The Con Academy

So this is where all those psychics get their advanced degrees from…

Nice phone number :)

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  • Dorothy

    maybe it’s too early in the morning, but i don’t get the comment about the phone number

    • rhodent

      There was a hit song back in the 80s called “867-5309 (Jenny)” about a guy following the advice of a bathroom graffito that says “For a good time call Jenny 867-5309″. The song was rather infamous after it came out because it used an actual phone number instead of using some 555 number the way TV shows usually do, and led to a bunch of people who had that number getting calls at all hours of the day (and night) asking to speak to Jenny.

    • http://twitter.com/_mikeweber Mike Weber

      Yeah, I was over-thinking it? “Is there some kind of message in the letters that the number represents on the phone? Oh wait, no, it’s Tommy Tutone. Nevermind. Move along, people.”

    • Gus Snarp

      Oh, God, I’m Ooooollllllddddddd!!!!!!!!!! I can’t look at those numbers without singing them.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    And here’s a real-world example I found only yesterday. Enjoy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi130bfr7oY

    • fsm

      WTF? I listened to a good portion of it and didn’t hear anyone else’s voice but the ‘interviewer’ and the mentally retarded girl.

      • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

        Check the description below the video. The voices are described and quoted, and time links are given. I suppose this goes without saying, but try to keep your expectations low!

  • KeithCollyer

    The ad that came up over the video was for me to get my Chakras tested. Wow, how could they have known that?


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