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Babyboomers, Gen-Xer's style vs. Generation Y style (phone books)

posted 8/18/2008 12:10:51 AM |
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  StraddleMyNose

As many of you know, the phone books will be arriving in the next few weeks to many of you whether it's laying out in your yard or your front porch. Has anyone noticed that many phone books such as the yellow pages aren't picked up off the sidewalks and yards like they once were? For one, there are so many yellow pages books with different phone books competing with one another it seems. Then there's Generation Y that tends to want to look up phone numbers off the internet and will just throw their phone books away. Personally, I think that's fucked up to throw a new phone book away and to soley just depend on the internet for the purpose for addresses and phone numbers. Sure, I'm somewhat of a traditionist, and this is another thing falling by the waistside because many Generation Y people only want to use their cell phones, internets, and Ipods today. I know many of these younger people watch tv shows off the internet even as well.

My question to all of you is, do you still like getting the paper phone books, or should companies phase this out over time?

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StraddleMyNose

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Aug 18 @ 12:22AM  
Btw, anyone remember that one scene with Steve Martin (in that movie "The Jerk") working at a gas station and they were passing the phone books and he got so excited about his name being in it and thought that he was finally a "somebody"? Well then a sniper randomly picked his name out of that phone book and took some shots with his rifle at him across the highway from the gas station? Funny ass movie!
funnywhapper

Aug 18 @ 12:24AM  
they should be phased out, like smoking should be phased out, drinking
should be phased out, dope should be phased out, candy should be phased out,
home mail delivery should be phased out(all that gasoline for postal trucks')waste
of trees for the paper of the mail. i visited the west virginia pulp and paper
mill when i was 21. the town smelled absolutely unlivable. acrid air.
we all got free samples. my aunt lived there, after being discarded by my uncle.
he had taken up with another of his proteges. he was m.d. ear nose and throat.
lived to 90, happy every second of his life. soon, even human beings will
be phased out, the new species? homo computerus. generation z may
be the last biological species generation.
NightOfOld

Aug 18 @ 12:27AM  

I seem to get two smaller ones about every three to four months, and I'msick of it.
They should only come out once a year. And I like to keep my name unlisted.
clickedanad2

Aug 18 @ 12:28AM  
As many of you know, the phone books will be arriving in the next few weeks
why would I know that?
why would anyone else know that?
are the arrival of phone books an event in Ohio?
StraddleMyNose

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Aug 18 @ 12:31AM  
They should only come out once a year.

That's how it's always been here in this area.

FunnyWhapper, why didn't you post my comment on your last blog, ya know, the one about the daughters wanting to sleep with their dads? I did post on it asking you what you were smoking when you did that blog. But Zena was right, even if you were just kidding about that that's nothing to kid around with.
soft_touch938

Aug 18 @ 12:32AM  
I personally like them....ours is pretty thin and carries the surrounding counties. But better yet....our county puts out a FACT BOOK and it has all the businesses and how to contact government agencies ...just about all you need other than individual people.

I don't use Zelda to look anyone up....I'm a "X" generation....give me paper please.
StraddleMyNose

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Aug 18 @ 12:33AM  
why would I know that?
why would anyone else know that?
are the arrival of phone books an event in Ohio?

Well, people who know this knows that it's a yearly thing that takes place the same time every year. Like people who don't have their heads up their asses, Click!
StraddleMyNose

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Aug 18 @ 12:35AM  
I'm a "X" generation....

Oh, you were born between 1964-1982?

Sorry, Softy, I couldn't resist.
tailchaser

Aug 18 @ 12:39AM  
My brother and I have been saving them for years, even pick up old ones from friends. We use them for target practice on our shooting range.
lunanegra

Aug 18 @ 1:16AM  
Seems like its a slow night if we're discussing phonebooks.
funnywhapper

Aug 18 @ 1:43AM  
all these guys are out to bang their mothers, older women, younger men, that
is zena's dig of love. see her deal on the headliners dudes. what do you
do when the stepmom wants to fuck all her stepsons? hey dude, its
a jerry springer world out there. good luck. its the dictatorship of sex, dope and
rock n roll. the train is going straight ahead to a bridge that is washed out.
bummer man. can you stop the train before it hits the bridge that is
washed out. that is your mission should you decide to accept it.
phelps did well. so did jim phelps as played by peter graves, in mission impossible.. good luck on it.
its up to who? you and you and you and you.
DangerousCurves999

Aug 18 @ 2:46AM  
I like my printed phone books. They are small enough here that I keep one in my car and one at the house. Saves me a lot of driving around if I am already out and want to know if a store has something I want before I drive all over the place looking. I can just look up the number while in the car and call ahead.
lunanegra

Aug 18 @ 3:24AM  
all these guys are out to bang their mothers, older women, younger men, that
is zena's dig of love. see her deal on the headliners dudes. what do you
do when the stepmom wants to fuck all her stepsons? hey dude, its
a jerry springer world out there. good luck. its the dictatorship of sex, dope and
rock n roll. the train is going straight ahead to a bridge that is washed out.
bummer man. can you stop the train before it hits the bridge that is
washed out. that is your mission should you decide to accept it.
phelps did well. so did jim phelps as played by peter graves, in mission impossible.. good luck on it.
its up to who? you and you and you and you.

Ok....
Ewe_Wish

Aug 18 @ 8:51AM  
Like people who don't have their heads up their asses, Click!
Well straddle i dont have mine up my ass........but phone books where i lived in ohio were delievered in the spring.............and the two companies that are in the area i live now deliver in the spring..........now I dont know about Yellow Pages or any of them............but not all phone books are delivered in the oct.........and not everyone that doesnt know when they are delivered have their head up there ass..............I look my numbers up on the internet...........JMO
Wordsofwit

Aug 18 @ 9:01AM  
I live in a large metro area and get a phone book once or twice a month. Some are regular phone books listing residences and businesses. Others are yellow pages. Multiply this by the number of phone companies and surrounding cities, plus coming in different sizes and I get over ran with them.

Additionally, there are other phone books that are available at businesses that cater to groups. I have seen the gay yellow pages, the christian yellow pages, and the muslim yellow pages recently in stands in the foyers of restaurants.

I will go online to find phone numbers, but usually find the phone books to be much more comprehensive. I do keep one of the small ones for my city in the car console. I have had occasion to use it too.
sugarnspice005

Aug 18 @ 9:52AM  
I prefer my paper phone book. I'm too impatient to try finding info online.
clickedanad2

Aug 18 @ 3:37PM  
guess I'm finally settled in
first there's a video dedicated to "The King of Kink" and me
and now
Well, people who know this knows that it's a yearly thing that takes place the same time every year. Like people who don't have their heads up their asses, Click!
from "The Great One"
it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood indeed
now all you pervs and pervettes
get offa my lawn
oh yeah
who took my phone book?
StraddleMyNose

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Aug 18 @ 3:49PM  
Well straddle i dont have mine up my ass........but phone books where i lived in ohio were delievered in the spring.............and the two companies that are in the area i live now deliver in the spring..........now I dont know about Yellow Pages or any of them............but not all phone books are delivered in the oct.........and not everyone that doesnt know when they are delivered have their head up there ass..............I look my numbers up on the internet...........JMO

True, not all phone books are delivered about this time of year, but the majority is however. I still think it's nuts to always use the internet to look up a number especially when there's a phone book sitting next to ya.
Sunshine79

Aug 18 @ 7:10PM  
I get 3 different kinds....I chuck each one into the trash. I have no need for them and I'm not published in them anyway. It's a true waste of paper and trees if you ask me.
zena343

Aug 18 @ 9:34PM  
UMM not sure what you're talking about here FUNNYWHAPPER "all these guys are out to bang their mothers, older women, younger men, that
is zena's dig of love. see her deal on the headliners dudes."

If perhaps you are talking about my very first blog.... that was not my implied intention AT ALL!!

I for some reason always get in trouble when other people bring me up in others blogs......geesssh I just try and keep my noise clean and I still get dragged in,,,,,,,WTF IS UP WITH THAT!!!

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Babyboomers, Gen-Xer's style vs. Generation Y style (phone books)