How Adam West played a prank using his local phone book


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/10/how-adam-west-played-a-prank-u.html


#2

Well played, Sir. Well played.


#3

Adam West just got 100 percent cooler…
ahhhh…that didn’t come out right.


#4

Holy self referential references, Batman!


#5

That was fun…pure and simple fun. The phone company has to get some credit for going along with the silliness and Adam West deserved to wear a great happy grin for poking fun at life which is far too often far too serious. Thanks for the smiles


#6

Holy paper tautologies, Batman!


#7

Holy call-forwarding, Batman!


#8

In order to understand recursion, one must first understand recursion.


#9

Holy infinite loops, Batman!

A truly excellent jest.


#10

You should see the crazy trail of clues Frank Gorshin left for fans in that phone book.


#11

It’s almost like he was meta before it was hip to be meta. Does anyone know the story behind this?


#12

Had my suspicions Victor Frieze was behind this


#13

Good on him for having a wry sense of humor; RIP.


#14

Holy let-your-fingers-do-the-walking, Batman!


#16

But… but… what about that giant searchlight?


#17

This man really was a treasure.


#18

That is a sign to Bruce Wayne to call Commissioner Gordon to signal the Batman.


#20

That’s genius


#26

This reminds me of how in 1984, I was looking up a friends # in the phone book, Her last name was Winston and a couple of entries below her was ‘Winston, Smith’.


#27

Even this post here is a repost from RB’s own blog, from 2014 (where she does mention that it was posted on Reddit a year before). But it goes back even further, and not including any of that info here on BB isn’t entirely transparent, IMO.

I bet if you go back far enough it’ll lead you right back here, just the way Adam West would’ve liked it.