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(ABC 27)   New York City will use payphones in the latest attempt to create a time machine   (abc27.com) divider line 44
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2013-04-07 02:20:16 PM  
Why not just use a ratty old police box?

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2013-04-07 02:28:52 PM  
Know who else used a public phone as a...


FirstNationalBastard: Why not just use a ratty old police box?

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Dammit.
 
2013-04-07 02:47:03 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Why not just use a ratty old police box?

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It's a fake. The phone's a dummy and the windows are the wrong size.
 
2013-04-07 02:57:43 PM  

King Something: FirstNationalBastard: Why not just use a ratty old police box?

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It's a fake. The phone's a dummy and the windows are the wrong size.


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2013-04-07 03:19:00 PM  
www.forevergeek.com
 
2013-04-07 03:19:23 PM  
What a waste of time.
 
2013-04-07 03:22:11 PM  
Not impressed...

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2013-04-07 03:27:29 PM  
1993? Pivotal? Really?
 
2013-04-07 03:27:37 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that both Dr Who and Bill and Ted use phone booths as time machines?
 
2013-04-07 03:39:27 PM  
"The rats were huge," he says. "They were as big as cats, so you had to walk in the middle of the street. It's amazing what they turned it into. It's cool but it's lost its, like, authenticity."

Only New Yorkers miss the days of gigantic rats roaming and threatening pedestrians, because that felt "authentic"
 
2013-04-07 03:40:30 PM  
fta "We liked, creatively, the idea of using a sort of slightly broken, disused system as the canvas of this project,"

Your mom wasn't available?
 
2013-04-07 03:41:45 PM  

CipollinaFan: Has anyone mentioned that both Dr Who and Bill and Ted use phone booths as time machines?


Where do you think Bill & Ted got the idea of a phone booth that's bigger on the inside (to fit all of their passengers?)
 
2013-04-07 03:50:14 PM  
Trelane:Where do you think Bill & Ted got the idea of a phone booth that's bigger on the inside (to fit all of their passengers?)

Your mom?
 
2013-04-07 03:53:38 PM  
I was in NYC last week and noticed some pay phones around.  I was wondering if it was 1985 again already...
 
2013-04-07 03:55:48 PM  
I think it's a really good idea.  Recent history, on tap, with a fun interface.  They'll probably be tagged, spooged on and cut to ribbons by mud ignorant street punks, but it's definitely nifty.
 
2013-04-07 03:56:23 PM  
 
2013-04-07 03:57:21 PM  

Trelane: CipollinaFan: Has anyone mentioned that both Dr Who and Bill and Ted use phone booths as time machines?

Where do you think Bill & Ted got the idea of a phone booth that's bigger on the inside (to fit all of their passengers?)


Clark Kent?
 
2013-04-07 03:57:21 PM  
The only cool thing about payphones in 1993 was my Hallmark-recordable-greeting-card-red-box.
 
2013-04-07 04:03:29 PM  

Valacirca: Trelane:Where do you think Bill & Ted got the idea of a phone booth that's bigger on the inside (to fit all of their passengers?)

Your mom?


No, that would have inspired this...

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Bigger on the inside, and smelly.
 
2013-04-07 04:08:36 PM  

Charlie Chingas: 1993? Pivotal? Really?


I know, huh? That was years before the Lewinsky blow-job.
 
2013-04-07 04:09:21 PM  
That ride sucks anyways

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2013-04-07 04:10:49 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Valacirca: Trelane:Where do you think Bill & Ted got the idea of a phone booth that's bigger on the inside (to fit all of their passengers?)

Your mom?

No, that would have inspired this...

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Bigger on the inside, and smelly.


And rentable.
 
2013-04-07 04:11:37 PM  
Who the fark still uses a payphone?
 
2013-04-07 04:16:50 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Charlie Chingas: 1993? Pivotal? Really?

I know, huh? That was years before the Lewinsky blow-job.


YES! That's what I was thinking! Nothing like a blow-job from a cute fatty. Now THAT'S historic. And I don't need to mention why fatties are like mopeds...
 
2013-04-07 04:17:44 PM  

fat_free: Who the fark still uses a payphone?


In New York, generally people who have been robbed of their phones.
 
2013-04-07 04:18:14 PM  
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2013-04-07 04:26:16 PM  
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2013-04-07 04:28:25 PM  
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just show old Seinfeld reruns?
 
2013-04-07 04:36:53 PM  

CipollinaFan: Has anyone mentioned that both Dr Who and Bill and Ted use phone booths as time machines?


Chrono Trigger meets Dr. Who and Bill & Ted
 
2013-04-07 04:45:19 PM  
I remember using a Walkman to redbox COCOTs in about 1992 in NYC.
 
2013-04-07 04:49:06 PM  
So in short, it was better back then.
 
2013-04-07 05:08:18 PM  
Cool idea. I'm surprised the article didn't mention any recordings about the WTC bombing that year. I was in NYC at the time.

The television transmitters were on top of the WTC tower they tried to bomb, and for whatever reason the damage in the garage knocked them offline. That weekend, there was a huge snowstorm, one of those "once in 20 years" storms. And my furnace went out.  So I was stuck in the house with no heat and no tv for the weekend. No fun.
 
2013-04-07 05:22:48 PM  

JustFarkingGreat: [www.forevergeek.com image 380x510]


69!
 
2013-04-07 05:36:50 PM  

BeSerious: So in short, it was better back then.


That's the way it was and WE LIKED IT!
 
2013-04-07 05:36:57 PM  

MisterRonbo: Cool idea. I'm surprised the article didn't mention any recordings about the WTC bombing that year. I was in NYC at the time.

The television transmitters were on top of the WTC tower they tried to bomb, and for whatever reason the damage in the garage knocked them offline. That weekend, there was a huge snowstorm, one of those "once in 20 years" storms. And my furnace went out.  So I was stuck in the house with no heat and no tv for the weekend. No fun.


I was about six blocks away during the first bombing attempt, and also suffered through that Nor'easter. I feel ya.
 
2013-04-07 06:02:24 PM  

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naga maga peetsai!!! <sp>
 
2013-04-07 06:11:13 PM  
Bula vinaka, Beachside.
 
2013-04-07 06:19:19 PM  
Hmmm.....
 
2013-04-07 06:23:17 PM  
Let's try that again

"Hmmm...."

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2013-04-07 06:33:25 PM  
experimental jet set trash and no star?

is that a sonic youth album?
 
2013-04-07 08:04:56 PM  
"The number of homicides in the city - 1,960 in 1993 - had already dropped from a high of 2,245 in 1990 but has plunged steeply since then. (There were 414 in all of last year {2012}.)"


I do not like the part about how BIG corporations have pushed out the 'little guy/individual merchant' but the stats from the quote above are wonderful! 414 is still too many but compared to 1990 and even 1993 it is a huge difference.
 
2013-04-07 08:49:36 PM  

ISO15693: "The rats were huge," he says. "They were as big as cats, so you had to walk in the middle of the street. It's amazing what they turned it into. It's cool but it's lost its, like, authenticity."

Only New Yorkers miss the days of gigantic rats roaming and threatening pedestrians, because that felt "authentic"


 I wonder how the feel also  of  the loss of the peep-shows, and adult theaters?
 
2013-04-07 10:07:51 PM  

MisterRonbo: "Hmmm...."


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2013-04-08 06:48:03 AM  
Cool concept, but the payphones are covered in urine- bums and drunken b&t visitors use them as toilet stalls.
 
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