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Big Newspapers [Aug. 29th, 2001|11:52 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
LiveJournal was in USA Today the other day, and today I get this email:
Hi Brad,

I am a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and I'm doing a story on Slurpees. I happen to cover 7-Eleven, and they're about to test market a diet slurpee, which will make all of us aging, spreading baby boomers happy. Could you email or call me so I can talk to you about your wonderful Slurpee website. My number is 214-951-xxxx. You can either call collect, or call me and I'll call you right back. Or email me at Xxx.Xxxxxxxx@wsj.com.
Heh. The Wall Street Journal and USA Today? Score.

[User Picture]From: blythe
2001-08-29 11:57 am (UTC)
Mmmmm... slurpees
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[User Picture]From: mrwiz
2001-08-29 11:58 am (UTC)


better get acct creation turned back on =)

slurpee stories own =P
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[User Picture]From: coryg
2001-08-29 12:00 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the PR!
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[User Picture]From: edmcbride
2001-08-29 12:07 pm (UTC)
heh, you have a wonderful slurpee website?
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[User Picture]From: starblazr
2001-08-29 12:18 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: edmcbride
2001-08-29 12:34 pm (UTC)


thank you!
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[User Picture]From: starbelle
2001-08-29 06:25 pm (UTC)
that is so very odd.
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[User Picture]From: starblazr
2001-08-29 12:10 pm (UTC)
pff, i've had UStoday, CNN, Washinton Post, WSJ, C|NET, internet.news, and whatever call me.

not at home mind you.
and all i did was "Thank you for calling NorthNet, this is adam, how can i help you?" "Ok, could you please hold nad i'll connect you to steve"..


Better get those enw servers in soon cuz if lj's in WSJ then you'll so see a spike.. but then after that you'll see tons of ppl calling u trying to sell you stuff.

all's cool in publicity....
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From: ex_debgirl0
2001-08-29 12:21 pm (UTC)
you have a slurpee website?

yum... damn.. you know.. i should scan a couple pics of me and triscuit drinking sluppies in boston....

hrm.. maybe i shouldn't... don't want to turn you on....


*wants to be in USA today and WSJ too*
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2001-08-29 01:21 pm (UTC)
Hahahah I can't believe you have a slurpee website! Geek :)
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From: erin
2001-08-29 01:38 pm (UTC)
Well there went my ability to control random pregnancy cravies...I'll be stopping by 7-11 on the way home...
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-08-29 02:37 pm (UTC)
"DON'T be stupid and hold it between your legs while you are driving home because it freezes Big Jim and the Twins"


there are 198 Do's and Don'ts!? Sheesh.. someone's not spending enough time working on Livejournal. ;)
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[User Picture]From: righellis
2001-08-29 04:12 pm (UTC)
he made that website about 4 years ago...
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-08-29 04:50 pm (UTC)


also there's a submission form. I was making a joke..
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From: evan
2001-08-30 12:18 pm (UTC)
I was just about to comment on the same one. :D :D
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2001-08-29 03:54 pm (UTC)

Speaking in the over-awed tones of the totally star-struck...

WOW!!! Brad is famous!!! This is so great!!!
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[User Picture]From: revjim
2001-08-29 06:05 pm (UTC)
Heh. That WSJ guy works in my building. Cool.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-08-29 09:00 pm (UTC)

Ahhh... Memories...

I can still cruise the site n/p without links. Hehehe.

I found new content: (At least since I last looked)

Blythe Hughes, the most wonderful and perfect girlfriend one could ever hope for! (heh ... I'm sure she'll like that! :P) But actually, she is great ... we get along wonderfully.

Awwwwww.. How sweet.
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2001-08-30 07:52 am (UTC)

Re: Ahhh... Memories...

dude, that's old. :P
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-08-30 01:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Ahhh... Memories...

Old, but still probably one of the newest updates. Heh.

Okay, maybe not. :-)
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2001-09-02 12:31 am (UTC)


Has it dawned on anybody that (by posting the above) you have effectively scooped the Wall Street Journal itself as well as the very reporter who is (was?) going to give you (and 7-Eleven) publicity? :-)

Hmmm... If it weren't past 3am here, I might get off my butt and register SlurpeeLight.com and/or DietSlurpee.com based on this "inside information". Yes, both are available... I'm guessing for about ten more minutes. :-) ... Lemme know who "wins" them (and when)! ;-)

(and just to cover my own legal butt, Slurpee ® and Slurpee Light ® are registered Trademarks of 7-Eleven, Inc.... "7-Eleven aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.")
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