Being as hard of hearing as I am means I often activate the audio transcription on YouTube videos. It’s not a perfect technology by any means, but it is helpful in assisting me in figuring out what is being said. It fills in the gaps a bit. For instance, the Obama interview on YouTube got almost all of the transcription correct:

You can see it catches most of the words. Unless the words are being spoken with a thick Pittsburgh accent, then the audio transcription software shits the bed in gloriously hilarious fashion all, “I DON’T KNOW WTF THIS DUDE IS SAYING!”:

The possible band names you can generate this way are LIMITLESS.

I’m partial to Isolated Ripon.


  1. jdp
    February 1, 2012 7:55 pm

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any funnier than Pittsburgh Dad…you show us Pittsburgh dad on closed captioning whatchicallit. lmao!

  2. Null Register
    February 1, 2012 10:10 pm

    You need to watch Rhett & Link’s caption fail clips. The videos are hilarious. They used Google captions to play the telephone game from an original script. Here’s an example:

  3. Jessica Marie
    February 1, 2012 11:23 pm

    Haha, awesome. But I do not get the obsession with Pittsburgh Dad. Greg & Donny is a million times funnier…

  4. Beatrice
    February 2, 2012 10:17 am

    So funny!

  5. zarum
    February 2, 2012 10:51 am

    Jessica Marie. I don’t quite get Pgh. Dad either. Who are Greg and Donny?

  6. lisa
    February 2, 2012 11:02 am


  7. Guido
    February 3, 2012 12:40 pm

    I don’t even want to know why it would generate “ripon from store hole…”