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March 03, 2008


Actually, I do remember the last time I used a phone book. When the power was out and I needed to lookup the number for the power company to phone them about it (yes, on a land-line that works without having the power grid available).

I'd probably pay a couple dollars to have a magnet with all such emergency numbers that I could slap on the far side of the 'fridge.


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