eBay Nutcase of the Week: DJ selling "famous" 867-5309 number, from Tommy Tutone's 1982 hit

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867-5309-jenny-ebay-number-auction.JPGIf you’re old enough to remember the news, current events and popular culture of the year 1982, we would firstly like to enquire how your joints are holding up in this cold weather. Are your knees OK? How about that dodgy shoulder? And your neck? You might want to start taking some cod liver oil, you know. It really works.

Secondly, we’d like to alert you to this eBay auction – in which a US DJ is selling his business as a way of also getting rid of the New Jersey phone number 867-5309 – made famous by Tommy Tutone’s 1982 hit.

Apparently, 10,000 complete LUNATICS phone the number every year, hoping to speak to the “Jenny” mentioned in the song. This means cold-hearted people could make money out of owning of it by forwarding callers to a sex chat line that terminates in Brazil and charges $15 a minute.

If they’re phoning a number mentioned in a song with the intention of speaking to a woman who doesn’t exist, they deserve everything they get.

(Via The Guardian)

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