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March 4, 2004 9:53 AM   Subscribe

SounderCover Are you the type who likes to call in sick to work... from the beach? This might just be for you. Seems like phonecams aren't the only cellphone app that raises some issues. (via cacheop)
posted by Stoatfarm (5 comments total)

 
10 years ago a friend sent me a radio guide from Tokyo. There were a fair few channels devoted to "sounds of a pachinko parlour" and "sounds of traffic", which were presumably there to provide errant spouses with similar cover when calling home.
posted by arha at 10:57 AM on March 4, 2004


Can you imagine how nutty it would make someone who didn't know that this existed,
if you always had a circus parade in the background no matter when they spoke to you?
posted by milovoo at 8:47 AM on March 5, 2004


what does a pachinko parlour sound like? :)
posted by dabitch at 10:25 AM on March 5, 2004


what does a pachinko parlour sound like? :)

Follow this link, and scroll down to "20" and find out!

posted by Stoatfarm at 10:34 AM on March 5, 2004


Can you imagine how nutty it would make someone who didn't know that this existed,
if you always had a circus parade in the background no matter when they spoke to you?


Perhaps a cruel person would use this cellphone app as a way to "gaslight" someone into suspecting they have synaesthesia? "What do you mean you hear a pachinko parlor every time you talk to me? I'm at home. Are you feeling OK?"
posted by Stoatfarm at 10:43 AM on March 5, 2004


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