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I recieved my new phone book in the mail today......look who is on the cover!

jrvedivici May 8, 2014 03:07 PM

Ok Chow it feels a little bit like you're stalking me now!

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  1. Veggo RE: jrvedivici May 8, 2014 03:38 PM

    And you are in there, now famous! Just like Steve Martin in The Jerk! Congrats!

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      melpy RE: Veggo May 16, 2014 10:25 AM

      The new phone book's here, the new phone book's here. I'm somebody now!


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        James Cristinian RE: melpy May 16, 2014 11:44 AM

        Johnson, Navin.

    2. coll RE: jrvedivici May 8, 2014 03:45 PM

      They've been on the cover of our local phone books for oh, seven or eight years. I haven't noticed the local boards reflecting any major developments however. Thank goodness!

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      1. re: coll
        Veggo RE: coll May 8, 2014 03:50 PM

        I don't think many of us have use for phone books. Mine go directly into the recycling bin.

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          John E. RE: Veggo May 8, 2014 04:40 PM

          We still keep the small telephone book for our immediate area but the metro-wide white/yellow pages get recycled. I cannot remember the last time I opened a phone book.

          Wait a minute, I did open up a phone book a couple of weeks ago. It's about 35 years old from my hometown and I keep it around for nostolgia.

          1. re: John E.
            coll RE: John E. May 9, 2014 12:41 AM

            Nobody is listed anymore anyway. Makes a good door stop (speaking of nostalgia!)

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              jrvedivici RE: coll May 9, 2014 04:27 AM

              I think my wife uses it to kill spiders.

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                pedalfaster RE: coll May 16, 2014 08:10 AM

                My great aunt used the phone book as a booster seat for us kiddos so we could reach the dining table.
                Phone books were thick in those days!

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                  coll RE: pedalfaster May 16, 2014 09:24 AM

                  Oh yeah, I remember that!

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                    jrvedivici RE: pedalfaster May 16, 2014 09:32 AM

                    Even the police had to stop using them to beat confessions out of suspected criminals during interrogations.

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                      John E. RE: pedalfaster May 16, 2014 10:17 AM

                      Using the phone book in that manner would not have done much when I was a kid. Our phone book, including Yellow Pages was about 1/2" thick.

            2. carolinadawg RE: jrvedivici May 8, 2014 03:51 PM

              What's a phone book?

              1. JMF RE: jrvedivici May 16, 2014 04:49 AM

                They still make those things? I haven't seen one in years.

                1. jrvedivici RE: jrvedivici May 16, 2014 08:06 AM

                  It is kind of curious that Chow decides to use it's advertising dollars in this way. "Cutting edge"online food forum using the most antiquated advertising venue currently available.

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                  1. re: jrvedivici
                    Kris in Beijing RE: jrvedivici May 16, 2014 11:24 AM

                    Maybe someone was owed a flavor.

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