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By Ej on Monday, December 1, 1997 - 01:22 am:
    on thanksgiving day i called the missiouri botanical gardens and scared the man there by calling a payphone and he got a chuckle out of it....i i wished him a happy thanksgiving and i think he may have been a worker so perhaps the call was not in vain

    ...poor man

By Kelsey on Tuesday, December 2, 1997 - 11:55 am:
    i really enjoyed that story. thanks. i'll probably think about that man all day. my wisdom teeth are coming in. they hurt.

By RonGottihotmail.com on Thursday, December 4, 1997 - 01:42 pm:
    I work at MCI in newport news Va so any help
    you need you got it! like correctional facilities
    pay phones

By BRONCO on Thursday, December 4, 1997 - 04:49 pm:

By Halai on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 12:35 am:
    God made the internet for sites like these....thank you.

By Nutty Australian on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 02:50 am:
    Although the aforementioned correspondence was of some intellectual value, I'm afraid this one will be of nought. I have for a long time thought about the usage of message boards and how long one single reply can take, surely in a world as sophisticated as ours we could simply call each other at weird locations on pay-phones where we get the numbers from.

    P.S. Can I send you guys the number of a pay-phone, or pay-phones in Melbourne, Australia so you can call up and hastle people like me>

By Deeger on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 03:55 am:
    hey all i want to play too-but you need to update your info!!! In Oregon there's been A new area code for A year now- it's 541. 503 is the Portland area only. i'll get on it and send you some #'s aaround here!!

By Ross the fledgling writer on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 06:03 am:
    What a world!! People talking to people about other people who rang people they didn't know on payphones. I appeals to my sense of irony. Have you ever answered a ringing payphone? Are you brave enough? Would it stretch your comfort zone? There could be a tv series in this. Like candid payphone..Voices without names..all to talk about is being human, to connect..(sorry your time has run out....bbbbbbbrrrrrrrrr.....)

By Ron P on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 02:24 pm:
    I just called the chillis payphone
    in Fl but I got tongue tied what
    should I say to people when I call?

By BRONCO on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 03:47 pm:

By Deeger on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 04:37 pm:
    to Ron P.
    If you know the name of the street the payphone is on, ask them where THAT street is ! Confuses the hell out of them haha!

By Deeger on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 04:45 pm:
    to Ron P.
    If you know the name of the street the payphone is on, ask them where THAT street is ! Confuses the hell out of them haha!

By Njh1 on Friday, December 5, 1997 - 06:25 pm:
    i tried making a red box, but it didn't work. Anyone got any suggestions on how to get around some of the filters that are being put on payphones??

By Talking eyes on Saturday, December 6, 1997 - 06:18 pm:
    hi never use pay phones never got any money!

By Bill on Sunday, December 7, 1997 - 11:14 am:
    Drop me a line if you believe in messages in weird bottles. I'm from San Diego, teaching English in Tokyo, male, 49 years old, an artist, like cyberpunk and Bob Dylan.


By Mirjen on Sunday, December 7, 1997 - 05:54 pm:
    re: nhjl
    you're practising a lost art, and new payphones, generally with red stickers on them, are a new model called 'Mars 2', and cannot be boxed in any form known yet. The Mars 2 phone is very popular in New England (SNET, AT&T) and there are just about no phones left that are corruptable.
    our new problem in Connecticut is the physical removal of payphones because of the large amount of phreaking activity. The one on Orange Street in the 203 area code really is the only phone in a seven-block radius.

By Bryant on Monday, December 8, 1997 - 04:07 am:
    Hey there is are 4 pay phones in Bronx, NY at the number 6 train station Westchester Squar, at night these damn phones ring all night and if you pick them up as I often do the person calling usually hangs up or just asks who are you then hangs up and calls one of the other phones . . . this has been going on for years . . . is this one of you guys?

By Ginger on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 - 05:45 pm:
    Hi Everyone I'm new at this how does it work??

By Everyoneandahalf on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 - 07:58 pm:
    Hi? my experience, you ask a question, a very simple question, often only one line. And then

    HOO HAH! doogy blango wiltshire block ring hold please depost 25 cents.


    (threats of a graphic, disgusting and occasionally amusing quality)


    absence of anything at all

    but please allow me to encourage you YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED NOW to keep trying, HEAVY ENCOURAGEMENT you weren't like, expecting an answer, were you?

    Better put some beefsteak on it right noW. aND DO check with us later, we may ahve something special for you...

By BRONCO on Thursday, December 11, 1997 - 04:42 pm:
    All I have to say is there is some serious weirdo writing on this column.

By Cordless on Saturday, December 13, 1997 - 12:35 am:
    i never knew that people could be so in to payphones, but I guess what ever floats your boat. 'So be it'.....anyone know the movie this is from?? Payphones always seem to play important roles in movies...........

By Got a bad role in the school play on Saturday, December 13, 1997 - 12:59 am:
    everyone has a payphone story.
    hollywood doesn't get it, but who would have thought it would?

By MobPHARc on Sunday, December 14, 1997 - 10:24 am:
    I picked up a ringing payphone once as I was walking thru Civic early one saturday morning....It was some phreaker from london..or so he said...he thought it was just kewl someone picked up....here in oz from home you dial 19123 to get the number but it doesn't work from payphones?? Anyone know what the number is? [:)

By Fredescu on Sunday, December 14, 1997 - 05:32 pm:

    oz as in Aus as in the "sunburnt country and land of sweeping plains"?

    DO you know much about our payphones? I've seen some of the telstra ones that have letters amongst the numbers.

    Fr instance: XXX XXXyyXXX (where X=random number and y=random letter)

    Does this mean that the number is merely the number given minus the letters?

    I guess I should ring one and find out...

By Bonita on Sunday, December 14, 1997 - 06:13 pm:
    I used to call payphones in the mall. Sometimes people answered and it was so much fun. I've also answered payphones and usually it was some guy wanting to have phone sex.

By Mobpharc on Sunday, December 14, 1997 - 08:28 pm:
    Hey It certainly does Freddy [;>
    Alot of pay phones now don't even have that identifing number and letter thingo!!
    I found when having to call that number you need an operator assisted call and they had to have the letters and all.....but you could just punch in the numbers where the letters should be on the keypad!? *shrug*
    I'm here in Canberra...the nations Kapitaal!!!

    mobPHARc@hotmail.com drop my a line

By Sorabji on Sunday, December 14, 1997 - 08:42 pm:
    Bonita - If you have realaudio, you might appreciate this. it's called "The Pervert."


By MobPHARc on Sunday, December 14, 1997 - 08:57 pm:
    To the Nutty Australian!!
    DUde do YOU know the number to dial to get the payphone number here in OZ??if so post a note! [;> We would love you many times for the honour!! *smirk*

By Free on Monday, December 15, 1997 - 06:57 pm:
    Hrmm.. haven't red boxed in months.. down here in the south, the phones were still cooperating, oh, 6 months ago. I think Southwestern Bell may be behind the times a bit.. or maybe not, like I say, I haven't used my box in months. I think I will get new batteries and try it out.

By Diver1 on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 - 10:28 am:
    I have absolutely nothing to say about payphones, other than that--yeah--i've answered a ringing one in Raleigh, NC before and had a quite charming conversation with a complete stranger. however, i'm sure that he was a freak in his world, because as with the internet, payphoners can--and usually do--lie about themselves. reality is somehow shunned now-a-days. i guess i did have something to say after all. my birthday is in 4 days!!!!!

By Whitelove on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 - 04:00 pm:
    you all are nuts!!!!!!!!!!!

By 86 on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 - 11:12 pm:
    Annnnd Loving it!

By Greendx on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 01:17 am:
    payphones in ny city mainly in brooklyn no longer accept incoming calls why is that?

By MobPHARc on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 07:33 am:
    Hey Fredescu,
    the phones here in Canberra have numbers like ie 6257-101 S3. Now the bastard operators won't tell me what the S3 stands for but basically you cannot call a pay phone from a normal landline? As you notice in the above number a number is missing.....now I tried several combinations until I hit 6257-1012 .......and what did I find...strangely enough the exchange dialin!!! Most very exciting and kewl! They say you cannot call a payphone because they (TELSTRA - read: bastards!) changed it. They decided it was an option that the public didn't need. Now the exchange dialin # for other exchanges should be similar, because the phone box was right near the Dickson exchange I'll try others and see if the dialup has the similar # +1 that is in the booth! I'll keep ya posted!

By MobPHARc on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 07:40 am:
    PS I'll bet my left Testi that there's another number that the technicians use!!

By Desert on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 10:28 am:
    How about call on a payphone and tell the person he won Radio Station GRAND PRIZE!!!!

    That'll be kool eh
    From Canada

By Dallas smith on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 02:05 pm:
    Hi People
    i have know idea what is going on but i thought
    i would write too
    Bye from Canada
    dallas smith

By Devilman on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 02:18 pm:
    How bout calling a payphone and when the person answers, ask for "Bill" or some other fictitious name and when you are told that you have the wrong number, say, "No, you answered the wrong phone!"

By Joga on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 04:11 pm:
    Is that Dallas Smith from the old Boston Bruins. eh?

By Donna on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 08:09 pm:
    Hi, I found this site quite interesting. A DJ for an alternative station in Charlotte, NC called a payphone at a Hank Williams Jr concert and someone answered. He played it the next couple of weeks. It was a real hoot as the guy was really drunk that answered. I think I'll call in and tell the DJ about your site.

By The dish washer on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 11:11 pm:
    I thought I was the only one and called pay phones for a while I thought I was perverted
    this makes me fell better

By DMS on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 - 11:16 pm:
    i found this page linked off the netscape site. last week off the usa today site. the week before off the yahoo site. what's the deal, who does PR here?

By MobPHARc on Thursday, December 18, 1997 - 06:12 am:
    A reply to Desert,
    Hey I use to do that exact call...mind you I was a radio announcer at the time.....a station near the Australian skifields.........& I was still lying to them!!! [;> We then followed it up with machine gun effects and screaming *grin*

By MOBpharC on Thursday, December 18, 1997 - 06:23 am:
    That explains why we have soooo many people posting about their love lives!!! {:>

By The Mad Glaswegian on Thursday, December 18, 1997 - 09:48 am:
    Hello people!

    When I was about 11 I called the Operator from a payphone and sang the theme tune to 'Cheers', pretending I was the UK's next Eurovision Song Contest Entrant. Now THAT was cool ( and it stopped the Operator from getting bored ).


By Max on Thursday, December 18, 1997 - 11:40 pm:
    Hey, all you Aussie dudes, if your at a Telstra payphone at the front of a line and want to put the phone out-of-order, hang-up, press the Telstra sign, pick-up the phone, after 2 seonds let go of Telstra sign, press 4456***, the numbers should be in the top left of screen, if all is O.K the screen will say code accepted
    out of order!

By Max on Thursday, December 18, 1997 - 11:50 pm:
    Hey, all you Aussie dudes, if your at a Telstra payphone at the front of a line and want to put the phone out-of-order, hang-up, press the Telstra sign, pick-up the phone, after 2 seonds let go of Telstra sign, press 4456***, the numbers should be in the top left of screen, if all is O.K the screen will say code accepted
    out of order!

By Rylee on Saturday, December 20, 1997 - 05:36 pm:
    i was just looking for "happiness". Ives sounded interesting. Payphones can't be much more anonymous than this. But hey, back to my search for happiness.... is this the sight, got any leads, did i fail to recognize it once again

By Rylee on Saturday, December 20, 1997 - 05:36 pm:
    i was just looking for "happiness". Ives sounded interesting. Payphones can't be much more anonymous than this. But hey, back to my search for happiness.... is this the sight, got any leads, did i fail to recognize it once again

By R U Kidding identify myself on Sunday, December 21, 1997 - 06:08 am:

    the number/letter combination in the box is not related to or a code for the actual number; it's an index number for the database back at Bastard HQ, where there is a lookup table containing the real number, and the LOCATION!! If you are very very naughty, or know someone who is, you can even get printouts of this lookup table. I've seen one.

    Telstra are rabid dogs when it comes to protecting their secrets. You didn't read this, I didn't write it. In fact, forget I even exist.


By MobPHARc on Sunday, December 21, 1997 - 07:42 am:
    Telstra a scum sucking bottom feeding assholes!!!! I had it on very good authority that telstra can trace back a number called up to 20 days later....think about it. May all australians learn how to phreak telstra out of all the money they can!!! Also if you don't want the phone to be out of order hit the telstra button....pick up the phone.....let go......hit 3345*** and the payphone will reset and go through self tests etc.

By MobPHARc on Sunday, December 21, 1997 - 07:56 am:
    But does in index last digit stand for a # between 0-9 or does it change the last 4 #'s?? I have tried the different combinations of numbers and not come up successful! What you have posted exlpains why we have to use an operator to connect to a payphone.

By Paddy on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 - 04:30 pm:
    What are you guys on?

By Dangerous on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 - 04:58 pm:
    This is a site that can lead to some serious fun. Let's hope all the telcos haven't found us yet.

By Jeremy on Wednesday, December 24, 1997 - 07:58 am:
    How do you disable Telstra pay phones in Australia. Not that dodgy 30 second disable but a full one?

By Brak on Wednesday, December 24, 1997 - 04:48 pm:
    I've found that people are more talkative when you tell them you are from a local radio station and that they are on the air live. It's worked every time and you can ask them all sorts of crazy questions that they actually answer.

By Nightfly on Thursday, December 25, 1997 - 08:25 am:
    Found out about this site last night and checked it out. way kewl!!!! had a dream this a.m. I answered a ringing payphone and the person told me to turn out the light. it was outside, but there was a small flourescent light above the phone He told me other stuff and I suddenly realized I could hear him over the phone, but also he was nearby. I looked over and he was scrunched down in a chair with a woman and had a phone tucked into his shirt cradled against his shoulder. I got mad and told him it wasn't any fun if he was sitting right next to the phone calling. That's it. I remember hearing about phone phreaks in the underground press late 60s-early 70s Is Captain Crunch still around? Any other good phreak sites? I think it's fascinating and slightly dangerous. I will answer a payphone if i have the chance now.

By CACK FACE on Thursday, December 25, 1997 - 11:06 am:

By Ann B. Davis(as Alice) on Friday, December 26, 1997 - 12:11 am:
    Remember the time when Mr Brady put a pay phone in the Brady house? What a dork!

By Doug on Saturday, December 27, 1997 - 10:57 am:
    Going out to the largest or 2nd largest mall in the US in a little bit.. will have to get some numbers from there if any one is intrested.


By Budeh on Sunday, December 28, 1997 - 03:00 am:
    Anyone have #'s of payphones in pits at Nascar racetracks? How about Mustang Ranch in Nevada?

By Sorabji on Sunday, December 28, 1997 - 11:51 am:
    I get more bogus submissions of payphones supposedly at Mustang Ranch in Nevada than any other location. If I call to check it out (which I don't even bother doing for numbers said to be "inside a brothel" any more) it is, surprise, actually some kid's answering machine or a high school switchboard number. Do they even have a payphone at Mustang Ranch?

By Alydia on Monday, December 29, 1997 - 06:21 am:
    I havent done much with payphones lately, but this site is inspiring me to perhaps start playing around again. I remember once, when I was younger, I called someone collect using a popular name, I believe Jenn, anyway, to my amaze, the person accepted (which happend about once every 10 calls) and must have really though I was Jenn, because he carried on a conversation with me for about 20 minutes, asked me how the show was, aparently I was at the stone pony, or atleast thats where the real Jenn was suppost to be. I wish I could have been there the next time he talked to Jenn and poss. mentioned the conversation we had.....the confusion that must have arissed would have been hysterical. Anyway, I recently thought of a great thing to do if you want to get some mild revenge on someone, or just get a few kicks. About three weeks ago I kept getting calls from people who where insisting someone paged them from my house, this went on for about 3 days untill I finnaly tracked down the asshole that was doing it and decided to get some revenge. I thought that if I had simply done the same thing, it would be to obvious so instead of having people call him, thinking he paged them, I waited a week and decided to page him with a number outside of a wawa everyone (his group of friends) used often to page him. I called several times, from the actuall phone, and watched the confusion that resulted. I then left, and about 20 minutes later, I drove by and the idiot actually went up there because, I assume, he thought that the person might show up again. This works best if you use a pay phone number of a well trafficed area, like a pool hall, bar or even a 7-11 on a saturday night. This is great if you actually page them from the phone, several times, to make them think its an emergency, it also helps to put in an occasionally 911 or the lst four digits of a friends or b/f g/f's home number, to ensure they'll call back and try to get the person on the phone. You get to see the confusion of when the person calls back. a total stranger answers the phone, usually, they'll start yelling, "did someone page "bob" , "hey, "bob"s on the phone", its kinda funny. It also works great if the person hangs up right away, and the other person will keep calling the phone for a while to try to reach whomever paged them. I dont know, I think its funny. Theres alot you can do with pager numbers and/or payphone combined. If your bored, try paging someone your with (whom you dont particul. care for), when they're not around for a moment, with a number at a local hang out, or have a friend do it when your with them, and watch them get get confused and upset, because they dont usually think someones messing around with them, they just think that the person who paged them is in a crowed area, or they just missed them, ya know.

By Canadian on Monday, December 29, 1997 - 12:11 pm:
    Hi,first time here. Interesting? Im wondering if any of you have a 'life'?? A- to be reading this stuff and B- to be phoning payphones
    No offense -but put your timeinto creating a business and accomplishing something.
    Sorry for the lecture..a 'Polite,ambitious canadian//,,,.....:0

By R.C. on Monday, December 29, 1997 - 01:35 pm:
    Noooo -- an annoying, contradictory Canadian! (Some of our best payphone #'s come from Canada, by the way.) If you, Mr. Ambitious Entrepreneur, are making such wonderfully efficient use of your time, THEN HOW COME YOU HAD TIME TO READ THROUGH THIS BBS & POST A MESSAGE HERE? It's always the one's carping about how "This site is pointless, these people have no lives!" that are COMPELLED to leave their mind-droppings here.
    This place is like Life, y'know -- sometimes, the coolest, most hysterically funny stuff makes absolutely No Sense! Like a sign that reads "Goldfish - 10 for $1.00 - No Choice." Or why people laugh whenever someone slips on the ice & busts their ass. (Not me, of course. But other people.)

By Wanting a Call on Monday, December 29, 1997 - 09:30 pm:
    I am going to try to find a number of a pay phone that is close to my house. It is in a little hick town called St. George but there is almost ALWAYS someone there to answer it. Including me. Cause I make calls from there. I will be back here in a while to tell ya'll the number. Ya'll got to promise to call it. Okay? Cuss alot and threaten whover answers. Cause it is more that likely going to be me. Allright?

By Shonuf on Friday, January 2, 1998 - 11:59 am:
    Shonuf - Hi I am writing from Fargo ND (ya ubetchya)...anyway, I think this is a cool site. I am suppose to be working but I have spent most of my morning reading the message board and finding out that most you out there are pretty cool. I am surprised that there are no numbers from Fargo. You best believe that I will post one just as soon as I find a kewl site that might be worth it. Have a GREAT NEW Year to all you kewl people out there. For those that wrote in insults move to ND and clean up the cow poop, make your selves useful.

By Bunghole on Saturday, January 3, 1998 - 06:05 pm:
    Kewl???? NOT!

By Nick R. on Monday, January 5, 1998 - 10:51 pm:
    Know what you guys should do? From a payphone harass operators 'Operator, quick, give me the number for 911!!!' Or somethin' like that, be creative, and have fun, heh heh.

By Ezra on Monday, January 5, 1998 - 11:08 pm:
    I'd just like to say this site is pretty cool...
    When I was younger I had a trick I would do with payphones. Goto a payphone (it sometimes works on regular phones too) and dial 555-XXXX where XXXX is the last 4 numbers of the payphone number. Then hang up the phone three times, leaving the phone down the last time. If it works, about half a minute or so later the phone will start ringing. If you pick it up you'll only here an odd ringing sound, but its fun to see the look on other people's faces when they pick it up. Sometimes people start arguing with the ringing sound.

By Angel in utah on Thursday, January 8, 1998 - 01:56 pm:
    i was at a grocery store one night and the pay phone rang, so i answered it and this guy was on the other line. so we started flirting with each other and agreed to meet, to make a long story short we've been going out for three blissfully, happy months. so to all you people who actually call pay phones, if the person that picks up the phone sounds cute, don't act like an idiot, flirt, and you never know what might happen.

By P...lume on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 - 01:59 pm:
    "the crazy cliff"

By Gumby on Monday, January 26, 1998 - 04:39 pm:
    Alright, I got a new payphone #. This is located somewhere in NJ put someone always picks up!
    The number is (732)905-7458

By Superstar on Saturday, January 31, 1998 - 10:17 pm:
    When I was in high school, at lunchtime, we would crank call (collect) people in NYC. When the operator recorded our name, we'd say in our deepest voices"DEATH"!!! So the person who recieved the call would hear,"this is Bell Canada. You have a Collect call from DEATH". If they accepted the charges, we'd say "Hi this is the offices of Death. We're calling to confirm your 2:00 appointment" (and then we'd hang up)!

By Sancho on Sunday, February 1, 1998 - 07:48 am:
    I work in Houston, Tx. on the 23 floor of a high
    rise building. I have a pair of binoculars and the
    phone number to the pay phone across the
    street at the Shell gas station. Normally you'll see
    some poor guy waiting for a call back from
    someone who will probably help them in there
    car problems or whatever. I call the number and
    sometimes I'm an old man very confused, or a
    foreigner asking a question that is hard to answer. This is the best part, I start to tell them
    what they are wearing and what they look like.
    This really is alot of fun, if you don't over do it.
    Now, to tell you what lline of work I am in. I work for a radio station. Because this is such a
    visual, I try to paint a picture in the listeners mind
    or as my boss calls it..THEATER OF THE MIND

By Traveler on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 - 07:28 pm:
    That takes a sick mind to freak people out like that.
    I Like that in a person :)

By Schwank on Wednesday, February 4, 1998 - 11:11 pm:

By Steve on Friday, February 6, 1998 - 02:34 pm:
    Couple of payphone stories: answered one ringing one time, I can't remember where, and some guy asked for someone, and I looked around and asked if there was anyone there by that name, and nobody responded, so I said, sorry, he's not here. The caller seemed flabbergasted and insensed, insisted that the person was supposed to be there. I said, "Face it, pal, you got a PHONE BOOTH." That's it.

    Also I knew this guy who lived in San Francisco, I think someplace near Valencia and 16th or so, and he could see a phone booth from his apartment and would call there (as he did with other phone booths around the city) and try to get women to talk dirty. Sometimes it worked, and the story I got (3rd hand) is that he actually went to meet one girl he had met this way, and went to her apartment, and she was so self-conscious about her weight and supposed un-attractiveness that she insisted on blowing him instead of a regular fuck.

    That's it.

By Ej on Saturday, February 14, 1998 - 04:10 pm:
    ee gad! this is scary i remember putting that first message here when there were no others..now i feel special oh and by the way all you guys i hope your not paying for all those calls ...that would be sad

By Boner on Tuesday, February 17, 1998 - 05:00 am:
    If you really want to piss 'em off, when they answer, say"I told you never to call me here!", or "What the hell do you want?", or "Please deposit 75 cents", or something like that. We used to do a lot of that when we were kids. I think I'm getting in the mood to try it again. Later.

By I come from a land downunder on Thursday, February 19, 1998 - 09:12 am:
    Now that we're crapping on about prank call stories, I once made a reverse charges call to the White House from the school payphone, saying I was agent so and so..
    One day it made it through and was just getting funny until me mate yelled out "Go F**k yer mum!"
    oh well

By Shok on Sunday, February 22, 1998 - 03:01 pm:
    the world is full of kings and queens, who blind your eyes and steal your dreams... it heven and hell
    black sabbath

By I am greg on Sunday, March 8, 1998 - 01:25 am:
    concerning that guy who made the comment bout callin tha whitehouse collect...he is full of shit. thank you for your time.


By I come from a land downunder on Tuesday, March 10, 1998 - 07:48 am:
    Greg, try it yerself then ya wanker
    202 456 1414
    make sure ya get yer hand off it first though, so you can dial the number!

By Big Australian on Sunday, March 15, 1998 - 08:19 am:
    well as an aussie who reads about this stuff, can anyone tell me if Jerry Schiender has written a book about his experiences. Remember how he bought an old Pac Bell techs truck along with a buttinski[techs phone] and order all amounts of cable,switchboards,and got them to dump on street corners and he would pick it up and sell it himself.
    Once again a good site.Tone diallers used to work
    Telstra Gold Phones for free in mainly back packer resorts.Cost abundle to fix.

By JboxR on Monday, March 16, 1998 - 07:32 am:
    Hello again. I just heard that there are some fellows meeting in Roppongi, Tokyo ever-so-often. Just wondering if any of those people happened to be browsing around here...

By Leaf Erikson on Wednesday, April 1, 1998 - 04:46 am:
    Is this site linked in any way with the resurgence of doorbell ringing?

By No. on Tuesday, April 7, 1998 - 08:18 pm:
    When I was in college, I had a job that required me to come into the office "after hours." When I was bored, I would use the switchboard to call payphones in the area, and would pretend to be the operator, and would connect people directly to dial tone:

    Ring... ring... "Hello"
    "Pacific Bell Operator... thank you for your patience, your credit has been authorized."
    "Uh... what?"
    "Your credit has been authorized. We appologize for the inconvenience this may have caused, but you will be able to make a free call when we disconnect. Thanks for using Pacific Bell."
    <click> <dial tone>

    Half the time they would hang up, but half the time they would eventually dial someone they knew (sometimes in far away places). I would listen in, which was kinda fun. But with this PBX, I could speak to either party without the other hearing (or I could spoeak to both). This was great fun to spring on them after they've been speaking for 5 minutes already. Interjecting phrases like "HE'S LYING" into the conversation (only heard by the called party!) could lead to very interesting results... So could breathing hard.

    And for a while I would call the local grocery store payphone and ask for sex. It worked once. An overweight 19 year old drove to my dorm. I stopped calling after that experience, though...

By Andrea on Monday, April 13, 1998 - 02:33 am:
    When i tried calling the featured # of the day, it would beep whenever someone picked up. Also, no one ever picks up, except for this strange pathetic woman whom we think was waiting for a call

By Phone-Mad on Saturday, April 25, 1998 - 12:57 am:
    If anyone has any public-phone numbers from Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth in Australia, please E-mail them to me at this address: bullant22@hotmail.com. any would be muchly appreciated.

By Andrew Anarchy on Tuesday, April 28, 1998 - 12:40 am:
    A real long time ago someone asked why a lot of fones in New York City and especially Brooklyn aren't call back. Well the answer is it was a plan by Rudolph Guiliani to cut down on drug dealing. Haven't we all had the experience of paging our drug dealer in Brooklyn from a payfone then realising it isn't a call back after 2 hours? I sure have. By the way, it is especially in Brooklyn cos dat is where most of the drug dealing in New York happens.


By The Jor on Monday, July 20, 1998 - 11:27 pm:
    It never fails. My washing machine breaks and i go to the laundromat. The phone rings, I look around with a grin on my face. people stare at each other as if silently asking who was receiving a phone call. i walk over, smile, shrug as i lift the receiver. "hello?" conversation either goes one of two ways....1) someone finished their laundry and has left for home; or 2) some doofus on the other end trying to jack off. It makes laundry day even more special.

By Steve the sun u.k. on Sunday, July 26, 1998 - 09:47 pm:
    looking for brit where can i find her site? it is somewhere in koam.com i think but i dont remember how to get there.
    steve from the sun inn rawtenstall u.k.
    leave answer and explanation on this sight addressed to steve sun inn

By Monica from L.A on Thursday, October 15, 1998 - 01:59 am:

    wow! this sounds like fun! I'll be trying this from work tomorrow. I'll let you guys know what happens. Keep posting ideas.... I love them!

By Eliza on Wednesday, November 25, 1998 - 11:11 pm:

    Well I guess this site is pretty cool. I have to admit I am a bit confused. What is a red box? How old are most of y'all that are making the calls? Thanks.

By Dave on Sunday, November 29, 1998 - 02:37 pm:

    Back in the day, I think around 92-93 when I
    was in constant contact with my phreaking buddies, there where some 800 numbers floating around that were linked to payfones with hidden mics. They were located around crowded areas so we always assumed they were large malls. For a couple of weeks, we did nothing but hang around on conference calls with about 10-15 people while calling up the payfones. The phones were rigged up with a little speaker that would produce a tone controllable from the conf. The tone could be any frequency that was punched into the keypad. We had endless hours of fun listening to various conversations around the phone, especially when the topic of conversation turned to "did you just hear that?". I have no idea how we came across the numbers, but they only lasted for a couple of weeks.

By Enfanta on Monday, December 28, 1998 - 02:46 pm:

    I answered a pay phone once. It was right outside a McDonalds and the guy at the other end of the line said he was from a local radio station and that if I went into the McDonald's and mentioned the radio station I could have a free burger. I then proceeded to lecture him on the devastation fast food is causing the rainforests and though I liked the radio station I couldn't support McDonald's in that way. Which was, of course, blatant hypocrisy because I eat there all the time. But now I wonder if I saved myself from a prank with my innate priggishness?

By SK on Tuesday, December 29, 1998 - 05:39 pm:


    Is anyone going to answer?

By C.T. on Tuesday, December 29, 1998 - 05:55 pm:

    No, you idiot........Have your people call MY people and we'll set up a date to talk about talking about it..Got that ?

By SaleFone Boss on Friday, January 8, 1999 - 04:46 pm:

    What tha hell is the "Red Box" gag? Please, someone explain to me how I can disrupt a pay fones cosmic energy.

By PavoniaNewport on Monday, January 18, 1999 - 03:12 am:

    Calling Payphones in Newark, New Joisey. It's my favorite pasttime. If you don't know where Newark is, it's in North Jersey 973 (which is also getting yet ANOTHER area code, but that's another story) and the city is literally the biggest cesspool of human scum in the US. Anyway, calling payphones in Newark is so much fun, because chances are you'll get a person who can barely speak english and talk in ebonics and they'll cuss you out if the phone is located in any part of town other than downtown since they use the phones for their lucrative drug trade still. Call a Newark phone and tell them you want to buy 600 lbs of crack.

By BSB Zamora on Saturday, January 23, 1999 - 11:04 pm:

    HIIIIII I like your coments very nice boys are stupidd

By Aztec on Thursday, March 11, 1999 - 10:40 am:

    Hi there I really enjoyed that story, as it made fall a sleep. I hadn't sleeped for days!!!

By Alan Partridge on Thursday, March 11, 1999 - 10:43 am:

    Haaaaa Haaaaaa I just wanted to say that i'm really happy today, cause I have got a new girlfriend

By Nate on Thursday, March 11, 1999 - 02:08 pm:

    fuck you, you ass.

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Thursday, March 11, 1999 - 04:51 pm:


By Nate on Thursday, March 11, 1999 - 07:41 pm:

    you want some too?

By Dave on Thursday, March 11, 1999 - 11:23 pm:

    I got a new job! la lala lala lala!

    bring it on!

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Friday, March 12, 1999 - 08:59 am:


By Nate on Friday, March 12, 1999 - 11:02 am:

    fuck you, you ass.

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Friday, March 12, 1999 - 01:40 pm:

    Thank you Nate, THANK YOU!


By Dave on Saturday, March 13, 1999 - 12:12 am:

    So, "ummmmmm", that's it?

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Saturday, March 13, 1999 - 06:20 am:

    Dave: shhhhhhh. You'll give up my secret.

By Swine on Monday, March 15, 1999 - 12:05 am:

    the sick and the wrong.

    when i rule the world, you will all be thrown up against the wall and shot.

    or maybe i'll just have my lackeys shove twinkies up your ass and lock you in a room full of rabid crack-head rodents.


    ya hear?

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Monday, March 15, 1999 - 10:56 am:


By Nate on Monday, March 15, 1999 - 11:42 am:

    fuck you, you ass.

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Monday, March 15, 1999 - 02:17 pm:

    *PJ pats Nate on the back*

    Your SUCH a sport!


By Sjf on Tuesday, April 13, 1999 - 09:26 am:

    It is nice to be stumbling through the www and find a photo of the pay phone at your old high school. I was there a few years after the guy who does this page. Fr. Kaack used to tell us that he'd *&*$*% our mothers the night before. I wonder what Bryce, the cock-sucker, is doing these days. Sf

By Bryce the cock-sucker on Wednesday, April 14, 1999 - 08:28 am:

    I'm doing the NFL at half-time. I travel from city to city. They don't nickname John Elway a horse for nothing.

By Muscles from brussels on Friday, April 23, 1999 - 07:38 am:

    Sorry, I've already got a penguin

By Balsanda weiner on Wednesday, June 9, 1999 - 07:52 pm:

    you've got to be kidding!

By David Schaum on Monday, April 24, 2000 - 08:49 pm:

    Try calling the State College number (814) 238-1261. You'll scare the hell out of them! Ha! Ha!

By Amanda on Tuesday, May 9, 2000 - 06:52 pm:


By Fetidbeaver on Tuesday, May 9, 2000 - 09:53 pm:

    She's in the basement....get out of the house now!

By Dougie on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 - 08:48 am:

    Yes, Amanda. It's now mandated that all payphones across the country have caller id boxes. You haven't seen them? They sit right next to the laptops which are provided free of charge for internet dialup access.

By SeanwhousesDialpaddotcom on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 - 07:57 pm:


By SeanwhousesDialpaddotcom on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 - 07:59 pm:

    can they track my ass down if i'm useing dialpad.com?????

By Fox Mulder on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 - 08:47 pm:


By J on Thursday, June 1, 2000 - 12:34 pm:


By Jay on Thursday, June 1, 2000 - 03:25 pm:

    I've been calling phone booths for years. I love calling the ones in the black part of town and talking like a black guy and asking for Keisha and yolanda or fatima. Or i just say "Who dis?" and then start making farting noises. sometimes i'll ask them if they have any crack and they'll say "do yo mammy?" does my fucking mammy. funny shit.

By Slim Jim on Saturday, July 1, 2000 - 09:57 am:

    Hi, I am an english college student. Can I interest you in the numbers of every phone box in my home town of Lewes on the south coast of England? Phone at anytime after 11 on a friday night, and I can gauruntee drunkards! Lewes has more pubs per square km than any other town in England! Please drop me a line if you're interested.


By Gee on Sunday, July 2, 2000 - 01:06 am:

    I'm going to give Jay the benifit of the doubt and assume that he's just mentally imbalanced and Not a giant ass.

    nevertheless, the slapping starts here.

By dave. on Sunday, July 2, 2000 - 01:14 am:


By Zephyr on Sunday, July 2, 2000 - 02:31 am:


    fuck you, you ass

By Cat on Sunday, July 2, 2000 - 03:55 am:

    Nate's going to be very proud Zephyr...I can see him beaming from my side of the Rock.

    Oh and if there's spankings going, I've been bad, very very bad.

By Zephyr on Sunday, July 2, 2000 - 11:52 am:

    What did you do? (not that it matters...mmmm)


By Chew on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 - 03:37 am:

    pay phones will become an uneccessary expense for the phone companies, I give them ten years.

By Me on Sunday, July 1, 2001 - 10:25 am:

    This site is so good I think I'm gonna make one of my own (but better).C U when I get there.

By Greg M. on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 - 05:43 pm:

By Pizzaman on Monday, March 4, 2002 - 04:49 am:


By J on Monday, March 4, 2002 - 11:34 pm:

    Hot Damn!!!!!!

By Gib Nelson on Thursday, July 11, 2002 - 10:53 pm:

    I am currently working on a personal bathroom. A small boxed device will attach to my bottom for the capture of bodily waste. It won't be long until I can avoid the public restroom forever!!!

By Nate on Friday, July 12, 2002 - 12:30 am:

    i heard david sedaris talking about using something like that.

    he said you end up stinking like piss (or worse) and that it really isn't as convenient as you would think.

By TAXPAYER on Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 04:14 am:


By JboxR on Friday, August 2, 2002 - 11:32 am:

    Dude! WHERE do you think we get money to pay for
    server and web hosting??? He-LLO??? It's not
    like it costs a lot to run though. I mean, what
    is it, somewhere around $500,000 / mo. That's
    peanuts compared to the Firehydrant Project.
    Shit, all they do is list the colors of fire
    hydrants. They don't even have a cool message

By Anonymous on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 09:59 pm:

    Can we add new phone numbers to the list for each state or what? How do we add more? There's like a dozen for this state is all.

By Monte on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 10:43 am:

    back in the early 70's a freind and I decided to call info in Australia and ask for the number to Olivia Newton John. It was just after the movie Grease came out. We got someone, and it sure sounded like her to me!

By John Waters on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 04:40 pm:

    I just discovered this place today. I'm addicted. I want to run right out and take pictures of all my local pay phones.

    I have tried a few of the numbers and gotten wrong numbers, but even that was cool. I'm totally hooked on this place.

    I'll be back!

By agatha on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 05:02 pm:

    you're not really john waters!

    are you?

By John Waters on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 12:22 am:

    Hi Agatha.

    I get people all of the time who ask me if I'm the real john waters. My response is always the same. I am the real john waters, I'm just not the greatest kitsch film director of the modern era.

    Actually, I'm a news reporter. A couple of years ago I got to interview John Waters the film director for a news magazine article published in Palm Springs, calif.

    It was a real great time, and lead to the first time I ever got hugged by a big beautiful queen in public!

    I wrote an article with the title,"Waters Does Waters." It was great.

By J on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 12:59 am:

    I am a huge john Waters fan,i have copies of female trouble,polyester,pecker,etc.

By agatha on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 12:45 pm:

    well, hello, john waters. i think waters is a super last name. john- well, i guess we can't all help it if our first names are the same as a million bazillion other people's first names. at least it's john and not frank. my best friend when i was under eight was named john, he had a waterlike last name too... vandersea.

    i'm not really agatha.

By Justme on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 10:55 am:

By Ihatespammers on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:06 am:

    SPAM! Consistently number 1 on the list of things that makes the internet suck. Meet Alan Ralsky. If you get a spam email about weight loss, mortgage refinancing or casinos, the chances are that it originated from Mr Ralsky here. Using servers hosted in any country that will allow it, Ralsky regularly sends out a staggering 15 million emails per day.

    Speaking from his recently acquired $740,000 home (located at: 6747 MINNOW POND DR, WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI 48322 - oops, it slipped out), Alan Ralsky boasted that the weight loss spam alone paid for a good percentage of the remodelling costs in his new home . More recently, ex-convict Ralsky was reported as being more than a little pissed off that people were sending spam to his business email address (al@rxpoint.com - oops what am I thinking!) and making nuisance phone calls to the number: 888-531-4793 (my bad).

    He was particularly upset about people posting his personal details on the internet which resulted in him receiving lots of correspondence that he didn't ask for - not to mention people leaving dog shit on his doorstep. The purpose of this article is to ask people to leave this poor guy alone! I mean, everyone is entitled to their privacy and it's just not right to harrass people in that manner ;-)

By The Watcher on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 09:48 am:

    Actually I find him a minor anoyance.

    I can always delete his stuff before I even look at it.

    It's those losy pop-up ads I hate.

By WireHead on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 11:23 am:

    Anyone got any pictures of verizons new WiFi (i.e. 802.11b wireless network) enabled payphones ? There are supposed to be 100 of them active in Manhattan right now !

By Zan on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 06:41 am:

    i see that this is a very remarkable website.. its very interesting and the idea of it is even more interesting... i unfortunately could not find any information on where to contribute( if the project isnt all together dead) any additional phone numbers.... If it is listed im very sorry its quite late... and the Agoraphone doesnt work... which is sad that i missed that ~sigh~ anywho... if i could get some feedback that would rock proverbial "cock"

By Slasha on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 01:39 am:

    does anyone visit this site anymore?

By heather on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 03:38 am:

    no. never.

By Antigone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 04:52 pm:

    I'm gonna eat sushi tonight!

By dave. on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:00 pm:

    it's arnold ziffel!

By TBone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:04 pm:

    I always wondered how they did that.

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:04 pm:

    How did that image get posted like that?

By TBone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:09 pm:

    I have a guess...

By TBone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:10 pm:

    Nope. I got an error.

By TBone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:12 pm:

    Last Try.

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:22 pm:

    The view source thing just says <img src="pig.jpg">. What are we missing?

By Antigone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:22 pm:

    Interesting. It's someone from Plano.

By TBone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:27 pm:

    Color test.

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:41 pm:


By TBone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:43 pm:

    \green{Color} test

By dave. on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:46 pm:

    that fucking rules!

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 05:57 pm:

    whoa test

By patrick on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:20 pm:

    a new era has begun

By TBone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:32 pm:

    It's Like Forbidden Fruit

    Are you ready for this?
    Check it.

    Um, but let's not get carried away.

By dave. on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:47 pm:


By patrick on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:51 pm:

    hope mark doesnt regret we found the colored chalk. we're already the trolls he keeps beneath the stairs.

    no what kind of mess will we make.

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:51 pm:




    So, how do we post images. \image(file.jpg) ain't working. (with { }, of course)

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:52 pm:




By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:53 pm:

    I don't know how that happened, but, yeah. I didn't work.

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:56 pm:


By dave. on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:58 pm:

    prolly gotta put the absolute location in if the pic isn't in the root of the working directory.

    i don't feel like testing it.

By patrick on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 06:58 pm:


By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:02 pm:

    Does that mean you have to type C:\Documents and Settings\image.jpg instead of just image.jpg? Cuz that's what I've been doing.

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:03 pm:

    I will master this....


By dave. on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:11 pm:

    you're not posting files, you're linking to them. everything relative to the cwd of the site. slasha must have known pig.jpg was in the cwd. if it was in a different folder it would be img src{\different folder\pig.jpg}. a url might also work.

    i think. i'm shit for html.

By Spider on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:24 pm:

    So...you're saying the image has to be stored on the site already? I'm a dum. L

By dave. on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:29 pm:

    yeah, i think so. urls don't seem to work.

    you not dum!


By Antigone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:32 pm:


By TBone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:35 pm:

    Are you behind a proxy, spider?

    When you use \image{}, it offers to let you upload the image... But when I try, it blows up.

    In my searches, I saw that it might now work behind through a proxy. So I'll try it non-proxied when I get home.

By dave. on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:43 pm:

    hmmm. i'm behind a router. the ip address you see is my router, not my laptop.

    either way, i don't want to bulk up mark's storage with a bunch of pics.

By Antigone on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:50 pm:


By heather on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:52 pm:


    that picture didn't show up when i first replied to the post

By Chapelle on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 07:54 pm:

    I'm Rick James, bitch!

By Dougie on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 08:58 pm:

    Yeah, I think dave's right -- the jpg's probably in the relative path, although I'm curious -- anyone remember that thread where Mark posted an image of Amy Carter? I'd like to see the hmtl for that.

By beta on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 09:26 pm:

By Spider on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 01:40 pm:

    So, like, it clearly can be done.....so, how is it done?

By Dougie on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 02:04 pm:

    Hmm, that's weird, the Amy Carter jpg is a full URL, unlike the one above, but TBone's attempts were too, but were from outside sources. Maybe he's got it so that only images from his directories can be posted here?

By TBone on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 02:48 pm:

    another try

By TBone on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 02:52 pm:

    The thing is, it doesn't let you enter an html-style path to your file. It asks for you to upload a file. I assume it wants to then change the img reference to the file once it's been uploaded, but since the upload fails, it still has the default clipart/your_image.gif reference.

    But at least we can still make pretty colors.

By wisper on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 02:54 am:

    i fear change.

By Python on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 09:16 am:


By Python on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 09:17 am:


By Python on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 09:22 am:

    My attempts never worked either. Nevermind eh.

By Python on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 09:27 am:

    One last try

By 911 on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 05:18 pm:

    Dont work.

By moonit on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 07:00 am:

    How did I miss this?

By English matt on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 04:26 pm:

    cool site love the pics
    happy st georges day

By pig on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 04:19 am:

    i didn't mean to wig anyone out with the pig picture.

    someone posted that this site was dead, and it irritated me, so i uploaded and SRCed to a picture of a pig in a toilet.

    it seemed funny, but i've been twitchy lately.

    someone is writing a story about this web site. i swing from exuberance to mental exhaustion, but think it could be the best thing anyone has ever written about here, about me, about this idea. i know now how to deal with these things, with reporters and writers, which is why i usually ignore them all. but of late it starts to feel like i'm dead already and being interviewed for my life story.

    the interviews and the questions got too deep this week, through no fault of the interviewer. i discovered how vulnerable i have appeared on this web site. i read and listened to stuff from 1994 and 1995 and 1996, and i'm telling you i can't even stand to look at or finish reading it. what is today if yesterday was that?

    things went along all happy dappy, talking about today and a little bit of yesterday. then i dug up answering machine messages from

    had to stop writing to take a shit

    things went along all professional and happy dappy until i had to read stuff from a decade ago. i don't understand how people can remember things from last year, or from last week. i don't know what to remember or who should remember what. how does anyone remember what to remember? i remember everything like i'm drowning, but can't put it in order. i haven't changed since 1994 or 1995 or 1968, but the surly face and the arms crossed are better rehearsed and more professional looking. this week i felt naked and cold, which is how i often feel, but this time it got to me.

    this little corner of the web sites here makes me happy in ways i may understand and be able to explain in another decade, but i can't do it now.

    i like living. i like sleeping long hours. i like fucking, i like sucking cunt and making a woman come, i like conversation that gets me hard and i like humping a woman's leg like a horny dog until she laughs; i like shitting, i like wiping my ass, i like drinking past sunrise (the plan for this day); i like getting up at 7am to take a long piss and see the morning sun through my bathroom window, and then going back to sleep for 5 or 6 hours. i like this feeling of living.

    impossible now, but 9 or 10 years ago the feeling could not have been more different.

    i think i should live like this for the rest of my life.

    sorry about the pig.

By J on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 04:33 am:

    Never say sorry over a pig.Seriously

By jack on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 10:29 am:

    the pig didn't wig anyone out--it turned everyone on! no cause to be sorry.

By Buckwheat on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 05:12 am:

    He's flipping the pork.

By Sxygrl on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:09 am:

    hi im bored sum 1 tlk 2 me plzzzzzzzzz im nu

By Sxygrl on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:10 am:


By Dkshf on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:11 am:

    dus ne1 luv me

By David Duke is a malignant narcissist. on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 08:43 am:

    David Duke is a malignant narcissist.

    He invents and then projects a false, fictitious, self for the world to fear, or to admire. He maintains a tenuous grasp on reality to start with and the trappings of power further exacerbate this. Real life authority and David Duke’s predilection to surround him with obsequious sycophants support David Duke’s grandiose self-delusions and fantasies of omnipotence and omniscience.

    David Duke's personality is so precariously balanced that he cannot tolerate even a hint of criticism and disagreement. Most narcissists are paranoid and suffer from ideas of reference (the delusion that they are being mocked or discussed when they are not). Thus, narcissists often regard themselves as "victims of persecution".
    Duke fosters and encourages a personality cult with all the hallmarks of an institutional religion: priesthood, rites, rituals, temples, worship, catechism, and mythology. The leader is this religion's ascetic saint. He monastically denies himself earthly pleasures (or so he claims) in order to be able to dedicate himself fully to his calling.
    Duke is a monstrously inverted Jesus, sacrificing his life and denying himself so that his people - or humanity at large - should benefit. By surpassing and suppressing his humanity, Duke became a distorted version of Nietzsche's "superman".

    But being a-human or super-human also means being a-sexual and a-moral. In this restricted sense, narcissistic leaders are post-modernist and moral relativists. They project to the masses an androgynous figure and enhance it by engendering the adoration of nudity and all things "natural" - or by strongly repressing these feelings. But what they refer to, as "nature" is not natural at all.

    Duke invariably proffers an aesthetic of decadence and evil carefully orchestrated and artificial - though it is not perceived this way by him or by his followers. Narcissistic leadership is about reproduced copies, not about originals. It is about the manipulation of symbols - not about veritable atavism or true conservatism.
    In short: narcissistic leadership is about theatre, not about life. To enjoy the spectacle (and be subsumed by it), the leader demands the suspension of judgment, depersonalization, and de-realization. Catharsis is tantamount, in this narcissistic dramaturgy, to self-annulment.

    Narcissism is nihilistic not only operationally, or ideologically. Its very language and narratives are nihilistic. Narcissism is conspicuous nihilism - and the cult's leader serves as a role model, annihilating the Man, only to re-appear as a pre-ordained and irresistible force of nature.

    Narcissistic leadership often poses as a rebellion against the "old ways" - against the hegemonic culture, the upper classes, the established religions, the superpowers, the corrupt order. Narcissistic movements are puerile, a reaction to narcissistic injuries inflicted upon David Duke like (and rather psychopathic) toddler nation-state, or group, or upon the leader.

    Minorities or "others" - often arbitrarily selected - constitute a perfect, easily identifiable, embodiment of all that is "wrong". They are accused of being old, they are eerily disembodied, they are cosmopolitan, they are part of the establishment, they are "decadent", they are hated on religious and socio-economic grounds, or because of their race, sexual orientation, origin ... They are different, they are narcissistic (feel and act as morally superior), they are everywhere, they are defenseless, they are credulous, they are adaptable (and thus can be co-opted to collaborate in their own destruction). They are the perfect hate figure. Narcissists thrive on hatred and pathological envy.

    This is precisely the source of the fascination with Hitler, diagnosed by Erich Fromm - together with Stalin - as a malignant narcissist. He was an inverted human. His unconscious was his conscious. He acted out our most repressed drives, fantasies, and wishes. He provides us with a glimpse of the horrors that lie beneath the veneer, the barbarians at our personal gates, and what it was like before we invented civilization. Hitler forced us all through a time warp and many did not emerge. He was not the devil. He was one of us. He was what Arendt aptly called the banality of evil. Just an ordinary, mentally disturbed, failure, a member of a mentally disturbed and failing nation, who lived through disturbed and failing times. He was the perfect mirror, a channel, a voice, and the very depth of our souls.

    Duke prefers the sparkle and glamour of well-orchestrated illusions to the tedium and method of real accomplishments. His reign is all smoke and mirrors, devoid of substances, consisting of mere appearances and mass delusions. In the aftermath of his regime - Duke having died, been deposed, or voted out of office - it all unravels. The tireless and constant prestidigitation ceases and the entire edifice crumbles. What looked like an economic miracle turns out to have been a fraud-laced bubble. Loosely held empires disintegrate. Laboriously assembled business conglomerates go to pieces. "Earth shattering" and "revolutionary" scientific discoveries and theories are discredited. Social experiments end in mayhem.

    It is important to understand that the use of violence must be ego-syntonic. It must accord with the self-image of David Duke. It must abet and sustain his grandiose fantasies and feed his sense of entitlement. It must conform David Duke like narrative. Thus, David Duke who regards himself as the benefactor of the poor, a member of the common folk, the representative of the disenfranchised, the champion of the dispossessed against the corrupt elite - is highly unlikely to use violence at first. The pacific mask crumbles when David Duke has become convinced that the very people he purported to speak for, his constituency, his grassroots fans, and the prime sources of his narcissistic supply - have turned against him. At first, in a desperate effort to maintain the fiction underlying his chaotic personality, David Duke strives to explain away the sudden reversal of sentiment. "The people are being duped by (the media, big industry, the military, the elite, etc.)", "they don't really know what they are doing", "following a rude awakening, they will revert to form", etc. When these flimsy attempts to patch a tattered personal mythology fail, David Duke becomes injured. Narcissistic injury inevitably leads to narcissistic rage and to a terrifying display of unbridled aggression. The pent-up frustration and hurt translate into devaluation. That which was previously idealized - is now discarded with contempt and hatred. This primitive defense mechanism is called "splitting".

    To David Duke, things and people are either entirely bad (evil) or entirely good. He projects onto others his own shortcomings and negative emotions, thus becoming a totally good object. Duke is likely to justify the butchering of his own people by claiming that they intended to kill him, undo the revolution, devastate the economy, or the country, etc. The "small people", the "rank and file", and the "loyal soldiers" of David Duke - his flock, his nation, and his employees - they pay the price. The disillusionment and disenchantment are agonizing. The process of reconstruction, of rising from the ashes, of overcoming the trauma of having been deceived, exploited and manipulated - is drawn-out. It is difficult to trust again, to have faith, to love, to be led, to collaborate. Feelings of shame and guilt engulf the erstwhile followers of David Duke. This is his sole legacy: a massive post-traumatic stress disorder.

By Tsx on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 04:40 pm:

    help please....
    i dialed 31294263804 and it was supposed to be thenetherlands or something....how do i dial out to other countries from the us???


By Tsx on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 04:42 pm:

    you people dont put ur emails on here.....how is one to respond?


By Sye on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 11:49 am:

    International code for us is 110, I do believe the netherlands would have one as well...

By Gee on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 11:13 am:

    AH HA!


    ah ha.

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By Antigone on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 06:50 pm:

    Mark, you're our insane god/muse.

    Rock out with your pig out.

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