Thursday, October 08, 2009

You have to watch those made up numbers

Bob Dyer wrote in his Akron Beacon Journal column about this man who bought his daughter a souvenir of a cross country meet that she had just run. It had a saying on the back:"How's my running? Call 1-800-EAT-DUST." This is sort of a takeoff on a somewhat popular bumper sticker.

It seems that this number is already in use as a transvestite porn line.

Brings to mind the movie "The Santa Clause," when Tim Allen quipped that his ex-wife's husband, a psychologist, could be reached at "1-800 SPANK ME." That number was also actually in use as a porn line.

You have to be careful about seemingly innocent jokes with today's technology.

Cliff Note: If you click on the link, the story will be halfway down in the column, but read the whole column as Bob Dyer is one of the more talented writers in this area.

7 comments:

clean and crazy said...

hee, hee
when they did the "Bruce Almighty" movie, the one where he called God, they actually showed a real number, not a "555-" and people called it and it was actually a church number!! that was great, they have since taken the number off the movie digitally but it was funny.

Gin said...

Oh no!! That's awful! We really have to be careful about EVERYTHING these days don't we?

Syd said...

That's pretty good.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Nothing is safe anymore!!!

Margaret said...

Reminds me of an incident involving one of my kid's fellow students when they were in elementary school. They were doing a report on the White House and searched the internet at home. Apparently there's a big porn site with White House in the name. Ooops! Big surprise for little kid!

Pat Jenkins said...

thanks for the tips on the numbers. the ones i normal frequent have been used up if you get my drift....

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