Or maybe former Monty Python star Michael Palin telling you no-one had expected “the Spanish bin-quisition”?
Organisers of a scheme recruiting celebrities to lend their voices to “talking bins” believe it can make a real difference to keeping Britain tidy.
They hope that by using humour, they will succeed where fines and warnings have failed in keeping streets and parks clean.
A similar experiment in Sweden found a talking bin received nearly three times as much rubbish as an ordinary one because people were attracted by its novelty（新奇） value.
Twenty-five specially adapted bins to be installed in the streets of London and Liverpool next month will use a sound card to play a themed message when litter is placed inside. For example, one near the Royal Opera House will play a thank you message sung by soprano（女高音） Janis Kelly to the tune of Nessun Dorma.
Bins installed in Liverpool will play Beatles-themed messages.
For others, Britain’s Got Talent judge Holden is expected to record the message: “This is Amanda, and this city’s got talent”.
The campaign, entitled Bin Thinking, is being organised by arts group Sing London for Keep Britain Tidy’s love Where You Live initiative（主动权，首创精神） .
If successful, talking bins could become a familiar feature on Britain’s streets.
Colette Hiller, director of Sing London, said: “The idea is to reward people in a small way for changing their behaviour and raise awareness through a sense of fun.”