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Old 12-25-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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Whatever happened to ...

Elevator music?

Not that I miss it I just wonder what happened to it. I'm kind of glad its gone. I don't remember when it was but I remember feeling really old when I was in an elevator a good while back and a song I felt really cool for liking back in the 70s or 80s had been "Muzaked" - converted into a soothing instrumental. I, for one, did not appreciate that.

There are other things that were there when we went to sleep but gone when we woke up. Somebody is hoping we don't notice these things but we are the Cellar and somebody's got some splainin' to do.

What else has been taken from us without our explicit approval?
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:44 PM   #2
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Cutomer service. Well-manufactured products. . . . Representational government.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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Chocodiles are no longer available in the eastern half of the country...fuck Hostess!
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:55 PM   #4
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WTF is one of those?

And, are you saying you can no longer procure the services of a Fuck Hostess?!
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:57 PM   #5
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:58 PM   #6
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Hey Beestie, have you seen the elevators that run the Captivate news service (or other similar programming)? That's basically the replacement for elevator music.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:07 AM   #7
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SonofV telephoned his cousin who lives a mile away. He listened, then handed the phone back to me saying "Something's wrong. It's going 'baaaaap baaaaap baaaaaap baaaaaap'."

It took longer than I expected to explain the concept of a busy signal to him.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:35 AM   #8
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What happened to independent bookshops?
I haven't seen one in years now.

I think they were run by benign aliens, who decamped sometime around the late nineties, giving us up as a lost cause.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:58 AM   #9
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We still have a great one here in St. Louis.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:50 AM   #10
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There's a few in Providence. Haven't seen any here in Fresno, but I don't get out much.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:47 PM   #11
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What happened to independent bookshops?
I haven't seen one in years now.

I think they were run by benign aliens, who decamped sometime around the late nineties, giving us up as a lost cause.
It's my fault.

I used to regularly go into bookstores and drop upwards of $100 at a time. And this is back when books were cheap, people.

Then, in 1996, I made my first purchase on amazon.com.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:45 PM   #12
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I still love browsing used bookstores.

And for years I have missed Fizzies!
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:10 AM   #13
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Elevator music can still be found all over the internet. Just type in the name of your favorite song, and then add .mid
You'll soon be singing along with "Muskrat Love."
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:25 AM   #14
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I still love browsing used bookstores.

And for years I have missed Fizzies!
Fizzies were the best thing going. Haven't had one since 1969. Somebody tried to resurrect them a few years ago but I'm not sure what came of it.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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What else has been taken from us without our explicit approval?
About 3 inches of any candy bar or frozen pizza.
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