San Francisco Yellow Pages, 1986: In the Yellow Pages that year you’d find listed “Third Ear Telepathic Answering Service” at 221-3333. If you called it you might hear this —
“Hello and thank you for calling Third Ear Telepathic Answering Service, the modern telepathic answering service that can help you move your merchandise!
“I am your Host and Operator Ruru the Guru, speaking to you direct from the Himalaya Hideaway.
“Several people telepathed in last week wanting to know can we sell cars …
“Well, we can’t exactly sell them, but we sure can tell your friends and neighbors about em! So here goes —
“1973 Edsel, lo mileage, one owner, sky blue, $525 or best offer.
“We also got a Corvair, rebuilt engine, velcro upholstery, wire wheels. Make an offer.
“Last, here’s a modified ’57 Fairlane, Mack diesel engine, complete with bronzed baby shoes and foxtail. $1500 firm. Man, that does sound sharp!
“You want em? Just let me know.”