Looking for a fake phone number post October 7, 2002 6:40 PM   Subscribe

I'm almost certain that I saw this website posted to metafilter maybe 8 months to a year ago - a girl goes to a bar and guys are asking her for her home number. Rather than give them her real number she gives them the phone number from this website. When the man(they had a number for women too) calls he gets the answering machine message saying that they aren't interested in that person and not to call again(or something to that effect). The great part about the website is that a lot of times people ended up leaving a message and those messages were on the site to listen to in mp3 format. It was hilarious. I think I remember the number was a NYC 212 number and it was designed in a purple/pink/blue. I've searched all over metafilter and even tried Google but I can't seem to find it. I bookmarked it ages ago but several HD crashes later it's no longer around. If anyone can find it w/your great skills it would be very much appreciated.
posted by suprfli to MetaFilter-Related at 6:40 PM (25 comments total)

I'm sorry.
posted by insomnyuk at 6:43 PM on October 7, 2002

posted by insomnyuk at 6:48 PM on October 7, 2002

I just couldn't resist. I tried. I swear to G_d I tried.
posted by insomnyuk at 6:48 PM on October 7, 2002

Suprfli, I would love to discuss this topic with you in depth perhaps over dinner or a cup of coffee. Please give me a call: 212-479-7990, and we'll set something up.

Please improve your Google skills a bit more before posting a Metatalk thread. This took me three seconds.
posted by PrinceValium at 6:50 PM on October 7, 2002

Prince: Come on now. My Google skills are top notch. I tried every combination of dating, answering machine and everything else I could think of. "Rejection line" wasn't something I thought of but seems obvious now. I bow to you oh Google Master. Seriously, thanx. =)
posted by suprfli at 7:44 PM on October 7, 2002

Yeah, but.. you're kind of missing the point. Metatalk isn't for asking people to look things up on the web for you.
posted by PrinceValium at 7:59 PM on October 7, 2002

Though it never fails, Prince Valium!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:08 PM on October 7, 2002

That's just because we're nerds and we like to show off.
posted by PrinceValium at 8:39 PM on October 7, 2002



For some reason, self-censoring always makes me laugh. Well, snort, at least.
posted by The God Complex at 8:49 PM on October 7, 2002

I'm not missing the point. I thought it was a post on Metafilter and not just some random website I needed help finding. If I didn't think it was a Metafilter FPP I wouldn't have asked. After all, this portion of Metatalk is called "Metafilter-related" and it was certainly related to Metafilter therefore...

Regardless, I appreciate the help finding it. Also, I thought it was funny that it was posted by TiggleTaggle almost a year ago to the date - 10/24/02. What made me start thinking about FPP's from a year ago?
posted by suprfli at 8:49 PM on October 7, 2002

MetaFilter:Because we're nerds and we like to show off!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:12 PM on October 7, 2002

Okay, end the tagline competition RIGHT now.
posted by yhbc at 9:45 PM on October 7, 2002

yhbc: Hey, that line itself could be . . . oh right, sorry.
btw, did you know spell check suggests to change your nick to hubcap?
posted by SimStupid at 9:50 PM on October 7, 2002

Not as bad as that damn kid who wanted the MeFi smarties to do his term paper for him, then when he got bitch slapped he started bad mouthing the family on his piss ant little web page. Glad I turned the ass hole in to the homeland security department. He's probably sitting in his cell right now, whacking off with his Barbra Streisand hand puppet .

posted by Mack Twain at 11:06 PM on October 7, 2002

posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:18 PM on October 7, 2002

Miguel, you are fast. Love ya man, even though you like 'her'.
posted by Mack Twain at 12:02 AM on October 8, 2002

Whilst we are on the subject, I could really do with some help with finding programmers for an open source music software project...especially anyone who could port from C++/Windows to OSX.

And a good pumpkin soup recipe.

And a pony...
posted by i_cola at 6:41 AM on October 8, 2002

oh, and if a 12-car train from Pittsburgh is travelling at 65 miles per hour and is 100 miles from Cleveland, and another 7-car train passes it going 35 miles per hour the other way, how many bushels of wheat is each train carrying?

; >
posted by amberglow at 7:21 AM on October 8, 2002

wheat is only sold by the litre.
posted by Fabulon7 at 8:12 AM on October 8, 2002

Do they grow wheat east of Ohio?
posted by PrinceValium at 8:41 AM on October 8, 2002

Look, I need to start a new MetaTalk thread:

I can't find my car keys

Could you guys please help me out?

( I don't seem to be able to google them)

thanks in advance

posted by matteo at 11:03 AM on October 8, 2002

They're on the kitchen counter.

No, you see, under that stack of mail.
posted by Stan Chin at 11:33 AM on October 8, 2002

I feel shame, but laughter at the same time. I'm so very confused.

I'm not that much of a nerd.

Honest. No really. Ok, I do want to dress up as batman for halloween, and no, the words "man-child" mean absolutely nothing to me. Quonsar still hasn't gotten back to me on that Chekovian proposal I made. Maybe we should meet for lunch sometime?
posted by insomnyuk at 1:42 PM on October 8, 2002

thanks Stan!!!!!

posted by matteo at 3:40 PM on October 8, 2002

Quonsar still hasn't gotten back to me on that Chekovian proposal

i have always yearned to marry a dead sexy evil male oppressor. but the fact that you repeatedly misspell my name leaves me with lingering doubts as to our compatibility. there are no capital q's in quonsar.
posted by quonsar at 4:03 PM on October 8, 2002

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