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2012-07-25 07:23:40 PM
If only there was something to improve their humor -- enough so that it would be much better than bad humor.
 
2012-07-25 07:36:12 PM
As I find ice cream trucks creepy as hell I support this measure.
 
2012-07-25 08:57:47 PM
*Someone* finally got around to watching Friday.
 
2012-07-25 09:07:04 PM
Those farking jingles are annoying as fark though, you have to admit.
 
2012-07-25 09:15:41 PM
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.
 
2012-07-25 09:16:31 PM

Mugato: Those farking jingles are annoying as fark though, you have to admit.


THIS. Wouldn't be so bad if the truck would just drive on, but when they constantly circle the block it's enough to make your brain bleed.
 
2012-07-25 09:16:33 PM
Somebody who drives around all day listening to the same damn song on repeat while luring children to their van with promises of tasty treats? Seems legit.
 
2012-07-25 09:16:39 PM
Let's see...in my suburban SoCal neighborhood way back when, there was the white Good Humor truck with the tinkly music, the pink-and-white- striped Dipsy Doodle truck with the rotating clown head on top (and more tinkly music), and the light green truck that played the Sinbad the Sailor cartoon themead nauseum. The Good Humor guy sold Dreamsicles and Creamsicles, the Dipsy Doodle guy sold doubleheader cones that had both chocolate and vanilla ice cream, and the green truck guy sold Buried Treasure, Bomb Pops, orange push-ups, psychedelic gum, and baseball cards.

/damn, I'm old
//also remembers the Helms Bakery truck
 
2012-07-25 09:17:45 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.


Relax, man.

Ice cream makes people happy.

Who are you to want to limit people being happy at your expense needlessly?
 
2012-07-25 09:17:50 PM

Mugato: Those farking jingles are annoying as fark though, you have to admit.


Holy shiat yes they are. There is one that occasionally drove through my old neighborhood. 30 minutes of blaring that annoying music over and over and over and over 15 seconds at a time. How the driver of the truck didn't attempt suicide on a weekly basis blows my mind.
 
2012-07-25 09:19:48 PM

ultraholland: Somebody who drives around all day listening to the same damn song on repeat while luring children to their van with promises of tasty treats? Seems legit.


They're either kiddy diddlers, or using the van as a front for drugs.
 
2012-07-25 09:20:03 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Distraught
 
2012-07-25 09:20:42 PM

ultraholland: Somebody who drives around all day listening to the same damn song on repeat while luring children to their van with promises of tasty treats? Seems legit.


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.
 
2012-07-25 09:20:48 PM
God damn you cranky bastards. I hate noise, but an Ice Cream truck blaring music is what summer is all about.

The real crime here is the prices. $2.50 for an ice cream cone
 
2012-07-25 09:20:54 PM
I still remember the ghetto ice cream truck cruising the University Cabanas of Memphis, with half the back sawed off for some reason.
 
2012-07-25 09:23:04 PM

hbk72777: God damn you cranky bastards. I hate noise, but an Ice Cream truck blaring music is what summer is all about.

The real crime here is the prices. $2.50 for an ice cream cone


As I recall, a Dipsy Doodle doubleheader cone cost a quarter back in 1970.
 
2012-07-25 09:23:21 PM

Ronin_S: They're either kiddy diddlers, or using the van as a front for drugs.


i23.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-25 09:24:05 PM

Indubitably: 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.

Relax, man.

Ice cream makes people happy.

Who are you to want to limit people being happy at your expense needlessly?


Exactly. So go to the store for your farking ice cream.
 
2012-07-25 09:24:42 PM

Indubitably: ultraholland: Somebody who drives around all day listening to the same damn song on repeat while luring children to their van with promises of tasty treats? Seems legit.

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.


P.S. Being poor is colored only by money, currently...

P.P.S. You have the power to make a difference: just give a crap about the world outside your experience more than you care about amassing wealth. There is a difference. And I won't make anyone walk anywhere they can't comfortably walk... ;)
 
2012-07-25 09:25:17 PM

Indubitably: ultraholland: Somebody who drives around all day listening to the same damn song on repeat while luring children to their van with promises of tasty treats? Seems legit.

Way to dirty up a poor human experience...

Why?

Because you are 'damaged'?

Grow into ice cream, man.



Well, I suppose if the driver is growing into some Ice Cream, he won't be attempting to grow into children.
 
2012-07-25 09:25:30 PM
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.
 
2012-07-25 09:26:13 PM
they're cutting each others brake cables in NY. That's some rough bidness, ice cream trucking is
 
2012-07-25 09:26:47 PM
I can see trying to weed out the cheapo "Good Humor" trucks that sell the same damn things you can buy at 7-11.

These guys had the soft-serve ice cream. The good stuff. Those uptight WASPS could use a little Mister Softee to relieve some of their tension.

www.eventective.com
 
2012-07-25 09:27:28 PM

Mugato: Those farking jingles are annoying as fark though, you have to admit.


I will defend "Turkey in the Straw" with my dying breath, sir.
 
2012-07-25 09:28:04 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.


Wow, either you're my neighbor or there is some kind of horrific ice cream truck conspiracy.
 
2012-07-25 09:28:34 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Indubitably: ultraholland: Somebody who drives around all day listening to the same damn song on repeat while luring children to their van with promises of tasty treats? Seems legit.

Way to dirty up a poor human experience...

Why?

Because you are 'damaged'?

Grow into ice cream, man.



Well, I suppose if the driver is growing into some Ice Cream, he won't be attempting to grow into children.


Ugly.

I'm not saying perps don't inhabit ice cream trucks, but I might be saying what you said is way beyond joking, searchable?

;)
 
2012-07-25 09:28:46 PM
 
2012-07-25 09:29:00 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mugato: Those farking jingles are annoying as fark though, you have to admit.

I will defend "Turkey in the Straw" with my dying breath, sir.


It'll be the last breath you ever take!

/tautology
 
2012-07-25 09:29:51 PM

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!
 
2012-07-25 09:30:17 PM
Wouldn't be a Saturday morning hangover w/o the jingle
 
2012-07-25 09:30:26 PM

Ronin_S: ultraholland: Somebody who drives around all day listening to the same damn song on repeat while luring children to their van with promises of tasty treats? Seems legit.

They're either kiddy diddlers, or using the van as a front for drugs.


Or for hit men

See: Richard Leonard "The Iceman" Kuklinski
 
2012-07-25 09:30:38 PM

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


The one in our neighborhood has a music loop that stops every couple minutes and goes "Hello!? Hello?!?" in an incredibly creepy voice that isn't quite a child's and isn't quite an adult's. How the driver/owner thinks that this doesn't scare folks away is beyond me.
 
2012-07-25 09:31:01 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mugato: Those farking jingles are annoying as fark though, you have to admit.

I will defend "Turkey in the Straw" with my dying breath, sir.


After witnessing the Gobbledy Gooker, you will no longer be able to defend Turkey in the Straw.
 
2012-07-25 09:31:17 PM
You try working at home for six years and listening to Motherfarking Pop Goes the Motherfarking Weasel for a solid 90 minutes every afternoon.

/still have flashbacks
 
2012-07-25 09:31:32 PM
Link

Link is a PNG image and Fark has deemed it too big, anything PNG seems to be too big. The linked image is a relevant comic to the topic at hand.
 
2012-07-25 09:31:40 PM
I like this Ice Cream Truck NTTAWWT.
 
2012-07-25 09:31:59 PM

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
 
2012-07-25 09:33:00 PM

Mugato: Those farking jingles are annoying as fark though, you have to admit.


There are ice cream trucks that don't have those playing.
 
2012-07-25 09:33:19 PM
I'll try again ICE CREAM TRUCK
 
2012-07-25 09:33:41 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I like this Ice Cream Truck NTTAWWT.


Awesome. That link made my day!
 
2012-07-25 09:34:31 PM
Is this a new filter? WTF?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXZpr8YlSI is the link, it's Cazwell's Ice Cream Truck.
 
2012-07-25 09:34:38 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I'll try again ICE CREAM TRUCK


HA!
 
2012-07-25 09:34:43 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I'll try again ICE CREAM TRUCK


Oh man! Even better the second time! You guys gotta go see this!
 
2012-07-25 09:34:52 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mugato: Those farking jingles are annoying as fark though, you have to admit.

I will defend "Turkey in the Straw" with my dying breath, sir.

It'll be the last breath you ever take!

/tautology


Truth is observed, no?
 
2012-07-25 09:35:49 PM
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?
 
2012-07-25 09:36:13 PM
Ice cream trucks lure children outdoors where they are offensive to old people and whiny hipster jack wagons
 
2012-07-25 09:36:20 PM
here's to the days when ice cream trucks were good memories and farking without a rubber wouldn't get you killed.
 
2012-07-25 09:37:28 PM
We have an icecream cart that comes by, he rings a bell.
 
2012-07-25 09:37:39 PM
Scotsdale, In the desert does not want ice cream, Arizona sucks.
 
2012-07-25 09:37:42 PM

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.
 
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?
 
2012-07-25 11:22:58 PM
My block is patrolled by no less than six trucks, five of which have the Hello?!/honking combo.

Here's the part that blows my mind: the first one will come around 8:30am. On weekdays. Closer to 8 on the weekends.

Who the exact fark is letting their kids buy ice cream at 8:30 in the morning on a Monday?
 
2012-07-25 11:27:14 PM

Mugato: 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.

It was a movie - Comfort and Joy

 
2012-07-25 11:42:03 PM
You'd think there'd be a way to hook up an iPod or something to the speaker system... hmmm, what music would one choose?
 
2012-07-25 11:43:34 PM
You can't get no ice cream
Cuz you on the welfare
 
2012-07-25 11:44:32 PM
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2012-07-25 11:45:17 PM

penthesilea: No street vendors of any kind? Food carts are awesome. Scottsdale is missing out on some damn good food.


It's Arizona, so 99% of the street vendors are Mexicans coming in from other areas and peddling food of dubious quality out of pedal carts or stolen shopping carts.

They are unlicensed, and don't have food handler cards showing they have learned the methods of sanitation and food safety utilized in civilized countries.

/Live in Scottsdale so getting a kick
 
2012-07-25 11:59:46 PM

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

The one in our neighborhood has a music loop that stops every couple minutes and goes "Hello!? Hello?!?" in an incredibly creepy voice that isn't quite a child's and isn't quite an adult's. How the driver/owner thinks that this doesn't scare folks away is beyond me.


THIS & THIS! I experienced it while living in St Louis and now Atlanta. The speakers are so loud and they all drive creepy white pedophile vans with no back windows.
 
2012-07-26 12:01:07 AM

Kali-Yuga: penthesilea: No street vendors of any kind? Food carts are awesome. Scottsdale is missing out on some damn good food.

It's Arizona, so 99% of the street vendors are Mexicans coming in from other areas and peddling food of dubious quality out of pedal carts or stolen shopping carts.

They are unlicensed, and don't have food handler cards showing they have learned the methods of sanitation and food safety utilized in civilized countries.

/Live in Scottsdale so getting a kick


*shrug* More tamales for me.
 
2012-07-26 12:04:03 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-26 12:09:53 AM

Lorelle: /damn, I'm old
//also remembers the Helms Bakery truck


I remember those from when I was a kid in Camarillo, California sometime in the 60's.
 
2012-07-26 12:40:12 AM

Confabulat: I sleep in the daytime and work at night


You might not ever get home.
 
2012-07-26 12:48:14 AM
Good. They're not allowed here either and I like that. I've worked hard to be successful in life and I live somewhere nice and I'm willing to pay enough money so that I don't have to put up with BS like kids running around after ice cream trucks and homeless people in my neighborhood. If you want to live in a neighborhood with those things that's fine; you can pay less and be around stuff like that. As it is, those of us who are willing to roll up our sleeves and make something of ourselves and are successful to live in ideal neighborhoods have the luxury of not dealing with this type of crap.
 
2012-07-26 12:55:23 AM

penthesilea: *shrug* More tamales for me.


Well I sincerely hope that you or anyone in your family doesn't get a food borne illness or something like tuberculosis from eating food prepared by someone using third world standards of sanitation.

Diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy, dysentery, cysticercosis, and typhoid are two to three times as prevalent in areas along the U.S.-Mexican border as in the rest of America. The four states with the most illegal immigrants have over half the reported TB cases in the U.S.

The New England Journal of Medicine reported that 57.8% of all new cases of tuberculosis in the United States in 2007 were diagnosed in foreign-born persons. The TB infection rate among foreign-born persons was 9.8 times as high as that among U.S.-born persons.

The same journal article stated that since legal immigrants and refugees are screened for illnesses such as TB, the illegal alien population was the logical source of this disproportionate rate of TB incidence.
 
2012-07-26 12:55:29 AM

xl5150: those of us who are willing to roll up our sleeves and make something of ourselves and are successful to live in ideal neighborhoods have the luxury of not dealing with this type of crap.


Wow, you really are an asshole aren't you?
 
2012-07-26 12:56:42 AM
Ice cream truck came down my street on Sunday, and I rushed out the door when I saw that it was parking a few houses down. There was a decent crowd of about 16 people, and most of them were not kids nor parents of kids! Nor was I, at the age of 42, the oldest person there. Nothing like an ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day.
 
2012-07-26 01:14:40 AM

xl5150: Good. They're not allowed here either and I like that. I've worked hard to be successful in life and I live somewhere nice and I'm willing to pay enough money so that I don't have to put up with BS like kids running around after ice cream trucks and homeless people in my neighborhood. If you want to live in a neighborhood with those things that's fine; you can pay less and be around stuff like that. As it is, those of us who are willing to roll up our sleeves and make something of ourselves and are successful to live in ideal neighborhoods have the luxury of not dealing with this type of crap.


Yeah! It is such a horrible thing to see the face of children light up when the ice cream truck comes down the street. And it is even more horrible to see parents smiling while sharing a childhood memory with their children, a memory that they probably shared with their own parents when they were kids. I know that when I look back upon my childhood that I am disgusted by the memory of running home to tell mom that the ice cream truck was coming and then going outside with my mom and her purse and not being able to decide. And then sitting on the front porch while we both ate ice cream, man that was just one of the worst experiences of my life, enjoying some ice cream with my mom on a hot summer evening. Oh the horror. The horror.
 
2012-07-26 01:16:36 AM

Johnny Bananapeel: Confabulat: I sleep in the daytime and work at night

You might not ever get home.


Oh crap what is that song. That will drive me crazy.
 
2012-07-26 01:17:45 AM

xl5150: As it is, those of us who are willing to roll up our sleeves


So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?
 
2012-07-26 01:24:44 AM

Confabulat: So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?


I work very hard for my money. Not physically, no, but I put in long hours and I have to dedicate a lot of time and attention to what I do. It's because of this that as of today, I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life. I don't see it as some kind of moral failing that I don't do physical labor, if that's what you're trying to get at. I see it as the fact that I was smart enough to actually make something out of myself instead of screwing around and ending up in some dead-end job as a garbageman or waiter or something low-class like that.
 
2012-07-26 01:25:50 AM
How about banning them from playing Jingle Bells? No ice cream truck should ever play Jingle Bells.
 
2012-07-26 01:25:59 AM
This goes further to show that Arizona is nothing more than the biggest collection of assholes, racists, and all-around asswipes in America. Let's kick it out of the Union
 
2012-07-26 01:36:21 AM
Can't read all 121 comments-lived the ice cream truck as a kiddie-came around in summer-was awesome! Everyone in the hood lived it too!
 
2012-07-26 01:41:49 AM

xl5150: Confabulat: So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?

I work very hard for my money. Not physically, no, but I put in long hours and I have to dedicate a lot of time and attention to what I do. It's because of this that as of today, I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life. I don't see it as some kind of moral failing that I don't do physical labor, if that's what you're trying to get at. I see it as the fact that I was smart enough to actually make something out of myself instead of screwing around and ending up in some dead-end job as a garbageman or waiter or something low-class like that.


Don't you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2012-07-26 01:43:03 AM

Confabulat: Don't you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?


Is that really all you can come up with?
 
2012-07-26 01:44:33 AM

xl5150: Confabulat: Don't you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?

Is that really all you can come up with?


Well other than mocking you outright? I mean, seriously? You really think you're special? Haha, you really do, don't you.

Look at the special hard working man with money! He's to be admired!

Really, you're not worth the effort.
 
2012-07-26 01:45:38 AM

Confabulat: Really, you're not worth the effort.


Translated: I can't come up with anything smart to say.

Enjoy your studio apartment!
 
2012-07-26 01:46:23 AM

xl5150: Confabulat: Really, you're not worth the effort.

Translated: I can't come up with anything smart to say.

Enjoy your studio apartment!


Huh. I do.
 
2012-07-26 01:47:53 AM
A while back I lived in a little cul du sac next to some stoners and some kids. One day I decide I have a sweet tooth and go to get a chaco taco and the little girl next door says "daddy, what is she trying to get from the music truck?" And the dad answered " she's just requesting a new song." Apparently he told his daughter that the ice cream truck only came by to give little kids the gift of music. That guy always cracked me up.

/CSS.
 
2012-07-26 01:53:33 AM

xl5150: Confabulat: So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?

I work very hard for my money. Not physically, no, but I put in long hours and I have to dedicate a lot of time and attention to what I do. It's because of this that as of today, I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life. I don't see it as some kind of moral failing that I don't do physical labor, if that's what you're trying to get at. I see it as the fact that I was smart enough to actually make something out of myself instead of screwing around and ending up in some dead-end job as a garbageman or waiter or something low-class like that.


Bwahahahahahahaha! Now we know that you are full of schitt! People who have to resort to the "I am richer than you remark" are nothing but blowhards. You might want to consider moving out of your mom's basement and living in the real world for a while. You are starting to believe your own lies.
 
2012-07-26 02:01:00 AM

xl5150: I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life


And because of that you think you can look down at ice cream men. Says a lot about you.
 
2012-07-26 02:05:17 AM
The Good Humor Man/ice cream trucks have been banned in Des Moines by city ordinance since the late Sixties/early Seventies. Why? All because of one kid whose parents never taught her not to farking run out into the street without looking both ways.

Said kid was run over and killed by another vehicle when she ran out into the street for the Good Humor man. Her father mounted a full on campaign to ban them and the city council caved. Even now, something like forty years on, the minute there is a hint of repealing that, the old guy springs into action and the city council caves again.

Yeah, it was tragic, but damn, nearly forty years and you just can't let it go and admit you should have coached your precious little darling not to farking run out into the street?
 
2012-07-26 02:08:39 AM
I think it confuses and angers people who think money is some sort of measure of success when not everyone agrees with them.

"How dare you not envy me! I work hard! And have money! I AM ALL THAT MANKIND SHOULD STRIVE FOR!"

Yeah buddy, I don't care. I don't work hard, and I have more toys than I know what to do with. I pay my bills and live in comfort. I win. I don't care what car you drive or the size of your house, why would I? Only the mentally defective think about stuff like that.
 
2012-07-26 02:35:30 AM

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


Wtf?
Did your rider hide your bottle?
Or did your women serve you tea?
 
2012-07-26 04:14:06 AM

hbk72777: God damn you cranky bastards. I hate noise, but an Ice Cream truck blaring music is what summer is all about.

The real crime here is the prices. $2.50 for an ice cream cone


Really $2.50? A single cone without extras goes for $4 around here. Australian dollars too, which is worth the same if not more. Lucky you.
 
2012-07-26 05:58:09 AM

Kali-Yuga: Well I sincerely hope that you or anyone in your family doesn't get a food borne illness or something like tuberculosis from eating food prepared by someone using third world standards of sanitation.


Don't be so culturally bigoted. Food sanitation practices have existed across cultures for millennia. Just because they aren't taught in a classroom doesn't mean that a matriarch in Mexico who runs a kitchen that feeds a farm with over 100 workers didn't learn proper practices from her mother, (who learned from her mother, who learned...). People have been eating prepared food for a long, long time without killing themselves off.

Personally, I think you're being a bit histrionic about food trucks. I currently live in a country where people grill meat and fish on hibachis on the side of the road, and sell it to passersby. They sell hot balls of sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves, and unpasteurized coconut water. And you know what? It's farking delicious. Like most places, the only thing I'm in real danger of getting sick from here is the tap water.

Previous to living here, I worked in a restaurant that was on the cutting edge of food prep, and we almost got shut down every other week for using some hundreds-of-years-old method of curing pork or aging beef that almost no one knows about anymore. The woman from the heath department used to freak out when the meat in our dry-aging room wasn't wrapped in plastic for fark's sake.

You don't need plastic wrap, and anti-bacterial soap, and latex gloves to have a safe kitchen just because that's what ServSafe recommends.

Kali-Yuga: Diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy, dysentery, cysticercosis, and typhoid are two to three times as prevalent in areas along the U.S.-Mexican border as in the rest of America. The four states with the most illegal immigrants have over half the reported TB cases in the U.S.


Wow, diseases with risk factors that include "being too poor to afford good food or shelter", "having a crappy immune response because you work 18 hours a day for next to nothing", and "drinking contaminated ground water" are more prevalent in Mexico? You don't say. What does this have to do with food prep, though, I wonder?

Kali-Yuga: The New England Journal of Medicine reported that 57.8% of all new cases of tuberculosis in the United States in 2007 were diagnosed in foreign-born persons. The TB infection rate among foreign-born persons was 9.8 times as high as that among U.S.-born persons.

The same journal article stated that since legal immigrants and refugees are screened for illnesses such as TB, the illegal alien population was the logical source of this disproportionate rate of TB incidence.


TB is spread by aerosolized body fluids, not by food. Unless you're trying to say, "stay away from those dirty Messicans, they're all sick and they might cough on you" you're not really making any sense posting this information. In other news, the rate of Trichinosis is currently lower in "3rd world" Mexico than in "1st world" Canada, so there's that.

penthesilea: *shrug* More tamales for me.


Word. Homemade tamales are probably the single greatest street food in the entire world.
 
2012-07-26 06:55:56 AM

Mock26: xl5150: Confabulat: So tell me, how often every day do you roll up your sleeves?

I work very hard for my money. Not physically, no, but I put in long hours and I have to dedicate a lot of time and attention to what I do. It's because of this that as of today, I currently have more money than you'll ever see in your entire life. I don't see it as some kind of moral failing that I don't do physical labor, if that's what you're trying to get at. I see it as the fact that I was smart enough to actually make something out of myself instead of screwing around and ending up in some dead-end job as a garbageman or waiter or something low-class like that.

Bwahahahahahahaha! Now we know that you are full of schitt! People who have to resort to the "I am richer than you remark" are nothing but blowhards. You might want to consider moving out of your mom's basement and living in the real world for a while. You are starting to believe your own lies.


Now I wish I had made note of the thread number, but I have him farkied because he once made the claim that he never worked a day in his life and he lives richly off of a trust fund.

/note to self, include thread # when farkying memorable a-hole comments
//he probably does live in his mom's basement
///more slashies from my trust fund full of slashies
////slashies!
 
2012-07-26 08:18:33 AM
Maybe some people want to buy ice cream at a store not out of the back of some dirty van that drives around all day blaring obnoxious music to lure children?
 
2012-07-26 08:50:46 AM
Sugar is crack for kids.
 
2012-07-26 08:58:16 AM

TenJed_77: EasyWind: As I find ice cream trucks creepy as hell I support this measure.

Wtf?
Did your rider hide your bottle?
Or did your women serve you tea?


Yeah she hid my bottle in the other room under the bed, time time to head back to Tennessee Jed.
 
2012-07-26 09:27:46 AM
What exactly caused Arizona to become the bastion of assholes
 
2012-07-27 06:27:14 PM

xl5150: Confabulat: Really, you're not worth the effort.

Translated: I can't come up with anything smart to say.

Enjoy your studio apartment!


Um,

If serious, your sleeves were pulled up for you, and then, yeah, life is easier for you to focus on your own selfish pursuits. Standing on the shoulders of giants, no?

What do you want? A plaque?

Here's a plaque for you (some plaquemaker should totally make this and send it to this guy...):

"You win the 'Douchebag-Of-The-Thread Award,' or DOTTA! Please collect your dots..."

Oh, and p.s. when your money is immaterial, you will wish you still had those sleeves down, man.

;)
 
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