Monday, March 17, 2008

Skank alert

I was slow getting into that newfangled nonsense called a cell phone. I used to laugh at how obsessed people became with their ringtones. Oh heavens, the ringtone. Changing the generic mass ring to something that reflects you a bit. But then again, chances are quite a few other people still have your "unique" ring.
If I hear one more phone ring out the song line "It's too late to apologize" I may scream a girly high scream. I hear it upwards of six times a day, just from working in a retail store.

But last fall Elizabeth showed me a website one of her piano students had showed her. And we spent hours playing various rings and crying from laughter. And I quickly became one of those people obsessed with their ringtones.



When I call myself from my house number I have the Lost Phone Ring:
"Yo, yo, yo, I'm over here. Yo, here. Come and get me. I'm over here, man." (I can't find it online right now)

My usual ring is Stalker:
http://phonezoo.com/phone-My-stalker___EWN9Po5A-GE0dk5xztFAAA___Ringtone.htm

When my dad calls I hear Darth Vader saying "I am your father":
http://phonezoo.com/Vader-Father___3PmkqB6EtH4___Ringtone.htm

When my brother Clarke calls I hear the Mario Bros. Theme:
http://phonezoo.com/Mario-Bros-Theme___vPL04sm2qOA___Ringtone.htm

When Elizabeth calls from her cell phone I hear the Skank Alert:
http://phonezoo.com/Skank-Alert___WwFsCBu0Sdc___Ringtone.htm

When Jayar calls from his cell phone I hear This is Sparta! from 300:
http://phonezoo.com/0---This-is-Sparta%21___dRi4xSkMzak0dk5xztFAAA___Ringtone.htm
(but it does not have the "this is madness" beginning)


I used to have Homer Simpson saying "That creepy weird guy is calling...oh wait, it's your dad!" but I messed up when I set it, so it got preempted by Darth Vader. Oh, and it doesn't have the Imperial March after it, just the one line.

2 comments:

Sariah in Vancouver said...

That is hilarious! But the Vader link didn't work for me, it took me to the stalker ring again. Still... very funny!

Susannah said...

Sorry! I fixed it now. :)