# 867-5309

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“I got her number off the bathroom wall. I hope she has a brother.”

~ Ryan Seacrest on 867-5309

“For a good time call Jenny at 867-5309.”

~ Captain Obvious on 867-5309
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867-5309 is a standard American telephone number that was popularized by pop-rock coven Tommy Tutone in 1981. Tommy Tutone thought he chose this specific number for its rhythmic properties, but various theologians and religious historians believed that he was subconsciously driven to use this particular number by entities that did not have mankind's best interests in mind as it is an 80s pop update to the ancient Stallhor Curse. Any unfortunate soul who possesses this number is deluged with telephone calls from teens and/or drunks (the number becomes a source of amusement for the callers) -- slowly eroding their sanity. When the owner has become a recluse or is committed to an institution, the number is reassigned to another owner and the process repeats itself. This contributes, along with things like bad highway planning to the overall decline in the general happines of humanity -- leaving them more open to evil influences.

## Jenny

If the owner's name is Jenny, the curse is further extended to her family and circle of friends. Although only Jenny is the one with the actual offending number, her family and friends will themselves receive an ever increasing number of calls from the aforementioned teens and/or drunks demanding to speak to Jenny or know where she is.

## Immunity

There is an unconfirmed report that one woman has proved immune to the curse, flaunting her love of the number on Cingular commercials. Skeptics state that she is obviously a paid actress and that her name is very likely not Jenny, though it is possible that her inside connections in the telecommunications industry have the means to provide her with protection from the curse.

It is also rumoured that there is a male teen somewhere in Pennsylvania that has a natural immunity to the curse. His name is largely unknown. Whenever he is around other people, the effect of the curse seems to be countered. You know whenever he is in a public restroom when you smell the stench of isopropyl alcohol. (He uses an anhydrous from of isopropyl alcohol in order to erase any occurrence of the number off the wall. Aquaintences report that this technique of wall washing has a high suceess rate.)

## Hello? Jenny?

I'm sorry I had to do this over your voicemail, but things just aren't working out. I don't see us together in any sort of future. It's not you, it's me. I hope we can be friends one day. The sex was great, though. Give me a call if you ever just want to hook-up for a night. Goodbye Jenny. Oh, and that thing isn't natural.

## Anti-Tutone Hackers

There were a group of hackers who tried to program both American and Canadian phone switches to reroute all calls to 867-5309 to Tommy Tutone band members. Thier motive was to "...give them a taste of Jenny's own medicine." Unfortunately, their plan was foiled by Tutone loyalists workin at phone exchanges who kept crashing the hackers' computers.

## Exciting Facts

• 8675309 is a prime number.
• A masonic curse uses 8675309 as its vocal component.
• When expressed as a mathematical formula ${\displaystyle 867-5309=-4442}$.
• Also, ${\displaystyle 5309-867-4400=42}$.
• 8675309 in binary is 00001000 00000110 00000111 00000101 00000011 00000000 00001001 (for each individual digit) or 100001000101111110001001 (for the entire number 8,675,309) (This is not to be confused with the ASCII version of 8675309, which is 00111000001101100011011100110101001100110011000000111001 I'm sorry. I had to cross-through that. I normally don't do things like that, but seriously? ASCII, composed of 1's and 0's? )
• Not to mention, the meaning of life is 42.
• 8-6-7-5-3-0 and bonus ball 9 were the successful New York Judgeship Lotto selections of future Chief Justice and President Kennedy Washington Quincy Adams Jefferson Roosevelt Denicason Jetson.
• The number backwards (9035768) has no significance whatsoever.
• If you play 8675309 and Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd at the same time, it all synchs up.
• The computer with the IP address 86.75.30.9 resides on the coast of France in Cagnes-Sur-Mer, and the user is most likely completely unaware of the significance of the number. All frogs in your country were available to confirm this due to a plague still being wrought at Wal-Mart #2508 in Boise (Where my boys be), ID. Rioting will ensue.