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Date: 2013-04-17 14:19
Subject: Why?
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I'm getting copies of US Weekly in the mail. I know I didn't subscribe to this thing and I don't know who purchased the subscription for me. I'd like to know who is responsible so that I can ask him or her to never do it again.

Every week a new issue arrives. Being me, I have had zero success in talking myself into throwing it away without looking inside even though the exact same thing happens. I recognize a handful of faces, a small percentage of the names mentioned, and wonder why I'm wasting my time looking at pictures of people I don't know and don't care about.

Today I counted the number of names I recognized in the April 22nd issue. 49. And of these people, how many do I care about? Two, if "care a tiny bit" counts as caring. Judge Judy had her contract renewed, and Michael Weatherly and his wife are expecting their second child. There was also a small article about the Duck Dynasty people. Which I didn't read and didn't examine closely, but which did account for 8 of the names I recognized.

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beamjockey: Bill Heterodyne animated
User: beamjockey
Date: 2013-04-17 18:37 (UTC)
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I have the same reaction as you to these magazines. I don't even know who Michael Weatherly, his wife, or his first child are. Nor do I know what Duck Dynasty is. (Apparently, despite the name, it's made of people.)

If they have a "worst-dressed" feature, I usually flip to that. Though it's dismaying to see worst-dressed people who are better-dressed than I am...
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2013-04-18 03:37 (UTC)
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Duck Dynasty is about a family that live down south somewhere and have made a ton of money manufacturing and selling either duck calls or duck lures. I'm not exactly sure which. I suppose Google would tell me if I was curious enough to go and look.

US Weekly does have a worst dressed feature but I find it distressing. I don't like mean or catty comments and the pictures are always accompanied by them.
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Maia C
User: maiac
Date: 2013-04-17 19:50 (UTC)
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Was that one of the suspicious charges on your American Express card?
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2013-04-18 03:43 (UTC)
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Nope. I've been getting the magazine for several months (and I always check my credit card statements so I'd know if had appeared). I can't remember exactly what the representative said, but two of the charges were for slightly under $350 and the third was for exactly $1. I expect that one was the first and was a test to see if the account number was valid. One of the merchants was Yahoo Wallet -- a service I have never used, and another was a medical practice located somewhere in the great state of Georgia.
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★ mypetconcubine: Rachel: Tina Sulk
User: mypetconcubine
Date: 2013-04-18 08:47 (UTC)
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That kind of sucks.

I hate US Weekly I'd rather get Entertainment Weekly :P The only good US weekly is for gossip and when you are waiting at the doctor's office.
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Just here for the beer: DW Ten facepalm by Sakicon
User: bloggingchick
Date: 2013-04-18 11:44 (UTC)
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't'wasn't me. I don't buy magazines. The only time I might look at those is if I am in the store waiting in a long check-out line. And put it back on the rack when it is finally my turn.
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User: min8ive
Date: 2013-04-18 21:26 (UTC)
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I once had a store ask if I wanted 3 free issues of a magazine. I said "Um, okaayy" unaware that they would take the credit card I was using to make my purchase to SUBSCRIBE me to said magazine. When the magazines didn't stop after 3 I called, only to be told I'd have to send snail mail to request my subscription be stopped. An email would have been brief and easy. The snail mail request, however, contained a piece of my mind about their horrible magazine and their whole seedy process, including a rant about the number of trees they were killing.

At least the magazines stopped coming.
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