They never let me anywhere near the studios but I'm sure I'd have the best "one hour - all request hour" if they did!
Hi! I'm Mike The Web Guy. My boss told me that I should start one of these blogs, even though I'm not "on the radio." After being told that it was a "good idea," I figured, "why not?" I could always use another thing to do. Things about me... I'm a HUGE San Diego Chargers Fan (Any SoCal Locals who want to get together for a game - COMMENT back at me and let's HOOK IT UP). I live in Clifton Park. I'm all about APPLE (sorry PC people). I have a woman who lives upstairs in my house who is related to me by marriage. We have two kids who pretty much run our social life.
Have you ever tried to call a phone number from a movie or TV Show? I think we all tried to dial the infamous "8375-309" from the Tommy Tutone's 1982 hit. Usually movies use the "555" fake exchange numbers but last night I saw an actual number, so I tried dialing it.
I was watching "The Adjustment Bureau" last night on Cinemax. I'm a sucker for a good love story. And any movie that involves Matt Damon will get my attention. Plus, I like the fact that he tried to play a "cool" politician which we all know doesn't REALLY exist.
At one point during the movie, Matt's love interest writes her phone number down on a card and hands it to him. The number is 212-664-7665. What caught my attention was that: 1) this was a 212 area code, 2) the movie was set in NYC, and 3) they actually showed the number on the screen for a few seconds… plus in later scenes he tries to remember the number after losing it.
I paused the movie, picked up my BlackBerry, and dialed the number. It went to a busy signal. I figured it was a fake! A few minutes later, I tried again and the phone rang. And rang. And rang. I couldn't believe it was a working number.
My bubble was burst after I "googled" the number and found this Wikipedia result.
Although this did give me an idea the next time a solicitor asks for my home phone number...