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January 31, 2003 11:06 AM   Subscribe

So THAT'S what that sound is! This has been driving me crazy for weeks! Just when you thought that it couldn't get any louder in your nabe... Oh well, at least some people are enjoying it.
posted by ubi (37 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
gah! i live in the hood and have to listen to that fucking sound every day. this is the first time i have a genuine interest in slashing someone's tires. i thought the guy just had a problem with his car and was purposely driving hard on it so you could hear the "problem" more. i thought it would eventually go away when as the problem got worse and he had to get it fixed. now i found out i'm going to have to live with it forever? and there will be more? those tires are going, where did i put my ninja costume...
posted by badstone at 11:42 AM on January 31, 2003


What is it exactly? I have no idea what the sound is or what kids are doing to get it.
posted by mathowie at 11:44 AM on January 31, 2003


Yeah, seriously. What is this? Please don't link to a multimedia file (a non-downloadable one at that) without some kind of explanation.
posted by mkultra at 11:50 AM on January 31, 2003


I third the request for an explanation. I have no speakers on my computer.
posted by me3dia at 11:52 AM on January 31, 2003


People are having a piece of metal welded into their tailpipes, creating a whistle.

The car forums have been laughing about this for a week, particularly because of Bubb Rubb and Lil' Sis (you really need to watch it).
posted by linux at 11:53 AM on January 31, 2003


Useful link.
posted by badstone at 11:58 AM on January 31, 2003


Armed with that information, I found (amongst others):

Exhaust Whistle
Cat No: TG-4014, $1.99 Place the Exhaust Whistle inside the tailpipe of your favorite victim and watch and wait for the fun! Makes an alarming whistle when they drive away that will drive them crazy! The unique flange fitting will fit snuggly into anysize tailpipe. Dual tailpipes require 2 Exhaust Whistles.
Ages: 9 and up

Twistedgifts.com?? $1.99?? Ages 9 and up?? Uh-oh.
posted by carter at 12:03 PM on January 31, 2003


Cars (or their occupants) shouldn't be allowed to make more noise than their engine alone (and even that needs to be codified a bit).
posted by silusGROK at 12:06 PM on January 31, 2003


Seems like the added backpressure wouldn't be good for your car.
posted by machaus at 12:07 PM on January 31, 2003


Something like this was tried on a friend's car at his wedding, as part of the "Just Married" decoration process, but when the car was started the device shot out of the tailpipe instead of whistling.
posted by Songdog at 12:14 PM on January 31, 2003


I finally got the clip downloaded. Hilarious (especially in combination with the mp3).

I'm sure the city will pass an ordinance banning them outright soon, and then the police have yet another excuse to pull someone over.
posted by mathowie at 12:17 PM on January 31, 2003


Since when were KRONs stories filled with hip hop flava? I almost swore I heard the anchor say "yo"...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:29 PM on January 31, 2003


"Place the Exhaust Whistle inside the tailpipe of your favorite victim and watch and wait for the fun!"

Forget the exhaust whistle. If you want to freak somebody out, take a plastic zip-tie and fasten it around the driveshaft of the car, but leave the end of it long enough to strike the underside of the car as it spins.

Not that I've ever done anything like that, of course. Not me, no sirree.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:53 PM on January 31, 2003


wo-WOOO!
posted by Espoo2 at 1:01 PM on January 31, 2003


The KRON article, and alternate video link (more BW).

It sounds exactly like the BART. I was puzzled that I could hear the train from my house only occasionally... now I know.
It's that woo-WOOOOO!! Know what I'm saying?
posted by eddydamascene at 1:08 PM on January 31, 2003


Sorry badstone, I forgot to RTFL.
Any remix that samples Pam Moore and Mark Jones got me crunk.
posted by eddydamascene at 1:19 PM on January 31, 2003


I love Bub Rub. Especially when he blows through the stop sign. Raider Nation!
posted by machaus at 1:22 PM on January 31, 2003


woo woo
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posted by linux at 1:57 PM on January 31, 2003


“Some neighbors say it's way too loud,” Mr. Rubb contends. “That's only in the morning: you're supposed to be up cooking breakfast! It’s like an alarm clock. Whoo-hoo!”

See, it's like an alarm clock. Woo-wooooo!!!!
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 1:58 PM on January 31, 2003


I watched the video and was mildly interested. Then I listened to the mp3. The combination brought a smile to my face. Thanks, ubi.

Decoration, man, it's just for decoration. That's it and that's all.
posted by skryche at 1:59 PM on January 31, 2003


Great. Thanks to the Internet, rice boys and gang bangers in my hood are going to want this. Thanks Al Gore! Asshat!
posted by CrazyJub at 2:07 PM on January 31, 2003


Apologies to mathowie, me3dia and mkultra. I was just too lame to find the other links posted above, I should have provided more info. It's my first front page post. I'll do better next time. Thanks all who helped out...
posted by ubi at 2:09 PM on January 31, 2003


The community comes together to make the post top notch. MetaFilter in action! Woo woo!
posted by botono9 at 2:39 PM on January 31, 2003


[sigh] See this is exactly the kind of thing that could make a perfectly reasonable person like myself into a vigilante muffler tip thief.

My feeling is that if they can irritate me with the noise, i can irritate them with a portable MIG wielder.

Right?
posted by quin at 2:53 PM on January 31, 2003 [1 favorite]


And the community has also managed to bring a couple of multi-media webservers to their knees. Woot!
posted by crunchland at 2:53 PM on January 31, 2003


correction: w0-w00t!
posted by eddydamascene at 3:13 PM on January 31, 2003


My feeling is that if they can irritate me with the noise, i can irritate them with a portable MIG wielder.

The potato in the tailpipe trick, works the best. One it is not malicious, two no noise pollution....err no noise & no pollution, the car will not start either....whooo...whooo....
posted by thomcatspike at 3:25 PM on January 31, 2003


Did you say "nabe"?
posted by brittney at 4:26 PM on January 31, 2003


nabe - because we up cooking breakfast.
posted by eddydamascene at 4:43 PM on January 31, 2003


bubb rubb is the man!
i liked how he nearly crashes his car at the end...
wooo ! wooo !

this is the new pancake, aint it?
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:05 PM on January 31, 2003


I thought he meant nabe the food at first, too. Some strange noise from a heated clay pot?
posted by shoos at 10:07 PM on January 31, 2003


this is the new pancake, aint it?

I sure hope not. Too much woo-woop and not enough bling.
posted by jaden at 11:59 PM on January 31, 2003


this is the new pancake, aint it?

I will rip you from crotch to sternum like a trout, my son.

That's the new pancake.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:50 AM on February 1, 2003


Wait, Bubb Rubb is stealing Ronnie Woo Woo's tag line
posted by einarorn at 6:00 AM on February 1, 2003


Stav, you're bringin' tears to my eyes baby!
posted by Dick Paris at 10:50 AM on February 2, 2003


The Mahir-like fan pages have started to sprout:

Bubb Rubb
posted by mecran01 at 8:50 AM on February 3, 2003


Cafepress.
posted by eddydamascene at 8:36 PM on February 3, 2003


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