Here's a bit of fine craziness: One of our editors is about to conduct an interview with Michael Winslow, the eminently talented maker-of-weird-sound-effect-noises from the Police Academy
movies. It was decided that this would, in part, take the form of asking him to make various noises. The interviewer is calling for suggestions:
[We're creating] a video interview with Michael "Man Of 10,000 Sound Effects" Winslow, where we'll prompt Winslow with a list of increasingly ludicrous sound effects, and he'll try to reproduce them on the spot. As such, I'm looking for your help in filling out the list Winslow will perform for us. We want to start simple — think "car alarm" or "crying baby" — and eventually work up to complicated impressions like "machine gun in a washing machine rolling downhill."
Want to participate? Leave suggestions here, and I'll gather them up and forward them on to the interviewer. Deadline is 5 p.m. CST tomorrow, May 3. If you've ever wanted to hear a famous sound-effects man spontaneously create the noise of, say, a basket full of kittens caught on the blade of a speeding-up windmill, or a man trying to pull a giant suction cup off his own face, this is your chance to solicit for it. It'll be up to the interviewer to pick which ones he wants to ask for, and up to Winslow whether he wants to or can actually do them, but you're welcome to suggest all you want, and I'll pass 'em along. And feel free to direct people here; the more suggestions we get, the better the eventual list is likely to be.