Merlin Mann as the “Phone Guy” by Scott Beale at 4:38 pm on November 13, 2006 Merlin Mann has been recording a bunch of hilarious “Phone Guy” videos. Here’s the full series. You know Phone Guy; heâ€™s that guy whoâ€™s always on the phone. Except instead of a phone, he talks into his wallet. UPDATE: Merlin now has a dedicated website for 30 Seconds with Phone Guy.