Back in August, Paste
(and many others in the blogosphere) leapt to report on a rumor
about Bob Dylan lending his voice to GPS systems. But as loyal listeners to his XM Radio show all knew, the segment wasn't just a rerun from a December episode—it was also a well-told joke. Whoops.
Still, the thought of Dylan leading drivers down Lonely Avenue made us think of a few other famous voices that might not make the best navigational guides. A few of the worst choices:
Christopher Walken can lecture all he wants as Captain Koons, but with his voice's weird inflections, he might not make the most efficient GPS guide.
Pee-wee Herman is harmless when in a good mood, save his roundabout ways of functioning and occasional sound effects. But get the kid cranky, and he could lead your car astray with his spastic yelling: