Phone Losers of America

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Brad Carter, Aug 17, 2010 - Humor - 310 pages
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Phone Losers of America is a collection of short stories which take you on a twenty year journey of high-tech humor, culture jamming, and criminal mischief. From remotely controlling the overhead paging system of a large supermarket, to confusing the phone company with various call forwarding stunts, this bizarre collection of pranks will not only make you laugh, but will make you question the security and sanity of common, everyday business procedures. Learn how one illustrious member of the PLA crossed the country on stolen credit cards, staying in the nicest hotels one day and then sleeping on the streets of major cities the next, all while amusing himself at the expense of others. Laugh as he turns a radio morning show into his own interactive game, enrages users of an online auction site, uses revenge tactics that cross the line, systematically drives convenience store employees nuts so that he can get a job, and confuses an entire neighborhood of cordless phone users. The stories contained in this book are based on the writings from the Phone Losers of America website which have been featured in USA Today, the Boston Herald, 2600, on CNBC, CNN, TechTV, and countless other websites, books, magazines, radio shows and police reports.

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This book jumps around all Tarantino style. Full of stories from funny pranks that went right or wrong, to the abuse of every type of utility for personal gain and self gratification. Taking you along while the characters gorge on hilarity until they are sick with it and move on to stuff their mental faces on the next. This book at times left me with that gross feeling you get when you watch like 4 hours of youtube videos of people falling down, leaving me with a drunken stupid grin and completely desensitized to the point I cant laugh anymore. Even if laughs where present your unsettled stomach couldn't take it. What I'm trying to say is this book made me want to vomit!... In a good way. 

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Excellent book! A real page turner. Except I read it on a kindle while drinking a cactus mojito so I wasn't turning any pages.

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Brad Carter began annoying people on the phone at the age of 10 and still hasn't grown out of it. He began writing material for Phone Losers of America in 1992, which has been featured in books, magazines and even on TV a few times. Brad currently resides in Albany, Oregon, in a smelly run-down apartment where he dodges creditors, exwives and the IRS.

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