This is one of the oddest things I ever encountered in the wilderness of the free telephone partylines I used to call.

Context is everything, I suppose, and this short soundbit offers none.

I sense some kind of coded messaging going on here with Hector’s “freezer”.

Tonight’s brief foray into the zany rabbithole of those partylines reveals that they still seems to thrive, despite the FCC’s passing last year of rules intended to close loopholes that made the people who owned the lines a lot of money.

Through an old FCC ruling intended to subsidize rural telcos an ecosystem of live chat and partylines has earned its owners a few cents a minute for all the thousands upon thousands of hours of calls that pass through their services.

That, I suspect, is what keeps “Hector” going, not that it gives me any clearer idea what the hell he is talking about.