Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Numbers

I've been getting this phone call lately, as shown here:
Well, "getting this phone call lately" is like saying there are a few stars in the night sky. I get about 5 or 6 per day with the current record being 9 in one day:

It's really become quite bothersome. I was at first worried that someone was out to get me. Then after my first Google search of the number, I hoped that it was only 'someone' out to get me, not something else.

Maybe some of you noticed something about that phone number. Ring any bells? (so to speak) Turns out its "The Numbers" from the epic television series "LOST" - 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.

Those numbers play quite a big roll in the series and bring good times as well as doom and destruction. (I guess they still do, I quit watching after season two.) I bet there are some folks out there that would really get freaked out about that. So why are they calling me?

After my second Google search, I learned that it's generated through a service called "prank dialer" and it's just animated laughter or guys making chicken sounds on the other end of the line. I wouldn't know, though, I'm too scared to answer.

6 comments:

George said...

That seems like the kind of thing one's Lost-crazed sister might do to you trying to be cute. I'm just saying.

Charlotte said...

It wasn't me - I hadn't even heard of the gag until Paul told me. But it's Genius. GENIUS! Kind of like when my phone rang right after watching The Ring.

KellyDNurse@carolina.rr.com said...

It's "The Home" finally trying to find you for admission. . .

Kyle said...

Maybe it's YOUR sign to play those numbers.... For real.

Kyle said...

....If the numbers hit, you'll probably only have to split it with only 12,000 other "Lost" souls. Although, I don't think viewership is still that high.

Anonymous said...

Do the numbers play a roll or a role with the tv series?

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