The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 January 2004

Let the machine get it

What's the worst possible telephone number you can imagine?

If the first thing you come up with is 867-5309, you might want to check with these folks.

(Courtesy of my infamous old pal Dull N. Boring. No credit for knowing what the N is for.)

Posted at 5:22 PM to Dyssynergy


I was just singing that song the other day but I kept mixing up the lyrics-- I sang: I got it I got it, I got a good time on the wall! :-)

Posted by: Donna at 8:48 PM on 15 January 2004

And yet, Cingular Wireless is running a commercial where a girl (presumably named Jenny) claims to have that number, and doesn't want to lose it, and thanks to the new miracle of number portability, doesn't have to. It's commercial fiction, but still, I guess it would be funny for a while to get the random call from some idiot...

Posted by: CT at 4:10 PM on 19 January 2004

What ever happened to 634-5789? You're not trying to pretend you're not old enough to remember, are you?...

http://home.swipnet.se/tinaturner/6345789.html

Posted by: J Bowen at 8:30 PM on 20 January 2004

You kidding me? I'm old enough to remember Hawkshaw Hawkins' "Lonesome 7-7203". (This was, I believe, 1963, which makes it a rough contemporary with the Marvelettes' "Beechwood 4-5789", which differs from the Tina/Wilson Pickett disc by a single digit.)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:43 PM on 20 January 2004