This is stuff you're not likely to do if called upon by a legal
authority to account for your actions (your Mom, for example).
Oh well, time for an ice-cold beer.
- POP is a sound when a clone
materializes. Tell your web search engine to look for
the Firesign Theatre for additional information. Once--when
I was working for a company that believed in putting their
employees into cubicals rather than offices--I overheard a
conversation that would lead up to my involvement. With thumb
firmly planted in cheek, I waited on a chair and POP'd up over
the cube when my name was mentioned--okay, you had to be there.
- Eye-Yi is a sound I heard as a kid
when watching cartoons. If you want to express confusion, it's
easy to reproduce if you have an Adam's apple.
- Ah-Ah-AH-ah-ah is a sound I learned
from a friend--Lonnie McKee--in the fourth grade. Lonnie was
cool. Not only could he make funny sound effects, but he could
create belches that would last forever. It didn't stop there.
He could vomit whenever he wanted. Once, three or four of us
got into a snowball fight with some kids from the next block.
We were losing until Lonnie packed a snowball, puked some
orange-looking goo on it, and threw it smack-dab onto one of our
opponent's coat. The kid looked at it in surprize...the rest of our
rivals looked at it--and they all fled. But nevermindthat. When
I got out of the Army, I went to visit my sister who was divorced
and had two small children (3-6 years old). When I arrived, I asked
to see her kids. She told me that they were playing in the basement
and that she would call them for me. I told her I would do it
and let loose with the above sound effect while leaning close to
a register. (The house had a furnace in the basement with pipes
leading to the registers above--the sound carried.) There was
a moment of silence, then sounds of feet rapidly stomping up the
stairs. My sister was mad at me because her kids would not go
down into the basement for three weeks afterwards (the basement
was their rainy-day playroom).
- Drop is a sound effect that
Tom Happ--a fellow GI--taught me when a bunch of us were stationed
in West Berlin. At night we'd make sound effects like
that just to keep the others from sleeping. (It can be really
frightening when you consider that the U.S. Government gave
top-secret security clearances to people like me during the Cold War.)