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Jason Segel’s Phone Number: A Videogum Everywhere “Mission”

At a Swell Season performance a couple of nights ago (Swell Season is Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the people who won the Academy Award for Once, beating out August Rush somehow, so you know they’re good [ZING for no swell reason]) Jason Segal took the stage. I guess they are all friends? Anyway, Jason Segel sat behind the piano, and after some light banter in which he explained that he’d asked Glen and Marketa for songwriting advice and that they had said to include lots of “personal details,” Segel performed a very “personal song” with backing from the band. Some might say TOO personal!

So, there were no special effects in Freaks and Geeks, Jason Segel’s penis is not a giant black penis (that joke was sort of weird, huh?), and his phone number is (315) 329-6673. Which brings us to our latest Videogum Everywhere “mission”: let’s none of us call him. He seems like a nice guy, and he has been in a lot of funny movies and TV shows, and although he probably already changed his phone number, or at the very least, gave this particular phone to a personal assistant to manage, in the off chance that this is still his real phone number, we shouldn’t bother him.

In the comments, please feel free to describe how Jason Segel reacted to your not calling him. Did he enjoy being allowed to go about his day without some complete stranger intruding upon his privacy for no good reason other than that he or she saw his phone number on YouTube and was bored? Did he smile at the realization that being left alone is all around us?! The best part of this particular “mission” is that it is ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED! Good work, everybody.