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Bob Dylan's satnav would take us to Desolation Row (Bob to narrate GPS system, "'s'cuse me?")
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Posted on 08/26/2009 11:10:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

Dylan's career has taken some strange directions. Perhaps that's why he's been asked to voice two satnav systems

The question of precisely how many roads a man must walk down before you can call him a man has baffled music fans for decades....

Bob Dylan, the man who posed the question in Blowin' in the Wind in 1963, has clearly grown tired of pondering this dilemma, and is now after the answers to more precise travelling questions such as, "How many roads, and in which directions, must a man drive down to get as directly as possible from Stoke Newington Church Street to King's Cross, smoothly navigating the many one-way systems in his path, and what parking facilities might he find when he gets there?"

On Sunday's edition of his internationally syndicated radio show Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, Dylan revealed that two car manufacturers are in discussion with him to become the voice of their GPS satnav systems. "I think it would be good," Dylan said, "if you are looking for directions and hear my voice saying something like 'left at the next street, no a right – y'know what? Just go straight.'"

He hit the nail on the proverbial right there: with Dylan as your satnav – if his lyrics on the subject are anything to go by – you'd rarely get a straight answer.

Which way should we turn off from Highway 61, Bob? "Ol' Howard just pointed his gun and said 'that way down on Highway 61.'" So left or right then … damn, we've missed it...

...How far should we go down this dirt road, Bob? "Gonna walk down that dirt road until my eyes begin to bleed."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bobdylan; bobdylangps; gps; napl; whatwasthatagain

1 posted on 08/26/2009 11:10:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise
Q:...how many roads a man must walk down before you can call him a man

A: 42

2 posted on 08/26/2009 11:13:19 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

“Turn rlhhhfgnnlleee anolllodddolla”

Gotcha.


3 posted on 08/26/2009 11:13:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ted Kennedy, you are NO J.F.K. Wrong on abortion. Wrong on taxes.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Anybody who’s heard Bob’s weekly radio show knows he’s got a good “radio voice.”


4 posted on 08/26/2009 11:16:14 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: a fool in paradise
you neeeeeeeeeed to turrrrrrrrrrrrrn
heeeeere!
5 posted on 08/26/2009 11:17:04 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution has happened; the revolution will happen; the revolution is happening.)
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To: JennysCool
Anybody who’s heard Bob’s weekly radio show knows he’s got a good “radio voice.”

I'm dying to hear it, but don't have sirius. no, i'm series.

6 posted on 08/26/2009 11:17:47 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution has happened; the revolution will happen; the revolution is happening.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Bob-9000, what time is it?

“Eve’ry body MUST get stonnnnnned”

4:20?


7 posted on 08/26/2009 11:19:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ted Kennedy, you are NO J.F.K. Wrong on abortion. Wrong on taxes.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Gads.....I hate that guys voice. Can’t listen to him at all.


8 posted on 08/26/2009 11:20:15 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: a fool in paradise
“Turn rlhhhfgnnlleee anolllodddolla”

Gotcha.

LOL, that's awesome. :)

9 posted on 08/26/2009 11:22:19 AM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: a fool in paradise

10 posted on 08/26/2009 11:25:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: a fool in paradise

Link took me to a story about “Floss”, Pete Townshend’s rock opera for seniors.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 11:26:47 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: a fool in paradise
Gee, who's next, I wonder.
12 posted on 08/26/2009 11:27:33 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution has happened; the revolution will happen; the revolution is happening.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Sorry about that I had a couple of windows open. Bad cut and paste.

here’s the townsend article thread...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2325032/posts
Pete Townshend plans new musical “Floss”
Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 25, 2009 | Mike Collett-White


13 posted on 08/26/2009 11:32:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ted Kennedy, you are NO J.F.K. Wrong on abortion. Wrong on taxes.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG; Admin Moderator
Link took me to a story about “Floss”, Pete Townshend’s rock opera for seniors.

Mod: Can you correct this article?

Source is Guardian UK, not Reuters.

Link is: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/aug/25/bob-dylan-sat-nav

Mark Beaumont Tuesday 25 August 2009 13.58 BST

14 posted on 08/26/2009 11:34:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ted Kennedy, you are NO J.F.K. Wrong on abortion. Wrong on taxes.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Thanks.


15 posted on 08/26/2009 11:49:34 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: a fool in paradise

I don’t have a GPS because, well, I’m a man and I don’t ask for directions. But if it had Dylan on it I could make an exception to the rule.


16 posted on 08/26/2009 11:56:27 AM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: BJClinton
Well apparently Dylan doesn't even have the sense to stay away from segregated sketchy neighborhoods.

He got hassled by the WO-man last month. Fuzz!

17 posted on 08/26/2009 11:57:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Stop at the crossing signal or there will be blood on the tracks.”


18 posted on 08/26/2009 12:09:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

You better duck down the alley way
Lookin’ for a new friend
The man in the coon-skin cap
In the pig pen
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten


19 posted on 08/26/2009 12:41:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: TigersEye

Because there is a slow train comin’?


20 posted on 08/26/2009 12:43:15 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: a fool in paradise
This could be big. Connect the Dylan GPS to an I-pod library of Dylan songs
and it will automatically que up a song that relates to where you are.

"You have just crossed the border into Alberta."

"You are now outside of Delacroix."

"Watch for rolling stones for the next ten miles."

21 posted on 08/26/2009 12:51:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Don’t get stuck at that crossing.


22 posted on 08/26/2009 12:52:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
My satnav already has a celebrity voice: Marcel Marceau.


23 posted on 08/26/2009 1:40:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ROTFIS

Rolling On The Floor In Silence

24 posted on 08/26/2009 1:49:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes, we have that one in all four of our cars, and the truck.

Don’t nag me about having four cars, a truck, and three motorcycles for two old fogies. Talk to Hubby.


25 posted on 08/26/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Tweeker

ping


26 posted on 08/26/2009 3:07:34 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: TheOldLady

It’s a free country*. Own all the cars you want.

[*Assuming we can continue to thwart Zer0.]


27 posted on 08/26/2009 4:26:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Own all the cars you want.

Schthawnk yew, Mawsssstah! [Eye-gore limps away]

28 posted on 08/26/2009 6:24:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady (You can't be Jim Thompson because I am.)
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To: TheOldLady

Al Gore waddles away...


29 posted on 08/26/2009 7:27:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Geesh, the only thing worse would be hiring Ozzy to do it! :)


30 posted on 08/26/2009 7:45:15 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: a fool in paradise

As I said at the time, the nabe in question has some great Brazilian restaurants. Bob was just looking for some churrasco in the hard rain that was falling.


31 posted on 08/26/2009 7:51:38 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: a fool in paradise

They tested Rush Limbaugh as the Satnav voice but at every intersection he would tell the driver to go to the right.


32 posted on 08/26/2009 9:44:32 PM PDT by tlb
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To: a fool in paradise
“Turn rlhhhfgnnlleee anolllodddolla”

Nailed it.
33 posted on 08/26/2009 11:18:24 PM PDT by CowboyJay (RiNO - It's 'what's for dinner'...)
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To: LibertyRocks
Geesh, the only thing worse would be hiring Ozzy to do it! :)

"idn't it? Sheeshaow yowangooo turnalefupahed ananananananthen fhdjsgdjkf..."

34 posted on 08/27/2009 8:24:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: Slings and Arrows

>>> “My satnav already has a celebrity voice: Marcel Marceau.”

My own satnav is amazingly similar. It relies on sign language from other drivers.


35 posted on 08/27/2009 9:14:22 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (Freedom is taken, not given.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Good grief. No way I could listen to that GPS without asking, “Could I buy a vowel?”


36 posted on 08/27/2009 9:16:00 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (Freedom is taken, not given.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

I love you, Titan Magroyne, and I want to have your babies


37 posted on 08/27/2009 9:33:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: tlb
at every intersection he would tell the driver to go to the right.

...and all the NASCAR drivers didn't know how.

38 posted on 08/27/2009 9:40:02 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Oh gosh honey, there's a biology lesson I don't have time to teach!

Why darlin, I would be happy to let you do that for me.
39 posted on 08/27/2009 10:38:07 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (Freedom is taken, not given.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

*snicker*


40 posted on 08/27/2009 10:40:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Don't follow leaders
Watch the parking meters.

41 posted on 08/27/2009 10:44:13 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: a fool in paradise; All
...no direction home...
42 posted on 08/28/2009 4:23:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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