[Hello, Boing Boing readers!]
Hearing Mike Hammer's telephone number reminds me:
If you'd like to replace the dull first two digits of your telephone number with an authentic and evocative exchange name, Robert Crowe at the Telephone EXchange Name Project has reproduced a 1955 Bell Telephone Company list of approved names. Says the TENP: "If you do not have a historically accurate exchange name to use for your current telephone number, you should choose one from this list." I'm set to go with FIrestone 5-, authentic, evocative, also alliterative.
I still remember MUrray Hill 7-0700 from the commercials for Gimbels Custom Reupholstery that ran on New York's WPIX-TV on weekday mornings. Cartoons and the Little Rascals at 7:00 a.m., and they were trying to get people to think about reupholstering furniture?
Recommended Exchange Names (The Telephone EXchange Name Project)
MOre TElephone EXchange NAme NOstalgia
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