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

  1. rexdart936

    March 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

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

    • Budsville Oregreen

      March 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      @rexdart936
       AH…those were the days..!!

  2. jayjohnstone

    March 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    the jersey shore in 1993,beer and more beer

  3. edrooney

    March 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm

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

  4. Pitdoc

    March 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    There’s a working pay phone in Manhattan?

  5. TwizzlesMcNasty

    March 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Blowhard joke

  6. Ezra_san

    March 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I was hoping they recorded “Pretty Baby Slick’s” voice. He was the kindest pimp I ever knew. *sniff*

  7. EMC

    March 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I’ll remember 93 ’til infinity….
     

  8. kevgret

    March 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    If this was “recalling 1933” blowhard would be all over it

    • Morgan McNasty

      March 26, 2013 at 7:14 am

      @kevgret if this was a giant black cock, blowhard would be all over it

  9. CamfromToronto

    March 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Joe fucking Carter (sorry Ronnie)

  10. @lastoftheross

    March 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    “-chicks with dicks, it was a great time”

    • Morgan McNasty

      March 26, 2013 at 7:13 am

      @@lastoftheross yea, they are extinct now

  11. jasonhathaway

    March 25, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    They still have pay phones in Manhattan?

    • Morgan McNasty

      March 26, 2013 at 7:12 am

      @jasonhathaway it’s what old ladies like fez use

  12. brushmonkey

    March 26, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Anybody else remember the nickel trick?

  13. Gunner

    March 26, 2013 at 6:45 am

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

  14. TrousersnakeandLarry

    March 26, 2013 at 10:07 am

    1993 the number another summer (get down) Sound of the funky drummer.

  15. ediblegenius

    March 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

    What’s a pay phone?

    • Drippy Granny

      March 26, 2013 at 11:48 am

      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

  16. ediblegenius

    March 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

    And the only # I know to call is 866ron0fez

  17. bmqq316

    March 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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

  18. Mikfin

    March 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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

  19. MattBuhtert

    March 26, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Every time I see someone using a payphone I point, laugh and yell “Haha you’re poor!”

  20. Impostor

    March 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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

    • nullzero00

      March 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      @Impostor that used to be a lot easier before caller ID.
      Oh wait, you said you wanted to HEAR someone jerking off…my bad.

  21. Moe Green

    March 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Something about the army of the 12 monkeys