Do you have King Albert in a can? Such phrases used
to be the rage of the Mad Magazine reading youth of
the 70's. Today the standard for the prank or crank
call has been raised with examples in pop culture
television shows such as the Simpson's. There are
now even entire shows, such as Comedy Centrals "Crank
Yankers", devoted to the art of fooling an unsuspecting
So what might we expect in the future? Well technology
is beginning open some intriguing possibilities. I
remember as an 11 year old having a tough time convincing
someone in my high pitched voice that I was working
on 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 kids chance of pulling off such a prank are greatly
MorphVOX when combined with computer to phone services
such as Skype-Out or Yahoo Messenger, enable one to
change their voice to a different age, gender or even
unnatural spirits. This opens the possibilities for
a whole new level of pranks. Imagine a St. Patrick's
Day phone call from a leprechaun, or calling your
girlfriend on Halloween with the distorted voice of
a child ghost. For the less cruel, how about a call
to your kid from the Easter bunny?
So next time you hear sounds like a large gruff man
asking about your refrigerator, just remember it might
be a couple of kids using the latest in technology
for an old prank.
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/)
Copyright and Trademark Information:
MorphVOX is a trademark of Screaming Bee LLC. Skype
is a trademark of Skype Technologies S.A.; AOL Instant
Messenger is a registered trademark of America Online;
MSN Messenger is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation;
Yahoo is a trademark of Yahoo! Inc.; Google is a trademark
of Google Technology Inc. Crank Yankers is a trademark
of Comedy Central; Mad Magazine is trademark of E.C.
Publications, Inc; The Simpsons TM & ©2004 T.C.F.F.C.
All Rights Reserved.
Shawn Pourchot is an avid online game player, and
prankster disguised as a respectable businessman.
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