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February 1st, 2006


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04:47 pm
The phone just rang, the machine picked it up, and an anonymous female voice advised me:
Experts agree that just three sessions a week of moderate to vigorous exercise has been shown to promote fitness and prolong life. So please exercise regularly and have a nice day.

Twice.

WTF? And people wonder why I dislike the phone. (Not that I particularly care to be harangued in person, either, about my exercise habits or, really, anything at all.)

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 1st, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
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Look both ways before crossing the street, and wash your hands before dinner. Have a nice day.

Oh, also, don't run with scissors.

--Anonymous Female Voice
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 1st, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Smoking is bad for your health. Remember, don't smoke.

-- Anonymous Female Voice
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From:nihilistech
Date:February 1st, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
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I hate when the powers of randomness are usurped for banality.
I mean, instead, they could have read a completely useless but amusing factoid ("Did you know that you shouldn't eat polar bear liver because it contains so much vitamin A that it would be toxic?" (credit to desolina)).

It would be almost but not very much like when, during one college break week when I stayed on campus (being too broke to go anywhere other than home, which would have been bad for my health), I called a friend's answering machine and left her the "comic book sound effect word of the day. ... Today's word ... thwupthwupthwup"

This led to my insisting that as an English major, I might have a fine future career in comic book sound effect word research and development.
I mean, somebody had to come up with brackabrackabracka.
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From:mcjulie
Date:February 2nd, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)

Whew

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That's even worse than the automated election messages we started getting a few years go.

I got really mad at the blood center a few weeks ago and told them that, while I was happy to give them the very blood out of my own body, if they called me again on the telephone to bug me to do it I was never giving them another ounce ever, and they were worse than phone solicitors.

So I guess you know where I stand on this issue.
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From:rechercher
Date:February 2nd, 2006 10:55 am (UTC)
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Maybe it's the same group that sponsored billboards with messages from God. Or at least a group like it. If so, I definitely prefer the billboards.

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