We're typically big fans of the crew at Improv Everywhere. The group's lighthearted antics bring unexpected smiles to the most unlikely of places, but their latest stunt may have gone a bit too far for some of us on staff. The group wrangled around 100 cars and parked them in a lot in Staten Island. Then, the owners were instructed to actuate the panic button on their key fobs from a hidden location, resulting in a "car alarm symphony." Needless to say, bystanders were perplexed by the cacophony. A handful of us here on Autoblog are into that kind of juvenile fun, while the rest of the gang sees car alarms as an octave below the baleful wail of the damned.

So, harmless fun or needless nuisance? We recommend checking out the video for yourself before voting in our poll below. Just remember, the world could stand to take itself a little less seriously now and again.

Is the Car Alarm Symphony funny or annoying?
Hilarious. What else are panic buttons for? 2464 (30.8%)
Annoying. Don't these people have jobs? 3773 (47.2%)
Meh. 1755 (22.0%)

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Soul Shinobi
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was much less entertaining than I expected, and I didn't expect to enjoy it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now THAT is art, er wait, maybe that was the giant dong on the wall behind the conductor.
      Rob J
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is about as useful as any car alarm in history...
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Orchestra? Not orchestrated.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought this was "How many hipsters can we get into one parking lot"
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a really good sense of humor but this was pitiful. The whole conducting was just dumb. Setting them off all at once would have been a better prank that somehow organizing an orchestra out of the alarms.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How long did it take for silence to reign once more ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      My key fob's range sucks.
        • 3 Years Ago
        See my response above to increase your fob range
        • 3 Years Ago
        Replace the battery if it's a few years old.
      Smooth Motor
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess there was no "occupy" event that week and since mom was cleaning the basement, well, they had to get out and do something.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The conductor guy was cheesy, but I thought the idea is hilarious. Why not turn a mundane, boring big box strip mall(aka wasteland America) into something worth stopping and laughing at? I love making bitter a**holes mad. It makes me feel good that I'm speeding their removal from society.
      • 3 Years Ago
      fail big time. what a wast of time and internet connection
      • 3 Years Ago
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