A guy known as rhinoCRUNCH on YouTube has been turning his favorite PLA prank calls into creepy YouTube videos by apparently animating dead bodies. Here’s a few of the videos he’s done recently.
There are more, but it’s way too early in the morning for me to be searching for them. Just visit rhinoCRUNCH’s YouTube page and find them yourself. You’ll find a lot of similar craziness in his channel. Thanks, rhinoCRUNCH!
During last week’s Phone Show, I asked listeners to leave notes on cars in their neighborhoods, claiming that they’d accidentally dented the car and to call me. Over the past week I’ve received about 10 calls from angry and/or confused car owners, asking what happened. You can listen to a few of their reactions to our crazy stories in the video below.
If you’d like to help us out with this prank, write a note and leave it on a random car with the 425-TWO FOUR THREE-7565 phone number. Don’t actually damage a car, though, as tempting as it may be.
What would you say to a person who called you, thinking you’d damaged their car? Leave your ideas in the comments below!
A recent forum post motivated me to create a new torrent of everything PLA has ever done. Thanks to the nonstop Phone Show episodes, the torrent is now up to 15 gigs. You’ll also get every episode of the PLA Radio podcast, the Big Beef Bueno podcast, and thousands of prank calls, pictures and text. Download it right away and seed it for as long as you possibly can! And later this year when I try to sell a prank call album, be sure to laugh at me and remind me that I already gave it all away for free.
You might also be interested in the torrent I put up last year that contains every prank call album I have. There’s a lot of good stuff in there. Download my prank call torrent.
And speaking of prank calls, I’ve created a new page on phonelosers.org of the PLA’s prank calls. On this page you’ll find all the categories of prank calls available on phonelosers.org, with samples and links to each section. I tried to make the samples the best of each section, but you should let me know if you think something else belongs there instead of what I’ve put up. I’m too old to be making important decisions like this!
Can you believe that after more than a decade of the internet existing, there’s still not a decent online guide detailing how to make prank calls? I’m going to attempt to rectify this serious problem by creating PLA’s first ever guide to prank calling. If you’re ready to delve into the amazing world of making prank phone calls, then spend just a few minutes reading this handy online guide so that even your first attempts at prank calling will seem somewhat professional and you might even avoid getting yourself arrested or killed.
One of my favorite online comics, Toothpaste For Dinner, recently gave us a crazy idea for a prank phone call – calling up our landlords and demanding that they reimburse us for all the sand we had dumped into our apartments. For the most part, land lords were just confused, but a few of them got really frustrated and angry when they heard about our amazing sand renovations.
Language Barrier: Gregulate has a hard time communicating his need to be reimbursed for his sand installation.
Toilet Problems: This lady is horrified to find out that RBCP has been flushing sand down his toilet. Just to give OhEmGee her credit – she came up with the idea of flushing sand down the toilet and leaving the water running to “get revenge” on the landlord. She’s obviously a nightmare of a tenant in her apartment complex.
io Isn’t Believed: io’s landlord has a hard time believing her about the sand and finally decides that he just can’t do this anymore.
I Need Help: OhEmGee has some serious issues with all the sand she dumped in her apartment leaking into the unit below hers and the lady she speaks to is very worried about her mental health.
Old Folks Home: Rob The Hyena tries explaining to an old folks home that he filled his grandma’s room with sand.
Clearly our prank calls are making apartment managers and landlords really appreciate the mundane problems they have to deal with every day. Once the initial shock wears off and they finally check their tenants apartments and find no sand damage, they realize how good they’ve had it. Sure they have to deal with noise problems and tenants who can never pay their rent by the first, but at least nobody is filling up their apartments with sand!
For the past few months, OhEmGee, aka a long-time PLA girl whose name we are never again allowed to utter, has been doing a live prank call show on Cacti Radio. The show airs each Wednesday night at 9pm PST. Listeners meet in our tinychat room and on efnet’s #phonelosers. OhEmGee guarantees that each show will have at least 25% more fun than the last. You can listen to old episodes by visiting cactiradio.com/funshow/ or you can subscribe to the RSS/Podcast feed if you’re lazy. Or forget about her dumb website and feed and just listen to a few of the episodes below:
the FUN show – 04/20/11 – Four Twenty! – I prank call some people that are selling items for $420 and accuse them of hiding their pot selling business. It doesn’t work out well so some people “from the internet” call in and Aikison continues to spam the show with “420″ in a computer voice. Lots of other stuff happens but I’m lazy so I guess you get the general idea. At about 50 minutes in, it gets hilarious when we call foreign taxi guy. He gives Americans some great advice at the end of our show. Included is an aftershow! After the show, there’s a talk with Rappy and his friend Shinobe. I end up getting my heart broken, but the wedding is still on. Phractal, my virtual boyfriend, calls in while I am talking to Rappy and shit gets REAL…
04/06/2011 – Movie Theatre Confessions – We call up movie theatres and confess to terrible things! It’s a spin off of the gas station confessions, but equally as funny. Guests include RBCP (who broadcasted the show for me and edited it,) Rob the Hyena, LT Matt, and a failing Corwin.
The FUN show – 03/30/11 – Rob the Hyena coshosts. This is the one that we prepped a prank call and then…well you’ll see what happens. I didn’t know we were so mainstream! Then we call best buy but I hate it so I cut most of that out. RBCP interviews me about my biege boxing date. There’s an aftershow but I’m not posting it yet.
The FUN show – 03/23/11 – Cat Lady! – Phractal calls in talks about actual phreaking stuff but he gets bored with it so we call weather girl. Aikison discusses his dealings with a 14 year old relentless girl who called him over and over. We check on a guy whose voicemail was hacked last week. The outgoing message is still there! Bowling alley prank call failed but it was a good idea…maybe we’ll do it again another time. Snarky’s at it again. Skype problems! Leet fails to be leet. Other stuff. Aikison confesses to a guy’s voicemail. Snarky. TheN uses a phone with a curly cord. Fix nipples. You can’t hack iphones. Chris Chan’s voicemail. Lady has a cat problem but the show ends. You can’t hear the outro music and I don’t care. She calls back after the show ends and is going to the cop shop right now!
I’ve set up a page for the prank calls we’ve made to people who like to complain about businesses on Twitter. It’s at www.phonelosers.org/complainers. Go listen to me, Matt and Legend screw with complainers.
Connie’s Lost Package Connie is upset that the post office lost her package, so the post office calls to tell her that if she doesn’t take down her slanderous tweet. She actually takes down the tweet while I’m on the phone with her. About 40 minutes later, we call her back as a different person and tell her we found her missing package. The day after this call was made, Connie made her Twitter account private.
I’ve also updated our page of PLA music with gnnr’s new Mildred Monday song, my Curtis Lee Jones song, RTF’s Bell Odyssey and Trevelyn’s Ode to the PLA Forums.
If you’ve been watching our YouTube page you’ve probably noticed a lot of answering machine hacking contests to win the PLA book. Congratulations to Mario, Finn and Liz for winning free copies of the PLA book! We’ll probably keep having answering machine contests as long as I can continue to find more old answering machines. If you’re too lazy to hack an answering machine for a book, you can still preorder books for just $10.
Every year or so, I unleash a torrent unto the world, containing everything the PLA has ever done on it. This year the size has doubled to 10 gigs of PLA videos, text files, pictures, songs, skits and prank calls. You’ll also get every episode of The Phone Show and PLA Radio. Here is the link for you:
Also, during my fit of torrent creating today, I made another torrent of all the prank call albums I have. So if you have time to listen to about 2.4 gigs of additional prank calls once you’re done with all the PLA material, here’s the link:
In other news…the PLA Book is on track to be released before Winter. The finishing touches are going into it now, so you may as well go ahead and preorder the book by going to www.phonelosers.org/store/ where you’ll save a few bucks off the regular price and you’ll receive your copy about a week before anyone else gets it. For now, the $3.00 shipping price is good for all countries.
Over the past week I’ve spent countless hours, scouring my hard drives for collections of prank calls that I never got around to releasing on phonelosers.org. They’re all calls done by me (RBCP) and The Spessas. Some are several years old and some were done just a week or two ago. I’ve added links to them all up in the “Our Pranks” section of the menu bar. Below are a few calls from each of the new sections.
Truck Incident A lady calls to check on the status of her truck, only to find out that it’s been blown up by a new employee who didn’t know about the “no smoking under the hood” policy.
Tastes Better This guy isn’t happy with Spessa’s knowledge on car parts and asks to speak to a man instead. Big mistake.
I’m still sifting through my hard drives and there are many more prank calls to go through and post to the site. Hopefully I won’t get bored with all this editing anytime soon and there will be a lot more pranks posted on the site in the coming weeks.
Hey, as long as you’re here, take a look up on the top of the right sidebar and you’ll see some sort of Google member thing that you can add yourself to if you’ve got a Google account. I’m not sure what the benefit of it is, but it sure feels good to belong to something, right?
It’s been a couple years since I made a torrent of the PLA Media Pack and put it up for download. Last time I did this, the “DVD” was a mere 2.5 gigs. Now it’s more than double that size, thanks to all the videos, PLA Radio and Phone Shows we’ve done since then.
So click here and use your favorite bittorrent client to download all of our stuff for free. You’ll get hundreds of PLA prank calls, text files, videos, pictures, and lots more.
You can help us share the love by leaving it seeded for awhile after you’ve downloaded it, to help others get it quicker. And if you have a spare moment, list this torrent on your favorite bittorrent site to help spread the gospel of PLA.