Drunk Dial Congress is a website lending itself out to alcohol drinkers to rant off (or drunk dial) their feelings to a Congress member, and the popularity of the site this week led it to hiccup with an overwhelming number of users after its namesake, DrunkDialCongress.org, became such a massive hit. The government shutdown is being seen as the reason many people are ready to launch booze-backed insults at Congress folk, ABC Local confirms this Friday, Oct. 11, and the humor and ease of the website makes this a funny, simple process.
Although Drunk Dial Congress might be the newest way to give members some payback for the government shutdown that is costing the U.S. millions of dollars each and every day, the massive popularity of the website made it suffer a brief hiccup (perhaps among its “drunken” users, too), at the sheer number of phone numbers being submitted to the site. Here’s how it works:
Rather than simply complaining about Congress’ problems with friends or giving an actual march on Washington, the free service at DrunkDialCongress.org offers people the chance to input their cell or home phone number on the site, receive a drunk dialer call message within only seconds, and then be given a random number of a Congress member to start drunk dialing themselves.
"We're gonna pass you to a member of the House of Representatives,” says the slurred voice, before the number to the House of Representatives member is offered.
There has been little comment from the government on the Drunk Dial Congress craze; it has been said that a digital technology company helped create the website by a past Obama Administration campaign supporter and staffer.
Although the massively popular website is working fine now, some people on Thursday afternoon experienced the site hiccup when the thousands of users logged on at the same time shocked the initially small-name website into overwhelmed overdrive.
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