It's not you babe. It's NAV. August 25, 2009 12:13 PM   Subscribe

Since this post about Bob Dylan lending his voice to a GPS box was deleted (for a good reason, let's face it), I'm putting this up for all the jokes we're missing about it.

Mine: If you drive through an "ethnic" neighborhood in the early evening looking at houses, the police will be called automatically to ask you to present identification.
posted by crataegus to MetaFilter-Related at 12:13 PM (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm goignt to reprint my version of Dylan offering directions, because it tickled me:

Chur jus gonna wan ta gowap the roooaad abit ...

(Tuneless harmonica)

Chus gowanna UP Th'ROOAAADD.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:16 PM on August 25, 2009 [7 favorites]

I want Fry & Laurie as Jeeves & Wooster for my GPS.
posted by GuyZero at 12:16 PM on August 25, 2009 [2 favorites]

It ain't me you're lookin for, babe. It's Applebee's.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:18 PM on August 25, 2009 [6 favorites]

I expect the GPS will have a message informing you there is, in fact, No Direction Home.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:18 PM on August 25, 2009 [3 favorites]

I thought is was a fucking great post.
posted by Elmore at 12:18 PM on August 25, 2009 [1 favorite]

I wanted my GPS to get me to where I could split up with her on the docks at night, but it made me take a wrong turn and I kept revisiting Highway 61 and telling me that is where God wanted the killing done.
posted by marxchivist at 12:23 PM on August 25, 2009 [2 favorites]

Dylan's current voice sounds like he's gargling a throat-full of smoky phlegm. I can't imagine wanting to hear him say anything, let alone information I actually need to understand.
posted by chowflap at 12:26 PM on August 25, 2009 [2 favorites]




posted by Damn That Television at 12:27 PM on August 25, 2009 [6 favorites]

At the travel agency today, at the moment I was trying to sort out my tickets, the bridge to Sweet Child o' Mine was playing.

Where do we go, where do we go now?
Where do we go now?

That worked pretty good.

posted by Meatbomb at 12:28 PM on August 25, 2009

next up: Leonard Cohen for Garmin.
posted by boo_radley at 12:28 PM on August 25, 2009 [1 favorite]

How many roads must a man drive down before you call him a man?
posted by ColdChef at 12:29 PM on August 25, 2009 [1 favorite]

posted by Elmore at 12:30 PM on August 25, 2009

so this is what metatalk is for!
posted by shmegegge at 12:31 PM on August 25, 2009

There must be some kinda way outta here
Said the driver to the nav
There's too much congestion
I can't get through to the ave

Businessmen can kiss my ass
Policemen eat my dust
I'm cutting line, watch me pass
My speed will make them lust

No reason to take this exit
The nav, he nasally whined
The accident is clearly behind us
Traffic is sure to unwind
But you and I, we've been through it
Soon we'll make our way home
So let us not turn falsely now
No use in rolling stoned

All along the beltway
Humvees spat their fumes
While all the bikers came and went
Geeked-out Segways, too
But outside in the cold distance
The road was looking foul
The four horsemen were approaching
And the sirens began to howl
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:34 PM on August 25, 2009 [14 favorites]

You don't need a GPS
to tell which way the car goes.
posted by dirtdirt at 12:34 PM on August 25, 2009 [3 favorites]

That article's written by Ed Pilkington? They should've gotten Karl Pilkington.

They're uploading Bob Dylan into dashboards all over. He's on the robots' side now, & when you can't understand the directions & get in an accident, they'll just say, "what, you expected clear directions from Bob Dylan?" And that's how the robots get you.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:35 PM on August 25, 2009 [4 favorites]

Deleted posts don't come with a jokes-back guarantee, and this feels like it's kind of pushing it as far as transparent let's-have-the-thread-anyway moves go. I'm gonna go ahead and close this up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:36 PM on August 25, 2009 [3 favorites]

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