There’s a company whose purpose it is to send trucks around town with rotating advertising panels and an FM transmitter, creating more pollution for the purpose of making it impossible to escape commercial messages.
I ended up near one of these trucks on my morning commute, and decided to preempt their programming. Their FM transmitter was puny (couldn’t get a clear signal from about 20 feet away). I happened to have an iPod FM transmitter available, so I fired it up, tuned it to broadcast on 99.9 FM, and played
I really regret that I was going to the office today. I wish I could have followed it for a while longer. I wish I had songs lined up in a playlist that were even more offensive. I wish I had a brand-new car, so far I got this hatchback…
Of course, I’d just have been creating more pollution that way. Maybe what I need is a weatherproof version of the LED throwie, only with an FM transmitter and a chip with a brief offensive message on it…
Come to think of it, a cross-FM-spectrum, low-power transmitter with a repeating message would be a great variant on Road Rage Cards. It could say
to anything within 10 meters, thus serving as both a warning and (if the target is listening to the radio) an annoyance.
A Bluetooth poon will be left as an exercise for the reader.