The 911 emergency phone number is just that – for emergencies. But with the advent of the internet, it’s so easy to spread just how dumb people are and brand them for life as “the McEmergency lady” when you hear about them calling 911 three times to complain that McDonald’s ran out of Chicken McNuggets. And believe it or not, she barely even makes the top five. Here’s the rest of the Top 10 Funniest 911 Calls (from Manofest.com):
10. Man calls 911 after having an erection for four days straight
9. Redneck hits a deer with his car
8. Burger King is out of Lemonade
7. Mom doesn’t like her disrespectful son (and calls him not-so-nice NSFW names)
6. Kid calls 911 for help on a math problem
5. 911 dispatcher makes a horribly inappropriate joke (“OK, did you want us to come over and shoot her?”)
4. McDonald’s is out of Chicken McNuggets (she got arrested after calling 911 three times)
3. DWI suspect calls 911 as train hits Ferrari he left on tracks (this happened last week!)
2. Fat woman upset that Burger King got her order wrong
1. The funniest 911 call ever:
I love how the reporter can’t keep a straight face after airing the call. Who could? Afroman?
For the first day of summer 2007, I celebrated by putting on a pair of Speedos and went around Central New York jumping in people’s pools for a radio stunt. It was horrifying. There’s a video.
The following is a recap of the fun live-blogging experience I had when I went to “jail” to “show support” when Paris Hilton went to jail in 2007. Radio station listeners were invited to watch me 24/7 on our live webcam and I never left jail (which was actually my office with bars made out of duct tape) in the three days I stayed there (and Paris did). She later went back to serve more time, but I wasn’t interested in redoing the ridiculousness – I learned that there’s nothing more horrible than NOT having basic freedoms. So don’t commit crimes, kids.
After more than 6 years working at HOT 107.9 and Clear Channel Syracuse, it is with bittersweet emotion that I announce I’m leaving to start a new adventure.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experiences as DeafGeoff, the goofy hard-of-hearing sidekick and morning show producer on “Marty & Shannon in the Morning” and also as Geoff Herbert, the Twitter-happy web producer geek for Clear Channel Syracuse. It’s crazy to think that I have now spent one-quarter of my life here, but I’ve loved it, I’ve loved the people I’ve worked with, and I’ve loved the challenges I’ve had at my job. (Seriously, how many deaf people do you know that work in radio?) I’ve also loved all the amazing listeners and dedicated fans that I’ve come to know through the show and my many crazy stunts (Indiana Jones & The Deaf Kid Of Doom, Win A Date With DeafGeoff, Deaf The Halls, to name a few). It’s been connecting with the audience that’s been truly been my favorite part of the experience.
Now it’s time for a new adventure. With a new audience. I will soon be starting a position at Syracuse.com as a Web Producer where I hope you will continue to follow me. I might not end up in a ridiculous costume as often there, but I do still want to connect with you. I’ll also now be updating this blog (deafgeoff.wordpress.com) five days a week as well as frequently updating my new site www.deafgeoff.com, and you can also continue to follow me on Twitter at @deafgeoff.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be adding new content to this website (my music, roller derby, and more) as well as cataloging some great memories from my radio experiences. Thank you all for your support and I hope to see you all in my next adventure. Until then – “Turn it up, and go Deaf!”