FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for February 06, 2023

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    Robin Harwood  10 months ago

    There’s a trick to it. I could rip thick phone books in half when I was a skinny, weedy, 14 year old. I could probably still do it now that I’m a skinny, weedy, 76 year old, but they don’t make phone books any more.

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    monkeysky  10 months ago

    There’s a trick to ripping phone books to make it feasible for most people. It’s in the way you splay out the pages at the edge.

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    MayCauseBurns  10 months ago

    What’s a phone book?

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    bruce1966  10 months ago

    Any phone book can be ripped in half. Just rip it down the spine.

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    dflak  10 months ago

    That’s CHICOPEE. Check with Johnny Cash. I know people who lived there.

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    dflak  10 months ago

    A phone what? Book? Is that some kind of an app?

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    joe piglet Premium Member 10 months ago

    I was watching the Justice League on Saturday Morning and Batman told us how the trick was done. He said a lot of magicians will start wetting the spine, there by weakening the paper at a certain point, then they will rip it.

    Pow and Bam!

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    GeorgeJohnson  10 months ago

    I was going to post that there is a trick to it that makes it somewhat easy, but already posted…. (something in the way you hold it, you’really tearing one page at a time, but all at the same time, if that makes any sense)

    We just received a phone book in the (snail) mail, I told my wife that somebody sent us an antique.

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    mindjob  10 months ago

    The entire population of that town work at the post office or the general store

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    BiggerNate91  10 months ago

    What about slicing it in two with a katana?

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    alexius23  10 months ago

    Phone books? Right next to my landline phone…

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    KEA  10 months ago

    Or, if you’re Ted Ray you can drive golf balls thru London phone books to win bets. (See: The Greatest Game Ever Played)

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    John Jorgensen  10 months ago

    “A traditional demonstration of one’s manly might?” How eloquent.

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    jmcenanly  10 months ago

    I haven’t seen a phonebook in years

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    John Wiley Premium Member 10 months ago

    Baking the phonebook in a 250° F oven for a couple of hours works well, too.

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    jbarnes  10 months ago

    Someone actually used to do this?

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    Templo S.U.D.  10 months ago

    I’d hate to see Peter pull a muscle at tearing a phone book from New York City.

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    robert39503  10 months ago

    They still make them here in Mississippi.

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    tinstar  10 months ago

    I guess that’s about right, since Peter’s pretty thick, too.

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