You have King Albert in a can? Such expressions are used to the fury of the Mad Magazine reading youth of the 70s. Today is the standard for the prank or crank call has been raised with examples in pop culture television shows like the Simpsons. Meanwhile, there are even entire shows, like Comedy Central "Crank Yankers", devoted to the art of a telephone fool unsuspecting recipients.
So, what can we expect in the future? Now slowly open some technologyfascinating possibilities. I remember as a 11-year-old just a tough time convincing anyone in my high-pitched voice that I think of the electric lines and wanted to see if their refrigerator was running. With some modern assistance, such as MorphVOX a voice changing program from Screaming Bee, a child's chance of pulling off such a trick to increase significantly.
MorphVOX when combined with computer-to-phone services such as Skype-Out or Yahoo Messenger, so they change their Voice with a different age, gender or even unnatural spirits. This opens up the possibilities for a whole new level of tricks. Imagine a St. Patrick's Day call from a goblin or call your girlfriend on Halloween with the distorted voice of a child ghost. For the less cruel, how about a call to your child from the Easter Bunny?
So the next time you hear sounds like a great man gruffly ask your refrigerator, just remember it could be a couple of kids using the latest> Technology for an old joke.
Mad Magazine (http://www.dccomics.com/mad/)
MorphVOX - Voice Changer (http://www.screamingbee.com)
Simpson prank calls (http://www.bodo.com/simpsons/simpcall.htm)
Yahoo Messenger (http://messenger.yahoo.com/)
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MorphVOX is a trademark ofScreaming Bee LLC. Skype is a trademark of Skype Technologies SA, AOL Instant Messenger is a registered trademark of America Online, MSN Messenger is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation, Yahoo is a trademark of Yahoo! Inc., Google is a trademark of Google Inc. Crank Yankers is a trademark of Comedy Central, Mad Magazine is a trademark of EC Publications, Inc, The Simpsons TM & © 2004 TCFFC All rights reserved.