Porta Potty Sound

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Porta Potty Sound

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:55 pm

I walked into a porto and heard a grinding noise, apparently the Dalek sound because just as I sat to do my business - it broke into the Doctor Who theme.

Next was a soundtrack of two people having sex, followed by the South Park Mr. Hankey song.

These motion activated sound devices were a stroke of genius and very entertaining.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:56 pm

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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby BBadger » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:50 pm

I wasn't quite so thrilled by the tinny "Happy Birthday" song on a short loop when I was shitting my intestines out after holding it in for a day.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Turtleburp » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:59 pm

BBadger wrote:I wasn't quite so thrilled by the tinny "Happy Birthday" song on a short loop when I was shitting my intestines out after holding it in for a day.


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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:04 pm

I was pulling up to the portos yelling encouragement such as "shit up a storm, people!!" on my bullhorn... I hope it helped.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby BBadger » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:36 pm

Turtleburp wrote:
BBadger wrote:I wasn't quite so thrilled by the tinny "Happy Birthday" song on a short loop when I was shitting my intestines out after holding it in for a day.


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I think it was the tune, not so much that I was shitting my intestines out while it was playing. If it were the sound of people having sex or Mr. Hankey I might've been more amused. It's kind of like hearing someone's tinny Nokia ring tone compared to an amusing tune.


Now if it were some shit-ass Mellencamp "Small Town" song on short loop (as if it mattered, because the song is already so fucking repetitive) I think I would've had to actively seek out the electronics and destroy them.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Ano » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:17 pm

I didn't see a single one after Tuesday or so. I loved them while they lasted. Very entertaining... I fear they mostly got stolen straight out of the jots..unfortunately...
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Schtev » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:25 pm

I particularly enjoyed the Star Trek sounds.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby TT120 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:48 pm

The bank of potties I used the most at 8:00 and H had a super loud construction type generator in a 4 sided box pointed right at it so that drowned out any other noise I may or may not have been making whilst shitting my guts out.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Elorrum » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:21 pm

I hear one that had submarine noises, *ping* "something incoming" something something...
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby DancesWithElves » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:16 am

I went into one around 5:30 and I on Friday night and got a barbershop quartet singing what sounded like the disclaimer on the back of your ticket, or something similar - VERY well done, lasted a few minutes - I even lingered to hear the end! :D
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby robbidobbs » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:12 pm

I will humbly post what I received from SoundMan - the artist responsible for the sound art at the porta-potties this year:
- Strongly discourage any attempt at a distributed media device art project. The devices are too tempting. They will be stolen at a surprisingly high rate.
- Strongly discourage any attempt at including visible electronic devices in the port-a-potties. Peoples first reaction is that some weirdo is recording them in some way shape or form. Wording or signage to the contrary is unlikely to be believed.

It was a beautiful concept. It is sad that it wasn't received with the respect it deserved.

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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Elorrum » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:16 pm

It seemed successful to me, in that I got to enjoy it. I'm sorry the results were so discouraging to the artist. I hope he finds out how much they were enjoyed, while they lasted.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby shroom » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:51 pm

Sounds like fun!
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Ranchdude » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:13 pm

I was in the PP at 8:30 and D and a boom box car drove by playing "Sweet Caroline" and the guy in the one next to me started singing at the top of his lungs. I did too. Good times.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby danibel » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:46 pm

You can relive all the fun sounds on this website: http://www.thesoundsofburningman.org/PAudiotron/

All the tracks are there and available for download. I found this website while poking around on the silicon village website. Fun stuff.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:15 pm

Actually, my best porto potty story this year is that I had my first conversation at the this years burn through the walls off the porto with Turtleburb.
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:56 pm

BBadger wrote:
Turtleburp wrote:
BBadger wrote:I wasn't quite so thrilled by the tinny "Happy Birthday" song on a short loop when I was shitting my intestines out after holding it in for a day.


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I think it was the tune, not so much that I was shitting my intestines out while it was playing. If it were the sound of people having sex or Mr. Hankey I might've been more amused. It's kind of like hearing someone's tinny Nokia ring tone compared to an amusing tune.


Now if it were some shit-ass Mellencamp "Small Town" song on short loop (as if it mattered, because the song is already so fucking repetitive) I think I would've had to actively seek out the electronics and destroy them.


Bugger I forgot all about this - my plan was to follow up by saying if not grumpy pants then irritable bowel.

It was funnier in my head...
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:57 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Actually, my best porto potty story this year is that I had my first conversation at the this years burn through the walls off the porto with Turtleburb.


I was excited to see you and was not going to let a bodily function get in the way!
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Re: Porta Potty Sound

Postby pink » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:02 pm

I got to experience the o e in the 7:30 & D bank until it was stolen. Too bad, it made the excretory experience more fun. Never knew what was going to come on next.
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