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