Bob Dylan is in talks with two car manufacturers to be the voice of their in-car navigation systems. The jokes are too easy with Dylan's song titles and lyrics providing an adequate amount of "direction-", and "road-related" themes, but would anyone seriously want to have Dylan grumble directions over an in-car GPS?
Dylan even joked about it on his radio show, "Theme Time Radio Hour.":
"I am talking to a couple of car companies about being the voice of their GPS system. I think it would be good if you are looking for directions and hear my voice saying something like, 'Left at the next street, no a right. You know what? Just go straight'," he said.
"I probably shouldn't do it, because whichever way I go I always end up at one place: Lonely Avenue."
Would Dylan's gravely mumbles be the voice you want to hear on your GPS? If we're going to get all crazy and throw any hint of an understandable GPS voice out the window, then I personally would like to hear Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau directing me to the nearest grocery store. My second choice would be Christopher Walken. What other voices would you like to hear? Tell us in the comments below.
[Via CNET; Photo credit AP]