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, your absolutely free telepathic answering service — at no charge whatsoever!
“I am your Host and Operator Ruru the Guru, speaking to you direct from the Himalaya Hideaway.
“You know, some people just can’t believe that we’re providing free telepathic answering service. In fact the other day me and my buddy, Babba Jamas, was coming back from the little Himalaya Convenience Store up the gulch, and one of the Sherpas that was helping us hold the rope, he asked:
“Ruru, you know when you’re dreaming?
“Well, yes, not that I ever sleep personally, but yes.
“Well, (he went on), You know how you’ll be dreaming and when you wake up sometimes you can’t remember the dreams?
“Well, of course everybody’s had that experience.
“Well, Ruru, (he went on), Where do all those dreams go? I mean, do you suppose those dreams are taken as payment for all the things that are supposed to be free, like love and sex and Third Ear Answering Service?
“Well, I never! I was speechless! I was flabbergasted! Who ever heard of such a thing!
“No messages today.”