While Nathan was editing this video of Voyage‘s first test run of the year, he naturally started thinking of an educational television program from his youth.
For me, though, in the next office over, it was the movie Psycho that came to mind.
Since this is Nathan’s first season with us, he’d never seen a test run. It was one of those first-test-ride-of-the-season-when-you-wish-it-was-ten-degrees-warmer kind of runs.
For an old-timer like me, the intricacies of a test run (meaning: what can possibly go wrong) were far less interesting than: What the heck is that NOISE?!
That noise, as it turns out, was the klaxon.
And what is a klaxon? It is an electromechanical horn. For warning.
While Nathan was editing the video, the klaxon reminded me of a certain sound effect from the shower scene in Psycho.
Yes, that scene.
(If you’re a Hitchcock fan, you might want to read this HoliBlog post from nearly three years ago. Still makes me grin.)
Meanwhile, here’s Nathan’s Sherman Schwartz version of the fateful trip…