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Got an interesting email yesterday. Am I correct in assuming this is a clever way of collecting advertising data?


    Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 14:17:41 -0400 (EDT)


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Yesterday I babysat Annie while Ruth took Sara to her first movie: Barney's Great Adventure. Sara loved it, of course (she's a big Barney fan). Ruth didn't enjoy it quite so much.

One more day until FilKONtario! :-) Hope to see some of you there.

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