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2012-07-25 09:38:23 PM

skullkrusher: Mugato: skullkrusher: they're cutting each others brake cables in NY. That's some rough bidness, ice cream trucking is

That would make a good movie.

Oh shiat, Adam Sandler might be reading this! Nevermind, nevermind!

It's actually kinda interesting. I didn't know they didn't have licensed routes. Sort of an honor code as to who rides what routes and then it gets ugly when people break the unspoken rules



There have been worse movies that followed the "seemingly mundane activity that is taken to competitive extremes" genre. Adam Sandler. Ben Stiller. Will Farrell are...Ice Cream Men.

/can't think of a tag line
 
2012-07-25 09:38:45 PM
When it was just bells, I could deal with it. Now with the damn jingles playing over a speaker that I can hear four blocks away, FARK 'EM.

/dnrtfa
/I miss the pizza truck in Philly.
 
2012-07-25 09:38:57 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Is this a new filter? WTF?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXZpr8YlSI is the link, it's Cazwell's Ice Cream Truck.


i.qkme.me
 
2012-07-25 09:39:03 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-25 09:39:29 PM

mikaloyd: Ice cream trucks lure children outdoors where they are offensive to old people and whiny hipster jack wagons


I knew a guy who lived on a corner where one parked every day during the summer. You'd go nuts hearing that shiat all day long too. Like the trucks, don't like the constant music. NYC passed a ordinance that they can only play the jingle when moving. Everyone's happy.
 
2012-07-25 09:40:35 PM
What's with all these ice cream stories in the last month or so?
It's weird. Possibly a conspiracy?
 
2012-07-25 09:40:57 PM

Mugato: /can't think of a tag line


So funny you'll think you blew a seal.
 
2012-07-25 09:41:14 PM

skullkrusher: Mugato: skullkrusher: they're cutting each others brake cables in NY. That's some rough bidness, ice cream trucking is

That would make a good movie.

Oh shiat, Adam Sandler might be reading this! Nevermind, nevermind!

It's actually kinda interesting. I didn't know they didn't have licensed routes. Sort of an honor code as to who rides what routes and then it gets ugly when people break the unspoken rules


They didn't build it, why they fighting.

also those people in Arizona a BSC
 
2012-07-25 09:41:37 PM
I'll fully support this neighborhood in this! I don't have a problem with ice cream trucks, BUT I do have a major issue with them blasting the most annoying rendition of Turkey in the Straw that they can find at levels far louder than any rowdy house party ever would reach.

Drop the annoying music and I have no issue with them. Ice cream vendors in C & S America usually use pushcarts and have a set of bells they ring on their carts. FAR less annoying.
 
2012-07-25 09:41:57 PM
exclaim.ca

Not amused.
 
2012-07-25 09:42:13 PM
No street vendors of any kind? Food carts are awesome. Scottsdale is missing out on some damn good food.
 
2012-07-25 09:43:50 PM
Could be worse:

www.videogametalk.com
 
2012-07-25 09:44:32 PM

"The ice cream truck in my neighborhood plays "Helter Skelter.""


~Steven Wright

 
2012-07-25 09:45:02 PM

i_got_no_strings: When I first moved to a neighborhood that attracted ice cream trucks, I thought it was charming. There was an ice cream truck that drove past once every day or two, playing a calliope sort of melody that wasn't too loud. I thought it was sweet. A year passed, and I had a baby, and a new ice cream truck moved into the neighborhood. This one always managed to arrive right at naptime, and it would park directly outside my home for up to ten minutes at a time. It had a loudspeaker on it, which it used to broadcast a tinny version of "Turkey in the Straw" over and over and over again at a volume loud enough to wake the dead. Every day, for months.

If I never see another ice cream truck outside my house, it'll be too soon.


I remember this story from another thread.
 
2012-07-25 09:45:24 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: It'll be the last breath you ever take!


IT WILL BE A MUSICAL ONE


FirstNationalBastard: After witnessing the Gobbledy Gooker, you will no longer be able to defend Turkey in the Straw.


In light of Hornswoggle's role in running things, "Turkey in the Straw" is retroactively exonerated, as far as I'm concerned.
 
2012-07-25 09:48:07 PM

BafflerMeal: Awesome. That link made my day!


OK sorry, I put in a legit Youtube link, see my 3rd post for the address, I pasted into the comments as an html link. I'm guessing there's a new rule or something that I don't know about, the address switched from what I typed to some crazy ass Google Login, Fark Login Clusterfark.



CrispFlows: HA!


BafflerMeal: Oh man! Even better the second time! You guys gotta go see this!


Oh snap, you late.
 
2012-07-25 09:50:42 PM

ultraholland: Indubitably: Way to dirty up a poor human experience...

Why?

Because you are 'damaged'?

Grow into ice cream, man.

It's delicious.

Not every truck is a perp.

what the hell kind of haiku is this?


Lame haiku is lame.

I am dumber than I look.

Please say no to me?

;)
 
2012-07-25 09:51:15 PM
Jingle Jingle NSFW language. One of the first BBS days stories I read from an ASCII zine.
 
2012-07-25 09:53:21 PM

Indubitably: ultraholland: Indubitably: Way to dirty up a poor human experience...

Why?

Because you are 'damaged'?

Grow into ice cream, man.

It's delicious.

Not every truck is a perp.

what the hell kind of haiku is this?

Lame haiku is lame.

I am dumber than I look.

Please say no to me?

;)


P.S. I protect children daily, for I refuse to let them be harmed in my presence...
 
2012-07-25 09:58:26 PM
 
2012-07-25 10:00:11 PM
Grew up in Menlo Park, CA, where ice cream trucks either weren't allowed or just didn't go. I only first saw ice cream trucks when I was up in Redwood City playing baseball.

It wouldn't shock me if they simply aren't allowed to operate there - MP is very strict. Parking on the street overnight is illegal, among numerous other ambience-oriented ordinances.
 
2012-07-25 10:03:00 PM

libranoelrose: i_got_no_strings: When I first moved to a neighborhood that attracted ice cream trucks, I thought it was charming. There was an ice cream truck that drove past once every day or two, playing a calliope sort of melody that wasn't too loud. I thought it was sweet. A year passed, and I had a baby, and a new ice cream truck moved into the neighborhood. This one always managed to arrive right at naptime, and it would park directly outside my home for up to ten minutes at a time. It had a loudspeaker on it, which it used to broadcast a tinny version of "Turkey in the Straw" over and over and over again at a volume loud enough to wake the dead. Every day, for months.

If I never see another ice cream truck outside my house, it'll be too soon.

I remember this story from another thread.


Huh, I suppose I might have told that one before, but I don't remember it. On the other hand, given the number of people haunted by high-decibel renditions of Turkey in the Straw just in this thread, my story is probably less than unique.
 
2012-07-25 10:11:05 PM
I'll stop complaining about Ice Cream Trucks as soon as someone explains how and when "Away In A Manger" became acceptable to play in the middle of July... from an Ice Cream Truck.
 
2012-07-25 10:12:50 PM
Just tell the kids that when the truck rings those bells or yammer out a tune over their speakers it means they're out of ice cream, just letting you know not to run out and stop them.
 
2012-07-25 10:13:13 PM

GBmanNC: EasyWind: As I find ice cream trucks creepy as hell I support this measure.

Creepy? Well maybe if this was your neighborhood ice cream truck.


What I'd give to see a real ice cream truck from hell. It would spew satanic metal jingles. With a clown head on top. That clown being Pennywise with his kid-eating face on.
 
2012-07-25 10:15:46 PM
I am so relieved to have some company in this thread. Hate my neighborhood out of tune jingle playing ice cream truck.
 
2012-07-25 10:17:28 PM

i_got_no_strings: libranoelrose: i_got_no_strings: When I first moved to a neighborhood that attracted ice cream trucks, I thought it was charming. There was an ice cream truck that drove past once every day or two, playing a calliope sort of melody that wasn't too loud. I thought it was sweet. A year passed, and I had a baby, and a new ice cream truck moved into the neighborhood. This one always managed to arrive right at naptime, and it would park directly outside my home for up to ten minutes at a time. It had a loudspeaker on it, which it used to broadcast a tinny version of "Turkey in the Straw" over and over and over again at a volume loud enough to wake the dead. Every day, for months.

If I never see another ice cream truck outside my house, it'll be too soon.

I remember this story from another thread.

Huh, I suppose I might have told that one before, but I don't remember it. On the other hand, given the number of people haunted by high-decibel renditions of Turkey in the Straw just in this thread, my story is probably less than unique.


No worries, I'm sure there are a lot of Farkers that didn't get to read it before. You've done your daily Fark duty, and I salute you!
 
2012-07-25 10:19:51 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com

/One of Clint Howard's finest efforts.
 
2012-07-25 10:19:59 PM
I'm okay with this.

There are about 4 that share my neighborhood turf. Every single one of them takes shifts circling around the local parks and sitting for 8-10 minute stretches in the parking lot, REPEATEDLY. Two of them are extra assholey, and park halfway down each residential block and do the same thing.

The only person I allow my kids to spend their money on is the little old mexican man that walks his little honky cart down our street ONCE a day and sells the corn-on-the-cob for a buck and the snow cone thingies for fifty cents. He's the sweetest man I've ever met, and my kids are some of his regulars. He usually spends a few minutes talking to them, and has been patiently teaching them to speak spanish. About once a month he waves away their money and just gives them a snow cone.

If anyone tried to ban that guy, I'd organize a riot.
 
2012-07-25 10:20:47 PM
No old man yells at cloud jpeg?
 
2012-07-25 10:21:56 PM
Thought for sure a HOA was going to be involved.
 
2012-07-25 10:23:30 PM
I dont consider myself uptight but I hate the ice cream trucks. First, the noise is obnoxious. Second, all of them that I see around my area are driven by what look like full fledged al queda members. I have nothing against the arabs but if you are going to be in customer service, at least be clean cut, personable, and speak the majority language, none of which our ice cream drivers appear to be able to handle. They all have unkempt beards, slovenly clothes, look like they havent bathed in days and do little more than grunt when it comes to speaking. Third, all of the trucks I see look like they were pulled right out of the scrap heap, have about a million miles on them, and look like they probably account for 50% of the roach and mouse populations in town. Needless to say my two boys have never bought from an ice cream truck. Actually, I still have my 5 year old fooled. The first time he saw one when he was about two and asked about it I told him it was a "music truck" that comes around periodically to play music for everyone. So far he has not figured out my minor fib.
 
2012-07-25 10:26:09 PM
I think that this is obligatory: Cream Wolf

An online video game centered around a werewolf ice cream truck driver that fattens children by day and eats them by moon light.

Enjoy.
 
2012-07-25 10:27:07 PM
Why don't parents just buy their kids ice cream?
 
2012-07-25 10:28:02 PM
GreenSoundz: I think that this is obligatory:

also this

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-25 10:31:55 PM

ultraholland: GreenSoundz: I think that this is obligatory:

also this

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 455x280]


N.S.S.S.?
 
2012-07-25 10:41:18 PM
turnerwatson.files.wordpress.com

/disapproves, man
 
2012-07-25 10:41:18 PM

Sandy Duncan's eyeball: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 500x500]

/One of Clint Howard's finest efforts.



I'm sad to say that I've actually seen that movie. Though only because a friend of mine was one of the main characters.

/csb
 
2012-07-25 10:42:06 PM

Confabulat: I HATE those damn things. I sleep in the daytime and work at night, and that damn truck always knows exactly when I'm dozing off to start blaring Turkey in the Straw and then when I finally do get back to sleep that song haunts my dreams.

Ice cream trucks are evil.


Disposable foam earplugs are good. Been wearing 'em every night for years (and I'm not even married).

100 pairs for $13.79 delivered on eBay.
 
2012-07-25 10:44:48 PM

libranoelrose: i_got_no_strings: When I first moved to a neighborhood that attracted ice cream trucks, I thought it was charming. There was an ice cream truck that drove past once every day or two, playing a calliope sort of melody that wasn't too loud. I thought it was sweet. A year passed, and I had a baby, and a new ice cream truck moved into the neighborhood. This one always managed to arrive right at naptime, and it would park directly outside my home for up to ten minutes at a time. It had a loudspeaker on it, which it used to broadcast a tinny version of "Turkey in the Straw" over and over and over again at a volume loud enough to wake the dead. Every day, for months.

If I never see another ice cream truck outside my house, it'll be too soon.

I remember this story from another thread.


Person shiats out a child then expects the rest of the world to conform to them? That could be any number of threads.
 
2012-07-25 10:46:07 PM
CSB-

I recently moved from the NE US to a small beach town in the central part of the Philippines. The ice cream truck that goes by my house on the weekends plays the EXACT SAME JINGLE as the one that used to frequent my neighborhood in Baltimore.

Of course, the "ice cream truck" here is basically a freezer with a bike bolted to it, pedaled around by an old Filipino dude who looks like he hasn't had a square meal in 20 years.
 
2012-07-25 10:50:12 PM
Ice cream trucks are great but they do pick the worst time to come around our neighborhood... 5-6 which is when we're in the middle of dinner... Of course the kids go apeshiat and can't have ice cream because they still have dinner to eat.. And this, of course make for good times.

On another note, this guy Art (from the article) sounds like a total twat.
 
2012-07-25 10:54:35 PM

WordsnCollision: /disapproves, man


Does anybody want a big stick? (said in best stereotypical Mexican accent).
 
2012-07-25 10:56:48 PM

WordsnCollision: [turnerwatson.files.wordpress.com image 685x385]
/disapproves, man


FTA: Scottsdale banned street vendors in the 1970s out of concerns they were selling illegal drugs.
 
2012-07-25 10:56:50 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: AverageAmericanGuy: It'll be the last breath you ever take!

IT WILL BE A MUSICAL ONE


FirstNationalBastard: After witnessing the Gobbledy Gooker, you will no longer be able to defend Turkey in the Straw.

In light of Hornswoggle's role in running things, "Turkey in the Straw" is retroactively exonerated, as far as I'm concerned.


BUMPUSES!!!!

/get yout coat, we're eating out
 
2012-07-25 11:02:29 PM
It also just came to mind that when I was a kid, I distincly remember the ice cream truck in my neighborhood playing real music, not electronic jingles. Like J Giles Band, and Led Zeppelin (yeah, it was 1981, get off my lawn). Maybe the RIAA quitetly launched a class action against the Ice Cream Truck Association of America or something.
 
2012-07-25 11:06:33 PM
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=van%20halen%20ice%20cream%20man &source=web&cd=1&ved=0CEwQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwa tch%3Fv%3Di2RKWJD5ops&ei=eLMQUM3UGM3siQLu0oHgDw&usg=AFQjCNG8qOgUf0Llmk -Ut2AKrCxxmmcceQ&cad=rjaLinkLink
 
2012-07-25 11:11:00 PM
I want one of those music boxes to attach to the electric cart one of the guys drives.
 
2012-07-25 11:11:39 PM
Oh, how I hate those things. The way I perceive it, their music is advertising, and I am forced to listen to said advertising against my will.

We used to live in an area where at least 3 trucks passed in a 45-minute period. We lived in a place where there were several small cul-de-sacs (culs-de-sac?). A lot of the trucks would stay on the main street, but the really irritating ones went down EVERY SINGLE cul-de-sac. You could hear it in the distance, and it would inevitably get closer and closer until there it was on our street, deafeningly loud. Some drivers were kind and shut off the music or turned it down when serving customers, but not all. Sometimes we'd be relaxing in a park and some idiot would pull up in an ice cream truck and blare music.

I'm not sure what's more annoying - that one music module that has the abbreviated version of "Turkey in the Straw," "Pop Goes the Weasel" with an extra note in it (that always bugged me to no end) and another song I can't remember, OR the newer module that says "Hello?" and has honking car horns and other sound effects mixed into its rendition of "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain." In any case, I'm glad we now live in an area where few trucks go.
 
2012-07-25 11:19:40 PM
Oh God I've loved "Turkey in the Straw" even since I heard it as a child. What a tune! And such a problem with the farm fowl! Tragic and yet laughable, like a good Greek Tragedy.
Also, isn't Mitt Romney using it as his campaign theme song?
 
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