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Posted: 2/16/2006 3:13:56 PM EDT
I think they're becoming obsolete. This is the time of year I'll get a thick "Real Yellow Pages", the white book, another competing book, and my local city starts advertising to recycle last year's phone books.

Damn things take up space, most of the places I want to call locally I already know where they are so I'll just stop by, or if they have a web page I'll look up their number there.

Friends and family aren't in the phone book either and 1/2 the people I call it's to their cell phone which is unlisted since it's not a landline. I haven't had a landline for 4 years now.

Only good thing about them is you might find a coupon or two you can use at a pizza joint and that's about it. That and soaking them in water for ballistic tests.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:15:22 PM EDT
used one today
couldn't find what I was looking for in the yellow pages
web was just as useless
so I just gave up.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:17:22 PM EDT
I used one today. Needed to look up the number for the safeway three blocks from my house. I used dexonline.com, but got a list so long I couldn't find it in the mess.

Opened up the phonebook, second entry. Done.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:21:31 PM EDT
Sure.

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Goes with the lead pipe.

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Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:24:03 PM EDT
Sometimes I would sit in the living room on the floor to clean guns. I would open the phone book half way and use it as a work surface. If if got hoppes or oil on no big deal.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:25:36 PM EDT
I use it for escort services.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:26:46 PM EDT
what's a phone book?


text the answer to........
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:29:54 PM EDT
Yep, it's holding my computer up right now. they are also fun to shoot when wet.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:31:24 PM EDT
I JUST used mine, less than a minute ago calling up Domino's.

I'm terrible at remembering phone numbers.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:31:33 PM EDT
I haven't looked at a phone book in 87 weeks.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:32:39 PM EDT
All the time.

They are always leaving new ones at my house though, they update it way too much. I have at least 87 copies now.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:33:37 PM EDT
Yes but I prefer toilet paper.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:34:08 PM EDT
You sir, must not be a road warrior.

When you stop by a new town, you can judge the places
that deliver to your hotel by their ads....Trust me.

I use the phone book all the time.


10.5 months out of the year ordering pizza and, calzones.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:34:20 PM EDT
Reactive targets?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:37:11 PM EDT
The only time I can see them being useful is if the power goes out and my Internet connection is down.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:39:56 PM EDT
I use the local phone book a moderate amount. That is, it certainly comes in handy on occasion and I always want to have the latest one. I don't get as excited as Steve Martin in "The Jerk", but, you know, I get a little rush from it.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:46:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ranger_SXT:
Yep, it's holding my computer up right now. they are also fun to shoot when wet.




+1
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:54:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:
You sir, must not be a road warrior.

When you stop by a new town, you can judge the places
that deliver to your hotel by their ads....Trust me.

I use the phone book all the time.


10.5 months out of the year ordering pizza and, calzones.


Stole my post.
That, and if I had a basement, I'd be saving mine to use as an Airgun backstop.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:28:04 PM EDT
I still use a phone book for the same reason I use a day planner insteads of a PDA. They are easier to use and no batteries to wear out. I once had a PDA and when the battery prematurely failed, I went back to paper.
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