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Samuel L. Jackson on your motherfucking phone!
August 2, 2006 8:53 PM   Subscribe

Yes, it's another Snakes on a Plane promo but this one is different: it's fucking awesome. Drop in your friends name (hopefully it's semi-normal and they have it in the db), then fill out some info about your friend, then have it place a call to them. Watch friend freak out when Samuel L. Jackson calls them up and knows all sorts of shit about them. Trust me, it totally freaked me out when someone did it to me today.
posted by mathowie (114 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Here's my first-person account from earlier today. It's a brilliant fucking marketing idea, because once someone does it to you, you'll want to hit everyone you know.
posted by mathowie at 8:55 PM on August 2, 2006


Got it in e-mail about two hours ago, and then sent it via phone to two friends. Pretty nifty.
posted by davidmsc at 8:57 PM on August 2, 2006


Doesn't seem to be working for me. I can input my name and my friend's name, but there's nowhere to go after that.
posted by ColdChef at 9:07 PM on August 2, 2006


OMG. as if SoaP couldn't get any more viral, they go and up the ante. This is ingenious.

Too bad there's a 10 PM curfew. I wanted to call a dozen of my friends, but I'm limited to those on the West Coast. Now I gotta wake the East Coast yeti fanclub ass up at 8 AM.
posted by yeti at 9:08 PM on August 2, 2006


I think I'll send one to myself everyday. Makes me feel important.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 9:14 PM on August 2, 2006


I remember when they did this for a Lindsay Lohan movie. It was awesome. "Dude, Lindsay Lohan called me and she knew everything about me!"
posted by daninnj at 9:14 PM on August 2, 2006


Mel Gibson just called me and asked me to not boycott "Apocalypto." Then he started crying.
posted by ColdChef at 9:17 PM on August 2, 2006 [11 favorites]


Holy shit, only 20 minutes into the day and the $30 is gone already. This is brilliant.
posted by patr1ck at 9:22 PM on August 2, 2006


Sam couldn't pronounce my name or my friend's name. What the fuck, Sam?
posted by blendor at 9:23 PM on August 2, 2006


Sam J calls me all the time anyway.
posted by bunglin jones at 9:23 PM on August 2, 2006


This thing doesn't recognize "Doug". In my day, you couldn't swing a snake on a plane without hitting a guy named...
posted by Ohdemah at 9:24 PM on August 2, 2006


That is so great. I'm going to freak out the spouse as soon as he gets in. Thanks for the link.
posted by puddinghead at 9:24 PM on August 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


Awesome! Prob won't seem so supercool tomorrow -- after I've sent it to everyone I know and love/hate -- but right now it's the greatest thing evah. And props to Sam for having a sense of humor about himself.
posted by turducken at 9:37 PM on August 2, 2006


Oh, man. I'm not getting ANY work done tomorrow.
posted by ColdChef at 9:38 PM on August 2, 2006


I'm going to have to send out a few of those tomorrow morning, I think ...
posted by anjamu at 9:40 PM on August 2, 2006


Samuel L. Jackson couldn't pronounce my name. :(

Also, it won't call my friend's phone because of the area code even though he's in a later time zone...bummer.
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion at 9:42 PM on August 2, 2006


The second I realize it's an automated message, I hang up. You should too. If whoever calls doesn't have the decency to be on the phone when they call, that's insulting and offensive. I don't care if the voice is Samuel L. Jackson telling me about snakes on a plane or Winona Ryder telling me she wants to plane on my snake. If it's a recording, it's a waste of my time ringing my bell. The worst is when an automated message calls me and then has the nerve to put me on hold while the next available representative becomes available. Have her call me when she's fucking available. Click.

The fact some of you guys DO stand there and don't hang up? That's why they keep doing it. Corporations are supposed to waste their money hiring actual human beings for us to hang up on. The fact they're substituting recordings means there's people out there losing jobs. And it's all your fault. So will you quit encouraging that behavior please? HANG THE HELL UP already! Some of us are tired of picking up the damned phone and getting a robot on the other end. Cut it out. Stop tolerating it for the love of God. The next time you listen to an automated message that called you from a company that chose not to hire an actual person for you to hang up on? Just remember I told you to curl up and die. Thank you.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:43 PM on August 2, 2006 [6 favorites]


This is awesome!
posted by nonmerci at 9:43 PM on August 2, 2006


Zach: agree 100% about being put on hold to wait for a representative...but if it was Scarlett Johannsen telling me she wants to "plane on my snake" I might have to put up with it...

Does it stall at "loading preview 0%" for anyone else?
posted by rsanheim at 9:45 PM on August 2, 2006


Oooh ZachsMind just totally set us all straight.
posted by xmutex at 9:47 PM on August 2, 2006


Zachs, you forgot to add: "HEY YOU KIDS, GET OFF MY LAWN" to your post.
posted by Justinian at 9:48 PM on August 2, 2006


also "BACK IN MY DAY"
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 9:50 PM on August 2, 2006


and then something about 3 feet of snow uphill both ways blah blah
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 9:50 PM on August 2, 2006


Eh, if it's a recording of a celebery, I'm inclined to at least see what it's about.
posted by delmoi at 9:51 PM on August 2, 2006


celeberty even. Or a celery. If a talking celery called me I might listen.
posted by delmoi at 9:51 PM on August 2, 2006 [2 favorites]


This is so fantastic. I just sent it to my husband who's sitting on the other side of the room, and bust a gut laughing when his phone rang immediately after I hit send. He didn't seem to find it as funny, but, man.

Who else to send it to, though - has to be a cellphone or you could hit anyone in the house, and then the joke is toast.
posted by livii at 9:52 PM on August 2, 2006


Too bad there's a 10 PM curfew

Ahh, thank you. I was wondering why it was complaining about time zones.

Put me in the "brilliant" camp. I hope I can catch people tomorrow before they've heard about this.
posted by Sibrax at 9:53 PM on August 2, 2006


Only if it's a sexy green celery though, right?
posted by liquorice at 9:54 PM on August 2, 2006


Yeah, totally.

There are Samuel L. Jackson impersonators out there who would kill for this job.
posted by verb at 9:54 PM on August 2, 2006


"...but if it was Scarlett Johannsen..."

...

If it was Janeane Garofalo, Amber Benson, Heather Donahue, Toni Collette, Gillian Anderson, that Maria chick in Harold & Kumar, or Audrey Hepburn back from the dead, I might hesitate a second, but it's an EFFING RECORDING.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:56 PM on August 2, 2006


It's also an advertisement, and isn't that worse?

I guess you gotta pick your battles.

That said, it's funny, and I'm planning on freaking my girlfriend out with it tomorrow. (She's not so easily freaked out. This will be a good test of her strength.)
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:59 PM on August 2, 2006


"Oooh ZachsMind just totally set us all straight."

...

I'm gonna go unplug my phone before hitting the sack, just in case one of you fuckers get my phone number off the 'net somehow, and try to wake my ass up with this in the morning. *smirk* Oh. And GET OFF THE LAWN! =P
posted by ZachsMind at 10:02 PM on August 2, 2006




Remember the time, August 2, 2006 at 9:43PM, when Zach totally lost his mothersnakesonaplanefuckin' Mind.
posted by wendell at 10:15 PM on August 2, 2006


If a talking celery called me I might listen.

the celery stalks at midnight mother fucker!

and this is totally awesome.
posted by teishu at 10:15 PM on August 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


Every party needs a pooper.
posted by mecran01 at 10:15 PM on August 2, 2006


This is the betterest of teh internets.
posted by jimmythefish at 10:15 PM on August 2, 2006


This makes me glad I don't answer my cell phone. Or have any friends.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:18 PM on August 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


Matt, you should send Andy Baio the $30 if he's behind all your secret awesomeness.
posted by jonson at 10:25 PM on August 2, 2006



Zachs, you forgot to add: "HEY YOU KIDS, GET OFF MY LAWN" to your post.


Heh, heh, I get it. Zachsmind is an old geezer, because he doesn't think this shiny thing is cool.

Here's the problem with that analysis. This is really damn cool... exactly once. Oooh, neat, how'd they do that, wow, what great technology.

In two years, when every new movie and breakfast cereal does crap like this, we'll all dismiss it as annoying marketing. Zachs is ahead of his time, not behind.
posted by gurple at 10:33 PM on August 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


On the other hand, SOAP really does seem to be batting a million with their snazzy edgy underground marketing. The campaign is brilliant.

If the campaign gets any more brilliant and edgy and snazzy and underground, though, I may not be able to detect the actual movie behind it any more.
posted by gurple at 10:34 PM on August 2, 2006


Very cool listening to Sam J, but for heavens sake, isn't this another vector for spam? This and those stupid e-postcard craptaculae. Not just for the sender, but for the recipient too. Read the terms:

At some other Time Warner sites, you can submit information about other people... personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number

...enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.


Oh, and GET OFF MY LAWN. I HAD TO WALK 3 MILES IN THE SNOW, UPHILL BOTH WAYS TO GET THE FLAMING, TARANTULA COVERED SHOVEL TO CLEAR IT, BUT NOT BEFORE BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. AGAIN.
posted by Extopalopaketle at 10:38 PM on August 2, 2006 [5 favorites]


I'm sick of this motherfucking PepsiBlue on my motherfucking MetaFilter.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:43 PM on August 2, 2006 [2 favorites]


and let's be honest, what motherf&*%in' good is this if Sammy J ain't gonna curse on the call...
posted by twsf at 10:50 PM on August 2, 2006


Awesome. Just sent it to a friend of mine, but Samuel Motherfucking Jackson wouldn't say his name (one of those tools who goes by two initial, like O.J. or K.Y.).
posted by Kickstart70 at 10:59 PM on August 2, 2006


Too cool. I'm still not going to go see the movie but this is viral marketing at its best.

I do think you should be able to toggle him swearing or not though because that would be the fucking bomb!
posted by fenriq at 11:01 PM on August 2, 2006


Awesome, although all the people I sent it to were not in Jackson's database of names. Damn it. Mine was, though! Yay!
posted by brundlefly at 11:19 PM on August 2, 2006


oh dear god this is awesome.

not quite as awesome as if I could send "Yo, you need to grab your Mother$%^# friend Mark and go see me get these Mother$^*#*& snakes of this Mother#^$%# plane."

but awesome non-the-less

this will be the first thing I accomplish tomorrow morning
posted by slapshot57 at 11:19 PM on August 2, 2006


I think you got snakes on your internet!
posted by blacklite at 11:36 PM on August 2, 2006


someone ban this "mathowie" dude, he's starting to act like owns the place.
posted by b1tr0t at 11:55 PM on August 2, 2006


Oooh ZachsMind just totally set us all straight.

Well, yes, kinda.

The RIAA, the MPAA, and Wal-Mart don't get a cent from me. I'm working out how to do this with AT&T also. The second I can cut myself from the petro-teat I will.

You fret about how congressmen, under the influence of lobbyists, can pass laws making downloading or copyright infringement a felony, or how to preserve net neutrality. Here's your solution: choke them at the roots. Don't rent that movie, don't buy that album, don't hit the theaters. Pitch your TV. Find another ISP. I've done all that and it's cake. I will not see SoaP. Don't need to. The internet buzz has been far more entertaining than the movie will be.

When it comes to your government, you can figure your vote at the booth on any given Tuesday is worthless. We are reduced to voting with our wallets. If you don't even have the spine to do that then please drink a tall, cool glass of refreshing antifreeze and get the fuck out of my way.

By paying actual money to see Pirates Of The Caribbean you are robbing me of my liberty. I know, it sounds like an innocuous enough act, but trust me: You are weakening freedom and I'm better off with you dead.

All for a fucking movie. Or song. Shit.
posted by sourwookie at 12:03 AM on August 3, 2006 [1 favorite]


sourwookie = hilarious!

You really had me going there for a minute. But then I got to the "POTC/robbing me of my freedom" part, and figured it out. Moderation is the key to satire, my friend. But good job nonetheless.
posted by turducken at 12:16 AM on August 3, 2006


sourwookie, your elitist douchebag impression made my night! You really have all the touches down pat. Like turducken, I found myself believing you actually were a snotty undergrad with delusions of moral/intellectual/philosophical superiority until you brought up how you'd be better off if the vast majority of young America who saw Pirates of the Carribean was suddenly dead. A wee bit over the top, but otherwise, kudos to you sir, you've captured that "pathetic deluded snob" character to a T.
posted by jonson at 12:33 AM on August 3, 2006


sourwookie : "By paying actual money to see Pirates Of The Caribbean you are robbing me of my liberty."

Liberty is a zero-sum game. I go see as many movies as I can, figuring that if I take enough liberty from you, a bit of it is bound to circulate back to me.

ZachsMind : "If it's a recording, it's a waste of my time ringing my bell."

Yes. It doesn't matter if it's amusing, interesting, or otherwise good. Recordings are a waste of my time. I also avoid mp3 players, CDs, and records. When I want to hear Mogwai, I get on a plane to Scotland and ring their doorbell until they play me a tune.
posted by Bugbread at 1:54 AM on August 3, 2006 [1 favorite]


sourwookie : "I'm better off with you dead. All for a fucking movie. Or song. Shit."

Wishing someone death for watching a fucking movie or listening to a song is indeed shit.
posted by Bugbread at 1:57 AM on August 3, 2006


I think the "snakes on a plane" meme is played out. Kind of stupid. Suckers.
posted by sharksandwich at 2:28 AM on August 3, 2006


In other news, Samuel L. Jackson is God.
posted by danb at 3:43 AM on August 3, 2006


[...] I may not be able to detect the actual movie behind it any more.

Wait, there's a movie, too?
posted by mkhall at 4:09 AM on August 3, 2006


Doesn't work for me. It just sits on the SoAP logo. Looks like the rest of the world is finding out and, unless GlobalMegaCorp throws some more bandwidth/CPU at it, it looks like the fun is over :(
posted by intermod at 4:15 AM on August 3, 2006


This worked from home for me last night but this morning at work I have been stymied by the content filter, who thinks it's a porn site.
posted by CRM114 at 4:25 AM on August 3, 2006


"The second I realize it's an automated message, I hang up. You should too. If whoever calls doesn't have the decency to be on the phone when they call, that's insulting and offensive."

I dunno... the last one I got was from my credit card company telling me there was an unusual use of my card the night before. Granted it was me using it, but it'd have been foolish to hang up if it hadn't been.
posted by Auz at 4:30 AM on August 3, 2006


I'm pretty sure that this is not really Sam Jackson's voice, by the way.
posted by davidmsc at 4:35 AM on August 3, 2006


The RIAA, the MPAA, and Wal-Mart don't get a cent from me. I'm working out how to do this with AT&T also. The second I can cut myself from the petro-teat I will.

You fret about how congressmen, under the influence of lobbyists, can pass laws making downloading or copyright infringement a felony, or how to preserve net neutrality. Here's your solution: choke them at the roots. Don't rent that movie, don't buy that album, don't hit the theaters. Pitch your TV. Find another ISP. I've done all that and it's cake. I will not see SoaP. Don't need to. The internet buzz has been far more entertaining than the movie will be.

When it comes to your government, you can figure your vote at the booth on any given Tuesday is worthless. We are reduced to voting with our wallets.


*clap* *clap*

The only vote ANYONE has is their wallets.

Woe be to the US of A when the rest of the world decides this is the case and US Dollars are not a worthy method of exchange for goods/services.
posted by rough ashlar at 4:42 AM on August 3, 2006


"I think the "snakes on a plane" meme is played out."

The baby-goo goo word "meme" is what's played out.
posted by Ben Grimm at 4:45 AM on August 3, 2006


The baby-goo goo word "meme" is what's played out.

I grant you, that it's a bit overused at this point, but it's a perfectly good and appropriate word for this sort of thing.

As for me, I am looking forward to this movie coming out, so we can be done with this already. Seems like I have been hearing about it since last December or earlier. Good Lord! Is this the most over promoted POS movie ever in the history of cinema?
posted by psmealey at 5:15 AM on August 3, 2006


Quick, someone send a call to Ry Cooder.
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:04 AM on August 3, 2006


Needs motherfuckingsnakesonthismotherfuckingplane tag.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:10 AM on August 3, 2006


Is it broken now? Nothing comes up when I connect.
posted by Mid at 6:20 AM on August 3, 2006


"I think the "snakes on a plane" meme is played out."

The baby-goo goo word "meme" is what's played out.
posted by Ben Grimm at 4:45 AM PST on August 3


Hear Hear!
posted by Nahum Tate at 6:23 AM on August 3, 2006


Everyone else: blah blah blah

Me: This is AWESOME.

How long until the call goes through? I'm going to be on pins & needles all day waiting for my coworker to get that m*otherfucking call on the m*otherfucking phone.
posted by GuyZero at 6:41 AM on August 3, 2006


OK, it works for me in IE, but not FF.
posted by Mid at 6:42 AM on August 3, 2006


it worked for me in FF... I love this, btw. I get to hear Sam Jackson say my name. and if that isn't the bee's knees, i don't know what is. AWESOME!
posted by indiebass at 6:48 AM on August 3, 2006


Just to reiterate Extopalopaketle's point, in addition to sending your pals a super-awesome message from Samuel Jackson regarding the no-doubt fantastic new movie Snakes on a Plane, you're also signing them up to receive information from Time Warner on all their other great products. Exciting!

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

posted by drobot at 6:50 AM on August 3, 2006


Wait, are we sure this isn't some attempt by the department of homeland security to trick us into giving them personal information about our families and friends?
posted by onlyconnect at 7:02 AM on August 3, 2006


It can't pronounce the name "Dan" ‽ It doesn't have "employee" as a relationship, and it doesn't have "graphic designer" as an occupation. Lame.
posted by Grod at 7:15 AM on August 3, 2006


I was mad about it not having "graphic designer" as an occupation, too. But I worked around it. And it couldn't say "Josh" but it did have "Joshua."

Even with its faults I sent them to approximately 45,000 people this morning.
posted by thekilgore at 7:47 AM on August 3, 2006


Okay, it doesn't have "sales" either, so I opted for "sucking up to boss". Easy peasy. But then you also *have* to select a physical trait, and my friend has neither tattoos, a tan, braces, big muscles, dyed hair or, a weird hairdo. He's pretty boring really. I think he could really use a message from the Sam.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:18 AM on August 3, 2006


No "Ben" but "Benjamin."

No "Tim" but "Timothy."

You know, if they just provided a list of names that would work, It'd be easier for me to figure out who to send this to.

Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?
posted by ColdChef at 8:18 AM on August 3, 2006


The physical traits section is the most poorly designed.
posted by ColdChef at 8:20 AM on August 3, 2006


Just pick the painted fingernails one. It's so random, it works for everyone. I used it on a male friend, who unfortunately was on the subway when ole Sammy called, so I don't think it worked. Curses!
posted by witchstone at 8:24 AM on August 3, 2006


You know, if they just provided a list of names that would work, It'd be easier for me to figure out who to send this to.

Of course there are only full names. Samuel L. has to say them, and he requires impact to his words. "Tim!" doesn't carry nearly as much weight as "Timothy! This is Samuel L. Fucking Jackson! Snakes on a plane!" (I've already forgotten what he actually says.)

There's no ZachsMind, incidentally, but there is Zachary.

Zachary! This is Samuel L. Jackson! This is a recording, just to fuck with you!
posted by blacklite at 8:33 AM on August 3, 2006


Mildly amusing but still no excuse for spamming your friends.
posted by muckster at 8:47 AM on August 3, 2006


I got one to send, but the 2nd one has been stuck on "Sending" for like 20 minutes.

I think its a great idea. Perfect? Hell no. Amusing? Hell yes.
posted by Ynoxas at 9:08 AM on August 3, 2006


I've just tried it on a couple of people, and their phone rings, but then no message from SLJ? What gives?!
posted by woj at 9:15 AM on August 3, 2006


I find it fascinating that the words "awesome" and "spam" are being used to describe this cultural blip. (Way more "awesomes," tho. I'll add another: Awesome.) It's cool, it's a commercial, it rocks, it's an invasion of privacy, soon everyone will know about it, soon everyone will be tired of it.

One word:

"Whassssuuuuppp!"
posted by turducken at 9:16 AM on August 3, 2006


Whasssssuuuupppppp!
posted by Justinian at 9:22 AM on August 3, 2006


"By paying actual money to see Pirates Of The Caribbean you are robbing me of my liberty."

That rant was beautiful, SourWookie! I think I'm gonna cry. *sniff*

"Hear Hear!"

I think the "Hear Hear" meme has been played out. Like, in 1873.

"are we sure this isn't some attempt by the department of homeland security to trick us into giving them personal information about our families and friends?"

Try these departments first before you worry about the hopeless insecurity department. Duh.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:26 AM on August 3, 2006


I sent one this morning, when I try to send another it lets me type in names but does not let me move foward.
Anyone else having this problem?
posted by bilbo baggins at 9:35 AM on August 3, 2006


Wow, Samuel L Jackson called me this morning and I was like wtf.

Pretty_Generic is STILL making trouble!
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:42 AM on August 3, 2006


I'm having the same problem woj is - the phone rings, but Sam isn't there.
posted by Guy Smiley at 10:19 AM on August 3, 2006


sourwookie: By paying actual money to see Pirates Of The Caribbean you are robbing me of my liberty.

Well, the liberty to take your nick from other Samuel L. Jackson movies appears to still be intact, so look on the bright side.
posted by scody at 10:21 AM on August 3, 2006


Not working for me either. It makes a call, but the message never plays... Anyone still having success?
posted by Micah at 10:22 AM on August 3, 2006


just now happened to me. . .phone rang, no msg. . .

maybe the snakes won.
posted by Danf at 11:03 AM on August 3, 2006



Has anyone had any success with getting (DELETED) to call you with an offer to "plane your snake"?

Really, that's kinda the main thing I've taken from this thread. That, and notes on how to rob people of their liberty.
posted by Darkman at 11:20 AM on August 3, 2006


ditto on the no message. I did laugh at the screen where Sammy says, "I think you have snakes on your internet!"
posted by joecacti at 11:32 AM on August 3, 2006


This meme has jumped the shark.
posted by nlindstrom at 11:46 AM on August 3, 2006


And you can't retry the number if they get a blank call. This would have been much better if they didn't have the curfew on it and I could have done it last night.
posted by BackwardsHatClub at 11:58 AM on August 3, 2006


My favorite part of the phone call is that SLJ is threatening to murder you if you don't see the movie.

In other news, Samuel L. Jackson has been charged with 531,684 counts of making threatening and harassing phone calls.
posted by starman at 12:09 PM on August 3, 2006 [2 favorites]


I don't give a crap about the FPP, the comments are making this thread for me.

I now must work "FLAMING, TARANTULA COVERED SHOVEL" into a conversation as soon as possible.
posted by scrump at 12:43 PM on August 3, 2006


The page does work for me right now either. Anyone who got it to work know if it lets you call numbers in Canada?
posted by metaname at 2:06 PM on August 3, 2006


The dropown lists are interesting - show what kind of demographic they're after. No self-employed artists, apparently. And what my friend isn't bald but doesn't have a crazy haircut or like gardening?
posted by gottabefunky at 2:20 PM on August 3, 2006


I, uh, wouldn’t have sex with Audrey Hepburn if she were back from the dead. It’d be kinda terrifying. If you think about it.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:37 PM on August 3, 2006


I got a successful call to a number in Canada at about 9:30 AM EST, but since then it's just dead air when SLJ calls.
posted by GuyZero at 2:47 PM on August 3, 2006


Did one in Canada just a few minutes ago and all I got was dead air. Disappointing.
posted by arcticwoman at 2:59 PM on August 3, 2006


If Audrey was back from the dead I'd gladly ride a plane full of snakes for the chance to do her.
posted by allkindsoftime at 3:17 PM on August 3, 2006


so... you're sayin' snakes on a plane has jumped the sharksandwich?
posted by lapolla at 3:52 PM on August 3, 2006


I pulled this first thing this morning on a co-worker before the rush seemingly broke it. As soon as I pushed the "go" button, the phone rang. Co-worker picks up, Sam says "Hey [co-worker name]!", to which co-worker says "Hey" all familiar like. Then Samuel L. Jackson introduced himself and co-worker got freaked. After the call he turned to me across the office (where I was laughing) and asked "How'd you get him to do that?!" I should have said that Sam owed me a favor.
posted by Servo5678 at 3:55 PM on August 3, 2006


I did a call about an hour ago and it worked fine. So it's not necessarily broken.
posted by litlnemo at 4:01 PM on August 3, 2006


Who cares if it gives phone numbers to marketers? They already have our phone numbers, and we should all be screening our calls by now anyway. I enjoyed this little timewaster. Thanks for the post, mathhowie.
posted by ktoad at 4:55 PM on August 3, 2006


I get to hear Sam Jackson say my name.

Say my name again. SAY MY NAME AGAIN! I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker! Say my name one more goddamn time.
posted by bwg at 5:30 PM on August 3, 2006


isn't loading :(
posted by k8t at 5:52 PM on August 3, 2006


reloaded...
posted by k8t at 6:02 PM on August 3, 2006


I'm late to the party - as per usual - but man, this is so cool. I just got Samuel L to tell a friend to 'for God's sake, stop fiddling around with those dorky glasses!'
posted by MrMustard at 1:23 AM on August 4, 2006


I received one at about 9pm central last night, fwiw.
posted by Mid at 6:47 AM on August 4, 2006


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