The Critical 'I'

Read. React. Repeat.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Here's one way to get your Fun Card: Tampa's own Busch Gardens mailed out a marketing flyers with a mistyped phone number that happened to lead to a sex-talk line.

But was it truly mistyped? Take note of my observations on this phenomenon when it happened to Verizon, back in August:

Why does it seems that every time there's a wrong number in a case like this, the misdialed number always leads to a porn line? I realize it seems this way because that's the only time it gets reported in the media, but still. The crackpot conspiracy theorist in me would say that the porn outfits have cornered the market on every other toll-free number in existence, and their strategy is that they will hook unsuspecting customers every time they misdial a number. But no, that would make too much sense.