Pies is killing to serve as meat . Monkeys and locust.

Gator said...

Sounds like a scene straight from the Africam???

Anonymous said...

It's that screaming banshee mzchief