Category:
Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Noise-canceling ramen fork

The OTOHIKO fork from Nissin, for noisy ramen slurpers. It doesn't actually cancel out the noise. When it detects a slurping noise it causes your phone to make a louder, wave-crashing sound, which drowns out the slurping sound.

It costs ¥14,800. Or around $130.





via mashable.com

Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 29, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Inventions, Noises and Other Public Disturbances of the Peace, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Brick:  “Summer Heat”



"That summer heat makes me want to get down! The moonlight's making it easier for me to see/That it's time for love--or Mother Nature's playing tricks on me!""

Wikipedia page here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 28, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, 1980s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Gary Numan Unicef Concert:  1979



This is exactly the kind of performance that evokes for me the tragedy of starving Third World children.


Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 19, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Aliens, Charities and Philanthropy, Eccentrics, Music, 1970s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

The Russian Hurdy Gurdy



I think you'll have to admit that any musical instrument that needs to be cranked is pretty weird. In fact, I don't know of any other than the hurdy gurdy. When you add in this vocalist, you get a pretty weird result.

You can get a whole CD of this stuff if you want!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 21, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Music, Russia, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Crawl Through at Labbodies



This is the penultimate Labbodies experience for us, and I am reminded of the immortal words of Kang and Kodos: "We have reached the limits of what anal probing can teach us."

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 01, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Annoying Things, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde

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