September 9th, 2003

Bribe your way into the BoingBoing guest-blog.

I shelled out $0.36.

Update, a few minutes later:


Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 19:03:56 -0700


To: xraysmalevich AT

Dear Michael Paulukonis,

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September 9th, 2003

Mike B., having completed the Pacific Crest Trail, has time on his hands in Washington State.

He’s using the site stats to communicate.

September 9th, 2003

boingboing props: “I like xray.”

September 9th, 2003

We had a bit of a FLOOD last week: “‘We’re going to keep at it,’ Mrs. Verduce said as she took a break to look at photographs that graphically portrayed the difference between the creek that ran by her house last Wednesday and through it the next day.

In the first, Mr. Verduce plays in the calm waters of the creek with his daughter’s dog. The second shows the family’s new refrigerator bobbing like a dead fish.”

Sept 10: Jermyn continues to clean up.

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