March 18, 2004

Elvis Has Left the Building

That's what my computer announces loudly when I shut down at the end of the day. There's no sneaking out early for me.

What kind of custom sound-bites do you have loaded on your machine?

Posted by Ted at March 18, 2004 02:09 PM
Category: Square Pegs

Voyager computer voice.

Upon starting up: "Command codes verified."

Upon shutting down: "Standing by."

I also use one of the incoming comm alerts for email notification.

Yup. Me geek.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at March 18, 2004 04:53 PM

Haven't done it yet, but i've been meaning to bring in a mic and record a shut down message on our "communal" lab computer that says something stupid like, "Think you're gonna shut me down you stupid A** Hole? Well Fu** you!"

Yah, too much time on my hands.

Posted by: cbeck at March 18, 2004 05:32 PM

My incoming email sound on my laptop is the Lumbourgh "Mmmm... yeah..." from Office Space and my appointment alert is "Did you bring me a monkey?" by Number 4 from Multiplicity.

Posted by: Phelps at March 18, 2004 06:47 PM

Don't have anything programmed, but, if I could I would have it chime what I hope will be my dying words (if I can remember to say them): "That's it. I'm outta here..."

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 18, 2004 09:21 PM

The boys at Gannett (y'know, the ones who print USA Today, the NY Times and my crappy paper) have a great "You've got SPAM!" message when they get e-mail. I had a "What the FUCK?" as my error message at home, but I deleted it. And, of course, I used to have a Homer Simpson's "D'OH!" as an error message for awhile. Now I just have the Chew Toy sound as my alert message. :) Seemed more appropriate!

Posted by: Dawn at March 18, 2004 09:22 PM

When I boot up, Cartman says "Democrats piss me off!" and when I shut down, Ike (Stan's little brother) says "Don't kick the baby."

Posted by: Susie at March 18, 2004 10:45 PM

I mean Kyle's little brother. Dang! I must been getting senile...

Posted by: Susie at March 18, 2004 10:47 PM

Startup the classic Darth Vader "What is thy bidding my master?"

Shutdown Verbal Kent from the ususal suspects "And like that... he's gone."

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at March 18, 2004 11:06 PM

Oh yah and two different email alerts.

The main account: From Monty Python and the Holy Grail "(arrow soud) Message for you sir."

Blog account Computer generated voice saying "Hold the Mayo."

I know it shows a pathetic lack of imagination and creativity but sometimes the classics are classics for a reason - they just work.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at March 18, 2004 11:13 PM

Given that I receive several hundred emails a day, I have turned off the audible alert.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 19, 2004 01:23 AM

A year ago I installed an email alert on my supervisor's machine. She's never been able to get rid of it, so every time she gets email, Gus (Robert Duvall) from Lonesome Dove says "You do more work than you have to, which means that I have to do less." (or something to that effect)

Posted by: Ted at March 19, 2004 07:07 AM

When my computer starts it plays the sound bite from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, when Riff Raff says :"Master, Master, we have a visitor..."
And when I shut it down it plays one from the Silence of the Lambs where Dr. Lector says at the end "I do wish we could chat longer but...I'm having an old friend for dinner..."
I just recently changed my mail announcement to " I have a message for you" from Hal (from 2001). I used to have Warf from The Next Generation tell me "Captain, incoming message."
I change them all the time.

Posted by: Blogeline at March 19, 2004 11:37 AM

I got a ton of them which my wife usually complains about. I have some 2001 clips. On win start I get the holodeck "program loaded enter when ready".
I keep changing the mail message, right now I am using a clip form Robin hood men in tights "message for you"/ I used to have a sexy female voice saying "Master I have message for you" but I got tired of it.
I also have some clips from babylon5 and the anime series Trigun for various events. I wouldn't mind adding the Elvis clip to my collection.

Posted by: Starhawk at March 20, 2004 08:51 AM


I used to have the sound bite "Elvis has left the building" on my machine at shut down but I've lost the sound bite. Do you know where I can download this clip again. I appreciate your help!


Posted by: Joe at August 3, 2005 06:49 PM
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