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The 'Retarded' Ice-cream truck music

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posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 03:41 PM
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**I'm laughing my arse off as I type this 1st line...I looked up at my title for the thread, and thought: "Yep, that about sums it up."**

This event happens mostly during the summer hours, but I've seen it drag out into the fall sometimes.

Picture yourself in a quiet moment, doing your own thingy, when all of a sudden, you hear this EeRiE, dIsToRtEd, over-played sound-track kiddie music... emenating from somewhere far off? Then 'hell's quartet' strikes up the beat - louder and freaken louder...OH BOY...sounds like it might be rounding my neck of the woods. Lucky me.

Do I dare peak out from behind the curtains? Not yet I tell myself...just wait a moment and let my imagination get the best of me.

The so called music is akin to scratching ones nails down the perverbial chalkboard. I feel myself reaching for my earplugs...NOPE slaps my other hand...'You want to torture yourself with this auditory audacity!"

Plinka plunka...sounds like Shroeder from The Peanuts trippin out big time. Serves him right! You never know what they put in them sprinkles eh?

I'm picturing Mr. Smiley, you know, the stupid grinning guy from those viagra commercials? He's sitting school-boy straight behind the wheel, looking all prim and proper in his pearly white uniform. Hat on the head, bowtie, the works.

Hmm...What's this? Mr. Smiley sounds like he just parked his wheels outside my apartment. The 'call of the Eloi' has zombified these kids and they are coming out in droves!!! Their wee little arms are stretched out in front; eyes bulged and they're chanting "IMOTEH" like the movie 'The Mummy.


Ok, they're not really doing that. lol

This is finally getting the best of me now. I take a deep breath, and finally swing the curtains open to see what all the hooplah is about.

Mr. Smiley is nowhere to be found! The kids are there...check...icecream is there...check...I could have sworn Mr. Smiley would be there? All looks normal, except for that mind-altering sanitorium sound they call music.

Do icecream companies think this tune will make the #1 charts? You'd think they'd change up on the soundtracks every once in a while. Nope.

The tried and true. It worked on me as a kid and damn well works on the kids of today.

Look at that icecream taunting me...how dare they?!?!

Wiping the drool now.

Vanilla or chocolate.....I can't decide.


[edit on 16-7-2007 by TheDuckster]




posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 03:45 PM
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Oh yeah. You can hear it blocks away. Then I reach for my wallet as I know the kids are on their way in. I hate that
music. Do you live in a rural area? Or do they have that annoying crap in the city too?



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 03:58 PM
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Intrepid,

We live in a rural area. When I hear the onset of the music, I think to myself, 'ok.. where did I hide my purse', but TOO late...the sound of coins jingling miraculously appears before me. God bless their angelic smiling faces.

Did you ever notice that the sound system on the icecream truck defies all laws of the 'doppler affect'? Music goes up and down.

I think the companies did that on purpose so that the kids wouldn't think that the icecream truck was 'going away from them'. Nice trick.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by TheDuckster


Did you ever notice that the sound system on the icecream truck defies all laws of the 'doppler affect'? Music goes up and down.

I think the companies did that on purpose so that the kids wouldn't think that the icecream truck was 'going away from them'. Nice trick.


Damn, I never thought of that. Seems about right though. If my kids could do their chores at the speed they put in to get money and get to the truck they'd be done in seconds.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 05:44 PM
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Actually it's sad that my daughter didn't get to have the ice cream truck annoying music and all pull up front cause we lived in the country.

On second thought I think she preferred having the horse over ice cream.

Still it's a fond memory from childhood.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by gallopinghordes


On second thought I think she preferred having the horse over ice cream.



Never tried that, sounds good though..I mostly like chocolate, sometimes hot fudge over mine...


WE have a similar truck in our hood too. I always sounds like she's just down the street, you can hear her for hours. The "song" is in my head all summer.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 07:32 PM
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Hilarious post, Ducks.

Now, imagine the same music, coming from a battered 1970's white step van, that has bulletproof glass and metal grilles over the windows because the ice cream men around here get robbed while on duty.

Welcome to Oakland.



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 07:06 AM
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Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
Hilarious post, Ducks.

Now, imagine the same music, coming from a battered 1970's white step van, that has bulletproof glass and metal grilles over the windows because the ice cream men around here get robbed while on duty.

Welcome to Oakland.


Thanks MMF!

Jeese Louise....that's pretty freakin bad when the truck's made out to look like a Loomis security van.
_______________________________

~On a Hot Scorching day, somewhere in the timeline~

Thugs: "Gimmee all yer Vanilla icecream sammies...and make it SNAPPY!"

Icecream guy: (shaking, nervously holds out money bag)

Thugs: (viciously smacks aside money bag; almost breaking icecream guys' arm) "What the hell did I just say??!? You're ears plugged? or do we have to plug ya?
"Hurry up with those sammies, and while yer at it...throw in sum chocolate fudgies...COME ON.. COME ON.. we don't have all day!!!"

What has this world come to folks? :shk:



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 07:22 AM
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Oh god Duckster LMFAO.I posted this in another thread but it's definitely worth repeating.
Our Ice cream truck is driven by a friend of my husbands who drives onto our street and parks in front of our house so the music is all we hear along with with screaming kids trampling our lawn.We never but from him,as Iam too much of a cheapskate.Popscicles from the grocery store please.



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt

Originally posted by gallopinghordes


On second thought I think she preferred having the horse over ice cream.



Never tried that, sounds good though..I mostly like chocolate, sometimes hot fudge over mine...:.


Well space you never know til you try it. She always seems happy with it



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 04:47 PM
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they have those damned ice cream trucks in LA too. The one near my neighborhood trys to play La Cucaracha but plays the song wrong. it's annoying to hear the song being repeated over and over all day, even worse that is's played wrong.



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 05:31 PM
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Its funny you mention that. For the life of me I can't think how that tune goes right now. I wonder if there is a link to it somewhere?



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 06:29 PM
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You know .... la Cucara-aaa-cha...la cucar-aaa-cha...dit de dee dee dee di dee! i can't remember the rest of the lyrics...

It's basically that spanish folk song made popular during the mexican revolution. the song is basically their equivellent to Yankee Doodle Dandy but........ it's a song about a cockroach who smokes too much weed and can't walk and gets lazy or something. not kidding I think thats how the lyrics translate although most of the time people put their own adlibing and improve over the lyrical phrasing of the song.

it's lyrics:
La Cucaracha, la Cucaracha
Ya no puede caminar
Porques le falta, porque no tiene
marihuana que fumar.

The cockroach, the coackroach
can't walk anymore
because it lacks, because it doesn't have
marijuana to smoke.

not kidding those are the lyrics, or the most common lyrics for the song.



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 08:02 PM
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Giggling now......

Guess what I found? Uh oh...LOLOL

Best turn your speakers up for this one!

Very, very Demented

Imagine driving up and down the streets in your car with your speakers blaring that song on full throttle!

Right on cue, the pavlov kiddies will come bouncing and drooling out of their homes eagerly looking for their rewards.

~Here's the kicker~

You could also drive around that same block again with the sound turned off, just to see the down-hearted look on their faces when they can't satisfy their sweet tooth.


Alright...alright, that's pretty mean. I'm a little stinker eh?



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 03:02 PM
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Does your truck leave the music on even while stopped? ugh that annoys me the most. Plus ours around here will come down the street after 9pm. WTH!!! my kids go to bed at 8pm and sure enough they hear the truck and come out asking...one day I will have to hurt the guy.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 03:25 PM
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vckums,

Thank heavens they turn the music off when they park, otherwise I could see alot of people complaining about it. Me included.

These icecream companies REALLY take advantage of the late summer hours and I think they assume that the kiddies are going to be staying up later. One driver (he must have been hurting for $cash$) was seen cruising around the block around 9:30 pm and a little later.

Parents would have to be crazy buying icecream for their kids at that hour! If there are any hyper active children out there, I wouldn't think to put any sugar in their wee tummies just before bed.

:shk: < This is junior (without icecream) before betime

< This is junior (after icecream) before betime



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 04:52 PM
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Exactly! No sugar that late for my kids, thanks...

I've been watering my lawn at night now after kids go to bed, I'm hoping to catch the guy and chew his arse a bit about playing the music while stopped AND the 9pm drive by's(LOL)



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 05:12 PM
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vckums,

That's the spirit!

You show that icecream fudgie who's boss! Better yet, hold off watering that lawn until the nice icecream man comes around. I got a great idea on how to kill 2 birds with one squirt. hee hee



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 11:14 PM
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hmmm I must be weird I like the retarded music, it reminds me of summer, apple pie and Chevrolet, and ice cream , lol, and beer, summertime and beer, and hot dogs, and baseball, although I don't watch it, I realise it is necessary, they say sumertime and the living is easy,:w:



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 01:11 PM
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Ah jeez, here it comes now. I get off easy today, the girls aren't home. I just have to put up with that inane music.



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