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Date: 01/04/12 09:24 AM

40 Responses to Who Else Got One Of These On Their Doorstep? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of orange_panty
    orange_panty Female 18-29
    596 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 9:25 am
    Link: Who Else Got One Of These On Their Doorstep? - It`s over, guys--you`ve been replaced by that thing called the Internet.
  2. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 9:31 am
    This is old.
  3. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Except you`re drated if your ISP is down :p
  4. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9237 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 9:41 am
    Yet some small businesses still don`t have websites.
  5. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6755 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:00 am
    "This is old"

    Jesus Christ. Yes. Please only show me articles images and movies that were created in the last 12 hours.
  6. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:03 am
    I use mine all the time...
  7. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:06 am
    they should distribute it too people that ask for it
  8. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:22 am
    ...where do I find an internet?
  9. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1442 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:28 am
    Beleve or not, not everyone can afford or desires a PC. I couldn`t afford the net for the first 8 months I moved out, so a yellow pages was handy.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:35 am
    I still use them, so drat you.
  11. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32817 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:44 am
    I like phonebooks & Yellow Pages! Trying to find something (local) on the internets isn`t easy. You either find nothing, or 2000 non-related things, eh?
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    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:49 am
    they make excellent door stops. +1 for yellow pages
  13. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6958 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 11:00 am
    I don`t think you can even opt out of YP in the UK. And they are a bugger to recycle so mostly end up in landfill.
  14. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 11:30 am
    Jesus Christ. Yes. Please only show me articles images and movies that were created in the last 12 hours.

    Your sarcastic hyperbole aside, I remember seeing this over a year ago.
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    heytonashcat Male 18-29
    81 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 11:41 am
    Find yellow book HQ and put them back on THEIR doorstep.
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    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 11:44 am
    instant they are seen they are thrown away
  17. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 11:54 am
    I`ve got a bunch of these stacked up by my front door. The dogs like to stand up on them to look out the window, so I guess they`re not a total waste
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    arime Female 30-39
    23 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 11:54 am
    You still need them in small towns in the middle of nowhere where most information on the internet is wrong or hard to find.
  19. Profile photo of Wundt
    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    They are still a huge business. I talked to someone from their company once and flat out asked how they survived when most people use the internet. He told me that, `yes`, the internet has changed things, but that they are still used by many people and still continue to be a successful business.

    And, I have to admit, when I try to toss them in the recycle bin, my wife fishes them out and insists we keep them.
  20. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6755 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    "Your sarcastic hyperbole aside, I remember seeing this over a year ago."

    I saw the Matrix 10 years ago. Was on TV the other night. I watched it. Still entertaining. How does the quality of content posted online relate to how recent it is? I don`t get the point. And just because you saw it a year ago doesn`t mean that someone else didn`t. What is the point of saying "old" on an internet post? Might as well say "first".
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    So... the internet cant be in your car or o wait in can. Well you cant use the internet to start a camp fire so this still has some use.
  22. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6958 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    arime

    You get a different internet in your town?
  23. Profile photo of one47master
    one47master Male 18-29
    41 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    LordJim

    he means finding numbers residing in the small towns are still hard to find on the internet.
  24. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    We don`t get phonebooks anymore, unless you request one.
  25. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6958 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    Fair enough. I think it should be an opt-in system, though. From my point of view advertisers pay someone to drop a slab of unwanted cheap paper on my doorstep which I then have to dispose of. Which probably adds to my council tax. I didn`t ask for it.

    Of course those who want it should have it, but that is too small a demographic to be commercialy worthwhile, so everone has to get one. And mostly throw it away.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6958 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    LazyMe484

    Did that meeet any legal challenges from the publishers?
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    Try wiping your ass on the Internet,
  28. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    I still use mine. Have a whole stack of them, in fact. I always keep at least two or three years worth of them around because whatever I`m looking for is bound to be in one. The internet doesn`t tell you everything and sometimes it has so much information that it`s difficult to weed out all the useless junk to get the info you really want.
  29. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
    1300 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    Sometimes it`s easier to find the number in those things than it is online via yellowpages or 411 websites.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Wow it must be 1998 again
  31. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    "Sometimes it`s easier to find the number in those things than it is online via yellowpages or 411 websites."

    yea, when you don`t have access to the internet...
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    You can find phone numbers on the internet?

    Here i`m just using it for porn.
  33. Profile photo of pigsnout5
    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 12:22 am
    i love having a phone book around. what if the power is out and you cant get on the internet...duh
  34. Profile photo of Logan033
    Logan033 Male 13-17
    94 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 12:55 am
    TO pigsnout5: Umm... use your phone. And don`t give me any bullpoo "But I don`t have a smartphone" excuse. I don`t have one, and yet I can still get on the internet with what I do have. Pretty much any phone made after ~2006 can easily get internet access.
  35. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 3:28 am
    @pigsnout5 Well if you weren`t the dumbest living being you would find a way to access the internet without power like the rest of us do. The internet doesn`t stop because you lose power in your little bitty local area. It`s called wireless and can still be accessed from a cell provider on any mobile device...
  36. Profile photo of ShadowVamp
    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
    362 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 7:40 am
    @corpsecrank: Not everybody has a phone -- or any device other than a desktop -- that can access the internet. I don`t. And even some people with smart phones can`t afford a data plan.
  37. Profile photo of LENARiT
    LENARiT Male 18-29
    43 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 9:14 am
    what is "the internet"?
  38. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    I use the phonebook. And why not make a fort from them?
  39. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    i run the old phone book through the paper shredder and compost it.
  40. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    So true. I don`t think I`ve used a real, actual phone book in about 7-8 years. Maybe longer.

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