Doctor WHAT!?

British Telecom has launched a service where you can message people using Tom Baker’s voice. Apparently, they had him sit down and read the OED or something, I don’t know. On Baker’s website, he mentions spending a very long time in the recording booth. So there’s this huge library of words he can say.

Needless to say, it wasn’t long before it went WAAAY south.

Obligatory Warning: This link makes noise on loading. Go to Tom Baker Says and click things. Each page reads its title (in Baker’s voice) on loading, so headsets, home, or an understanding manager are advised.

When you get to the movie links, and click on the uncensored Gunny quotes from ‘Full Metal Jacket’, I cannot be held responsible for Pepsi damage to your monitor. :)

When you get to Tom Bakaraoke… just… oog.


6 comments so far

  1. argh_jim on

    That’s freaky-weird. But funny! (Although not Pepsi…. Coke).

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      Now, in the US, they would have definitely not allowed the saltier language. All the more reason to think of England as being more civilized than we. :)

      • argh_jim on

        Certainly not! That would corrupt the poor innocent things. Not to mention resulting in a hefty fine for the hosting company.

        • Still, there’s something special about the “three chili” example, hearing Tom Baker clearly enunuciate, “F**k. C**t. Motherf**ker.”

          BT chose Tom Baker after he came in fourth on the list of the Most Recognizable British Voices. BT decided not to pursue voices one through three, on the grounds that they were unlikely to even consider doing it: Queen Elizabeth II, Tony Blair, and Margaret Thatcher. :)

          • argh_jim on

            Oh, but I would have paid GOOD money to hear the Queen!

            • I think it would take mere seconds (there’s always a few milliseconds lagtime, after all) for an MP3 of Queen Elizabeth II saying “squeal like a pig” to reach the entire Internet-connected world. :)

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