The following is stolen from RogueClown’s LJ, without her permission…
it was a year ago today when i stumbled across phone losers of america.
the way i found it was random enough: i was bored one night, and clicking my way through wikipedia. one of the random articles i stumbled across had something to do with telecom, and one of the links on that article pointed to the wikipedia page on phone phreaking. i had no idea what phone phreaking was, but had been idly wondering ever since i read jonathan lee riches Â©’s brilliant lawsuit against 50 cent. in that lawsuit, jlrÂ© claims that old fitty stole his lyric, “a phone phreaker, comin out your home speakerz.” so, i clicked the link, read about what a phone phreaker was, and saw the links at the end. one of them was to phone losers, i clicked on the link, and i was up until 4am the next morning listening to prank calls on the site. i blogged it the next morning, and then stayed up absurdly late the next night listening to even more of the calls and reading the content on the site.
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