Jake Fogelnest's phone # is 646-484-5323
May 18, 2009 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Jake Fogelnest, VH1, Sirius, MTV, SNL writer, puts his phone number on the Internet.
posted by rageagainsttherobots (34 comments total)
I think he's having a lot of fun with this experiment.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 8:43 AM on May 18, 2009

The next person to have that number is going to love him.
posted by DU at 8:49 AM on May 18, 2009

Perhaps wendell can give him a call...
posted by DreamerFi at 8:53 AM on May 18, 2009 [4 favorites]

I hope he's recording them... yep, he is!
posted by not_on_display at 8:55 AM on May 18, 2009

Once I get Google Voice, I will be putting up my number on the Net. Of course, I never answer my phone, so any call I get will just be siphoned into my email, at which point I can start blocking people who are telemarketers or I don't want to talk to.

Of course, I am starting to think Google voice is just one big lie. "We'll be making it available to the public in a few weeks" my ass. It's been, like, seven years since you said that!
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:01 AM on May 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

I wish I thought of this idea, seems like a good way to meet people.
posted by I Foody at 9:02 AM on May 18, 2009

i'm not interested in you like that, jake.
posted by the aloha at 9:36 AM on May 18, 2009

He's kinda like Don Pratt?
posted by orme at 9:40 AM on May 18, 2009

Robert Scoble has been putting his phone # on his blog for years. He insists that people call him. My guess is that no one calls.
posted by GuyZero at 9:47 AM on May 18, 2009 [3 favorites]

Meatbomb Universal Love Command Center: (802) 659-4312

Operators are standing by to take your call now.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:02 AM on May 18, 2009 [3 favorites]

I don't even like to call my friends.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:06 AM on May 18, 2009 [6 favorites]

Maybe I should give him a call and ask who the fuck he is.
posted by zerokey at 10:19 AM on May 18, 2009

If it's not 867-5309, I'm not interested.
posted by oddman at 10:28 AM on May 18, 2009

He seems crazy and bored.

Both in a very good way.

I might call for shits and giggles. I am also very bored.
posted by Malice at 10:33 AM on May 18, 2009

Anywho tells me this number is registered to Benjamin Fogelnest. Hmmm. I guess Jake is a cooler name than Benji.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:34 AM on May 18, 2009

Hi, this is Jeff Fogenlnest.
Is this Jenny?
No, Jeff.
Jenny? I got your number. I need to make you mine.
Ohh, I get it.
posted by stavrogin at 10:38 AM on May 18, 2009

Or he's still living with his parents, Dr-Baa.
posted by stavrogin at 10:39 AM on May 18, 2009

If it's not 867-5309, I'm not interested.

My school owned the entire 867-5 and 867-6 blocks of numbers in their area code -- but purposely left Jenny's number disconnected. My office number was 867-5555!
posted by blasdelf at 11:36 AM on May 18, 2009

I think what this guy is doing, and some people don't get, is providing a phone number with context. By saying he's a VH1, Sirius, MTV, SNL writer you provide a reason to contact him, or at the least provide Google with a way to match queries for a Jake Fogelnest who has these connections to a callable number.

I can go to any white pages website and find millions of individuals who have their phone numbers on the internet. Many famous people, or those who are prominent in some way, have "secret" numbers and we're assuming that he was one of them before this stunt, which might not have even been true.
posted by mikeh at 12:00 PM on May 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

My name is Jennifer, and I still get a lot of "har har, what's your number, 867-5309?" To which I reply, yes.
posted by desjardins at 12:18 PM on May 18, 2009

I remember watching this guy on Squirt TV on public access when he was just a teen. Now he's like bald and stuff. Shit, I'm old.
posted by fungible at 12:39 PM on May 18, 2009

Hmm.. I just tried it, and got his voicemail. He says to leave your number and he'll call back. We shall see, I s'pose.
posted by revmitcz at 1:03 PM on May 18, 2009

Meh. My phone number is in my profile, and no one calls.
posted by pjern at 1:08 PM on May 18, 2009

You gotta wait 4-6 weeks for a response. He will be selling extended automobile warranties when he returns your call.
posted by Xoebe at 1:19 PM on May 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

Man I hope everybody does this so we can have something just like that MeFi Omegle post except with real voices and creepy heavy breathing. The possibilities are so much more exploitable with the telephone.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 1:20 PM on May 18, 2009

blasdelf: Clearly your school's telecom folks were unimaginative dolts. I would have set up a voicemail box on the number and got some drama girl to make the greeting. It would have been endless entertainment for the small cost of a voicemail port.
posted by jeversol at 1:40 PM on May 18, 2009

My friends and I do a sport not dissimilar to ones in the article and we're all worried now that we're secretly tremendous assholes. Thankfully there is no bullshit wankery in our sport, so I think we may be OK.
posted by aaronetc at 2:31 PM on May 18, 2009

And I posted that in the wrong thread. I am a tremendous asshole!
posted by aaronetc at 2:32 PM on May 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

aaronetc, you really should call that number and explain this posting situation to Jake.

What do you think, kids, should arronetc call? Do report back.
posted by sammyo at 6:56 PM on May 18, 2009

Does this have anything to do with that swine viral that's going about?
posted by spock at 9:09 PM on May 18, 2009

I signed up with GrandCentral a few web-eons ago, so I have a number at Google Voice. And I just put its number in my profile for any MeFites wishing to crank call me. It is a cool number, because after the area code (which you can look up), it spells out I'M THINKing (last 3 letters unneeded but good for remembering the mnemonic). Back in L.A., for a while I had a phone number that spelled out PUNS-PEN, which would have been very cool except that I was doing NO comedy-or-humor writing at the time.
posted by wendell at 11:40 PM on May 18, 2009

and I was told Adam Curry was a visionary
posted by Hammond Rye at 4:46 PM on May 19, 2009

When I had my free months of XM when I got my car, this guy always annoyed me. He played great music but his attempts at humor were woeful. Then he had Vampire Weekend on for a week but he talked more than they did, he didn't ask them questions so much as talk at them. Also he ends every show with "Seacrest Out" (as in, Ryan), but had clearly been saying it for so long that he didn't even remember it was supposed to be funny anymore.

Seacrest Out.
posted by haveanicesummer at 7:41 PM on May 19, 2009

I called him and I was surprised how nice he was. He thought that I was pulling his leg because my voice sounds a lot like Christopher Walken. But nope, that's just how I talk. Realistically almost anyone can do a Christopher Walken impression that sounds more like him than my voice does. Deadwood also came up and I think I convinced him to watch it.
posted by I Foody at 7:24 AM on May 22, 2009

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