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(The Local)   Neighborhood complains about ice cream truck music, company switches to spam texting instead   (thelocal.se) divider line 20
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1018 clicks; posted to Business » on 31 Dec 2013 at 5:07 PM (37 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-31 05:14:13 PM
Some municipalities listen when you do this?

/my dream
 
2013-12-31 06:24:27 PM
Didja know that there is a company that sells ice cream truck music boxes and they have most of the market tied up. For all your Turkey in the Straw needs.  http://www.nicholselectronicsco.com/
 
2013-12-31 06:34:07 PM
one of my cousins does music for various tv/movies.  an ice cream truck frequents her apartment complex, and she swears she can hear it in every single one of her pieces.
 
2013-12-31 06:39:07 PM
"a bit louder in the winter in order to be heard"

You know, normal ice cream trucks stop coming around in winter.

"who added they get hardly any negative feedback about the jingles."

That's exactly the same excuse used by spammers and other obnoxious scumbags. There's a very special place where you can blow your loudspeaker all you like.
 
2013-12-31 06:49:32 PM

KarmicDisaster: Didja know that there is a company that sells ice cream truck music boxes and they have most of the market tied up. For all your Turkey in the Straw needs.  http://www.nicholselectronicsco.com/


They even have the audacity to cite our children's safety to sell these noise pollution devices. As if people can't manage to avoid the huge lumbering brightly colored truck while they are allowed to cross the street and avoid all manner of vehicle shooting along with nondescript designs.

I live adjacent to a park. I never thought that would attract the constant presence of 5 different 'ice cream' trucks every day from March through October.
 
2013-12-31 06:49:44 PM
The ice cream truck in my neighborhood used to play Sinbad the Sailor way back when. I hated that cartoon AND the song.

/also hated the later version of that cartoon
//damn parrot got on mah nerves
 
2013-12-31 07:06:08 PM
You can thank the RIAA for hearing Scott Joplin out of those tinny speakers instead of Slayer.

/or NWA in Watts, yo
 
2013-12-31 08:28:02 PM
Eh, the food nazi's will have the driver in jail for crimes against humanity soon enough.
 
2013-12-31 08:55:37 PM
As far as noise pollution goes, ice cream trucks are the least of what I'd like to see done away with. I'd start with assholes who have so much bass in their cars you can hear them coming 5 blocks away when your windows begin to rattle. Then I'd move on to all vehicles, motorcycles especially, with illegal (loud) exhaust.

I'm sure I can think of a few more but that's about it for now.
 
2013-12-31 09:08:52 PM

ReapTheChaos: As far as noise pollution goes, ice cream trucks are the least of what I'd like to see done away with. I'd start with assholes who have so much bass in their cars you can hear them coming 5 blocks away when your windows begin to rattle. Then I'd move on to all vehicles, motorcycles especially, with illegal (loud) exhaust.


I don't mind the car bass so much. Its the body paneling buzzing along with it that makes me stabby.

And I'm with ya on the bikes. Fine on the freeway, but tone that shiat down when you're in residential neighborhoods. Some of us are trying to sleep ya sumbiatch!
 
2013-12-31 09:20:25 PM
How little life do you have to have to lodge complaints about an ice cream truck? Yeah the music's a little bit irritating, but it lasts a few minutes and then it's gone. If that kind of thing bothers you enough to complain, you'd probably be better off living on an acreage out in the sticks where you don't have to hear anything resembling a residential neighborhood.
 
2013-12-31 09:26:36 PM

buzzcut73: How little life do you have to have to lodge complaints about an ice cream truck? Yeah the music's a little bit irritating, but it lasts a few minutes and then it's gone. If that kind of thing bothers you enough to complain, you'd probably be better off living on an acreage out in the sticks where you don't have to hear anything resembling a residential neighborhood.


When there is nearly a half dozen of them parking out in front of your house for a half-hour at a time at different points throughout the day, sometimes they will move along earlier than that, but it's usually because there is another one moving into the area.  They'll sit there waiting for more people to come along to the park. And they don't play their crappy songs at a reasonable volume, no, they crank it so that is audible blocks away same as the bass cars but without the boom. Then yes, it's an issue. This is what it grows into when nobody says anything about the noise pollution that they are allowed to perpetrate upon the peace and quiet that would be present if not for them.
 
2013-12-31 09:59:19 PM

EnderWiggnz: one of my cousins does music for various tv/movies.  an ice cream truck frequents her apartment complex, and she swears she can hear it in every single one of her pieces.


Maybe she should look into getting a studio since she is doing it professionally, or at least look into sound proofing the room she is using to do it.
 
2013-12-31 10:20:08 PM

ReapTheChaos: motorcycles especially, with illegal (loud) exhaust.


If they aren't allowed to have loud noise coming out the back how will you know that a motorcycle is approaching you in reverse?
 
2013-12-31 11:16:50 PM

InterruptingQuirk: Some municipalities listen when you do this?

/my dream


Yeah, in Sweden.
 
2014-01-01 01:01:59 AM

InterruptingQuirk: buzzcut73: How little life do you have to have to lodge complaints about an ice cream truck? Yeah the music's a little bit irritating, but it lasts a few minutes and then it's gone. If that kind of thing bothers you enough to complain, you'd probably be better off living on an acreage out in the sticks where you don't have to hear anything resembling a residential neighborhood.

When there is nearly a half dozen of them parking out in front of your house for a half-hour at a time at different points throughout the day, sometimes they will move along earlier than that, but it's usually because there is another one moving into the area.  They'll sit there waiting for more people to come along to the park. And they don't play their crappy songs at a reasonable volume, no, they crank it so that is audible blocks away same as the bass cars but without the boom. Then yes, it's an issue. This is what it grows into when nobody says anything about the noise pollution that they are allowed to perpetrate upon the peace and quiet that would be present if not for them.


When I lived in a large apartment complex, a nice cream truck would come through several times a day, every single day, all summer long (obviously, it makes sense for them to go where the housing density is higher). I was working at home at the time, so I was subjected to it even through closed windows every time without exception. I grew to hate that crap with a passion after a couple of years of that. It's one thing for it to be an occasional thing, but quite another when it's such a high frequency. Unfortunately, trucks that operate like that ruin it for everyone and make noise pollution regulation necessary.
 
2014-01-01 05:47:01 AM

KarmicDisaster: Didja know that there is a company that sells ice cream truck music boxes and they have most of the market tied up. For all your Turkey in the Straw needs.  http://www.nicholselectronicsco.com/


If, hypothetically, someone has a plain white cargo van... do they do installations?
 
2014-01-01 09:19:57 AM

dbirchall: KarmicDisaster: Didja know that there is a company that sells ice cream truck music boxes and they have most of the market tied up. For all your Turkey in the Straw needs.  http://www.nicholselectronicsco.com/

If, hypothetically, someone has a plain white cargo van... do they do installations?


9/10 The only thing missing was a stated plan to operate in our vicinity
 
2014-01-01 10:11:34 AM

ReapTheChaos: As far as noise pollution goes, ice cream trucks are the least of what I'd like to see done away with. I'd start with assholes who have so much bass in their cars you can hear them coming 5 blocks away when your windows begin to rattle.


imgs.xkcd.com

/there's ALWAYS a relevant XKCD
 
2014-01-01 11:08:17 PM

HMS_Blinkin: ReapTheChaos: As far as noise pollution goes, ice cream trucks are the least of what I'd like to see done away with. I'd start with assholes who have so much bass in their cars you can hear them coming 5 blocks away when your windows begin to rattle.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 463x326]

/there's ALWAYS a relevant XKCD


imgs.xkcd.com

Or two.
 
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