Earlier this week, on Thursday night, NotBrad messaged me on Skype and asked if I’d help him test his microphone. I should have known it was a trick because the next thing I know we’re on the air and doing pizza calls for 90 minutes. There’s some fun stuff in here, especially NotBrad’s Checkers analogy near the end. That guy is FLABERGASTED and it’s ALLLLLL Gregory’s fault!
In the beginning you hear us talking about a girl I tried to call because I dinged her car. Yes, I actually dinged a car last summer, right in the midst of all my car ding pranks. Damn karma! Also, the website we were talking about where you can work from home filling Pizza Hut orders is pizzahutishomejobs.com. Go apply and see how long you last at it! Our pranking fun in this episode begins at around 20 minutes into the 90 minutes.
In other important news – TONIGHT (Saturday, February 9th, 2013) RBCP will be on the air at around 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern, making some prank calls and kind of holding the fort down until Carlito shows up to do his weekly Madhouse Live show. It won’t be nonstop prank calls – there will be music too, but it should still be a fun couple of hours before Carlito’s show. If Carlito is late, which he ALWAYS is, then I’ll keep going until he boots me off the air. Plans tonight include lots of lube, so be listening!
You know how I never shut up about Rappy McRapperson because I love him so much? Well guess what? There is now a Rappy McRapperson Media Pack for you to download with your favorite bittorrent client! It includes all of Rappy’s albums, all of his collaboration albums, his artwork, photos, and episode of his TV show from the early 2000′s. If you’re missing any important Rappy material, then this is definitely the place to get it.
Hi there, readers of RSS feeds. Have you been feeling neglected since I quit 2 of my podcasts last summer? Do you love the YouTube videos, but hate fascist YouTube because you use Linux and smoke American Spirits, goddammit? Then have I got some great news for you! I’ve been feeling like a huge jerk for ignoring the RSS feeds on my website lately, so I’ve decided to take the video that I’ve created using audio files, and convert them into audio files for you so I can release them on the phonelosers.org feed! Isn’t that genius!?
I’m going to make this a regular thing, rendering my videos not only to MP4, but also to MP3 whenever I make them, so you can expect plenty more of these. I’ve even made a directory on my computer called “Videos to convert to audio” and filled it with all of the videos I’ve created in the past year, to nag me into doing all of the older videos. So for realsies, lots of content will be happening regularly on our main RSS/podcast feed.
If you’re into listening to podcast feeds on the billions of podcasts apps available today, all you need to do is search for things like “Phone Losers of America” or “PLA Radio” or “prank calls” until you find our feed. If that fails, then manually set your podcast listener to www.phonelosers.org/feed. Or if you’re an iTunes users, click on this link.
Enjoy the new audio and try not to be too annoyed when you hear things that have already been released in some form on this site. There are definitely going to be some duplicated things at first. If you feel you’re missing anything because these podcasts tell you to look at things in the video, then you should find the corresponding video on our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/phonelosersofamerica. This first episode contains the two portrait studio videos I did over the Christmas holidays, which you can find here and here.
Grab your cup of coffee and start your mornings right, with Roy & Staci! In this episode we discuss the 2013 Prank Call Marathon that never happened, nurses suiciding over prank calls, and we call up some apartment managers and anger them with our questions. If you’re subscribed to the main phonelosers.org feed, then you’ll see these shows pop up in your podcasting apps. Or you can listen in the links below…
January 18th, 2013 Roy & Staci ask hotel desk clerks about the secret door under their carpet
Tabachi has created a gigantic archive of prank phone calls. It includes gigs of prank calls, some that you can’t find anywhere else. There’s even I fairly large selection of PLA material that isn’t available anywhere but in Tabachi’s archive. Tabachi is promising exciting things to come for this archive, such as a built-in media player, a streaming radio station of prank calls and the ability to submit your own prank calls to it.
Laugh Track Matt has been hard at work on new cactus art. Here is my favorite of his new batch. It’s based on an old Facebook group that trevor set up to anger thousands of stay-at-home moms that had nothing better to do but visit Facebook pages that made them angry. I bet if you set LTmatt some beer money, he would set you drawings, which would fund even more drunken cactus drawings.
Perhaps the most exciting recent news is that on Friday, January 18th, RBCP and Staci (from The Fun Show) did an impromptu prank show that lasted 90 minutes. If you’re subscribed to the main phonelosers.org feed, you’ll see the show appear in your podcast readers. Or you can click below to hear it now.
I know it seems like all I ever do is post YouTube videos anymore, but YouTube is where I’ve been releasing most of PLA’s stuff this past year. At least murd0c convinced me to get rid of that horrid sidebar full of YouTube videos that caused our pages to take more than a week to load.
Below are a bunch of prank calls for the Christmas season. It turns out that any portrait studio in the U.S. will hand out any customer information you want if they think you’re their boss. Big surprise. Listen to us ruin Christmases across the country, but only for a few minutes until they realize we’re full of crap.
Lots of thanks to Madhouse Live, who hosted a special Christmas Eve prank show this week, which is where all of the calls from the second video came from. You can listen to the full Christmas show at Madhouse Live’s YouTube page. Or at least the parts that drunken Carlito managed to record that night.
Last week this lady was all over the news for being dumb enough to pay $200 for a sealed FedEx box that some guy at a gas station claimed had an iPad inside of it. Then, when she found out it was just a mirror and duct tape, she went crying to the news, hoping that the public would have sympathy for her because she got ripped off while attempting to buy stolen merchandise. The video above contains a phone call I made to the lady, where I pretended to be Apple and offered her a free iPad. Of course, a lady dumb enough to buy a FedEx box full of trash is also dumb enough to hand over all her private information to a guy on the phone.
In other recent news, a pizza delivery man in Des Moines, Iowa was upset that a lady didn’t tip her, so he peed on her door. And I just happened to do a followup on this story with prank calls too. You can blame Dark Stranger for both of these videos since she’s the one that suggested I call these people.
Lastly, here’s a series of phone calls we made earlier this year where we became obsessed with Starbucks employee numbers and what could be done with them. Listen in horror as Starbucks employees give us absolutely anything we ask for!
Recently RBCP was mailed 7 drawings of PLA people by PLA’s BFF, Bookapoo. We can only assume the following drawings serve as a list of people Bookapoo intends to assassinate in the near future. Lock your doors, people below! You are marked!
If you want to see the full-sized versions, click on the pictures. Duh. Thanks a ton, Bookapoo!
Not too long ago, somebody mailed me a package containing the June 1972 issue of Ramparts magazine. (Click here to see that video.) Wikipedia tells me that Ramparts magazine was an American political and literary magazine, published from 1962 through 1975, which sounds pretty boring until you notice that the front cover states, “How to Build a Phone Phreak Box.”
The Wikipedia article also mentions that, “In June 1972, the magazine printed the wiring schematics necessary to create a mute box (a variant of the Blue box). All sold issues were recalled or seized from newsstands by police and officials of Pacific Bell, causing financial loss to the magazine.”
It’s a neat article about a phone company trick that hasn’t worked in at least a couple of decades now, so I’ve scanned it in for everyone to see. So enjoy the article below! And to whoever sent me this magazine, thank you! You should let me know who you are so I can at least give you credit on this post. You can click on the scans below to see full sized versions that are easier to read.
Guess how difficult it is to call various large-chain stores that repair computers and trick them out of their customer information? This SPS episode contains calls to these customers by RBCP, Carlito, Zyklon, Rappy, Petty Pranks and Trev0r. All music in this episode is by The Pool Boys.
Have you been to CactiRadio.com lately? Instead of being forwarded to Madhouse Live, I’ve turned it into a small list of mostly live prank call shows. It will stay this way probably until Carlito decides to do something interesting with the domain. Also, I repaired the links I broke for The Fun Show and The Prank Show so you can now go there and listen to all of their shows and use their RSS feeds again.