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I’m Popular and, Gosh Darnit, People Like Me!

Posted by Matt Cipriano | 1 Comment

Have you ever gotten yourself into a situation you wish you had an out from? A bad date maybe? A business meeting you just couldn’t take anymore?* Or, Maybe you just feel like all of your friends are always getting so many phone calls and you never get any? Well, now you can change all of that with the Popularity Dialer!

Basically, you sign up to have the Popularity Dialer call your phone at a specified time., There are 7 different calls you can have come through- The Guy “Friend,” The Girl “Friend,” who both beg you to join them and try to make future plans with you and ask what you are currently up to. The “Boss” calling to with a problem- though the problem is a ink leak from the copy machine, so, unless you are a copy technician or a janitor, not necessarily something you are going to want to play on speaker phone. The Cousin In Need who sounds bit like Dubya and is in a fix and needs some cash and finally the affirmation call which just tells you how cool you are and how much “flavor” your style has. You can’t listen to the 2 new ones on line yet, but there is the English Lover (male) and the Band Practice call.

Though the service is totally free for now, be cautioned you can only have your number called 5 times, so make sure you make those 5 times count.

*Okay, so I wrote this up prior to reading the website for details about the Popularity Dialer, so I was a bit surprised when I read the line “Have you ever been in a situation where you wished your cell phone would ring? Maybe you wanted to look extra important or popular on that hot date. Or maybe you just needed an excuse to escape from an unpleasant meeting.” I guess there just aren’t that many other uses for it


One Response to “I’m Popular and, Gosh Darnit, People Like Me!”

  1. Chris
    August 11th, 2007 @

    This service is great. I’m coupling it with ditchmail by youmail, which makes sure that once u leave a bad date behind they wont be blowin’ up your voicemail later on.

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