Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My turn for a Yellow Pages rant

If you read Ed Kohler's blog (and if you live in Minnesota, like toilet paper, or hate Yellow Pages, then you should), you know all about how the Yellow Pages Menace is harming our environment, blighting our neighborhoods, and just generally pissing off everyone who uses the internet to find business listings.

So now it's my turn to throw some fuel on the inferno. I am preparing to move, and I've begun some cleaning to get the house ready. I have been constantly receiving Yellow Pages (from 3 providers) for 5 years, and I've never once used one. And I've never once thrown them away. In fact, for the past 3 years, I've left them to pile up on the screened-in front porch. Yellow Pages delivery folk just kept dropping them on top of books from previous years. My porch was getting a little crowded.

Well, no more! I took all my YP from the porch and from inside the house and deposited them in the recycling bin. With the YP from 3 sources (YP, Verizon and Dex) and a few White Pages tossed in there for fun, I had over 20 phone books and a brimming recycling bin. I present to you:

Check out the Johan Santana cover on the Verizon pages!

Wow, I've been really lazy for these last 5 years. I need to unsubscribe from these guys. Of course, we know that won't work.