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One is the loneliest #... [Feb. 1st, 2007|09:51 am]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS74h9TVkpk&eurl=

Really OLD Milky Way commercial. :)



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In 1974 a housewife in Iowa named Marva Drew finished typing all the numbers from 1 - 1 million. The project took her six years and 2,473 sheets of paper to complete.

Maybe it's just me.. but what in the world would be the point of that?
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2007-02-01 04:10 pm (UTC)
It's not just you. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:29 pm (UTC)
;)
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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2007-02-01 04:37 pm (UTC)
Maybe she had my job and there was really nothing better to do?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:36 pm (UTC)
lol, perhaps. ;)
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From: december27poet
2007-02-01 05:03 pm (UTC)
Now the important question is, did she double space?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:37 pm (UTC)
Only one way to find out. ;) Why don't you get started, and let us know? hehe
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-02-01 05:23 pm (UTC)
What would be the point of that?  Maybe to get people 33 years later to be talking about her still. :D  As I recall, she's also in the Guinness Book.

When I was little, my uncle said he'd pay me $100 if I ever finished writing out all those numbers—which I never did.

Ms. Drew, by the way, spelled them out (e.g., 'one' instead of '1').
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:38 pm (UTC)
OOH! That's really interesting. That tidbit wasn't included on the fact thing I got it from.
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[User Picture]From: madbard
2007-02-01 05:28 pm (UTC)
There wasn't really a lot to do in 1974.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:38 pm (UTC)
lol. Good point. ;)
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-02-01 05:32 pm (UTC)
i was going to say, i don't think it would take half that time, but if she -spelled- them, yeah, okay... i can see it, i guess?


I wonder what her husband thought?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:39 pm (UTC)
LOL. Better question.. do you think she's still alive or do you think he got rid of her? haha. I've heard lesser motives for people to kill thier spouses and bury them in the garden then incessant typing.
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[User Picture]From: loco_cerveza
2007-02-01 05:36 pm (UTC)
Why may I ask would some one would want to count from 1 to one million?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:41 pm (UTC)
My name is not Marva Drew, so I do not have an answer to that question. ;)
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-02-01 06:00 pm (UTC)

Lonely....

I'm always lonely.....

She actually typed a million numbers??
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Lonely....

Why yes, yes she did. That's what the fact says. :)
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[User Picture]From: manintheboat
2007-02-01 06:34 pm (UTC)
Iowa man, what ELSE are you going to do? Tip cows?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:41 pm (UTC)
I suppose. :)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-02-01 07:49 pm (UTC)

All day long listening to her clack away at that typewriter

We were all really proud of Mom when she finished, but she was never the same after that. Its like when she finally typed "1,000,000" the purpose just went out of her. She started obsessing about anything with a million in it, blew all her money on lottery tickets and was tragically trampled to death during the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:42 pm (UTC)

Re: All day long listening to her clack away at that typewriter

lol, nice. ;)

I've been wondering if her husband killed her for all that click-clacking.
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[User Picture]From: aongeli
2007-02-01 10:34 pm (UTC)
Some one asked her why she did it and she said "it's just one thing I've always wanted to do."

Found that while looking to see if she was a performance artist. Its the right time period for that. But apparently not.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-01 11:46 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I hadn't even considered her being a performance artist. That would be awesome.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-02 01:40 am (UTC)
I would think that would inspire violence in ones spouse..
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[User Picture]From: shorty_too_tall
2007-02-02 05:31 am (UTC)
Glory. You do it for the glory.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-02 05:42 am (UTC)
;)
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[User Picture]From: eradicatehumans
2007-02-02 11:04 pm (UTC)
she was the desperate housewife before there were desperate housewives... i really just think she was lonely...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-02 11:09 pm (UTC)
Poor thing.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2007-02-03 09:23 am (UTC)
wow, someone is crazy.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-02-03 03:59 pm (UTC)
lol, yep.
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