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Allman7
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 139.76.128.72
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No news here really, I just found this amusing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-1929- AD-FOR-CHICAGOS-FAMED-BOOK-CAD ILLAC-HOTEL_W0QQitemZ723540270 6QQcategoryZ27173QQssPageNameZ WDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Burnsie
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Post Number: 402
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 35.12.21.203
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The practice of ripping apart old magazines and even atlases to sell individual pages is disgusting.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5800
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

More hotel ads should show people smoking in bed.
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Livedog2
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Post Number: 120
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 24.223.133.177
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree, Burnsie!

I was doing research last year at the U of M in Ann Arbor. I was using the Polk's Detroit City Directories in the room where they were all located. Some guy started ripping pages out of, as it turned out the 1922 book, and saw me looking at him and gave me a big shit-eating-grin. I guess he thought I was going to jump into the conspiracy with him and not say anything.

Was he wrong!! I raised so much hell screaming and yelling at him that they called the Campus Police.



He started to leave but I told him he would never get past me if he tried and that I would be forced to make a "Citizen's Arrest" (I don't even know what that is but I was ready to do it.) When the Campus Police got there, naturally, they wanted to know what was going on and I told them.

They took a report from me and the librarian. Then they found pages he had ripped out of the book and they arrested him. I told them I would be a witness no matter I had to come from. As it turned out he pleaded guilty to some kind of misdemeanor and got community service, a fine and since he was a student was put on probation. But, I'll bet that idiot won't do that again.

Livedog2
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Allman7
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Post Number: 15
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Posted From: 139.76.128.72
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While I agree with your thoughts on defaming old periodicals for adds, I find it amusing that he titled his auction CHICAGO'S famous Book Cadillac Hotel. Especially when the add he posted clearly states Detroit.
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Fnemecek
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Post Number: 1579
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 69.213.204.151
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Burnie, et al:
I concur. Those who destroy historic artifacts, such as old magazines, are scum.

As a side note, I mentioned this to the narrator of my documentary on the B-C. She's from Chicago and got a kick out of it.

http://www.BookCadillacMovie.c om/
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Goat
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Post Number: 8334
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.71.59.252
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The guy looks like he is dying.
This is not one of the better advertisements for teh B-C.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 2001
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 4.229.90.109
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I sent the EBAY seller an EMAIL suggesting that maybe he should READ his ad..... and that the Detroit bloggers are having a field day with it....
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Andrew69
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 198.111.39.17
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 2:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

...and now "Chicago's" has been corrected to say "Detroit's."
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Fnemecek
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Post Number: 1580
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 69.213.204.151
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 3:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gistok:
Why are you ruining our fun? LOL

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