Answer The Phone You Must - Voice Ringtones
By Philip Nicosia
Bad acting. Tacky costumes. Princesses that either wear too much makeup or sport
hairdos inspired by very large pastries. Who would've guessed that Star Wars
would've had such a large cult following, moving grown men to attend premiere
nights dressed in full costume, and fighting over who has the biggest light
But apparently, the Force lies Strong, surviving the long decades after the
first trilogy, and the highly disappointing prequels. What's the secret? Maybe
not the actual movies, but the lovable characters. Villains with a sensitive
past. Unlikely heroes who possess powers greater than even they imagine. Robots
who possess more personality than their plastic parts reveal. That's why every
little kid who watches the Star Wars movies walks out of the movie theatre
wanting to be a Jedi.
And with the Stars Wars merchandise available, you can be a Jedi. Except for the
slight problem. You'd look pretty stupid brandishing a light saber at work, and
the costumes won't exactly meet the Office Dress Code. (Although you know what
they say about how black matches everything...) So the only way to channel your
inner Jedi without being branded a total geek is through the Star Wars Voice
Ringtones-actual characters and their famous lines, activated whenever somebody
makes a call or sends a text message.
One of the most popular voice ring tones is Yoda, whose strange grammatical
structures and cryptic messages have made him the Star Wars Equivalent of Buddha
(albeit a short, green and hairy version of him).
There are several messages available. "Answer the phone you must!" he
admonishes, whenever you let the phone ring a little too long. (He's always been
good at telling people what to do. Why not assign this particular voice ring
tone to your boss-who is, probably, equally short, green and hairy).
Another popular version is "Press the button and fulfill your destiny!". Which
makes you feel a little more important, as if the future of the universe depends
on you taking the call. Even if it's just your wife telling you to pass by the
supermarket and buy a dozen eggs before going home-although we can guess what
your destiny would be if you forget to run her errands. Assign this ring tone to
her, or any significant other who has the power to make you very happy, or very,
Of course, Yoda's not the only Star Wars character who deserves his own voice
ring tone. There's Chewbacca, whose roars and grunts can clearly be translated
into "Get the darn phone, or I'll beat the heck out of you." Aaah, but we all
know he's just a very big teddy bear. Who also happens to wield a very big gun.
But a teddy bear nonetheless. A great ring tone to assign to your mother. She'll
be calling you frequently.
And then there's R2D2, and his cheerful beeps and whistles, and See-Threepio
(C3-PO)-Princess Leia's loyal escorts, who acted as her digital secretaries long
before people were even using computers at work. Assign this voice ring tone to
your overworked assistant.