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There are many things that make Mexico different from the east coast of Canada. One such thing is car horns. Young men often add an accessory or replace their stock car horn with an appreciative whistle sound directed to young females. This phenomenon may occur in my neck of the woods, but I’ve not heard it directly.

The Dukes of Hazzard had a really good horn. Many small Japanese cars of the 80’s and 90’s had the wimpiest horns known to man. And what group of schoolkids don’t request a tug from any 18-wheeler passing by?

It will all fade to the wayside as the century-old evolution of the car horn gives way to the revolution of car horns. Horntones is making news as the first major proprietor of horns by way of MP3. Sure, it sounds silly, but with the advent of ringtones, iPods, and horrible drivers (nothing new) the time is certainly ripe.

Horntones will allow you to create your own…uh, horn tones. And, being digital, you won’t be stuck with something if you don’t like it. In fact, you’ll have lots of options all the time. For a price. Starting from $249 and rising to $499 USD. It would be illegal in many areas to replace your stock horn with this technology, but it makes for a nice add-on.

In most cases, depending on who you are, it would just be plain wrong to create your own when there are so many applicable tones already available.

You’re being tailgated by a girl in an American-plated car? “American woman…stay away from me-eee.”

Your spouse told you to get out of her hair when she got very upset that you spent $50,000 on a new truck ? “If you change your mind, I’m the first in line, Honey, I’m still free, take a chance on me”

The Edmonton Oilers just lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but Pisani performed admirably? “There was something in the air tonight, The stars were bright, Fernando, They were shining there for you and me, For liberty, Fernando, Though we never thought that we could lose, There’s no regret, If I had to so the same again, I would my friend, Fernando”

OK, so that one was a little long for a horntone. Spot a car crash or road rage? “Is it getting betterOr do you feel the same, Will it make it easier on you, Now you got someone to blame,You say…One love…”

Maybe that one is a little slow.

Despite my lack of imagination, it is a novel idea. We shall see how it all pans out.