For a while now, Steve’s been agitating for us to get a GPS for the car. Now, I’m notorious for getting lost. As Susan Cooper once said, “I don’t have a bump of direction, I have a dent.” So the idea does make some sense.
Yet, I’ve always resisted. Some weird robot voice telling me where to go? I’d want to mess with it, see if I could break it. Or, you know, I just wouldn’t believe what it was saying.
But I’ve recently realized that under very specific conditions, I would very much like to get in on the GPS action.
See, you know how there’s that thing at some hotels where you can get wake-up calls from celebrities?
Well, what I want is a GPS system voiced entirely by the cast of The Wire. I mean, if I had, say, Clarke Peters, Idris Elba, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, and Michael K. Williams telling me where to go?
I’d never get lost again.
If you could have a personalized GPS, who would the voices be?
loriSeptember 20, 2007 at 11:29 pm
If Idris Elba was the voice of my GPS, I’d never leave my car. Ever.
(I’m rewatching the series from the beginning. It’s demolishing me all over again!)
Jeff C.September 21, 2007 at 1:21 pm
I would go with a robot theme:
HAL from 2001
That weird voice synthesizer from Wargames
R2-D2 (sure I’d have to watch the screen to translate what he was saying, but I’d love to here him freaking out when I took a wrong turn).
and maybe throw in a Dalek from Dr. Who just for the annoyance factor.
calebSeptember 21, 2007 at 3:31 pm
what? no Andre Royo?
‘make a lebt, sara! no, the other lebt!’
SaraSeptember 21, 2007 at 5:37 pm
Lori: I know, we are too! Just rewatched Dead Soldiers from Season 3, and cried. Again.
Jeff: Ha! Yes, the R2D2 freakout would be priceless.
Caleb: You know, I was also thinking of both Andre Royo and Robert Wisdom, but I was also wanting to have somewhat value-added links for everyone I cited and I wasn’t having good luck finding interviews with them. Or with Sonya Sohn.