Aug 29 2007Complaint Coconuts Not Edible


MIT Media Lab researcher Tad Hirsh has developed, um, these things. Coconuts with cell phones inside that call the San Jose Airport complaint line when they detect low flying aircraft noise. The following is a real message one of them leaves, believe it or not.

Uh… Hey. Um, yeah. So… Um, this is…. Yeah, no, like, I’m… Shut up, no, I’m talking. Okay, so, yeah. So, all these planes, man… It’s crazy. It’s like a roooaarrrrr. Dude, I need a pizza… Could you send me a pepperoni pizza? Dude, that would be great. Wait wait wait wait wait, put some mushrooms on that. Yeah, mushrooms. Sweet.

Now with messages like that, this project is going to accomplish nothing. Better to call it off and tell bums in the area there are trees that grow cell phones, then film the hilarity that ensues. Then pay two of them a dollar each to punch the hell out of each other.

Check out the official site to listen to the other painful messages.

Official Site [via ohgizmo]

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Reader Comments

Excuse me sir...your coconut is ringing...

Next time I'll buy a coconut I'll carve it until it resembles a cell phone.
And then I'll stick into it a *real* cell phone. And finally I'll hide the whole damn thing inside a giant coconut, shaped to look like a noisy aircraft.

MAN!! I should have gone to MIT instead of Harvard.
Then I would be a true genius, a real whiz kid!!!
And would put all my brainpower into building coconut- cell phones.
To save mankind, you think? NO! To bug the poor guy who has the shitty job of answering the complaint line. Probably at some foreign telemarketing company out in Ireland or India, by the way.
Now i´m stuck with owning all this companies and money and power and girls, and stuff.
MIT guys are kings... hell yeah... smart kids they are.
I should probably give a sallary raise to some of them. Help them move out of their parent´s house... oh, yeah...

Didn't the professor on Gilligan's Island already make one of these?

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

Looks terroristic. Hidden cellphones, airplanes, automated phone calls...I dunno


This would be great for getting a date with that hot chick that you see at the bar every night. Place it near the jukebox and let 'er rip. You'll be scoring field goals before you know it.

Holy crap! I am going to have so much fun when I visit my brother next month. He lives in downtown San Jose.

I don't get it. I've listened to all the samples and...THAT'S what they've recorded to 'inform' the airport? WHOA....pure geniuses.

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