Calling Back to 1993


payphone93projectThe Recalling 1993 project has hit new york. If you call 1-855-FOR-1993 from any Manhattan pay phone you’ll access a voice recording of someone recalling what NYC was like back in 1993. The list of voices include – WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, the Village Voice’s Michael Musto, CUNY’s Suzanne Wasserman, Mario Batali, Chazz Palminteri, Fern Mallis, Doug E. Doug, Robin Byrd, James St. James and many more. Anyone willing to touch a Manhattan pay phone? No? No one?

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27 comments
Moe Green
Moe Green

Something about the army of the 12 monkeys

Impostor
Impostor

I would rather hear someone jerking off on the other end.

MattBuhtert
MattBuhtert

Every time I see someone using a payphone I point, laugh and yell "Haha you're poor!"

Mikfin
Mikfin

How fucking pathetic do you have to be if you are nostalgic for 1993? 

bmqq316
bmqq316

And just like 1993, these NYC payphones smell like urine.

ediblegenius
ediblegenius

And the only # I know to call is 866ron0fez

Gunner
Gunner

I think I'd rather watch some chick sleeping in a box.

brushmonkey
brushmonkey

Anybody else remember the nickel trick?

kevgret
kevgret

If this was "recalling 1933" blowhard would be all over it

@Ezra_Desu
@Ezra_Desu

I was hoping they recorded "Pretty Baby Slick's" voice. He was the kindest pimp I ever knew. *sniff*

Pitdoc
Pitdoc

There's a working pay phone in Manhattan?

edrooney
edrooney

Payphones = Hep C.  Teach your children well, !?'ers 

jayjohnstone
jayjohnstone

the jersey shore in 1993,beer and more beer

rexdart936
rexdart936

ah, when fez whatley was funny and engaged in more than his own narcissism.

nullzero00
nullzero00

 @Impostor that used to be a lot easier before caller ID.

Oh wait, you said you wanted to HEAR someone jerking off...my bad.

Drippy Granny
Drippy Granny

It's used by homeless people to wipe their ass... Just kidding, homeless people don't wipe their asses. They will most likely jerk off on it though @ediblegenius