I know that ever since we here at BG HQ introduced the world to the saucily lower-cased slydial, a service that allows you to call directly into someone’s voice mail — ring-free — the world has, in turn, been waiting impatiently for the slydial video contest to arrive directly into our YouTube.
And as of yesterday — finally — there it was. The “How sly Are You?” sweepstakes gives you 90 seconds to show us just how slyly you slydial. (The company has provided some sample videos for sly-spiration.)
Just one question: how sly is it, exactly, to make a video of yourself lying to your boss/boyfriend/mother/car insurance agent and post it on YouTube?
“Uh, yes, hello, Breakup Girl? Gee, I guess your phone is off or something because this went straight to voice mail. Yeah, well, anyway, this is Maria and you know that post I said I’d write today on the slydial YouTube contest? I just am not going to be able to get to it. I’m sorry. Maybe you could get on of the other super-bloggers to do it? I think Mia said she had some time on her hands…”
Those dirty rings! As part of their application for the Evil League of Evil, the sly devils over at Boston-based wireless communications provider Mobile Sphere have created a no-cost (if you don’t mind a few ads) service called SlyDial that allows you to call directly into someone’s voice mail — ring-free. It’s being marketed mainly as a tool to help bizzy people
who have never heard of email return calls without ever interacting with other humans small-talk time-suck. But according to the “SlyDial Situations” section of the service’s website, it will also help you avoid certain uncomfy conversations in particular: calling in sick when you’re fine; explaining your credit card bill to your parents; wishing a friend a belated (like, 3 AM) birthday. Hmm. If we think really really really hard, could we also come up with some other applications in the area of love (or lack thereof)?
Oh wait! SlyDial beat us to it: “You are dating quite a few people at the same time. You don’t want to leave them all text messages because there is nothing romantic about that. But a nice voicemail to each would score you points.” Mmmm. Now that’s romantic.
Tags: breaking up
, Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog
, playing the field