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March 02, 2005

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Abigail

That's pretty good, but I'm not sure it beats the spam letter I received a few months ago, which began, 'We have learned from the internet that you are interested in tents...'

Bob

Could be a telemarketer fishing for phone numbers. You call that toll-free number, and they have your number. (If you're calling from the US, though, maybe.) Also, because you called them first, it doesn't matter if you're listed on the telemarketing no-call list. Just a guess.

Anthony

It's a bit of a specific request for a telemarketer, I would have thought. Unless it's a telemarketer with that blogger/Latin sexual fetish thing.
Do you at least have the song in question? And if so, how is this public knowledge?

David Weman

"That's pretty good, but I'm not sure it beats the spam letter I received a few months ago, which began, 'We have learned from the internet that you are interested in tents...'"

Oh, everyone's gotten that one.

kim

i'd call from a pay phone. if i could find one. whatever little that costs wouldn't hurt much, and then you'd know. something.

SomeCallMeTim

I'm not sure if I'm the Tim referenced, but "non-creepy blog crush" does sound like me, and I (along with all of blogdom) do have a non-etc., so...definitely creepy. Anything psuedo-sensual (which I'd guess Latin music falls into) is creepy. But not as creepy as a knee fetish.

Andrew Lawrence

I've heard of scams where you call an 800 number, then get forwarded to a 900 number, but I don't remember the details of how they work.

belle waring

yes, I do have this CD, so I must have mentioned it on the blog sometime. it seems to pointless for a scam to read people's blogs really carefully checking for references to songs and then emailing them to ask you to play them. I mean, mre trouble that it's worth, obviously. he's piqued my curiousity now, though.

Andrew

I think he just wants to hear the song without needing to buy the CD. I mean, it just seems like that's the obvious thing going on here.

Carlos

Yeah, but how did he get the toll-free number?

If it is a sexual fetish, Belle can always write to Dan Savage about it.

belle waring

good point carlos! I think I'm gonna do it.

Anthony

Yep, I think you should. And you should also record yourself playing the song to this guy (I assume it's a guy) and then offer to play that recording to people who call your toll-free number. And Dan Savage.

belle waring

duh, yeah, it's totally a guy.

Anthony

Well, you never can tell on the internets.

Anthony

I mean it might be an attractive libertarian woman. You just never know.

Barry Freed

I think he just wants to hear the song without needing to buy the CD. I mean, it just seems like that's the obvious thing going on here.

Perhaps you should notify the RIAA. What will those dastardly P2P pirates think of next?

Julian Elson

*rummages through the junk in his room*

Belle, I have an extra copy of Fallout 2 laying around, because I originally got Fallout 2, then got the original Fallout afterwards, and found that it came with Fallout 2 as well. Somehow, though, you don't strike me as a post-apoc cRPG type. I also have a great many receipts with coupons on the back that I never got around to throwing away. Furthermore, I have a statistics textbook called Statistics: Principles and Methods by Richard Johnson and Gouri Bhattacharyya. I'm willing to part with it because, well, it's a totally non-rigorous textbook whose discussion of the central limit theorem is simply to state the result without even an outline of the proof. The class I took that used that book was basically about how to use the "stat" section of a graphing calculator.

I also have this sorta... tube of cocoa butter. I originally got cocoa butter lip balm, then I ran out, and went to the store, and found that they didn't have any this time, so I got a tube of cocoa butter, and found it was nothing like the lip balm, so... if you want a 1/8th used stick o' cocoa butter.

Anyway, I have all this junk that I'd be wiillng to part with, but I'm not sure it's worth it to actually ship it to you. However, if you could just come from Singapore, clean out all the junk from my room, and maybe empty my trash, make my bed, and vacuum my rug as well, then I'd be delighted to give you the free gift of my excess CDs/worthless scraps of paper/etc, out of the magnanimity of my heart and admiration for your blogging, of course.

Anthony

Anyhoo...
Didja call him yet?

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