I’d bet you could make a small fortune selling Boopers. Especially if they look as nice as that one. Perhaps then they’d actually need a serial number.
I’ve been telling them this for years! High end toy stores and on line. Billions and billions for our coffers, but no, – no commercial adventuring here! No sir! Now go back and eat your oatmeal.
The pathetic incompetence of this no-mass-produced toys strategy reminds me of a stockholders picnic I once attended. Investments. Now let’s talk about investments…
The booper pictured here is a geologicaly analagistic beauteous goldmine in the glinting desert sunlight, more earth changing than the pet rock, but all our donkeys are sleeping.
From the far west,
Dr. O. Norway
I don’t suppose I could talk you into posting a schematic for this…
At the very least, we’ll be posting some video of David explaining how to operate the Booper you see pictured above (it was a new one he built in 2005 for our Negativlandland art show in NYC).
I got zapped today by a big capacitor while attempting to convert my TV into a Booper. It had the same op/amp chip as the Radio Shack amplifier. Don’t you think that a television Booper would be bitchn’? I got pretty fried though.
check out this shower alarm clock radio oscillator from processedbeef; it makes some pretty great boops!
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Weatherman…. I must own my own booper!!! Can I buy one from you???
My green box comes pretty close, but it’s not a real Booper unless it was made by Useless Seedless.
Booper = bucks!
I want the Weatherman to come to my birthday party — it’d be better than a magician, a pinata and a pony combined!
Everyone who believes in reproducing this single noise creating device is a pasty faced copier desperate for new. ALL OF YOU FUCKING IDIOTS RUSHING FOR “NEW” TURNED “NEW” INTO A GENRE! AND NOW NEW IS OLD!!!!!!!! How do you like that? people like you turned “old” into the new “new” you were so desperate for it. You’re all junkies, noise junkies. now go put together some wires, grab some old stereo equipment, lay a track down, and everytime you think of “new” remember, A BILLION OTHERS ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR “NEW” SO HOW “NEW” IS IT?!?!?! YOU RUINED CREATIVITY FOR DECADES TO COME!
props for cordless mike though, see if you can make a visual booper that works on your screen in a fashion never seen. but keep it to yourself and dont mass produce it. use it for your individual espression instead of what millions of people are simulcasting through thought.
Look at what i found at the drive-in.
Please post a schematic of the booper…. please, or email me one…. pretty pretty please mr. weatherman!!!
Instructions on how to build you own Booper!!!
1. Acquire Two-Slice Toaster, a fork, and a fresh bottle of Formula 409
2. Plug toaster into standard wall socket and set to “Darker” setting
3. Depress toaster lever and allow to heat
4. With a firm grasp, stick fork in toaster and spray liberally with Formula 409 allowing the electrical charge to pulse through your body (You will feel a slight tingling sensation)
5. Pass out
If these five easy steps failed to produce a Booper don’t be discouraged. This is normal. Remember, practice makes perfect.
(Ahrt Heawyre makes no claims to the accuracy of these instructions.)
I actually held that very Booper in my possession for a period of time a couple of years ago. Purchased for the unbelievable price of $100 at the Minneapolis show, it turns out that it was truly unbelievable as somebody dropped a zero on the price tag…
Yeah, that was me. Thanks for being so cooperative – you saved my butt! Hope you got to play with this cute lil Booper enough to get the hang of it. Since then it’s been on tour, on the radio, and even co-starred in the Booper Symphony at the Fillmore last New Year’s Eve.
I did have fun playing with it, I’ve lately been inspired to start building some of my own noise making circuits. I wish I’d had the foresight to crack it open at the time so I could build my own.
I really want to buy a booper – but due to UMNW contractual music orders I can never be within 500 feet of a negativland concert… how can I get my greasy mitts on one? also… dare I say …. Iphone app? I dare – iphone app.
That would be sweetness, I just heard about this today and it would be amazing to have, have to go see it on tour. Call me Weatherman XD
Oh my baloney.. it’s beautiful!
“Its….Full of stars”
i just fried my siren, F$%# im bored. i need some noise. found it, pound it, sound it. whats the frequency?
I have nothing to add to this conversation!
Thanks for reading!
WE ALL WANT ONE,. LET US KNOW WHERE TO BUY IT. I love you weatherman. it’s stupid. 1, 2 stupid. …..s t u pid.
[...] sound quality is similar to “Bicycle Horn Under Water,” and I think an early version of The Booper, modified to amplify and produce heavy distortion is involved. Also a dynamic microphone was placed [...]
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I am actually starting to work on (finally) another Booper. I will probably start posting images, text, sound, and maybe video later in April.
This video gets cut off at 4: 23. What’s up with that, bro’?
Do you make an ultrasonic version of this I could hook up to a Marshall stack to shut up neighborhood dog barking?
I would buy one of these if I could. As Teh Greatest Man In The World, won’t you sell me one of these? You won’t regret it.
[...] can watch The Weatherman’s highly idiosyncratic “How to Use the Booper” tutorial here.) With four or five of these Booper gadgets fired up at once, the three members of Negativland [...]
How many working Boopers exist? On Earth, I mean.
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