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Also can’t stand the radio station I loved as a kid anymore :/

radio station: In real life: Gaiman and Pratchett did a radio interview when the book came out, and slowly realized that the interviewer wasn't aware that the book was fictional, and thought they were a couple of religious kooks writing about what they thought would be the real apocalypse. They spent the rest of it viciously trolling him. your memory.. I said 'What is it you need to know?'," begins Gaiman, wryly "He said 'Well, you remember we were on the Good Omens author tour in February 1990'... He said 'We were in New York and we went to that ABC affiliate radio station, and the interviewer had not actually read the book. So when we started telling him about Agnes Nutter.. we started explaining about this 17th century witch who all of her predictions were true... He did not realise this was fictional. We realised he had not read the book, and the engineers in the control room behind the glass panel who we could see and he could not, were lying on their backs kicking their legs against the walls. kyraneko: katy-133: mirrorfalls: katy-133: If anyone ever finds a copy of this 1990 New York radio interview for Good Omens’ book tour, please let me know immediately. Because it’s bound to be hilarious. The original source for this was a 1991 Locus interview with Gaiman. Stay tuned for more details… Oh my gosh. “He didn’t know enough to stop us” is the best sort of situation ever.
radio station: In real life: Gaiman and Pratchett did a radio interview when the book came out, and
 slowly realized that the interviewer wasn't aware that the book was fictional, and
 thought they were a couple of religious kooks writing about what they thought would be
 the real apocalypse. They spent the rest of it viciously trolling him.

 your memory.. I said 'What is it you need to know?'," begins Gaiman, wryly
 "He said 'Well, you remember we were on the Good Omens author tour in
 February 1990'... He said 'We were in New York and we went to that ABC
 affiliate radio station, and the interviewer had not actually read the book.
 So when we started telling him about Agnes Nutter.. we started explaining
 about this 17th century witch who all of her predictions were true... He did
 not realise this was fictional. We realised he had not read the book, and the
 engineers in the control room behind the glass panel who we could see and
 he could not, were lying on their backs kicking their legs against the walls.
kyraneko:

katy-133:

mirrorfalls:

katy-133:

If anyone ever finds a copy of this 1990 New York radio interview for Good Omens’ book tour, please let me know immediately.
Because it’s bound to be hilarious.

The original source for this was a 1991 Locus interview with Gaiman. Stay tuned for more details…

Oh my gosh.

“He didn’t know enough to stop us” is the best sort of situation ever.

kyraneko: katy-133: mirrorfalls: katy-133: If anyone ever finds a copy of this 1990 New York radio interview for Good Omens’ book tou...

radio station: crime show: well we don't know what time she was taken but as you can see in this convenience store security footage she's mouthing something and our lip reading technology tells us she's saying 'those three wise men they ve got a semi by the sea which are lyrics to James Blunt's song Wisemen which was playing on that store's favoured radio station at approximately 3:18PM and she disappears from view exactly five minutes later so therefore m crying cause most secunty cams would have timestamps crime show: now see usually we'd manage to get a timestamp from the security footage but unfortunately in this case the cameras only record a live feed and while you would think this means we shouldn't be able to see the footage at all, luckily a famous Twutch streamer happened to be using it as their background footage while recording yesterday so jenroses yes, but can you blow it up and enhance it? unfortunately this particular footage is extremely low quality and very grainy but as Izoom in on this super blurry pixelated mage you can see the details become much clearer and easier to identify But what about the extremely specific pollen found on the camera lens? good eye! originally I didn't even notice it was there but whie combing through the footage I noticed three different people sneezed whille in view of the camera. I did some research and found that the particles represent the pollen of this obscure plant life that is native to this particular state, which really doesn't help us, except that it only ever blooms in the opposite season! So I did some digging and found four nurseries within a 50 mile radius, only one of which sell that plant all year round, which of course means mongolman101 Hold on just one moment! If the twitch streamer was using the cameras live feed as background, then we should know the ime of the crime! The twitch archive should mark how long the streamer had been on by the time of the perpetrators presence onscreen, and if we know when they went live, we will know the time the perpetrator was in the building DAMNIT jONES THIS ISN'T YOUR CASE WELL IT'S MY CASE NOW! The Captain thinks your kidnapping is related to my investigation into that cult up state. So, apparently, we're supposed to work together. I'm not any happier than you are. but I hate sharing! TOUGH SHIT MCNAMARA! Your kidnapping case is somehow connected with that cult that's been sacrificing its members to in the belief that it will appease the elder god Cthulhu. Now, I don't like it any more than you do, and I'm worse at sharing than a toddler with a new favorite toy, but lives may well be on the line here! Are you willing to put aside our differences, and do what needs to be done?! Alright, but when we catch the perp he's mine. I don't care if he's sacrificed a hundred victims to goddamn Mickey Mouse! That man may know who killed my father, and I wont let anyone get in my way -not even someone with your develish smile. Do you think you're the only one who wants to find Eric's murderer?1 He was my partnerl He was my friend Iknow we haven't worked together before, but this case will have us working together for a while, until we eventually find your fathers killer. And I can see this case taking us a long time, and defining both of our lives for the foreseeable future. But don't worry McNamara, my years of experience on the force, put together with your grit, tenacity, and loose understanding of the rules will make for a great partnership, with plenty of laughs and sexual tension to go around. Until some being from on high decides the precinct isn't ready for a same sex couple, and I rekindle my relationship with my previously unmentioned ex-wife. But we, and some unknown watchers of our adventures, will always know we were meant to be together, weirdly large age gap be damned! Yeah, and while Eric was off playing cops and robbers with you, I grew up without a dad! Do you know how many times I stared at my baseball glove, wishing he was there to throw it to me? You may have lost Eric, but I never even got to have him! But you're right. This case will definitely take at least a full year, especially with the fact that we will be constantly interrupted with other, smaller cases, one of which will be halloween themed. Were working together for the forseeable future, and my playful countenance and morbid wit will very quickly mesh with your hardened attitude and tendency to keep secrets. And while you go back to your unhappy, stiff relationship with your ex wife, I will be shown having constant meaningless sex with a multitude of beautiful women so that the writers can really get across how Not Gay I am. It's gonna be a wild ride, Jones. And there had better be stakeouts. executive producer dick wolf Source: aloverthegaf Tumblr Crime Show
radio station: crime show: well we don't know what time she was taken but
 as you can see in this convenience store security footage
 she's mouthing something and our lip reading technology tells
 us she's saying 'those three wise men they ve got a semi by
 the sea which are lyrics to James Blunt's song Wisemen
 which was playing on that store's favoured radio station at
 approximately 3:18PM and she disappears from view exactly
 five minutes later so therefore
 m crying cause most secunty
 cams would have timestamps
 crime show: now see usually we'd manage to get a
 timestamp from the security footage but unfortunately in this
 case the cameras only record a live feed and while you would
 think this means we shouldn't be able to see the footage at
 all, luckily a famous Twutch streamer happened to be using it
 as their background footage while recording yesterday so
 jenroses
 yes, but can you blow it up and enhance it?
 unfortunately this particular footage is extremely low quality
 and very grainy but as Izoom in on this super blurry pixelated
 mage you can see the details become much clearer and
 easier to identify
 But what about the extremely specific pollen found on the
 camera lens?
 good eye! originally I didn't even notice it was there but whie
 combing through the footage I noticed three different people
 sneezed whille in view of the camera. I did some research and
 found that the particles represent the pollen of this obscure
 plant life that is native to this particular state, which really
 doesn't help us, except that it only ever blooms in the
 opposite season! So I did some digging and found four
 nurseries within a 50 mile radius, only one of which sell that
 plant all
 year round, which of course
 means
 mongolman101
 Hold on just one moment! If the twitch streamer was using the
 cameras live feed as background, then we should know the
 ime of the crime! The twitch archive should mark how long
 the streamer had been on by the time of the perpetrators
 presence onscreen, and if we know when they went live, we
 will know the time the perpetrator was in the building
 DAMNIT jONES THIS ISN'T YOUR CASE
 WELL IT'S MY CASE NOW! The Captain thinks your
 kidnapping is related to my investigation into that cult up
 state. So, apparently, we're supposed to work together. I'm
 not any happier than you are.
 but I hate sharing!
 TOUGH SHIT MCNAMARA! Your kidnapping case is
 somehow connected with that cult that's been sacrificing its
 members to in the belief that it will appease the elder god
 Cthulhu. Now, I don't like it any more than you do, and I'm
 worse at sharing than a toddler with a new favorite toy, but
 lives may well be on the line here! Are you willing to put aside
 our differences, and do what needs to be done?!
 Alright, but when we catch the perp he's mine. I don't care if
 he's sacrificed a hundred victims to goddamn Mickey Mouse!
 That man may know who killed my father, and I wont let
 anyone get in my way -not even someone with your develish
 smile.
 Do you think you're the only one who wants to find Eric's
 murderer?1 He was my partnerl He was my friend Iknow we
 haven't worked together before, but this case will have us
 working together for a while, until we eventually find your
 fathers killer. And I can see this case taking us a long time,
 and defining both of our lives for the foreseeable future. But
 don't worry McNamara, my years of experience on the force,
 put together with your grit, tenacity, and loose understanding
 of the rules will make for a great partnership, with plenty of
 laughs and sexual tension to go around. Until some being
 from on high decides the precinct isn't ready for a same sex
 couple, and I rekindle my relationship with my previously
 unmentioned ex-wife. But we, and some unknown watchers of
 our adventures, will always know we were meant to be
 together, weirdly large age gap be damned!
 Yeah, and while Eric was off playing cops and robbers with
 you, I grew up without a dad! Do you know how many times I
 stared at my baseball glove, wishing he was there to throw it
 to me? You may have lost Eric, but I never even got to have
 him!
 But you're right. This case will definitely take at least a full
 year, especially with the fact that we will be constantly
 interrupted with other, smaller cases, one of which will be
 halloween themed. Were working together for the forseeable
 future, and my playful countenance and morbid wit will very
 quickly mesh with your hardened attitude and tendency to
 keep secrets.
 And while you go back to your unhappy, stiff relationship with
 your ex wife, I will be shown having constant meaningless sex
 with a multitude of beautiful women so that the writers can
 really get across how Not Gay I am.
 It's gonna be a wild ride, Jones. And there had better be
 stakeouts.
 executive producer dick wolf
 Source: aloverthegaf
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radio station: Special Needs Kids With No Criminal Record Before She Could Say Goodbye @undocumedia Source: Fusion The Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnatiintervened on behalf of one of its members Thursday by asking politicians and law enforcement to halt the impending deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz. Trujillo is scheduled to be deported next Tuesday, according to The Guardian. Trujillo is a mother of four who came to the U.S. in 2002 because her family had been targeted by Mexican cartels. She previously feared deportation, but was granted “prosecutorial discretion,” according to the church’s statement. As part of an agreement, the Archdiocese explained, Trujillo was required to go to regular check-ins with ICE and was told she could remain in the U.S. as her case for asylum is still pending. ICE arrived at Trujillo’s brother’s home unexpectedly on Wednesday and took her into custody for deportation, according to the Archdiocese. In its statement, the Archdiocese said she was unable to say goodbye to all of her children: Trujillo’s four children are U.S. citizens. One of the children, a 3-year-old, has recurring seizures; another is pre-diabetic. Both require special attention from her mother, who is also the family’s main source of income. “I don’t understand the reason to separate my family. I have no criminal record, I’m here working to support my family, so that my kids can study and have a better life for themselves,” Trujillo told The Guardianbefore she was detained. “Why does President Trump want to divide my family and make me leave my kids behind – what are they going to do without their mama?” Trujillo told The Guardian that she would not want to leave her children behind in America, but also would not want to expose them to danger in Mexico, where members of her family have been kidnapped and received death threats. In a statement published by public radio station WVSU, ICE said that, in 2014, the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed Trujillo’s appeals, making her “subject to a final order of deportation.” immigration
radio station: Special Needs Kids With
 No Criminal Record
 Before She Could Say
 Goodbye
 @undocumedia
 Source: Fusion
The Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnatiintervened on behalf of one of its members Thursday by asking politicians and law enforcement to halt the impending deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz. Trujillo is scheduled to be deported next Tuesday, according to The Guardian. Trujillo is a mother of four who came to the U.S. in 2002 because her family had been targeted by Mexican cartels. She previously feared deportation, but was granted “prosecutorial discretion,” according to the church’s statement. As part of an agreement, the Archdiocese explained, Trujillo was required to go to regular check-ins with ICE and was told she could remain in the U.S. as her case for asylum is still pending. ICE arrived at Trujillo’s brother’s home unexpectedly on Wednesday and took her into custody for deportation, according to the Archdiocese. In its statement, the Archdiocese said she was unable to say goodbye to all of her children: Trujillo’s four children are U.S. citizens. One of the children, a 3-year-old, has recurring seizures; another is pre-diabetic. Both require special attention from her mother, who is also the family’s main source of income. “I don’t understand the reason to separate my family. I have no criminal record, I’m here working to support my family, so that my kids can study and have a better life for themselves,” Trujillo told The Guardianbefore she was detained. “Why does President Trump want to divide my family and make me leave my kids behind – what are they going to do without their mama?” Trujillo told The Guardian that she would not want to leave her children behind in America, but also would not want to expose them to danger in Mexico, where members of her family have been kidnapped and received death threats. In a statement published by public radio station WVSU, ICE said that, in 2014, the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed Trujillo’s appeals, making her “subject to a final order of deportation.” immigration

The Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnatiintervened on behalf of one of its members Thursday by asking politicians and law enforcement to ha...

radio station: APPROVED Y THE OMICS DE 3 MARCH 2017 FREE EVERY FRIDAY ED SHILERANIA SUPER EDS LAD2 ON EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MUSICS BO WONDER! AFRAID TO ASK 50 THINGS YoU PROBABLY DIDNT KNOW ED SSHEERAN ABOUT フ、 CHARFSLATING SINGER-SONGHRITER WEMBLEYCONQUERING SOLO ARTIST AND BARBIE DOLL OWNER? AS ED SHEERAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM WE DG OUT A HALF CENTURY OF NUGGETS SURPRISING SUPERSTAR ART BY BUTCHER BILLY WORDS B HARK BEAUNONT HE NAMES HIS GUITARS They a Keith, Nigeland the one that does battle WITH THE STARS I had Van Momison take me for oyd HE TOOK THE SWEARING OFF 'X BECAUSE A CAB DRIVER TOLD HIM TO breakfast and tell me he loved me, he told Radio X. "And I've had Eric Clapton come to my house for dinner- I've gone to his house for dinner and he tells me that he likes my music. HE MISSED THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BECAUSE HE'D BOILED HIS FOOT We all know about the scar he X' originally had the odd expletive dotted about, explicit lyrics out after a taxi driver convinced me to do it for hia daughter," Sheeran revealed. when His dad John is an art historian, his mum managed to melt the skin off his foot when he lrmogen designs jewe llery and his brother Matthew 25th birthday. They were like, Don't walk over there!' Then I just slipped," he told the Vodafone Big Top40. l couldn't walk for a couple of months... It was disgusting when they put the skin graft on. The skin has to heal over it. It was bad. ED'S CAT HAS MORE TWITTER FOLLOWERS THAN YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS PUT TOGETHER In 2014, Sheeran created a Twitter account for his kitten, Graham, whonotched up 71,000 followers almost ovemight by sitting on a guitar, demanding HIS MUSIC IS A PASSION-KILLER FOR HIS COUSIN milk and proudly telling the worild every time he She's not tbo keen, Sheeran told Shoboy radio. She gets brought back and wooed by guys, they put me on to set the mood and she goes: 1'm not shat the bed. Follow him &GrahamShizza HIS SECOND ALBUM Purrn outloud 9onna get off to my cousin. LEAKED AND NO ONE NOTICED DRUM 'N' BASS ICON GOLDIE IS HIS FINANCIAL ADVISOR unexpectedły, Sheeran feared he'd blown his big comeback. Exceptno one could tell they were his songs and the leak went by virtually unnoticed. As soon as stuff started to go well," Sheeran revealed, "Goldie rang me up and goes, 'don't bea HE PREVIEWED NEW ALBUMTO HALF HE ONCE RECEIVED A HAIR CAKE FROM A FAN OF WESTEROS Game Of Thrones lot were at," he told Radio1 They allendedup back at my house. I'd never met some of them before and said: Do you want never eat the edible gifts. As Sheeran found to his cost when he cut into a cake sent to him by a fan, onty to find it was full of hair. 15 HE HAS A PLAN TO ESCAPE wWiII CLAIMING THE IRCN THRONE HIMSELF about gaining New Zealand citizenship because, been trying toget Sheeran to make a cameo appearance, following in the footsteps of Coldplay drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. But schedules were against him. "Every time they shoot I'm on tour," he told The Sun. be bothered to come that far to invade HE HE HAS COLOURS FOR ALL OF HIS SONGS he's said. "You Need Me, I Don't Need You BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH WOULDN'T DANCE IN HIS VIDEO The for HE'S A SECOND COUSIN OF GORDON BURNS, PRESENTE OF '80S GAME SHOW THE KRYPTON FACTOR I only found out when I played Manchester Apollo," he told the Guardian. "That 's when I met him. I'm second cousins with about 100 people Sing' but his US agent vetoeditas, according to Sheeran, It's not right for him right now. ELTON JOHN MADE HIM RELEASE 'SING Initially the uncharacteristically upbeat HE ALMOST CHANGED HIS NAME TO REDWARD R&B track, co-written with Pharrell Williams, wasn't going to be on 'x' at all, until Elton John He ment fresh start. His choice? "Redward. Edward with an office and told him: That's your first single." HE DOESN'T ANSWER HE'SA FRESH UNKNOWN NUMBER' PHONE CALLS PRINCE FANATIC It's because he received "quite a few death threats" when he first made waves in 2011 the rap from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air into his songs onstage, it's just a hint of his obsession with Will Smith's '90s show- he's even had a tattoo in honour ot it. Although, that said, Sheeran has had HE'S ANTI- SMARTPHONE re. travelling the world to visit countries he'd toured but never seen very much of, he ditched his iPhone and never wanted to go back to it. lenjoy life without a phone - it's a lot less hassle, he said. HE SPENT A WEEK SLEEPING ON THE CIRCLE LINE HE ONCE GOT A BARBIE DOLL FOR HIS BIRTHDAY For a week during his much talked-about homeless years in London, Sheeran would finish gigs, stay up drinking into the early hours, wait until 5am for the tube to open and then get four hours It was a gift from his brother. He definitely didnt it. not. HE WAS BORN TO SOUNDTRACK THE HOBBIT BUCKINGHAM PALACE Well, in a stone archway outsice handily fitted with a heating vent. Three years latet he'd made it inside the palace, playing to When' Sheeranwas asked to write a song for Peter The Hobbit: The Desolation Of the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee party. HE OBSESSIVELY TRACKS HIS SALES grandfather's first edition of the novel was the PETER JACKSON STRAPPED HIM TO A PLANE Sheeran leaps online to check how the publicity has affected his sales. "It's just because I've never been good at anything betore, he told The Bg at s As soon as he got the call about The Hobbit fronm Jackson, Sheeran raced from a wedding in lbiza to Wellington, New Zealand, where the director keeps his collection of WWl airplanes. "He strapped me to the front of one of them and flew me around, Sheeran told Entertainment Tonight. academic award. This is the only thing in my life that I can win at. Unless Acele's about, obviously. HE WAS DISCOVERED BY JAMIE FOXX The first of Sheeran's numerous NANDO'S MADE A SAUCE FOR HIM big breaks came when he lanced a slot on Jamie Foxx's radio show in LA. He ended up hanging out in Foxx's Hollywood mansion as the major what's believed to be a mythical Nando's black card, allowing him free food from theirrestaurants whenever he likes, the peri-peri chicken chain went one furtherand created a special 'Ed's Peri-Peri HE COULD NAIL STRICTLY teachers on tour with him for thre weeks and spent five hours a day practising for the Thinking PIZZA EXPRESS MADE HIM A TRIBUTE PIZZA For his 26th birthday, Pizza Express 1.5 billion YouTube views. HE'S CONSIDERING MAKING, AN ACOUSTIC RECORD made from Calabrese ingredients. HIS VIDEO FOR 'THE A-TEAM' COST £20 th album titles, the next will have to be- which he's thought about making a stripped-back affair on ction HE'S TATTOO BROS WITH HARRY STYLES HE CAN FIT A LOT OF STUFF IN HIS MOUTH A video of a teenage Sheeran online Hard-nut Sheeran went for the full portrait while soft-boy S tyles just had the name done. Maltesers in his mouth before gagging. HARRY STYLES IS BLACKMAILING HIM HIS TEENAGE YEARS WERE TOUGH He has a video of a young eardrum, a squint, a stutter and a port-wine he's threatened to publish if Sheeran upsets him HE'S A GREAT DATE Heonce flew halfway around the world to spendan afternoon ROBBIE WILLIAMS WORRIES ABOUT HIM room for an agony uncle session. "He chatted to me for two hours, Sheeran told New Zealand's FVM radio station. "Really intense chatting, like, Are you OK? Are you doing any drugs? How's the stress level? How are relationships? HE WROTE A SONG AT A FUNERAL Afire Love' from 'x was dedicated to his Irish Catholic grandfather who suffered fromm Alzheimer's for 20 years before his death in 2013 Sheeran finished writing the song at his funeral. E'S BEEN IN TWO SITCOMS AND A SOAP They are: New Zealand comedy Shortland Street, US sitcom Undate able and HIS ACTING NEEDED SPECIAL HELP In the film Bridget Jones's Baby, actor Sarah Solemani wanted him to look more taken aback during their scene, so she surprised him by stripping off and dancing in her underwear HE HELPS PEOPLE HAVE SEX A cousin of mine went on a girls JORDAN FROM RIZZLE KICKS A ROLEX FOR HIS BIRTHDAY trip,"Sheeran's said. They were in a bar and a came up saying, Do you wanna come back on the radio - my name's to mine? Ive got a song Ed Sheeran.' Apparently it works for him. There's loads of ginger people who are having a lot of fun. I'm not hating on it - we're finally getting laid! HIS BODY IS HE MADE A FANTASTIC GINGERBREAD MAN AT HALLOWEEN OF HIS CAREER Almost all of Sheeran's many tattoos have some link to his career thus far. One inking marks his first single The A-Team', another his single Bloodstream'. He even has a Lego head tattoo as a nod to Lego House', but sadly no full-face portrait of Rupert Grint on his arse. Before he named his record label Gingerbread, Sheeran had dressed as the Gingerbread Man from Shrekon Halloween in 2013 HE'S WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT AN A-LIST LOVE TRIANGLE HE WAS GQ'S WORST DRESSED MAN IN 2013 I still wear skater hoodies, jeans Don't', from Sheeran's second studio albumx is alleged to be about him, Ellie Goulding and One Direction's Niall Horan. Ed himself told Fuse andskater shoes," he told the men's style mag. the song opened up a door that I probably shouldn't have opened up... I just won'tsay who it's about because... I mean everyone, everyone HE'S WORKING TO A 15-ALBUM MAXIMUM PROFIT PLAN The first five EPs, then the first album +, then 'x and now 밝 There'll be two more in this series of five albums and then five more after that, he's explained. "My benchmark for the second album was Coldplay. This album ], it's Springsteen. l do have numerical targets. I did 14 million of x' and I want to do 20 million of It's the best album I could have made so why not want to win? Why notwant to sell 20 million?" HE'S WRITTEN FOR EVERYONE AND THEIR DOG You'll be aware of his writing credits for One Direction and Taylor Swift, but Sheeran has also penned songs for The Weeknd, Jessie Ware, Rudimental, Usher, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Hillsry Duff, Robbie Williams, Ollty Murs. NME ginger-food-lover-ed: Ed Sheeran | NME March 2017 [÷]
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 HE NAMES HIS GUITARS
 They a
 Keith, Nigeland the one that does battle
 WITH THE STARS
 I had Van Momison take me for
 oyd
 HE TOOK THE SWEARING
 OFF 'X BECAUSE A CAB
 DRIVER TOLD HIM TO
 breakfast and tell me he loved me, he told
 Radio X. "And I've had Eric Clapton come to my
 house for dinner- I've gone to his house for dinner
 and he tells me that he likes my music.
 HE MISSED THE
 NORTHERN LIGHTS
 BECAUSE HE'D
 BOILED HIS FOOT
 We all know about the scar he
 X' originally had the odd expletive dotted about,
 explicit lyrics out after a taxi driver convinced
 me to do it for hia daughter," Sheeran revealed.
 when
 His dad John is an art historian, his mum
 managed to melt the skin off his foot when he
 lrmogen designs jewe llery and his brother Matthew
 25th birthday. They were like, Don't walk over
 there!' Then I just slipped," he told the Vodafone
 Big Top40. l couldn't walk for a couple of
 months... It was disgusting when they put the skin
 graft on. The skin has to heal over it. It was bad.
 ED'S CAT HAS MORE
 TWITTER FOLLOWERS
 THAN YOU AND ALL
 YOUR FRIENDS PUT TOGETHER
 In 2014, Sheeran created a Twitter account for his
 kitten, Graham, whonotched up 71,000 followers
 almost ovemight by sitting on a guitar, demanding
 HIS MUSIC IS A
 PASSION-KILLER
 FOR HIS COUSIN
 milk and proudly telling the worild every time he
 She's not tbo keen, Sheeran told Shoboy radio.
 She gets brought back and wooed by guys, they
 put me on to set the mood and she goes: 1'm not
 shat the bed. Follow him &GrahamShizza
 HIS SECOND ALBUM
 Purrn
 outloud 9onna get off to my cousin.
 LEAKED AND NO
 ONE NOTICED
 DRUM 'N' BASS
 ICON GOLDIE IS HIS
 FINANCIAL ADVISOR
 unexpectedły, Sheeran feared he'd blown his big
 comeback. Exceptno one could tell they were his
 songs and the leak went by virtually unnoticed.
 As soon as stuff started to go well," Sheeran
 revealed, "Goldie rang me up and goes, 'don't bea
 HE PREVIEWED NEW
 ALBUMTO HALF
 HE ONCE RECEIVED A
 HAIR CAKE FROM A FAN
 OF WESTEROS
 Game Of Thrones lot were at," he told Radio1
 They allendedup back at my house. I'd never
 met some of them before and said: Do you want
 never eat the edible gifts. As Sheeran found
 to his cost when he cut into a cake sent to him
 by a fan, onty to find it was full of hair.
 15
 HE HAS A PLAN
 TO ESCAPE wWiII
 CLAIMING THE IRCN
 THRONE HIMSELF
 about gaining New Zealand citizenship because,
 been trying toget Sheeran to make a cameo
 appearance, following in the footsteps of Coldplay
 drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary
 Lightbody. But schedules were against him. "Every
 time they shoot I'm on tour," he told The Sun.
 be bothered to come that far to invade
 HE
 HE HAS COLOURS FOR
 ALL OF HIS SONGS
 he's said. "You Need Me, I Don't Need You
 BENEDICT
 CUMBERBATCH
 WOULDN'T DANCE
 IN HIS VIDEO
 The
 for
 HE'S A SECOND
 COUSIN OF GORDON
 BURNS, PRESENTE
 OF '80S GAME SHOW THE
 KRYPTON FACTOR
 I only found out when I played Manchester
 Apollo," he told the Guardian. "That 's when I met
 him. I'm second cousins with about 100 people
 Sing' but his US agent vetoeditas, according to
 Sheeran, It's not right for him right now.
 ELTON JOHN MADE
 HIM RELEASE 'SING
 Initially the uncharacteristically upbeat
 HE ALMOST CHANGED
 HIS NAME TO REDWARD
 R&B track, co-written with Pharrell Williams,
 wasn't going to be on 'x' at all, until Elton John
 He
 ment
 fresh start. His choice? "Redward. Edward with an
 office and told him: That's your first single."

 HE DOESN'T ANSWER
 HE'SA FRESH
 UNKNOWN NUMBER'
 PHONE CALLS
 PRINCE FANATIC
 It's because he received "quite a few death
 threats" when he first made waves in 2011
 the rap from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air into his
 songs onstage, it's just a hint of his obsession with
 Will Smith's '90s show- he's even had a tattoo in
 honour ot it. Although, that said, Sheeran has had
 HE'S ANTI-
 SMARTPHONE
 re.
 travelling the world to visit countries he'd toured
 but never seen very much of, he ditched his iPhone
 and never wanted to go back to it. lenjoy life
 without a phone - it's a lot less hassle, he said.
 HE SPENT A WEEK
 SLEEPING ON THE
 CIRCLE LINE
 HE ONCE GOT
 A BARBIE DOLL
 FOR HIS BIRTHDAY
 For a week during his much talked-about homeless
 years in London, Sheeran would finish gigs, stay
 up drinking into the early hours, wait until 5am
 for the tube to open and then get four hours
 It was a gift from his brother. He definitely didnt
 it.
 not.
 HE WAS BORN TO
 SOUNDTRACK
 THE HOBBIT
 BUCKINGHAM PALACE
 Well, in a stone archway outsice
 handily fitted with a heating vent. Three years
 latet he'd made it inside the palace, playing to
 When' Sheeranwas asked to write a song for Peter
 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of
 the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee party.
 HE OBSESSIVELY
 TRACKS HIS SALES
 grandfather's first edition of the novel was the
 PETER JACKSON
 STRAPPED HIM
 TO A PLANE
 Sheeran leaps online to check how the publicity
 has affected his sales. "It's just because I've never
 been good at anything betore, he told The Bg
 at s
 As soon as he got the call about The Hobbit fronm
 Jackson, Sheeran raced from a wedding in lbiza to
 Wellington, New Zealand, where the director keeps
 his collection of WWl airplanes. "He strapped
 me to the front of one of them and flew me
 around, Sheeran told Entertainment Tonight.
 academic award. This is the only thing in my life
 that I can win at. Unless Acele's about, obviously.
 HE WAS DISCOVERED
 BY JAMIE FOXX
 The first of Sheeran's numerous
 NANDO'S MADE
 A SAUCE FOR HIM
 big breaks came when he lanced a slot on Jamie
 Foxx's radio show in LA. He ended up hanging
 out in Foxx's Hollywood mansion as the major
 what's believed to be a mythical Nando's black
 card, allowing him free food from theirrestaurants
 whenever he likes, the peri-peri chicken chain went
 one furtherand created a special 'Ed's Peri-Peri
 HE COULD
 NAIL STRICTLY
 teachers on tour with him for thre weeks and
 spent five hours a day practising for the Thinking
 PIZZA EXPRESS MADE
 HIM A TRIBUTE PIZZA
 For his 26th birthday, Pizza Express
 1.5 billion YouTube views.
 HE'S CONSIDERING
 MAKING, AN
 ACOUSTIC RECORD
 made from Calabrese ingredients.
 HIS VIDEO FOR 'THE
 A-TEAM' COST £20
 th
 album titles, the next will have to be- which he's
 thought about making a stripped-back affair on
 ction
 HE'S TATTOO BROS
 WITH HARRY STYLES
 HE CAN FIT A LOT OF
 STUFF IN HIS MOUTH
 A video of a teenage Sheeran online
 Hard-nut Sheeran went for the full portrait while
 soft-boy S tyles just had the name done.
 Maltesers in his mouth before gagging.
 HARRY STYLES IS
 BLACKMAILING HIM
 HIS TEENAGE YEARS
 WERE TOUGH
 He
 has a video of a young
 eardrum, a squint, a stutter and a port-wine
 he's threatened to publish if Sheeran upsets him

 HE'S A GREAT DATE
 Heonce flew halfway around
 the world to spendan afternoon
 ROBBIE WILLIAMS
 WORRIES ABOUT HIM
 room for an agony uncle session. "He chatted to
 me for two hours, Sheeran told New Zealand's
 FVM radio station. "Really intense chatting, like,
 Are you OK? Are you doing any drugs? How's the
 stress level? How are relationships?
 HE WROTE A SONG
 AT A FUNERAL
 Afire Love' from 'x was dedicated to
 his Irish Catholic grandfather who suffered fromm
 Alzheimer's for 20 years before his death in 2013
 Sheeran finished writing the song at his funeral.
 E'S BEEN IN TWO
 SITCOMS AND A SOAP
 They are: New Zealand comedy
 Shortland Street, US sitcom Undate able and
 HIS ACTING NEEDED
 SPECIAL HELP
 In the film Bridget Jones's Baby,
 actor Sarah Solemani wanted him to look more
 taken aback during their scene, so she surprised
 him by stripping off and dancing in her underwear
 HE HELPS PEOPLE
 HAVE SEX
 A cousin of mine went on a girls
 JORDAN FROM
 RIZZLE KICKS A
 ROLEX FOR HIS
 BIRTHDAY
 trip,"Sheeran's said. They were in a bar and a
 came up saying, Do you wanna come back
 on the radio - my name's
 to mine? Ive got a song
 Ed Sheeran.' Apparently it works for him. There's
 loads of ginger people who are having a lot of fun.
 I'm not hating on it - we're finally getting laid!
 HIS BODY IS
 HE MADE A FANTASTIC
 GINGERBREAD MAN
 AT HALLOWEEN
 OF HIS CAREER
 Almost all of Sheeran's many tattoos have some
 link to his career thus far. One inking marks his
 first single The A-Team', another his single
 Bloodstream'. He even has a Lego head tattoo as
 a nod to Lego House', but sadly no full-face
 portrait of Rupert Grint on his arse.
 Before he named his record label Gingerbread,
 Sheeran had dressed as the Gingerbread Man
 from Shrekon Halloween in 2013
 HE'S WRITTEN A SONG
 ABOUT AN A-LIST
 LOVE TRIANGLE
 HE WAS GQ'S
 WORST DRESSED
 MAN IN 2013
 I still wear skater hoodies, jeans
 Don't', from Sheeran's second studio albumx
 is alleged to be about him, Ellie Goulding and
 One Direction's Niall Horan. Ed himself told Fuse andskater shoes," he told the men's style mag.
 the song opened up a door that I probably
 shouldn't have opened up... I just won'tsay
 who it's about because... I mean everyone,
 everyone
 HE'S WORKING TO A
 15-ALBUM MAXIMUM
 PROFIT PLAN
 The first five EPs, then the first album +, then 'x
 and now 밝 There'll be two more in this series of
 five albums and then five more after that, he's
 explained. "My benchmark for the second album
 was Coldplay. This album ], it's Springsteen.
 l do have numerical targets. I did 14 million of x' and
 I want to do 20 million of It's the best album I
 could have made so why not want to
 win? Why notwant to sell 20 million?"
 HE'S WRITTEN
 FOR EVERYONE
 AND THEIR DOG
 You'll be aware of his writing credits for One
 Direction and Taylor Swift, but Sheeran has also
 penned songs for The Weeknd, Jessie Ware,
 Rudimental, Usher, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer,
 Hillsry Duff, Robbie Williams, Ollty Murs.
 NME
ginger-food-lover-ed:

Ed Sheeran | NME March 2017 [÷]

ginger-food-lover-ed: Ed Sheeran | NME March 2017 [÷]

radio station: Radio Station Hacked & Forced To Play YG's "F*ck Donald Trump 33 @balleralert Radio Station Hacked & Forced To Play YG’s “F*ck Donald Trump” - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few local radio stations were in for quite a surprise when their stations were hijacked by a YG fan. Sunny 107.9, a non commercial radio station which covers 10 miles of Salem, SC, was one of the stations that was hacked and forced to play YG’s “ FDT” over the airwaves. They took to their Facebook page Monday to explain the mix up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This is NOT our broadcast!” Sunny 107.9, President Frank Patterson of the Lake Keowee Broadcasting Group, wrote on Monday. “We at WFBS do not take political views! The FCC and WFBS are working to fix this situation ASAP.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Monday’s incident wasn’t the first. On January 20, inauguration day, several low power stations were hit with the FDT hack. A station in San Angelo, Texas, which normally plays R&B oldies, also played the song, along with El Jefe 96.7, a Spanish language station in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 103.5 in Evansville, Indiana, and Crescent Hill Radio, a nonprofit station that plays local music in Louisville, Kentucky. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “OK, not funny. some one has hacked into out transmitter tower, and the FM was playing a mp3 clip repeatedly of %$^ Donald Trump,” Crescent Hill Radio posted on Facebook.
radio station: Radio Station Hacked & Forced
 To Play YG's "F*ck Donald
 Trump
 33
 @balleralert
Radio Station Hacked & Forced To Play YG’s “F*ck Donald Trump” - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few local radio stations were in for quite a surprise when their stations were hijacked by a YG fan. Sunny 107.9, a non commercial radio station which covers 10 miles of Salem, SC, was one of the stations that was hacked and forced to play YG’s “ FDT” over the airwaves. They took to their Facebook page Monday to explain the mix up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This is NOT our broadcast!” Sunny 107.9, President Frank Patterson of the Lake Keowee Broadcasting Group, wrote on Monday. “We at WFBS do not take political views! The FCC and WFBS are working to fix this situation ASAP.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Monday’s incident wasn’t the first. On January 20, inauguration day, several low power stations were hit with the FDT hack. A station in San Angelo, Texas, which normally plays R&B oldies, also played the song, along with El Jefe 96.7, a Spanish language station in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 103.5 in Evansville, Indiana, and Crescent Hill Radio, a nonprofit station that plays local music in Louisville, Kentucky. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “OK, not funny. some one has hacked into out transmitter tower, and the FM was playing a mp3 clip repeatedly of %$^ Donald Trump,” Crescent Hill Radio posted on Facebook.

Radio Station Hacked & Forced To Play YG’s “F*ck Donald Trump” - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few local radio stations were...

radio station: awkward. @howtobeprada imagine if you called the wrong number and "mom?" "no this is Morgan freeman" Reply Retweet Favorite voroxpete: arctic-hands: therobotmonster: kuroba101: prismatic-bell: HERE’S THE THING THOUGH I used to work for a call center and I was doing a political survey and I called this number that was randomly generated for me and the way our system worked was voice-activated so when the other person said hello you’d get connected to them, so I just launch right into my “Harvard University and NPR blah blah blah” thing and then there’s this long pause and I think the person’s hung up even though I didn’t hear a click And then I hear “you shouldn’t be able to call this number.” So I apologize and go into the preset spiel about because we aren’t selling anything, etc. etc. and the answer I get is “No, I know that. What I mean is that it should be impossible for you to call this number, and I need to know how you got it.” I explain that it’s randomly generated and I’m very sorry for bothering him, and go to hang up. And before I can click terminate, I hear: “Ma’am, this is a matter of national security.” I accidentally called the director of the FBI. My job got investigated because a computer randomly spit out a number to the Pentagon. This is my new favourite story. When I was in college I got a job working for a company that manages major air-travel data. It was a temp gig working their out of date system while they moved over to a new one, since my knowing MS Dos apparently made me qualified. There was no MS Dos involved. Instead, there was a proprietary type-based OS and an actually-uses-transistors refrigerator-sized computer with switches I had to trip at certain times during the night as I watched the data flow from six pm to six AM on Fridays and weekends. If things got stuck, I reset the server.  The company handled everything from low-end data (hotel and car reservations) to flight plans and tower information. I was weighed every time I came in to make sure it was me. Areas of the building had retina scanners on doors.  During training. they took us through all the procedures. Including the procedures for the red phone. There was, literally, a red phone on the shelf above my desk. “This is a holdover from the cold war.” They said. “It isn’t going to come up, but here’s the deal. In case of nuclear war or other nation-wide disaster, the phone will ring. Pick up the phone, state your name and station, and await instructions. Do whatever you are told.” So my third night there, it’s around 2am and there’s a ringing sound.  I look up, slowly. The Red phone is ringing. So I reach out, I pick up the phone. I give my name and station number. And I hear every station head in the building do the exact same. One after another, voices giving names and numbers. Then silence for the space of two breaths. Silence broken by… “Uh… Is Shantavia there?” It turns out that every toll free, 1-900 or priority number has a corresponding local number that it routs to at its actual destination. Some poor teenage girl was trying to dial a friend of hers, mixed up the numbers, and got the atomic attack alert line for a major air-travel corporation’s command center in the mid-west United States. There’s another pause, and the guys over in the main data room are cracking up. The overnight site head is saying “I think you have the wrong number, ma’am.” and I’m standing there having faced the specter of nuclear annihilation before I was old enough to legally drink. The red phone never rang again while I was there, so the people doing my training were only slightly wrong in their estimation of how often the doomsday phone would ring.  Every time I try to find this story, I end up having to search google with a variety of terms that I’m sure have gotten me flagged by some watchlist, so I’m reblogging it again where I swear I’ve reblogged it before. But none of these stories even come close to the best one of them all; a wrong number is how the NORAD Santa Tracker got started. Seriously, this is legit. In December 1955, Sears decided to run a Santa hotline.  Here’s the ad they posted. Only problem is, they misprinted the number.  And the number they printed?  It went straight through to fucking NORAD.  This was in the middle of the Cold War, when early warning radar was the only thing keeping nuclear annihilation at bay.  NORAD was the front line. And it wasn’t just any number at NORAD.  Oh no no no. Terri remembers her dad had two phones on his desk, including a red one. “Only a four-star general at the Pentagon and my dad had the number,” she says. “This was the ‘50s, this was the Cold War, and he would have been the first one to know if there was an attack on the United States,” Rick says. The red phone rang one day in December 1955, and Shoup answered it, Pam says. “And then there was a small voice that just asked, ‘Is this Santa Claus?’ ” His children remember Shoup as straight-laced and disciplined, and he was annoyed and upset by the call and thought it was a joke — but then, Terri says, the little voice started crying. “And Dad realized that it wasn’t a joke,” her sister says. “So he talked to him, ho-ho-ho’d and asked if he had been a good boy and, ‘May I talk to your mother?’ And the mother got on and said, ‘You haven’t seen the paper yet? There’s a phone number to call Santa. It’s in the Sears ad.’ Dad looked it up, and there it was, his red phone number. And they had children calling one after another, so he put a couple of airmen on the phones to act like Santa Claus.” “It got to be a big joke at the command center. You know, ‘The old man’s really flipped his lid this time. We’re answering Santa calls,’ ” Terri says. And then, it got better. “The airmen had this big glass board with the United States on it and Canada, and when airplanes would come in they would track them,” Pam says. “And Christmas Eve of 1955, when Dad walked in, there was a drawing of a sleigh with eight reindeer coming over the North Pole,” Rick says. “Dad said, ‘What is that?’ They say, ‘Colonel, we’re sorry. We were just making a joke. Do you want us to take that down?’ Dad looked at it for a while, and next thing you know, Dad had called the radio station and had said, ‘This is the commander at the Combat Alert Center, and we have an unidentified flying object. Why, it looks like a sleigh.’ Well, the radio stations would call him like every hour and say, ‘Where’s Santa now?’ ” Terri says. For real. “And later in life he got letters from all over the world, people saying, ‘Thank you, Colonel,’ for having, you know, this sense of humor. And in his 90s, he would carry those letters around with him in a briefcase that had a lock on it like it was top-secret information,” she says. “You know, he was an important guy, but this is the thing he’s known for.” “Yeah,” Rick [his son] says, “it’s probably the thing he was proudest of, too.” So yeah.  I think that might be the best wrong number of all time. Source:  http://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sport
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HERE’S THE THING THOUGH
I used to work for a call center and I was doing a political survey and I called this number that was randomly generated for me and the way our system worked was voice-activated so when the other person said hello you’d get connected to them, so I just launch right into my “Harvard University and NPR blah blah blah” thing and then there’s this long pause and I think the person’s hung up even though I didn’t hear a click
And then I hear “you shouldn’t be able to call this number.”
So I apologize and go into the preset spiel about because we aren’t selling anything, etc. etc. and the answer I get is
“No, I know that. What I mean is that it should be impossible for you to call this number, and I need to know how you got it.”
I explain that it’s randomly generated and I’m very sorry for bothering him, and go to hang up. And before I can click terminate, I hear:
“Ma’am, this is a matter of national security.”
I accidentally called the director of the FBI.
My job got investigated because a computer randomly spit out a number to the Pentagon.

This is my new favourite story.

When I was in college I got a job working for a company that manages major air-travel data. It was a temp gig working their out of date system while they moved over to a new one, since my knowing MS Dos apparently made me qualified.
There was no MS Dos involved. Instead, there was a proprietary type-based OS and an actually-uses-transistors refrigerator-sized computer with switches I had to trip at certain times during the night as I watched the data flow from six pm to six AM on Fridays and weekends. If things got stuck, I reset the server. 
The company handled everything from low-end data (hotel and car reservations) to flight plans and tower information. I was weighed every time I came in to make sure it was me. Areas of the building had retina scanners on doors. 
During training. they took us through all the procedures. Including the procedures for the red phone. There was, literally, a red phone on the shelf above my desk. “This is a holdover from the cold war.” They said. “It isn’t going to come up, but here’s the deal. In case of nuclear war or other nation-wide disaster, the phone will ring. Pick up the phone, state your name and station, and await instructions. Do whatever you are told.”
So my third night there, it’s around 2am and there’s a ringing sound. 
I look up, slowly. The Red phone is ringing.
So I reach out, I pick up the phone. I give my name and station number. And I hear every station head in the building do the exact same. One after another, voices giving names and numbers. Then silence for the space of two breaths. Silence broken by…
“Uh… Is Shantavia there?”
It turns out that every toll free, 1-900 or priority number has a corresponding local number that it routs to at its actual destination. Some poor teenage girl was trying to dial a friend of hers, mixed up the numbers, and got the atomic attack alert line for a major air-travel corporation’s command center in the mid-west United States.
There’s another pause, and the guys over in the main data room are cracking up. The overnight site head is saying “I think you have the wrong number, ma’am.” and I’m standing there having faced the specter of nuclear annihilation before I was old enough to legally drink.
The red phone never rang again while I was there, so the people doing my training were only slightly wrong in their estimation of how often the doomsday phone would ring. 

Every time I try to find this story, I end up having to search google with a variety of terms that I’m sure have gotten me flagged by some watchlist, so I’m reblogging it again where I swear I’ve reblogged it before.

But none of these stories even come close to the best one of them all; a wrong number is how the NORAD Santa Tracker got started.
Seriously, this is legit.
In December 1955, Sears decided to run a Santa hotline.  Here’s the ad they posted.
Only problem is, they misprinted the number.  And the number they printed?  It went straight through to fucking NORAD.  This was in the middle of the Cold War, when early warning radar was the only thing keeping nuclear annihilation at bay.  NORAD was the front line.
And it wasn’t just any number at NORAD.  Oh no no no.

Terri remembers her dad had two phones on his desk, including a red 
one. “Only a four-star general at the Pentagon and my dad had the 
number,” she says.
“This was the ‘50s, this was the Cold War, 
and he would have been the first one to know if there was an attack on 
the United States,” Rick says.
The red phone rang one day in 
December 1955, and Shoup answered it, Pam says. “And then there was a 
small voice that just asked, ‘Is this Santa Claus?’ ”
His 
children remember Shoup as straight-laced and disciplined, and he was 
annoyed and upset by the call and thought it was a joke — but then, 
Terri says, the little voice started crying.
“And Dad realized 
that it wasn’t a joke,” her sister says. “So he talked to him, 
ho-ho-ho’d and asked if he had been a good boy and, ‘May I talk to your 
mother?’ And the mother got on and said, ‘You haven’t seen the paper 
yet? There’s a phone number to call Santa. It’s in the Sears ad.’ Dad 
looked it up, and there it was, his red phone number. And they had 
children calling one after another, so he put a couple of airmen on the 
phones to act like Santa Claus.”
               
   “It got to be a big joke at the command center. You 
know, ‘The old man’s really flipped his lid this time. We’re answering 
Santa calls,’ ” Terri says.
And then, it got better.

“The airmen had this big glass board with the United States on it and
 Canada, and when airplanes would come in they would track them,” Pam 
says.
“And Christmas Eve of 1955, when Dad walked in, there was
 a drawing of a sleigh with eight reindeer coming over the North Pole,” 
Rick says.
“Dad said, ‘What is that?’ They say, ‘Colonel, we’re
 sorry. We were just making a joke. Do you want us to take that down?’ 
Dad looked at it for a while, and next thing you know, Dad had called 
the radio station and had said, ‘This is the commander at the Combat 
Alert Center, and we have an unidentified flying object. Why, it looks 
like a sleigh.’ Well, the radio stations would call him like every hour 
and say, ‘Where’s Santa now?’ ” Terri says.

For real.

“And later in life he got letters from all over the world, people 
saying, ‘Thank you, Colonel,’ for having, you know, this sense of humor.
 And in his 90s, he would carry those letters around with him in a 
briefcase that had a lock on it like it was top-secret information,” she
 says. “You know, he was an important guy, but this is the thing he’s 
known for.”
“Yeah,” Rick [his son] says, “it’s probably the thing he was proudest of, too.”

So yeah.  I think that might be the best wrong number of all time.
Source:  http://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sport

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radio station: awkward. @howtobeprada imagine if you called the wrong number and "mom?" "no this is Morgan freeman" Reply Retweet Favorite kkhendin: voroxpete: arctic-hands: therobotmonster: kuroba101: prismatic-bell: HERE’S THE THING THOUGH I used to work for a call center and I was doing a political survey and I called this number that was randomly generated for me and the way our system worked was voice-activated so when the other person said hello you’d get connected to them, so I just launch right into my “Harvard University and NPR blah blah blah” thing and then there’s this long pause and I think the person’s hung up even though I didn’t hear a click And then I hear “you shouldn’t be able to call this number.” So I apologize and go into the preset spiel about because we aren’t selling anything, etc. etc. and the answer I get is “No, I know that. What I mean is that it should be impossible for you to call this number, and I need to know how you got it.” I explain that it’s randomly generated and I’m very sorry for bothering him, and go to hang up. And before I can click terminate, I hear: “Ma’am, this is a matter of national security.” I accidentally called the director of the FBI. My job got investigated because a computer randomly spit out a number to the Pentagon. This is my new favourite story. When I was in college I got a job working for a company that manages major air-travel data. It was a temp gig working their out of date system while they moved over to a new one, since my knowing MS Dos apparently made me qualified. There was no MS Dos involved. Instead, there was a proprietary type-based OS and an actually-uses-transistors refrigerator-sized computer with switches I had to trip at certain times during the night as I watched the data flow from six pm to six AM on Fridays and weekends. If things got stuck, I reset the server.  The company handled everything from low-end data (hotel and car reservations) to flight plans and tower information. I was weighed every time I came in to make sure it was me. Areas of the building had retina scanners on doors.  During training. they took us through all the procedures. Including the procedures for the red phone. There was, literally, a red phone on the shelf above my desk. “This is a holdover from the cold war.” They said. “It isn’t going to come up, but here’s the deal. In case of nuclear war or other nation-wide disaster, the phone will ring. Pick up the phone, state your name and station, and await instructions. Do whatever you are told.” So my third night there, it’s around 2am and there’s a ringing sound.  I look up, slowly. The Red phone is ringing. So I reach out, I pick up the phone. I give my name and station number. And I hear every station head in the building do the exact same. One after another, voices giving names and numbers. Then silence for the space of two breaths. Silence broken by… “Uh… Is Shantavia there?” It turns out that every toll free, 1-900 or priority number has a corresponding local number that it routs to at its actual destination. Some poor teenage girl was trying to dial a friend of hers, mixed up the numbers, and got the atomic attack alert line for a major air-travel corporation’s command center in the mid-west United States. There’s another pause, and the guys over in the main data room are cracking up. The overnight site head is saying “I think you have the wrong number, ma’am.” and I’m standing there having faced the specter of nuclear annihilation before I was old enough to legally drink. The red phone never rang again while I was there, so the people doing my training were only slightly wrong in their estimation of how often the doomsday phone would ring.  Every time I try to find this story, I end up having to search google with a variety of terms that I’m sure have gotten me flagged by some watchlist, so I’m reblogging it again where I swear I’ve reblogged it before. But none of these stories even come close to the best one of them all; a wrong number is how the NORAD Santa Tracker got started. Seriously, this is legit. In December 1955, Sears decided to run a Santa hotline.  Here’s the ad they posted. Only problem is, they misprinted the number.  And the number they printed?  It went straight through to fucking NORAD.  This was in the middle of the Cold War, when early warning radar was the only thing keeping nuclear annihilation at bay.  NORAD was the front line. And it wasn’t just any number at NORAD.  Oh no no no. Terri remembers her dad had two phones on his desk, including a red one. “Only a four-star general at the Pentagon and my dad had the number,” she says. “This was the ‘50s, this was the Cold War, and he would have been the first one to know if there was an attack on the United States,” Rick says. The red phone rang one day in December 1955, and Shoup answered it, Pam says. “And then there was a small voice that just asked, ‘Is this Santa Claus?’ ” His children remember Shoup as straight-laced and disciplined, and he was annoyed and upset by the call and thought it was a joke — but then, Terri says, the little voice started crying. “And Dad realized that it wasn’t a joke,” her sister says. “So he talked to him, ho-ho-ho’d and asked if he had been a good boy and, ‘May I talk to your mother?’ And the mother got on and said, ‘You haven’t seen the paper yet? There’s a phone number to call Santa. It’s in the Sears ad.’ Dad looked it up, and there it was, his red phone number. And they had children calling one after another, so he put a couple of airmen on the phones to act like Santa Claus.” “It got to be a big joke at the command center. You know, ‘The old man’s really flipped his lid this time. We’re answering Santa calls,’ ” Terri says. And then, it got better. “The airmen had this big glass board with the United States on it and Canada, and when airplanes would come in they would track them,” Pam says. “And Christmas Eve of 1955, when Dad walked in, there was a drawing of a sleigh with eight reindeer coming over the North Pole,” Rick says. “Dad said, ‘What is that?’ They say, ‘Colonel, we’re sorry. We were just making a joke. Do you want us to take that down?’ Dad looked at it for a while, and next thing you know, Dad had called the radio station and had said, ‘This is the commander at the Combat Alert Center, and we have an unidentified flying object. Why, it looks like a sleigh.’ Well, the radio stations would call him like every hour and say, ‘Where’s Santa now?’ ” Terri says. For real. “And later in life he got letters from all over the world, people saying, ‘Thank you, Colonel,’ for having, you know, this sense of humor. And in his 90s, he would carry those letters around with him in a briefcase that had a lock on it like it was top-secret information,” she says. “You know, he was an important guy, but this is the thing he’s known for.” “Yeah,” Rick [his son] says, “it’s probably the thing he was proudest of, too.” So yeah.  I think that might be the best wrong number of all time. Source:  http://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sport It got better.
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HERE’S THE THING THOUGH
I used to work for a call center and I was doing a political survey and I called this number that was randomly generated for me and the way our system worked was voice-activated so when the other person said hello you’d get connected to them, so I just launch right into my “Harvard University and NPR blah blah blah” thing and then there’s this long pause and I think the person’s hung up even though I didn’t hear a click
And then I hear “you shouldn’t be able to call this number.”
So I apologize and go into the preset spiel about because we aren’t selling anything, etc. etc. and the answer I get is
“No, I know that. What I mean is that it should be impossible for you to call this number, and I need to know how you got it.”
I explain that it’s randomly generated and I’m very sorry for bothering him, and go to hang up. And before I can click terminate, I hear:
“Ma’am, this is a matter of national security.”
I accidentally called the director of the FBI.
My job got investigated because a computer randomly spit out a number to the Pentagon.

This is my new favourite story.

When I was in college I got a job working for a company that manages major air-travel data. It was a temp gig working their out of date system while they moved over to a new one, since my knowing MS Dos apparently made me qualified.
There was no MS Dos involved. Instead, there was a proprietary type-based OS and an actually-uses-transistors refrigerator-sized computer with switches I had to trip at certain times during the night as I watched the data flow from six pm to six AM on Fridays and weekends. If things got stuck, I reset the server. 
The company handled everything from low-end data (hotel and car reservations) to flight plans and tower information. I was weighed every time I came in to make sure it was me. Areas of the building had retina scanners on doors. 
During training. they took us through all the procedures. Including the procedures for the red phone. There was, literally, a red phone on the shelf above my desk. “This is a holdover from the cold war.” They said. “It isn’t going to come up, but here’s the deal. In case of nuclear war or other nation-wide disaster, the phone will ring. Pick up the phone, state your name and station, and await instructions. Do whatever you are told.”
So my third night there, it’s around 2am and there’s a ringing sound. 
I look up, slowly. The Red phone is ringing.
So I reach out, I pick up the phone. I give my name and station number. And I hear every station head in the building do the exact same. One after another, voices giving names and numbers. Then silence for the space of two breaths. Silence broken by…
“Uh… Is Shantavia there?”
It turns out that every toll free, 1-900 or priority number has a corresponding local number that it routs to at its actual destination. Some poor teenage girl was trying to dial a friend of hers, mixed up the numbers, and got the atomic attack alert line for a major air-travel corporation’s command center in the mid-west United States.
There’s another pause, and the guys over in the main data room are cracking up. The overnight site head is saying “I think you have the wrong number, ma’am.” and I’m standing there having faced the specter of nuclear annihilation before I was old enough to legally drink.
The red phone never rang again while I was there, so the people doing my training were only slightly wrong in their estimation of how often the doomsday phone would ring. 

Every time I try to find this story, I end up having to search google with a variety of terms that I’m sure have gotten me flagged by some watchlist, so I’m reblogging it again where I swear I’ve reblogged it before.

But none of these stories even come close to the best one of them all; a wrong number is how the NORAD Santa Tracker got started.
Seriously, this is legit.
In December 1955, Sears decided to run a Santa hotline.  Here’s the ad they posted.
Only problem is, they misprinted the number.  And the number they printed?  It went straight through to fucking NORAD.  This was in the middle of the Cold War, when early warning radar was the only thing keeping nuclear annihilation at bay.  NORAD was the front line.
And it wasn’t just any number at NORAD.  Oh no no no.

Terri remembers her dad had two phones on his desk, including a red 
one. “Only a four-star general at the Pentagon and my dad had the 
number,” she says.
“This was the ‘50s, this was the Cold War, 
and he would have been the first one to know if there was an attack on 
the United States,” Rick says.
The red phone rang one day in 
December 1955, and Shoup answered it, Pam says. “And then there was a 
small voice that just asked, ‘Is this Santa Claus?’ ”
His 
children remember Shoup as straight-laced and disciplined, and he was 
annoyed and upset by the call and thought it was a joke — but then, 
Terri says, the little voice started crying.
“And Dad realized 
that it wasn’t a joke,” her sister says. “So he talked to him, 
ho-ho-ho’d and asked if he had been a good boy and, ‘May I talk to your 
mother?’ And the mother got on and said, ‘You haven’t seen the paper 
yet? There’s a phone number to call Santa. It’s in the Sears ad.’ Dad 
looked it up, and there it was, his red phone number. And they had 
children calling one after another, so he put a couple of airmen on the 
phones to act like Santa Claus.”
               
   “It got to be a big joke at the command center. You 
know, ‘The old man’s really flipped his lid this time. We’re answering 
Santa calls,’ ” Terri says.
And then, it got better.

“The airmen had this big glass board with the United States on it and
 Canada, and when airplanes would come in they would track them,” Pam 
says.
“And Christmas Eve of 1955, when Dad walked in, there was
 a drawing of a sleigh with eight reindeer coming over the North Pole,” 
Rick says.
“Dad said, ‘What is that?’ They say, ‘Colonel, we’re
 sorry. We were just making a joke. Do you want us to take that down?’ 
Dad looked at it for a while, and next thing you know, Dad had called 
the radio station and had said, ‘This is the commander at the Combat 
Alert Center, and we have an unidentified flying object. Why, it looks 
like a sleigh.’ Well, the radio stations would call him like every hour 
and say, ‘Where’s Santa now?’ ” Terri says.

For real.

“And later in life he got letters from all over the world, people 
saying, ‘Thank you, Colonel,’ for having, you know, this sense of humor.
 And in his 90s, he would carry those letters around with him in a 
briefcase that had a lock on it like it was top-secret information,” she
 says. “You know, he was an important guy, but this is the thing he’s 
known for.”
“Yeah,” Rick [his son] says, “it’s probably the thing he was proudest of, too.”

So yeah.  I think that might be the best wrong number of all time.
Source:  http://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sport


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