People have a love/hate relationship with screaming. We do it for good reasons and bad. We scream when we’re having fun, like when we’re on a roller coaster, or while watching our favorite sports team, and of course while having sex. But we also scream when, say, a spider falls from the ceiling. Or when we’re jostled by air turbulence. Or when we open the fridge and realize we’re out of beer.
The solution? The Just Scream phone number.
The year 2020 has made screaming an outright necessity. If you’re a parent who’s been stuck with your kids in the house for months with all that pent up frustration just gathering in your chest – you probably need a good scream. What about 335,000 Covid deaths in the United States alone? That’ll require a scream. Then there’s the infuriating political landscape, race relations and police brutality, a sharp increase in the murder rate, the devastating Australian bush fires, and many more.
But if you’re on lockdown in your home during the pandemic, where are you doing to direct your screaming? You can’t scream at your kids (please don’t) or even in front of them. It’s probably not a good idea to scream at your neighbor or your postal carrier. Pets don’t like to be screamed at, and neither do your colleagues on Zoom. So, what do you do to release all that tension?
It’s simple. You pick up the phone, call 1-561-567-8431, wait for the beep – and SCREAM.
Just Scream Phone Number
There’s a guy in Iceland – his name is Chris Gollmar – who has started a project called Just Scream. According to the Just Scream website, Gollmar is a “teacher, occasional artist, and generally rather quiet person.” But he certainly doesn’t expect you to be quiet when you call his Just Scream phone number. Again, all you do is call 1-561-567-8431, wait for the beep, and let it rip. Nobody answers the phone. You don’t have to speak to a soul. Just wait for the beep and SCREAM.
What happens next? Your call will be recorded and your scream will be shared on the website, where you can also listen to the screams provided by other callers. As Nerdist points out, the screams are “endlessly fascinating.” We took a listen and all we can say is that the screams run a captivating gamut from wacky to kinky to downright terrifying.
Gollmar says your phone number will not be shared with anyone, and he will not get in touch with you unless you text him first. Although he asks that you please not scream via text.
Maybe you’re thinking this is exactly the thing you need right now. But if you’re still unsure why on earth you would call, well, it’s to scream of course! “You might be unhappy, terrified, frustrated, or elated,” writes Gollmar on his website. “All of these are perfectly good reasons to call and record yourself screaming.”
Gollmar’s project will run until January 21, 2021. At that point, it will be archived. So what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone… and Just Scream!