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2012-08-06 05:49:43 PM  
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Sybarite: MaudlinMutantMollusk: And then Bobby Ewing steps out of the shower


And Bob Hartley wakes up and tells his wife Emily about a strange dream.


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"Lois, I had the craziest dream. I was a high school chemistry teacher and I was diagnosed with can..."
"Hal, unless your dream is going to make breakfast for the boys, spare me."
2012-08-06 05:16:56 PM  
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They also read the same newspaper.
2012-08-06 05:05:44 PM  
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2012-08-06 03:16:44 PM  
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hammettman: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: hammettman: Same with phone numbers--have you ever heard a number that doesn't start with 555?

My friend Jenny has.

True, but that number opened a large can of litigation.

Popularity and litigation

The song, released in late 1981, initially gained west-coast popularity in January 1982; many who had the number soon abandoned it due to unwanted calls.


"When we'd first get calls at 2 or 3 in the morning, my husband would answer the phone. He can't hear too well. They'd ask for Jenny and he'd say 'Jimmy doesn't live here any more.'... Tommy Tutone was the one who had the record. I'd like to get hold of his neck and choke him."

-Mrs. Lorene Burns, random Alabama householder formerly at +1-205-867-5309, disconnected in 1982.[7]

In some cases, the number was picked up by commercial businesses or acquired for use in radio promotions.
In 2003, Southwest Junior High School had to change the school phone number due to repetitive calls asking for Jenny. This was in area code 704.
Brown University, which in 2002 owned the number in the 401 area code, transferred the number to Gem Plumbing & Heating,[8] a local business in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gem began using the number in advertising campaigns both in Rhode Island and in eastern Massachusetts (area code 617). Gem trademarked the number in 2005.
In 2004, Weehawken, New Jersey resident Spencer Potter picked up the number for free after discovering to his surprise that it was available in the 201 area code, hoping it would improve his DJ business. Unable to handle the overwhelming volume of calls, he sought to sell the number on eBay in February 2009. Although bids reached $1 million, his inability to confirm the identity of the bidders led him to sell it privately to Retro Fitness, a gym franchise with a location in Secaucus, New Jersey that felt the 1980s origin of the number tied in perfectly with their business's retro theme.[4]
In 2006, Benjamin Franklin Franchising, a large national plumb ...


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Now who wants to hear a story about a bridge?
2012-08-06 06:44:00 PM  
1 votes:
Oh goodie! This article again! I can't wait til November when somebody else rewrites it and passes this off as new.
2012-08-06 02:58:43 PM  
1 votes:

hammettman: Same with phone numbers--have you ever heard a number that doesn't start with 555?


My friend Jenny has.
2012-08-06 02:52:03 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: And then Bobby Ewing steps out of the shower



And Bob Hartley wakes up and tells his wife Emily about a strange dream.
2012-08-06 02:42:08 PM  
1 votes:
And then Bobby Ewing steps out of the shower
 
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