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Posted: 21 May 2007 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Posted: 21 May 2007 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I remember dancing w/ my sister when it played on the radio.  She was much older than I was…so I got exposed to a lot of the 80s stuff that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise remembered.

I think it’s silly they’re fighting over it.  There have got to be plenty of people that don’t automatically know what it is…or remember it b/c of the song.  Think of people who were already adults…and not caring what was on the charts at the time…or the kids too young to remember.

Now…the number my younger sis & I remember all the time is the carpet people…1-800-588-2300 EMPIRE.  THAT made it’s own jingle…and we remember it just fine.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I remember the old Pizza Hut commercials, Call 488-8888 for Pizza Hut pizza, its really great. That may have been a Minnesota thing though.

Also, I had to sing the Empire jingle as I read it.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 03:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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ha!  The pizza hut we call is something like 684-8888 or something…or maybe 8484 at the end.  We order online a lot now…so I’ve forgotten it.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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When I was in high-school we did a little (lame) experiment. We started sing a jingle for a local college in a crowded lunch room. We wanted to see how many people would start singing along. It ended up being a table of 10 or so people yelling,

“One day one night, Saturday’s all right, on-line just fine, night time, anytime. Get your degree, set yourself free. National American University!”

We did get a few people join in.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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On a sidenote:

General phone number in the Netherlands of the police is: 0800-8844 which translates in dutch to 0800-TUIG
“Tuig” means scum.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Ooh, I’d forgotten about the Empire one.  I can remember the sound of it, but I would never have remembered the number.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I don’t recognise any of the songs anybody has mentioned on this page.  downer  So if I saw that telephone number anywhere, it wouldn’t mean a thing to me other than being a number.

If it is that famous of a number, though, I would think that the prank callers and people calling just to see what happens when they dial it would get to be annoying.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 05:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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When that song came out me and my friends endlessly called it. We didn’t try different area codes though, and at first some guy would answer but within a month the number was always busy and then shortly afterwards, disconnected LOL  The poor guy was probably going crazy with people calling him asking for Jenny.

It was such a stupid song too.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Geeze, even NPR had to play the stupid song today.  Still didn’t recognize anything but the numbers, but I was amused by their comment that we listeners will now likely have the song stuck in our heads for the rest of the day because of them.

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Posted: 21 May 2007 06:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I’m happy to say that I never pranked that number.  And, yes, I grew up in the ‘80s.  I was 12 in 1982.

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