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#1 sub_zenith

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 04:30 PM

So I'm walking home today, and I notice a large yellow dumpster. Looking closer, I saw in big black letters "TELEPHONE BOOKS ONLY".

/jaw drops

I run over to it, and it was filled TO THE TOP with phone books. Most of them are from last year, but I saw quite a few older ones with the bell symbol on them. I grabbed a few, and I plan to return when there are less people around (it was at a busy intersection, got a few weird looks). Has anyone else seen these?

#2 P(?)NYB(?)Y

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 04:42 PM

i've not seen one in my area, what city is this?

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 05:05 PM

This dumpster was in Fargo, ND. If you want to find one, try calling you local phone company and ask about phone book recycling.

I am going to try to collect a phone book for every year. So far I have 1981,1993,2004, and 2005. It should make a nice reference collection.

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 06:31 PM

We have them around here. I notice it seems to catch on once a few people put books in. I guess my area is down with recycling. Heh

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:24 PM

Yes this is common, just think about how much paper goes into all those phone books. Scan anything you find interesting in the old books.

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:58 PM

So far I have 1981...

For the love of GOD please do some scans of this.

#7 P(?)NYB(?)Y

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 09:12 PM

So far I have 1981...

For the love of GOD please do some scans of this.

i second that motion, i'd love to see some shit from back then

#8 counterspell

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:18 AM

Whoa, that's 1337. Lucky phreak.




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