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This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
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  • Factual information might be outdated.
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Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Over 50,000 fans of 24 in the US have called a phone number which appeared on the show.

In the most recent episode to air in the US, a shot of a phone number was displayed on a character’s mobile phone. Thousands of die-hard fans have dialled the number, and have found themselves speaking to members of the 24 cast.

And so it is confirmed. There really are people out there who are unimaginably sad. Why would anyone in the right mind phone a number they saw on a mobile phone in a TV series?

This 308th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Sarah


by Sarah

Comment posted at 21:13 on 9th March 2007.

i have a few questions i want to ask the cast and crew of 24


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 08:09 on 10th March 2007.

I still want to know what Jack whispered to Nina in Season 3.


Comment from Sarah


by Sarah

Comment posted at 15:25 on 10th March 2007.

i agree there


Comment from Sarah


by Sarah

Comment posted at 21:57 on 20th March 2007.

do you think Audrey is really dead or it’s all a lie that Jack’s brother set up to throw Jack off if he escaped(which obviously he did)?


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