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PLATINUM (17 Aug 2002 at 11:01)
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Well, I finally got my Platinum Sales Award from when I helped do some web sites for Weird Al Yankovic three years ago. Now I've got something to corroborate my crazy stories!
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Hock (p-proxy-1-int0.net.wisc.edu) – 08.18.02 15:52:40
Wow, that platinum award is totally sweet. How does the RIAA decide who gets an award? I would have thought it would only be people who had actually helped in the production of the music.
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Tom 7 (user-11202o8.dsl.mindspring.com) – 08.18.02 16:58:57
I'm not sure how it works, actually. But it really is a "sales award", not a "music award", so I guess it goes to people who helped get the million sales. During the time that those sites were operating, I think I recall that Running With Scissors was the highest-selling album through internet sales for a week or two, so maybe that is why they think we're deserving.
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Neal Martin (wwwcache.lanl.gov) – 08.18.02 21:42:52
Nice work Tom! And I thought I was cool when they bequethed me Wen Ho Lee's old office chair. Just two questions: is the platinum record actually solid platinum? Are there songs written on the platinum record?

BTW -- I love the "Boring Boron" font. I used it on my poster at a recent poster presentation where I attracted postive attention from the young woman at the poster next to me. The font may have helped suggest a distinctive, creative, character.
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Tom 7 (user-11202o8.dsl.mindspring.com) – 08.19.02 10:41:23
WHL's office chair! That is pretty good. I bet you could sell that on the black market, along with those nuclear secrets..

I didn't open the thing up, but my bet is that it's aluminum. The RIAA is rich, but not that rich! It's got grooves on it, but I don't think it's the actual album, because it looks like only 3 tracks. Maybe it's Hilary Rosen singing a song.

As for BB, I'm glad you found a use for it. Good typography is the key to good sex.

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keith (acafe04c.ipt.aol.com) – 08.19.02 10:48:36
Odd coincidence. I saw Weird Al in a restaurant yesterday. I didn't say hi to him because I didn't want to disturb his lunch. LA is full of so many famous people. Tom, he looks exactly the same as when we met him before.
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Tom 7 (user-11202o8.dsl.mindspring.com) – 08.19.02 12:14:42
Yeah, that man doesn't age.

Hey, if you ever see Chuck Norris I want you to kick his ass for me, ok?
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