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The many voices of Locrian_Lyric

TR member Locrian_Lyric has agreed to entertain everyone with his own weekly TR Out Loud segment. In this first installment, he captures the voices of two cartoon characters.

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Richard Ulrich, better known in the forums as Locrian_Lyric, recently participated in the TR Member Spotlight interview series. To many people's surprise, Richard shared his hidden talent -- voice impersonations... 150 to be exact!

In his Spotlight discussion thread, the TR community requested more voice samples. Fortunately, he agreed to entertain everyone with his own weekly TR Out Loud segment. In this first installment, he captures the voices of two cartoon characters. Listen to the audio file.

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

27 comments
jmgarvin
jmgarvin

*edit to fix horrible grammar.

jdclyde
jdclyde

The same thing we do every night, try to take over the world!! BAAWAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

You asked, we listened, and Locrian_Lyric agreed! Here is his first encore. Please chime in the discussion.

OldER Mycroft
OldER Mycroft

I'm not American. Perhaps a more globally-wide selective process would be advisable, otherwise your audience will be sadly contained. ;)

meryllogue
meryllogue

I have no idea who most of these are. I grew up without TV and have none now. But the threads are very entertaining. (I DO recognize Edith, btw. And the sad thing is I saw a snippet of a rerun recently, and she looks a LOT younger than she did way back when. Wanhhhhhh!) :-(

NotSoChiGuy
NotSoChiGuy

He is Legion, for he is many!! ;) Any reason in particular why Pinky and the Brain were picked for the encore??

Locrian_Lyric
Locrian_Lyric

Sonia wanted something to start with, and I had joked with her in email about that one. More to come!

jdclyde
jdclyde

to make sure it really is 150 and not just 149? :0

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

and play the audio file, however it didnt even last the 15 seconds that the file states. was that really 150 impersonations??

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

I asked Locrian_Lyric to whip up some little snippets with an IT twist using some of his impersonations. Each week he'll impersonate someone new. This week was pretty clear who he was, especially since he used the names - "PinkY" and "The Brain." However, it would be kind of fun to have the TR community guess whose voice he's impersonating in future episodes. As for the length, yes I know it was 15 seconds but the voice didn't last the entire time. You can take that issue up with Garageband and iTunes. Edited because jdclyde is a turd.

meryllogue
meryllogue

You guys have really (yes, REALLY) degenerated the polite fanboi ravings of TR into something truly entertaining and kinda refreshing. Let's call a turd a turd, and none of that wussy "apple fanboi" crap! I've been missing you all!

jdclyde
jdclyde

as she edited it AFTER I had read it, so would have never seen that. :( But on the bright side, that is probably one of the nicer things she has called me, so I think I am winning her over! :D

Tig2
Tig2

JD is well aware that he is, in fact, a turd. We all know that. He revels in his turdness. You, on the other hand, need to continue to look over your shoulder. I WILL get you. I just haven't decided how yet. But it WILL happen.

jdclyde
jdclyde

To provide an example of what NOT to do. Matter of fact, a local service station still uses me for an example of what NOT to do when someone TRIES to hold you up...... B-) There was a dent in the side of one of the gas pumps for years after that, from his head.... ;\

Tig2
Tig2

JD and Oz INVENTED typos. They scatter them around TR so that we know how NOT to spell. Don't start me on his grammar. The rant would go on for days...

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

but I guess you don't know what those are, jd...

jdclyde
jdclyde

that is the character on "The Wall". This is "Pink[b]Y[/b] and the Brain". Gawd woman, don't you ever watch cartoons? :0

jdclyde
jdclyde

MOAR!! :D Question, is there a list of voices, so we can place requests? Even having certain characters saying certain things..... would be sooooooo cooooool! B-)

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

I think it's a great idea, so it wouldn't hurt to ask. He might even appreciate some help in the creation process, since I've aked him to keep it tech-centric.

Locrian_Lyric
Locrian_Lyric

James Cagney James Stewart Patrick Stewart Boris Karlov Peter Laurie Bella legosa Pinky Brain Wakko Warner JAmes Doohan (as scotty) George Takai Teddy Kennedy Richard Nixon Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George Bush Bill CLinton George W Bush Elmer Fudd Bugs Bunny Sponegbob Squarepants Popeye Soundwave from the transformers (g1) Megatron from Transformers (g1) Don Adams Ringo Star Darth Vader (with breathing effects) Yoda Jabba the Hutt Cookie Monster Kermit the Frog Mickey mouse W.C. Fields 'Apu' from the Simpsons Homer Simpson Mr Burns Beavis Butthead 'Cartman' from southpark Mr Mackie from southpark. 'Kenny' from southpark 'mojo jojo' from the powerpuff girls. Patric from 'spongebob' mr crabs from 'sponegebob' Don Knots John McCain Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York. Sean Connery "Hal 9000" Kirk Douglas Vincent Price Jack Palance 'Edith bunker' to name a few request one not on the list, and I can either do it, or learn it.

Tig2
Tig2

This IS JD after all. He just wants to know if Locrian can do Judy Garland. It's a show tune thing of his... :D

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

So you can have help trying to guess which impersonation he does each week? Cheater.

jdclyde
jdclyde

How about a list of some of the voices you do? B-)

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