This Is No Techno Joint
To the weird post-doc next door,
Your music is too loud. How do I know this? My desk is vibrating with the bass beat as I type this. You might want to try headphones.
A grad student who is not abnormally sensitive to seismic waves.
A big black SUV pulled up behind me at a light the other day, making really obnoxious pounding noises. I was severely tempted to turn around and lay on my horn, but that could have led to my being arrested and/or beaten. So I suffered for 30 seconds until the light changed. On the other hand I once plugged a set of headphones into my computer expecting that it would cut off the speakers, and it didn’t. My wife had to come tell me I was shaking the house. I had no idea.I still want directional horn for these miscreants with the pounding mobile bass.
The late Chicago columnist Mike Royko once wrote about how he felt an appropriate punishment for those who drive loud “boom cars” through residential neighborhoods late at night is for the car to be towed far out into the desert, the owner stationed at a safe distance from the car, and then made to watch as the car is blown up.I didn’t agree with Royko on a lot, but that’s one position I heartily agree with, as someone who’s been shaken out of a sound sleep at night by some idiot who needs to prove that his car stereo goes to “11.”