VSL:WEB // One-stop shopping for office comedians

The Download Squad’s collection of online sound effects — rim shots, cackles, and assorted other noises — is an essential resource for anyone who has had to sit within earshot of the office comedian.

You can respond to bad jokes with the sound of crickets or tumbleweeds, or with a yodel (although we’re not sure that yodeling’s ever really called for). You’ll also find slide whistles and sad trombones. William Shatner, David Caruso, Ed McMahon, and Nelson from The Simpsons put in cameo appearances. And a page called Mister Nice Hands lets you pull an animated finger (you can guess what happens next). Individually, these sites are totally useless. In tandem, they’ll make any office party complete.

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VSL:WEB // One-stop shopping for office comedians